As part of our IWD series we speak to the founders of Vida Bakery, Dani + Vane.
We are excited to announce the launch of Pitch + Plant, the UK’s first ever plant-based business investment challenge at Vevolution Festival.
The vegan food revolution looks set to continue with pace in 2017. This week brothers, Jonathan and Alex Petrides are launching allplants, their plant-based meals startup, which delivers fresh frozen meals to doorsteps nationwide.
Alex some of you may remember took to the Vevolution mainstage in November to talk about the allplants story to-date.
Both the brothers have enjoyed successful business careers, Alex was the first employee of popcorn brand Propercorn, helping the brand grow from zero to 3,000,000 packs of popcorn popped per month. JP career has seen him work as a business consultant for McKinsey before setting up Africa’s first mobile bank in Kenya and health care provider, Penda.
Brothers JP & Alex are inspired by cuisines, cultures and food from all over the world. When they started eating a totally plant-based diet, they realised just how difficult it was to find and make great-tasting meals every day of the week.
Working in the kitchen with chefs, restaurateurs and nutritionists, they developed a delicious range of handmade, plant-based meals.
allplants are serving 6 delicious, tasting dishes for two to share, delivered to your home. Each meal is ready-to-eat; making it easy, affordable and nutritious to eat plant-based, any night of the week. In the future, they will be launching seasonal menus, and a wider range of products, so people and planet can more easily, thrive together.
Tasting dishes currently include Jerk Jackfruit, Moussaka, Black Bean Chilli, Claypot Tagine, Cashew Mac and the french classic Bourguigon.
At Vevolution we were lucky to sent a range of the dishes to try and we loved them. Our favourites have been the Moussaka and Cashew Mac. We were so confident about their deliciousness that we fed some of an omnivorous friend who really enjoyed them. It really showed us that these foods are for everyone whether you are already vegan or just someone who wants to get more plant-based food in your life.
Both Judy and I feel excited about the flavours in allplants dishes, this is something the brother are keen to talk about. "There’s a real myth that “vegan” means bland and boring, or expensive, squeaky clean, diet food; we’re breaking that mould, making it easy and tasty to eat a nourishing plant-rich meal.” says JP, allplants Co-Founder.
Last month we sat down with JP for a catch up and to hear about what allplants have planned for 2017. And he said something that really stuck with both myself and Judy. We were raving on about all the great new vegan places and pop-ups in London and JP made a fantastic point that it is great being vegan in London but in many parts of the UK there is still a dearth of great vegan food. This is something we love about allplants is that the meals are now available nationwide. We are sure that it is going to be a huge success and we urge you to give their meals a try we are sure you will enjoy them like we did.
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