Food Garden is a business about great vegetarian and vegan food. Until mid-2013, we ran Tauranga’s only vegetarian café before closing it to focus on wholesale products and local catering.
Vegan food is plant-based and has no dairy, meat, eggs or honey in its ingredients. Aside from being colourful and tasty, plant-based food is highly nutritious – it is really good for our bodies.
We know that people don’t always have time to create gourmet vegan meals, so we’ve set out to make it easy without compromising on the taste and integrity of our food. “Processed’ for us means throwing a healthy bunch of vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and more into a food processor and creating sausages, rissoles, non-meat balls and more, than can make yummy dinners at home. There are no additives, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours in our food –we keep our food safe by freezing it – a good old-fashioned way of ensuring it will stay fresh.
You can buy our range at good specialist food stores – if your local store hasn’t got them yet, ask them to and let us know.
Food Garden began as a catering company and we continue to provide vegetarian and vegan catering for both corporate and private customers in Tauranga.
Where possible, we buy local, spray-free or organic ingredients although this depends on both availability and price. We compost, recycle and use biodegradable or re-usable packaging. Our goal is to nourish our customers without hurting our planet.