2017年07月24日, 週一

Qatar Welcomes Its First Vegan Restaurant

Since September 2016, people in Doha have been enjoying a new restaurant offering a delicious array of organic plant-based foods. Evergreen Organics was opened by Ghanim Al Sulaiti and Jowaher Al Fardan with a goal of helping people return to nature and eat whole vegan foods.

Mr. Al Sulaiti was inspired by having gone vegan three years ago. He explained to Doha News that this new diet led to improved health and a greater sense of well-being, and he felt a need to share with others.  

He elaborated on the impact the vegan diet had on him, stating, “It made me feel responsible to offer this to the people of Qatar – to create a platform, a space where you can engage and share knowledge and really bring like-minded people in one place.”

They brought in Matt Downes as Executive Chef from The Gothic, a Maine, USA-based restaurant that was ranked by Time Out New York as being one of the leading vegetarian restaurants in the US in 2015. Mr. Downes is joined in the kitchen by Maros Weiser, the former head chef at NAMA Artisan Foods in the upscale London borough of Notting Hill in the United Kingdom.  

Evergreen Organics’ menu features a mouth-watering array of raw and cooked pure vegan foods inspired by cuisines from across the globe. Placing an emphasis on whole foods from local and regional farms, no refined sugar is used. Customers can also enjoy cold-pressed juices.  

In addition to the organic, regionally grown food, the restaurant’s interior has a green vibe with many recycled materials. If they so choose, people may engage in conversation with others at a community table. When the weather is cooler, patrons may also sit outside.  

We applaud Evergreen Organics co-founders Ghanim Al Sulaiti and Jowaher Al Fardan, as well as chefs Matt Downes and Maros Weiser for introducing the people of Qatar to such delectable vegan foods. We send our best wishes for your greatest success, and pray people visiting Doha will all be inspired by your wonderful restaurant to bring the vegan diet into their own lives.   

 

 

Photo Credit: Evergreen Organics-30Apr2017-https://www.facebook.com/evergreenorganics