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Aroha, a planted based restaurant at Wellington
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Aroha, A Planted Based Restaurant At Wellington
Project 2018-01-15 23:47:16 +1300
Every time I went to Australia for my yoga teacher training, I am impressed by the vibrant vegetarian and vegan restaurants and the variety of food offered there. Lots of my friends in Wellington are on a plant-based diet, I see increasing demand for plant-based food.
Been a vegetarian for more than a decade and always passionate about food, I talked to my friend Sylvia about setting up a plant-based restaurant in Wellington and we clicked. Sylvia has been cooking vegetarian and vegan food for more than two decades, she had a vegetarian restaurant at Lower Hutt about 20 years ago. Together, we decided to start up Aroha Restaurant to meet the growing demand for plant-based food.
Aroha, a Maori word meaning Love, Respect, Empathy, Generosity and Connection. We have named the restaurant Aroha drawing on the wide sense of the word, for our Love to Mother Earth, our Respect to all the living beings, our Empathy to all suffering, our Generosity to each other and our Connection to the creative force that comes from the Spirit.
We will choose our ingredients, prepare and serve our food from a place of Aroha, we want to provide you delicious planted-based food at reasonable price so we can cater for and attract more people moving to a plant-based diet. We want to see the world to become a better place, Mother Earth in Peace!
Now construction work at the restaurant is nearly completed. Please take our pledge to help Aroha opening in February.
What We Do
Aroha Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. You can find the following food and drinks from the Restaurant.
· Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake
· Vanilla Macha Shake
· Fruit & Coconut Cream Shake
· Strawberry Goji
· Super Green
· Very Berry
· Beet Banana
· Golden Glow Pineapple Turmeric
· Green Tea
· Earl Grey Tea
· Rooibos Tea
· Herbal Tea
Lunch – Vegan burgers
Lunch – Plant-based Power Bowl
A lunch power bowl can be assembled by your choices of the following options:
1. Grain & Carbs
· Plain steamed white rice
· Brown rice
· Steamed corn
· Five spice Tofu
· Chick pea
3. Plant-based meat
· Vegan Veat Balls
· Vegan Chickenless chunks
· Vegan fishless fillet
· Seasonal vegetables cooked and raw
· Kimchi and Saukraut
We are still finalising the Dinner menu and our website, these will be ready in February. please check: www.arohafood.co.nz
We will be mindful in all aspect of running the restaurant, considering the environment impact:
All take-away packages used at Aroha will be environment friendly, either recyclable or compostable;
We will make an effort to reduce food and other waste during our operation;
Sustainable method of procurement, we will support local business to source our ingredients locally whenever possible.
Our Future Plans
We will take customer feedback and keep improving everything we do at Aroha.
We plan to do cooking class to share ideas on cooking nutritious and tasty plant-based meals, encourage and inspire people to eat for health and wellness.
Our Love to Mother Earth and the animal kingdom
Giving is receiving. When the business makes profit, Aroha will give back to non-profit organisations like SPCA, Wellington Rabbit Rescue, Green Peace etc.
Where Your Moneys Going
- FURNITURE: Tables and chairs in the restaurant (so you can sit comfortably to enjoy your meal) ($10,000)
- KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Commercial Blender, Milkshake Maker, Ice Cream Maker, Bowls, Cutting Boards, Knife etc. ($4,000)
- DINNERWARE AND CROCKERY: Bowls, Plates, Side Plates, Knives and Forks etc. ($2,000)
- PACKAGING FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD: Bio-compostable packaging for takeaway food. ($800)
- FIRST STOCK TAKE: Bulk order of goods from suppliers ($3,200)
So please help us, come to try our beautiful food!
Thanks from the Aroha Team!
The People Behind Aroha, a planted based restaurant at Wellington
We will have a stall at Vegan Vault Night Market this Saturday 3rd February
10:06PM Tue 30/01/18 on Aroha, a planted based restaurant at Wellington
We will set up a stall at Vegan Vault Night Market this Saturday 3rd February. This is a regular monthly event.
You will find the Aroha stall at 179-185 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
We will offer you some delicious vegan street food:
- Steamed Buns (BBQ seitan and Curry Mushroom flavour);
- Smoky Seitan Sliders;
- Chickenless Satay Skewers;
- Springrolls and Samosas.
Look foward to seeing you at the market.
The Aroha Team
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"Good luck. Wellington so needs you. "
2018-01-30 12:30:49 +1300
"Congratulations and all the best!"
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"Yes to good quality vegan food!"
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"Best of luck!"
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"Wellington needs you, I look forward to visiting and experiencing."
2018-01-25 12:12:35 +1300
"Can't wait to try your food at your cafe!"
2018-01-25 12:03:44 +1300
"What a great enterprise - Wellington needs you! "
2018-01-25 11:12:42 +1300
"Fabulous idea guys. Wish you all the best with Aroha."
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"Bloody awesome, hope you get all the money you need and more! All the best, and can't wait to come and try everything!"
2018-01-24 11:06:06 +1300
"6 lunches any time please :-)"
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"Wonderful idea "
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