The Advent of the Mobile Grocery

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Dear VM Insiders,

 

Sending my heart out to you and yours for ease and grace during this challenging time. How are you doing out there?
 

I've been LISTENING to your needs and I have a NEW, CREATIVE IDEA THAT MAY ALLOW ME TO SERVE YOU BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

I think many of you will be very excited about it.
 

So the easiest way to keep ahead of this pandemic is to act PREVENTATIVELY by feeding your body premium fuel. Eat real food, it improves your mood and body chemistry. And happy thoughts, in turn, boost immunity.

 

As a critical business that is still permitted to serve you, I feel it is my duty to do so as best I can. 

 

So…. I’m TEAMING UP with some of my most awesome foodie friends to bring you and your family AN ENORMOUS AND GROWING LIST OF HEALTHY OFFERINGS to make food procurement simple and fun.

 

Starting this Tuesday, April 7th, Vegan Mario’s Mobile Grocery will be offering local delivery to the Ojai, Oak View, Ventura and Thousand Oaks areas. 

FOR THOSE WHO ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR DELIVERY ZONE: please see this email as a grand foreshadowing of what will soon be available for shipping nationwide at VEGANMARIO.com
 

Our team is following strict protocols. We're eating the right foods, drinking lots of water, especially coconut water, washing hands regularly, following the 6 FEET RULE and exercising NO CONTACT DELIVERY GUIDELINES to keep our family and customers safe. 

Along with Vegan Mario’s breads, cheezes, and pasta, we're offering items from:

 

Mingle’s Artisanal Coconuts

Sproutcraft Creamery

Mary’s Friendly Foods

Wild at Heart

Vegan Tom’s Farm

Rainbow Ranch

and Pure Luck

 

and yes, you know me, it’s all organic, vegan and gluten-free.

 

Some of you may already know of these amazing producers, some may be new to you… so I’m going to mention a few of my favorite items here. 

 

I’ll also be including the FULL DELIVERY MENU BELOW. TO ORDER REPLY BACK TO MARIO@VEGANMARIO.COM WITH THE QUANTITIES YOU DESIRE OF EACH PRODUCT AND WE’LL EMAIL YOU BACK WITH A PAYPAL LINK. We are just setting this all up from a place of creative inspiration and will have the process more and more streamlined as we continue. 

 

Mingle’s CocoCloud — is a cloud-like smoothie made from 100% raw and fresh young Thai coconuts. They are perfectly whipped to a cloud-like consistency with NO ADDITIVES, NO PRESERVATIVES, and NO FILLERS. Mingle’s makes them in small batches every week to maintain the coconut's freshness and nutrients and packages them in a glass bottle. I absolutely love to have these for breakfast by itself, or, it’s fantastic to pour over waffles with fruit on top! They even have a version with fresh-harvested Raw Spirulina for an added nutrient boost.

 

Sproutcraft Creamery’s Vegan Camembert Brie is unlike any vegan cheeze you’ve ever had. It is literally Brie! Head chef Chris Rayman uses the exact same cultures used in traditional French cheesemaking to get uncanny results. Tastes like Brie, smells like Brie and even has the same white rind that Camembert Brie is so iconic for. Easily trick your non-vegan friends with this one…they will never know. It’s a game changer!

 

Mary’s Friendly Foods (you may know her from her legendary Ventura restaurant, Mary's Secret Garden) are created by Cordon Bleu trained chef Mary Grayr. It’s hard to pick one thing from Mary. Amazing sweets and treats, creative and nourishing smoothies, and soups you will crave. But her sauces and dressings...are NEXT LEVEL. Once you get hooked up... your salads and sandwiches will never be the same. If you're getting my bread... anything Mary offers would be an amazing companion.
 

