Good vibes served daily
We’re Isabelle and Ali, the couple behind Sunday in Soho. After ten years of living in New York City, we moved to Paris in 2015 for an incredible job opportunity. We lived in a tiny temporary apartment with no kitchen for what was supposed to be two weeks but turned into three months.
During that time, we ate out every single day. As grand as it may seem, it was tiring, expensive, and unfulfilling. We learned the ins and outs of the Paris dining scene but struggled to find good food that was healthy, convenient, and affordable. The type of places you could find all over NYC, L.A., or London.
We missed the neighborhood deli where the owner remembers your name & order, the healthy bowls that made mid-day lunch worth remembering and the ever so important weekend brunch where the food was always as good as the vibe.
After settling into our permanent apartment, we started cooking and packing our lunches, which is something we had never thought of doing in NYC. We started hosting dinner parties and eventually catering events. We went from a young couple to a family with the birth of our daughters. And from no friends to a community built through our love of food. It led to the realization that we weren’t the only ones missing this experience, many people were.
One of the things that bonded us when we first met was our love of food and travel. Food is our way to experience cultures and our favorite way to spend time with friends and family. We used to get together with friends on Sunday in SoHo, and Ali would cook what he had found at the farmers market that morning. It was his way to relax and reboot at the end of a long week, a moment to connect with friends amid our hectic lives.
We left the corporate world behind and with no restaurant experience opened Sunday in Soho in May, 2018. We aim to create a place where you can escape in the middle of your busy day for a delicious and healthy meal, a coffee, or a sweet treat. When you visit Sunday, you are always welcomed with smiles, good tunes, and nutritious food that tastes good and makes you feel good too.
Welcome to Sunday.