THE opening of Stroud’s Karibu Vegan Bar and Kitchen was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but the strictly vegan restaurant will now be providing a takeaway service for customers.
Owner Sandeep Kanabar had hoped to open Karibu, located at 23 Nelson Street, in April but was unable to do so following the restrictions brought in by the Government last month.
Mr Kanabar said thoughts about introducing a takeaway service had been underway, with an expected launch at the end of the year, but the coronavirus lockdown has sped up the process.
The range available for takeaways will include plant-based international favourites such as Indian samosas, Mexican burritos and American style burgers, and Karibu is offering a click and collect service.
Mr Kanabar said:“It took me about 18 months to find a permanent location for a vegan only restaurant.
“I got a really good vibe off 23 Nelson Street when I first saw it and was planning to launch Karibu there at the end of April.
“Then after a long hard slog to get that far, the Government says you can’t open.
“The coronavirus outbreak continues to cast a terrible shadow over restaurants with the majority of businesses closed.
“Some have moved to a pick-up and that’s the model Karibu will adopt.”
As an eco-conscious restaurant supporting local businesses, Karibu will also offer a selection of locally sourced craft beers, Golden Sheep coffee and artisan chocolate.
Karibu will be open for orders on a Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 7pm and on a Friday and Saturday between 11am and 9pm.
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