Wild at Heart makes some of my favorite fermented foods. Head formulator Michelle Lopez-Dohrn, an actual microbiologist, sources all their ingredients from local, organic and biodynamic farms within a 100 mile radius of Ojai, California. My favorite thing about Wild at Heart, besides their utilization of local organic farms, is Michelle’s dedication to proper fermentation times. They long ferment all of their products for up to 28 days in glass vessels, giving you the most pure, robust and the most healthy + diverse set of wild probiotics. My absolute favorite hot sauces come from Wild at Heart, and if you’ve ever had Beet Kvass, you know of it’s healing and immunity boosting properties. Wild at Heart’s Kvass is magical!

 

Vegan Tom's Farm is the place if you’re looking for Naval Oranges. Tom has some of the sweetest and juiciest oranges you’ll find. Squeeze and drink, or peel them and make orange smoothies! Get that Vitamin-C boost your body craves with Tom’s Certified Organic Naval Oranges. You can taste the love that went into these…sunshine, clean water and the right nutrients from a master farmer. These are the oranges I’m eating right now every day. **RECIPE ALERT** Perfect smoothie: peel 4 oranges and blend them up with a bag of frozen pineapple…maybe a little mint, boom! You’ll thank me for that simple, but amazing recipe later ;)

 

Rainbow Ranch has been growing organic avocados for years. My good friend Shiva understands that the fruit is from the soil, and so he babies his soil and feeds the earth. When you walk around the orchard, the ground is so soft and springy from all the mulch and goodness that he puts into his soil. The Haas Avocados from Shiva’s farm are super creamy. He’s also got an amazing Tangerine orchard with a few varieties, including Pixie and Kishu… My kids love to peel their own tangerines, so we are always fully stocked with his goodies in my home.

 

Pure Luck! Finally, you're going to need something healthy to wash that all down with...so I've teamed up with Tipp from Pure Luck Kombucha where kombucha truly is medicine. Only the best organic ingredients are used, and it is slow fermented in glass, never adding juices, sweeteners or flavorings once the brew is complete. Letting nature be her guide Pure Luck has the lowest sugar content possible. Each bottle takes up to 3 months to produce! I know you'll enjoy her amazing variety of flavors put together by Tipp and her tea master.


This list will likely grow as we get going :)
I'm so excited!!!

I look forward to serving you all!

Blessings,
Vegan Mario & my Awesome Team

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THE FULL DELIVERY MENU

***** TO ORDER REPLY BACK TO MARIO@VEGANMARIO.COM WITH THE QUANTITIES YOU DESIRE OF EACH PRODUCT AND WE’LL EMAIL YOU BACK WITH A PAYPAL LINK. ORDER MINIMUM TOTAL OF $150, ACROSS ALL PROVIDERS FOR FREE DELIVERY, IF MINIMUM ISN'T MET, A DELIVERY FEE OF $25 APPLIES. ORDERS MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH, AT 1:00PM FOR A TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING DELIVERY *****


VEGAN MARIO’S

GF SOURDOUGH LOAVES

Quinoa Sourdough Baguettes (four baguettes) $28

Quinoa Sourdough Loaf $15

Rye-less Rye Buckwheat Sourdough Loaf $15

California Brown Rice Sourdough Loaf $14

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough “Babka” Loaf $19

Crazy Chocolate Charcoal Loaf $17

Quinoa + Ryeless-Rye Sourdough Swirl Loaf $17

 

GF SOURDOUGH BAGELS

6-pack Quinoa + Brown Rice Sourdough Bagels $20

6-pack Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bagels $20

6-pack Ryeless Rye Sourdough Bagels $20

 

NON-DAIRY SPREADS

CraZy Cashew Cream CheeZe $14

CraZy Cultured Plant Butter $16

CraZy Cashew Sour Cream $14

CraZy Chipotle Cashew Cream CheeZe $14

EXTRA CraZy Cultured Plant Butter -

Cinnamon + Coconut Sugar Probiotic Goodness $18

 

FRESH GF SOURDOUGH PASTA

Hand-cut Sourdough Pasta $25/lb

Handmade GF Sourdough Ravioli

filled with my Crazy Cashew Cream Cheeze, 12 pieces, $25

Lasagna Sheets $22/lb


 

