Good Karma Deli & Takeaway

by Sam Brundish (Good Karma Deli & Takeaway) in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Good Karma Deli & Takeaway
We did it
On 16th July 2021 we successfully raised £2,723 with 47 supporters in 41 days

To open a gluten free vegan deli and takeaway in Nottingham, offering healthy and plant-based treats. Supporting small UK businesses.

by Sam Brundish (Good Karma Deli & Takeaway) in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Be able to employ a full time member of staff and purchase a coffee machine rather than lease it. 


I have been running Dash Vegan selling gluten free vegan foods, eco homewares and zero waste solutions for 4 years and, thanks to Crowdfunder, opened my first shop in April 2018. I went on to relocate and grow this business, opening a cafe and larger shop in March 2019. Sadly the cafe closed in September 2019 and the shop was forced to close in March 2020, due to Covid restrictions as the shop was contained within a shared premises. I did not receive any Government funding despite having a shop and an office. I gave up hope on having another shop and took a full time job which I juggled alongside running Dash as a website and market trading throughout the lockdowns. I caught Covid myself in January 2021 and have had considerable health difficulties since that time. 

I have now been offered the wonderful opportunity to open a space at 108 Derby Road, Nottingham and I am extremely keen to start up Good Karma Deli & Takeaway offering gluten free vegan food, real coffee and a selection of teas (plastic free of course!) alongside drinks, CBD foods and both healthy options with plantbased treats too. I want to keep my prices affordable and showcase that gluten free vegan foods can be tasty and available to all! Having "suspended" drinks and meals on offer will further support this aim. 

I will source my produce as locally as possible, running the cafe on zero waste principles - no single use plastics and all compostable waste WILL be composted! I am excited to work with some wonderful producers of vegan cheeses, sushi, salads, cakes and so much more!

I still have some of the equipment from the former cafe but the coffee machine was recently deemed not viable to repair and this will be a large cost. I have sourced a deli counter and borrowed the money for this. There is other equipment required alongside a number of set up costs. The building needs quite a lot of work to bring it up to the standard required for a deli and takeaway. I intend to use vegan tradespeople wherever possible, keeping the money within the community. 

The space at 108 Derby Road will also be used for free Make Stuff and Mend classes, a free meditation garden and a number of therapy rooms as well as space for yoga and other workshop based activities. 

I am offering lots of options for Crowdfunder Rewards and would value whatever support you feel able to give this project. More updates to follow soon!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Good Karma Goodies & Takeaway

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus a free takeaway meal & drink to the value of £10 from Good Karma Deli.

£5 or more

Instant Karma

Two Suspended Drinks available for those unable to pay. Thank you for choosing this Instant Karma.

£10 or more

Instant Karma Plus

Two Suspended Drinks and One Suspended Meal (to the value of £5) available for those unable to pay. Thank you for choosing this Instant Karma Plus.

£15 or more

Good Karma Goodies

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks!

£50 or more

Good Karma Goodies, Takeaway & Discount

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus a free takeaway meal & drink to the value of £10 from Good Karma Deli and a 10% discount off all meals and drinks for 6 months.

£60 or more

1 of 12 claimed

Good Karma Hamper

A bumper hamper full of vegan treats - from chocolate to cheese. Full retail value of over £60

£75 or more

Good Karma Goodies, Takeaway & Discount Plus

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus free takeaway meals & drinks to the value of £25 from Good Karma Deli and a 10% discount off all meals and drinks for 6 months.

£100 or more

Good Karma Goodies, Takeaway & Year of Discount

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus free takeaway meals & drinks to the value of £25 from Good Karma Deli and a 10% discount off all meals and drinks for 12 months.

£250 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Good Karma Gold Reward

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus free takeaway meals & drinks to the value of £25 from Good Karma Deli and a 10% discount off all meals and drinks for life AND a private 3 course dinner party for 4 people - to be hosted at Good Karma Deli private function room at a date agreeable to host and guests.

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Good Karma Platinum Reward

A eco cotton tote bag containing treats - your choice from Zero Waste, Vegan Activist or Snacks plus free takeaway meals & drinks to the value of £25 from Good Karma Deli, a bumper hamper full of vegan treats (retail value of over £60) and a 10% discount off all meals and drinks for life AND a private 3 course dinner party for 8 people - to be hosted at Good Karma Deli private function room at a date agreeable to host and guests.

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