Seeds for the Soul
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Seeds for the Soul
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Who are Seeds For The Soul?
Seeds For The Soul is a family run 100% vegan restaurant. We celebrated our third year on the 5th of February 2021, so we are still pretty young. We are very proud to be 100% vegan as we ourselves are a vegan family. Our journey started 4 years ago. Due to poor health, I (Roberta) turned to a plant-based diet. I have been cooking since a very young age which gave me the confidence to start experimenting with new ingredients. I was amazed to find out how much you can make just out of plants!
It’s incredible. We got so inspired that straight away we decided that we must open a café and make tasty vegan food to show and convince people that vegan food can be as delicious as non-vegan food. My husband and I had zero experience in the catering industry. My husband was working as a project manager in construction at the time, and I was staying at home taking care of our son who was one and a half years old.
We were playing with names and naturally come up with Seeds For The Soul which we both loved and knew it was our name. The food we are serving is cruelty-free therefore it is not only feeding people’s tummies, but it is also the fuel for the soul. After just 3 months of being vegan, my husband quit his job and we started thinking and planning our new venture. We done tonnes of research, wrote a business plan, got a loan, found the place, and opened café in 7 months. Everything just seemed to fall into place at the right time showing us that we were on the right path and the universe agreed. so much so that on the day we finally got our premises (we were interested in two different properties, we had no money and where very nervous as we got the news that we had lost the first place early in the morning, then we were told that the business loan had been approved and then got the amazing news that we had secured the other property such a rollercoaster ride of a day and we had no idea if it was all going to happen for us on that day at all, amazing.
We redecorated the place ourselves. We very much care not just about animals but also about our planet and environment. We recycled everything. So, we used nearly everything that was left in the place. My husband-built the bar and tables out of old wooden shelves, we got chairs out of charity shops rather than buying new ones. I decorated café with my own artwork and skills, and I also designed our logo, website, and menus.
We opened on the 5th of February 2018. My husband was working in front of house, and I was working in the kitchen. To start with we were making café like food and drinks: salad, sandwiches, hot wraps etc. and we were open until 6 pm only. We were learning everything from scratch, there were many challenges to overcome. It was stressful and we were in it every day of the week for a whole year. In our second year, we expanded our menu a lot offering people evening options and alcoholic drinks. After one year our earnings doubled and we were very busy especially at the weekends with people standing at the door waiting for a table or many times we had to turn people away because we were so full. We wanted to create a very cosy, laid-back atmosphere where people feel at home. Our staff do not wear uniforms and are free to wear whatever they want; we strive to provide friendly service and so many times people have commended us for it. Everyone who works in our restaurant is very knowledgeable about veganism and vegan food. All our staff are vegan; therefore, they are very passionate to promote this lifestyle and to answers any questions our customers have (as we have many non-vegan people coming to try vegan food). We are very lucky to have such an awesome bunch of people working with us. The restaurant is not all about food. It is about educating the public too. We strongly believe that the future is vegan. This lifestyle is so sustainable, compared to being a carnivore. And of course, it is a humane way of living where no suffering is caused to the animals.
Seeds For The Soul are now expanding and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with us as we continue our expansion across the UK, we would like to hear from you.
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