MINGLE’S ARTISINAL COCONUTS

Raw and Fresh Young Thai Coconuts $7

Cocobrew - Organic Fair Trade Coffee brewed in Coco Water $9

CocoCloud - 100% Coconut Water + "Meat" Smoothie $11 (*Mario's Favorite)

Ocean - Cocowater with Butterfly Pea Powder. It's Blue! $11

CocoH2O - refreshing Young Thai Coconut Water $9

CoGurt - Fermented Coconut Yogurt $10

Thrive - Coco Water with Chaga, Cinnamon and Turmeric $13

Dark Vader - Coco Water with Activated Charcoal $11

CocoNog - CocoCloud with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg $13

Emerald Coco Water - with fresh harvested Spirulina $15

Emerald Coco Cloud - with fresh harvested Spirulina $19

Coco Latte - CocoCLoud with CocoBrew $13

Chocolate Cloud - Creamy Chocolate, no sugar added $12

Mingleade - it’s Blue Lemonade with butterfly pea $11

Paradise - Hibiscus, Berries and more… $11

 

 

SPROUTCRAFT CREAMERY

Shallot Dill Cream Cheeze 5oz $14

Ashed Chevre 7.5 oz $28

Maitake Chevre 7.5 oz $28

Camembert Brie 8 oz $28 (*Mario's Favorite)

Coconut Cashew Semi-Firm Ripened 5.5 oz $18

Macademia/Cashew Aged (porcini or plain), 6oz $22

Coconut Semi-Firm (nut-free) 7.5 oz $28

Aged Blue Camembert 7.5 oz $28

 

Hard aged Wheel Cheezes 6.5 oz 

Porcini cheddar $28

Tomato Cheddar $28

Black Garlic Gouda $28

Smoked Cumin Cheddar $28


 

MARY’S FRIENDLY FOODS

Raw Cultured Truffle Thyme Garlic CheeZe, 8 oz $16

Raw Cultured 3 Herbed Almond CheeZe, 8 oz $16

Raw Probiotic Yogurt, 16 oz $18

Raw Jar of Mary’s Probiotic Sauerkraut, 16 oz, $16 

Raw Vegan Cabbage Daikon Kimchi, 16 oz, $18

Raw Korean-style Cucumber Kimchi, 16 oz, $18

Pickled Red Onions, 16 oz, $16 

Raw Sesame Orange Asian Dressing, 12 oz, $14

Raw Greek Dressing, 12 oz, $14

Homemade Organic Sambal/Sriracha, 16 oz, $18 

Raw Homemade Cashew Basil Pesto, 8 oz, $12

Pistachio Cilantro Pesto, 8 oz, $12

Raw Nut Parmesan Cheeze, $10

Organic Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies: Pistachio Mint Fudge and Peanut Butter Chunk, $8

Eggless Egg Salad, 8 oz, $10 (*Mario's Favorite)

Organic Hummus, 8 oz, $9

 

WILD AT HEART

Classic Dill Sauerkraut, 12 oz $13

BeeT Kvass, 16 oz $22

Hot Sauce, 6 oz $13 (*Mario's Favorite)

 

 

UNCLE TOM’S FARM

15 lbs of certified Organic Naval Oranges $35

 

 

RAINBOW RANCH OJAI

6 Certified Organic Haas Avocados $12

alb bag of Certified Organic Ojai Pixies $12

 

 

PURE LUCK MEDICINAL KOMBUCHA 125ml, 4.4oz $6

The SEASONAL flavors will be a LUCKY SURPRISE $6

 

***** TO ORDER REPLY BACK TO MARIO@VEGANMARIO.COM WITH THE QUANTITIES YOU DESIRE OF EACH PRODUCT AND WE’LL EMAIL YOU BACK WITH A PAYPAL LINK. ORDER MINIMUM TOTAL OF $150, ACROSS ALL PROVIDERS FOR FREE DELIVERY, IF MINIMUM ISN'T MET, A DELIVERY FEE OF $25 APPLIES. ORDERS MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH, AT 1:00PM FOR A TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING DELIVERY *****