Thank you to the Northants Telegraph for the wonderful feature on my new venture. I can’t wait to open the cafe and meet you all in January 2019.
Sheila Darji’s Vegan House Cafe and Restaurant in Hamblin Court has undergone a makeover since she took the space over.
It will be Sheila’s first time owning a restaurant but she has experience in the food business because she already has her own vegan catering company – Sheila’s Kitchen.
“I’ve got a real passion for cooking, I always wanted to have my own cafe and restaurant.Veganism is a growing market and I wanted to make people aware of the benefits and show them they’re not missing out on anything by being vegan.”
Sheila’s restaurant menu has several items that use meat names to lure in her customers. She wants to convince them that even though there’s no chicken, bacon or sausage in the dish, it still tastes just as good.
“People recognise it more that way and it helps the transition,” said Sheila, who lives in Leicester with her husband and two daughters. “If it has the name of the meat in it it’s more appealing. “The taste is the same.”
Some of the dishes include a full English breakfast made with soybean sausages, a butty made with seitan bacon (a food made from gluten), and an eggless yolk that’s made from cornflour. Sheila will also serve a range of curries.
She’s currently hiring staff and said her family will lend a hand when they can. Sheila decided to take up a purely plant-based diet after seeing footage of a slaughterhouse and researching the dairy industry.
December 2018 Update:
Vegan House is coming along nicely. Many of you were asking when we are due to open, we now are officially opening in January 2019.
We are very excited and I know most of you are too. We are look forward to seeing you all.
Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.We’ll keep posting updates so stay tuned and be sure to follow us on the links below.
Thanks very much for your patience and constant support. Sheila and the Vegan House Café team 🌱