Vegan restaurant Stem + Glory announces reopening and plots move to new Cambridge site
Vegan restaurant Stem + Glory is reopening - and has unveiled a plan to move to a new larger site in Cambridge.
The award-winning business will offer a click-and-collect service and delivery, from 5pm to 8.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, from today (July 30) at its King Street premises.
Then in the autumn, it plans to switch to a new site at 60 Station Road, at the bottom of the WeWork building in Cambridge’s CB1 area, which will enable it to offer dining once more.
Stem + Glory says the new site will be built Covid-safe, with “ample space to service the burgeoning delivery, takeaway and ready meal side of the business”.
It is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with the government’s Future Fund, to help pay for the new site and has raised £276,360 already towards its £400,000 target.
Stem + Glory founder Louise Palmer-Masterton told the Cambridge Independent the new site “will have a focus on ‘to go’ as well as eat in”.
“We are building 50 per cent of the space as back of house so we can accommodate this,” she added.
You can now book your click and collect or delivery at stemandglory.uk, where the new menu is designed to be “delivery friendly, and customisable to give both eat in and take away customers a personalised experience”.
Louise, wbo is a Cambridge Independent food columnist, said: “The whole team is keen to get the restaurants open and welcome our customers – whether for dining, take away or delivery.“Although the pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone, it has given us time to rethink our model and offering, and ensure we’re really delivering what our customers want.
“We’ve developed new projects and new products and we’re reopening stronger than ever with a really exciting menu of delicious contemporary plant-based dishes.
“Anecdotal evidence suggests many people took the lockdown period as an opportunity to rethink their lifestyle and try new, healthier dishes and ways of eating.
“Plant-based eating has been on the rise for the last few years, and I don’t see any sign of that slowing down. With such great food now available, and more and more vegan restaurants, I see vegan eating being more popular than ever in the post-Covid era.”
Acclaimed designer Afroditi Krassa has just completed a rebranding for Stem + Glory, including its new product range, and will design the interior of the new Cambridge restaurant.
The business also plans to open a second site in London next year, to add to its Barts Square site in the capital.
Join the crowdfunding campaign at seedrs.com/stemandglory.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter, for the latest Cambridge news and features direct to your inbox.