I was aware that a restaurant business is very challenging before I pursued my lifelong dream. Despite tons of objection, I decided to follow that dream, no matter what.
Running a restaurant business requires a lot of work. It’s even more difficult for vegan restaurants. Before I opened Alice & Friends I understood that the key to a vegan restaurant is to make sure all the ingredients are truly vegan. We gather these delicious ingredients and keep them fresh to transform them into flavorful and healthy dishes daily. It’s a lot of work to prep everything in house (some new staff were surprised that we make almost everything from scratch ourselves). It’s a lot of work, indeed, but it’s truly worth it.
What keeps me going? Two things in particular. When a client enjoys our food and knowing that no lives are being sacrificed.
Summer is here! We have many travelers visiting our restaurant lately. Two of them were from Boston. How delightful was to be able to share our vegan stories! One day after they dine-in, we received a nice surprise. A beautiful Phalaenopsis white orchid!
This gift was truly unexpected and a powerful encouragement for our team and myself. We feel very grateful.
Thank you – Paul & Bryan!