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.

Artist Impression of Aroha Restaraunt

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.

Plant-based mylkshake

·         Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

·         Vanilla Macha Shake

·         Fruit & Coconut Cream Shake

Vegan Smoothies

·         Strawberry Goji

·         Super Green

·         Very Berry

·         Beet Banana

·         Golden Glow Pineapple Turmeric

Tea

·         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

·         Couscous

·         Noodles

2.    Protein

·         Five spice Tofu

·         Tempeh

·         Chick pea

·         Quinoa

·         Lentil

3.    Plant-based meat

·         Vegan Veat Balls

·         Vegan Chickenless chunks

·         Vegan fishless fillet

4.    Vegetables

·         Seasonal vegetables cooked and raw

·         Kimchi and Saukraut

·         Seaweed

Plant-based Power Bowl

 

Dinner

We are still finalising the Dinner menu and our website, these will be ready in February. please check: www.arohafood.co.nz

 Teppanyaki Tofu

 

Environment friendly

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.

Cooking Class

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

  1. FURNITURE: Tables and chairs in the restaurant (so you can sit comfortably to enjoy your meal) ($10,000)
  2. KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Commercial Blender, Milkshake Maker, Ice Cream Maker, Bowls, Cutting Boards, Knife etc. ($4,000)
  3. DINNERWARE AND CROCKERY: Bowls, Plates, Side Plates, Knives and Forks etc. ($2,000)
  4. PACKAGING FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD: Bio-compostable packaging for takeaway food. ($800)
  5. 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!

 

 

Comments

Updates 1

We will have a stall at Vegan Vault Night Market this Saturday 3rd February

30/01/2018 at 10:06 PM

Dear friends

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. 

Kind regards

The Aroha Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Pledgers 21

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-02-10 23:27:52 +1300
    Natalie Cummings
    2018-02-10 08:13:20 +1300
    Sarah Cooper
    2018-01-31 13:01:08 +1300
    Janette Okkerse
    2018-01-31 12:48:30 +1300
    Janette Okkerse
    2018-01-31 12:43:23 +1300

    "Good luck. Wellington so needs you. "

    Cynthia Lim
    2018-01-30 12:30:49 +1300

    "Congratulations and all the best!"

    Bakhtawar Sattha
    2018-01-29 22:39:22 +1300
    krystyna marcjoniak
    2018-01-29 17:33:35 +1300

    "Yes to good quality vegan food!"

    Madeline Cooper
    2018-01-29 12:00:11 +1300

    "Best of luck!"

    Jordan Barrett
    2018-01-25 18:09:25 +1300
    Tony Hamilton
    2018-01-25 12:41:26 +1300
    Sandra
    2018-01-25 12:12:36 +1300

    "Wellington needs you, I look forward to visiting and experiencing."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-25 12:12:35 +1300

    "Can't wait to try your food at your cafe!"

    Christine Langdon
    2018-01-25 12:03:44 +1300

    "What a great enterprise - Wellington needs you! "

    Geoff Dalbeth
    2018-01-25 11:12:42 +1300

    "Fabulous idea guys. Wish you all the best with Aroha."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-25 11:06:57 +1300
    Laura Jackson
    2018-01-25 10:58:29 +1300

    "Bloody awesome, hope you get all the money you need and more! All the best, and can't wait to come and try everything!"

    yu zhou
    2018-01-24 11:06:06 +1300

    "6 lunches any time please :-)"

    Chanelle Rodeka
    2018-01-24 08:04:58 +1300
    Martin Giles
    2018-01-24 08:03:55 +1300

    "Wonderful idea "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-23 21:42:12 +1300

    Followers 1

    Followers of Aroha, a planted based restaurant at Wellington

    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.

    Artist Impression of Aroha Restaraunt

    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.

    Plant-based mylkshake

    ·         Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

    ·         Vanilla Macha Shake

    ·         Fruit & Coconut Cream Shake

    Vegan Smoothies

    ·         Strawberry Goji

    ·         Super Green

    ·         Very Berry

    ·         Beet Banana

    ·         Golden Glow Pineapple Turmeric

    Tea

    ·         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

    ·         Couscous

    ·         Noodles

    2.    Protein

    ·         Five spice Tofu

    ·         Tempeh

    ·         Chick pea

    ·         Quinoa

    ·         Lentil

    3.    Plant-based meat

    ·         Vegan Veat Balls

    ·         Vegan Chickenless chunks

    ·         Vegan fishless fillet

    4.    Vegetables

    ·         Seasonal vegetables cooked and raw

    ·         Kimchi and Saukraut

    ·         Seaweed

    Plant-based Power Bowl

     

    Dinner

    We are still finalising the Dinner menu and our website, these will be ready in February. please check: www.arohafood.co.nz

     Teppanyaki Tofu

     

    Environment friendly

    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.

    Cooking Class

    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

    1. FURNITURE: Tables and chairs in the restaurant (so you can sit comfortably to enjoy your meal) ($10,000)
    2. KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Commercial Blender, Milkshake Maker, Ice Cream Maker, Bowls, Cutting Boards, Knife etc. ($4,000)
    3. DINNERWARE AND CROCKERY: Bowls, Plates, Side Plates, Knives and Forks etc. ($2,000)
    4. PACKAGING FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD: Bio-compostable packaging for takeaway food. ($800)
    5. 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!

     

     

    Comments

    We will have a stall at Vegan Vault Night Market this Saturday 3rd February

    30/01/2018 at 10:06 PM

    Dear friends

    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. 

    Kind regards

    The Aroha Team

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-02-10 23:27:52 +1300
      Natalie Cummings
      2018-02-10 08:13:20 +1300
      Sarah Cooper
      2018-01-31 13:01:08 +1300
      Janette Okkerse
      2018-01-31 12:48:30 +1300
      Janette Okkerse
      2018-01-31 12:43:23 +1300

      "Good luck. Wellington so needs you. "

      Cynthia Lim
      2018-01-30 12:30:49 +1300

      "Congratulations and all the best!"

      Bakhtawar Sattha
      2018-01-29 22:39:22 +1300
      krystyna marcjoniak
      2018-01-29 17:33:35 +1300

      "Yes to good quality vegan food!"

      Madeline Cooper
      2018-01-29 12:00:11 +1300

      "Best of luck!"

      Jordan Barrett
      2018-01-25 18:09:25 +1300
      Tony Hamilton
      2018-01-25 12:41:26 +1300
      Sandra
      2018-01-25 12:12:36 +1300

      "Wellington needs you, I look forward to visiting and experiencing."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-25 12:12:35 +1300

      "Can't wait to try your food at your cafe!"

      Christine Langdon
      2018-01-25 12:03:44 +1300

      "What a great enterprise - Wellington needs you! "

      Geoff Dalbeth
      2018-01-25 11:12:42 +1300

      "Fabulous idea guys. Wish you all the best with Aroha."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-25 11:06:57 +1300
      Laura Jackson
      2018-01-25 10:58:29 +1300

      "Bloody awesome, hope you get all the money you need and more! All the best, and can't wait to come and try everything!"

      yu zhou
      2018-01-24 11:06:06 +1300

      "6 lunches any time please :-)"

      Chanelle Rodeka
      2018-01-24 08:04:58 +1300
      Martin Giles
      2018-01-24 08:03:55 +1300

      "Wonderful idea "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-23 21:42:12 +1300

      Followers of Aroha, a planted based restaurant at Wellington

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 17/02/2018 at 11:00 AM.