Our Fishy Choices
As a small business, we try to fulfill many obligations. We want to give our guests delicious, healthy food and amazing service. We want that food to be sustainable and ethically sourced, and we want our employees to feel valued and be well-compensated. At the end of the day, we also want to make money - not only for ourselves, but for those who believed in our business enough to invest in us. There’s a lot we want to do, and it’s not always easy to juggle these priorities. Case in point: fish.
You might have noticed that over the course of our 30+ years, salmon, scallops and tuna have made their way on and off the menu. It’s a decision that’s always been a difficult one for us. We think harming animals for food is unnecessary, and we’ve always preferred to serve only vegan food. However, we’ve sometimes wondered if serving one fish dinner were to get more people in our doors, and therefore more people being exposed to vegan food, is it worth it? Would it mean less animals eaten overall? Would it mean more growth and opportunity for our employees and our otherwise vegan business - and does that justify it? We don’t know the answer to a lot of things, and this is one of them.
But for several years now, we’ve made the decision not to serve fish and to also gradually reduce any dairy options from our menu. We’d like our 99% vegan menu to soon become 100% vegan, and we're committed to providing a great dining experience and working environment as we work towards that goal.
And if you are a fan of seafood, try our tempeh “crab” cakes. And no, it's not imitation crab meat. It's tempeh. This entirely vegan dish is one of our best-sellers and we know you’ll love it.
Thanks for your support. What do you think about our choices? Tell us in the comments below!