By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Patti Siciliano started Red Bank’s Funk and Standard with a clear goal in mind. A lover of food, she always had a dream to branch out beyond clothes and accessories, the main draw at her Broad Street store.
But it wasn’t until now, while wading through a challenging economic wave, that she decided to work toward it.
Today Siciliano unveils Yummy Yummy Good Stuff, a hyperhealthy addition to her downtown shop.
“It’s always been a part of the original plan. That’s why challenges, I find, are gifts. They drive us forward and make us better,” Siciliano said. “In tough times you just say, alright, let’s do it.”
Yummy Yummy or Yum, as Siciliano calls it, in hopes that it’ll catch on is like a mini nutritional center amid Funk and Standard’s assortment of clothes, tchotchkes and gifts. The bar will offer a line of fresh juices and smoothies, soups, desserts from Keyport-based bakery Papa Ganache, vegan pastries from Zaitooni’s Deli and a selection of Adam Sobel’s popular Cinnamon Snail mobile vegan eatery.