Soup’s on at Amaranthus – and it’s for a good cause.
The plant-based restaurant in River Market is currently running a Buy One, Give One soup campaign for Thanksgiving. Until Monday, Oct. 13, the restaurant will donate one litre of soup to the Lookout Housing and Health Society when a customer purchases one litre of its soup.
“When brainstorming what to do at the restaurant to give back for Thanksgiving, we decided upon a soup donation fairly quickly,” said Jolene Kolk, the restaurant’s social media and event coordinator. “It was a way to help our immediate community with a healthy and fresh meal, but as we thought about it we wanted to make a bigger impact then just our donation. Our team decided to extend the invitation to our amazing customers to join us by doing a buy one, give one campaign.”
All of Amaranthus’s soups are made fresh by its chefs, and are gluten-free and plant-based.
“So far we have gotten great feedback in the restaurant, but we want to make as much impact as possible so we are encouraging people share on social media as well,” Kolk said. “We (Amaranthus) hope to donate as much as possible through with the help of our community. We have so much to be thankful for as individuals and as a team – we just wanted a chance to give back. ”
Alejandro Diaz, owner of El Santo on Columbia Street, opened Amaranthus on May 1. Its menu features items like fried Brussel sprouts, soups, a veggie burger, chocolate rosemary cashew cake, rosemary salt churros and beet cream soda.