ORLAND, Maine (WABI) – As of right this moment, Orland has a model new place for folks to get a tasty, wholesome deal with.
Ananda Luna DownEast Café had it’s official grand opening this morning, and inside minutes there was a line out the door of individuals wanting a style of the dairy-free, plant-based menu, with gadgets like smoothies, soups, tea, and chili obtainable.
The café was a a long time within the making dream for proprietor Karista Hastings, who got here up with it when she first moved to Maine, however set it apart to give attention to different work.
With COVID forcing a cease to these, Karista noticed a chance to supply the group with a brand new expertise.
”I feel we’re all somewhat bit desirous to be listening to our well being somewhat bit extra and, as I stated, I’ve been an occasion planner and that isn’t one thing that’s occurring proper now and I additionally educate yoga, that was shut down through the pandemic,” stated Karista after we caught up together with her in between serving clients.
“So I used to be like, “ what? Folks at all times eat, and I like to assist feed folks, so I’m gonna simply make folks good wholesome meals.””
Whereas Karista is the only real worker for now, she says she hopes to broaden if the cafe is successful.
And when you’d like to take a look at the café for your self, you possibly can cease by and go to any day besides Wednesday beginning at 11 AM.
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