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Vegan Sushi in Peru!
$253 raised
1% of $50k goal
2 contributors
2 Years running
In mid 2015, we will rock the boat by opening Latin America's first vegan sushi bar! Those of you who have travelled know that finding delicious, nutritious and reasonably priced vegetarian dishes can be a challenge. Let's change that! More

Pick up your gift card and drop by, or send it to an adventurous friend traveling in Peru! Pre-opening we will treat you (or them) to a tasty vegan meal and drinks on our terrace over-looking the river, while watching the sunset colour Chichani in the background.

Having been vegetarian for 30 years and having travelled throughout Latin America for quite a few of those years, I've eaten in a ton of restaurants and developed a fine sense of what it a customer likes and needs.  I'm now ready to use these experiences to help vegan, vegetarian and flexetarian travellers have an unforgettable experience!

I'm from Vancouver (with a dutch-canadian background) and my business partner is from Arequipa, Peru. For years I lived in Vancouver's hip Commerical Drive neighbourhood and often took advantage of the areas many, many restaurants. Then, a couple of years ago, I gained experience in actually running a restaurant. While travelling in Nicaragua I tripped over a vegetarian restaurant on Ometepe Island. During a period of 15 months, I turned the place around, from barely hanging on into one of the most popular dining destinations on the island. I see exciting opportunities to do something similar in Arequipa.

The plan is to start small, with a cool little sushi bar centrally located where travellers and locals meet. In addition to a select and affordable menu of Japanese-Peruvian dishes we will bring in local musicians and artists. After some time, the concept will expand to include other Asian vegetarian traditions and other cities in Peru and even throughout Latin America. But first we need to get our foot in the door, and that's where you can help.

We need to build a strong, enthusiastic team and negotiate a prime location. We need to navigate Peruvian bureaucratic hurdles. We are raising a bit of cash to pay the bills for the next few months so we can concentrate on those challenges. Between leasing a space, buying equipment and supplies, hiring a chef, and legalities, we need $5000. 

In March, we will welcome our supporters to Arequipa. Dinner and drinks are on us!

Our focus is on customer service, unlike our competitors who focus on trying to extract the maximum tourist dollars with the minimum effort. This will not be a tourist trap!

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Drop on by our rooftop patio for snacks, drinks and travel tips.
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Gift card - Dinner for two
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Come on by and enjoy the evening with food and drinks for two people. Or treat your travelling friends!

Complete with Miso Soup, Edamame, Agedashi Tofu, 3 maki rolls for 2. And your choice of beer or wine.
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