(This story is sponsored by plant me.)
Preparing an average of 21 meals every week can be exhausting and monotonous, which makes ordering takeout seem very enticing. But unfortunately, many rely on nearby fast food joints that serve items stuffed with unhealthy fats and disturbing amounts of sodium.
Instead of consuming takeout that leaves you feeling sluggish and full of regret, try plant me.’s fresh and healthy premade meals. Think plant-based bowls, slow-roasted cauliflower in creamy cashew sauce, homemade taro chips with dip, and much more.
The fast-casual vegetarian eatery opened its doors in the midst of the pandemic with the goal of providing nutritious food to the community. Since its soft launch in November, plant me. has been operating out of Our Town Café in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant.
“We grew up and now raise our families here. The pandemic forced us to think about what was truly important,” says Jeff Holmes, owner of plant me. “This includes our health, our families, and supporting our corner of the world. Our Town Café and plant me. is allowing us to do that.”
The sustainably minded restaurant not only offers takeout options for one but it also creates colourful and delicious meals for families of two and four. These ready-to-eat meals allow tired and uninspired home cooks to take a night off. Each family meal comes with your choice of entrees, a salad, and snacks to share.
Those who are following a vegan or vegetarian diet are sure to appreciate plant me.’s filling comfort food options. Dark and rainy nights call for a large bowl of the eatery’s trademark churry—a hybrid of chili and curry.
Plant me.’s taro chips with fresh Almond Trickotta and Beet Cashew dip, makes the perfect snack as you research destinations to visit once travel bans are lifted.
Along with prioritizing our health and relationships with loved ones, the pandemic has taught us that supporting local and small businesses can help our community flourish. “We partner with local vendors like Fife Bakery, the Juice Truck, Main Street Brewing Company, the Flourist, Coligny Creek Egg Co., the Wood Shop co-op, and more,” says Holmes. “Additionally, our rotating resident artist and feature roaster program show that we’re beyond committed to supporting local.”
Plant me. is offering 10 percent off of all takeout orders to celebrate its grand opening from February 25 to March 25, 2021. Click here to place an order.
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