Vegans and meat-eaters alike “vegged out” Friday on the grand opening of Clementine’s Plant Based mostly Deli & Bakery in Sayville.
Plant-based goodies virtually flew off the cabinets as a gradual stream of shoppers clamored to get a primary look — and style — contained in the vegan eatery at 4836 Dawn Freeway.
Clementine’s is the dream of Cira Jones and her daughter Chloe made right into a actuality, and pushed by their love for vegan baking and main a wholesome life-style.
Chloe Jones, 36, says she fell in love with plant-based baking as a result of it was a “problem,” and she or he believes it’s vital to make meals you possibly can eat with out questioning what’s in it.
Therefore their slogan: “Serving to to heal our planet, one meal at a time.”
“My mother was all the time into this life-style, so I grew up with that,” Chloe Jones mentioned. “Then after I turned a mom, it turned one thing that I actually got here into and I fell in love with baking, after which from there, I knew I needed to offer my youngsters the perfect meals.”
Chloe Jones says they selected to open Clementine’s in Sayville as a result of they reside within the city.
She mentioned they lengthy looked for the proper location, then came upon about after sharing their vegan deli and bakery thought with the house owners of one in all her and her mom’s favourite clothes shops, Eva.
The boutique house owners occur to personal the strip of shops the place Eva is situated, and had a emptiness subsequent door.
“Everybody has been so supportive and welcoming,” Chloe Jones mentioned. “It’s superior.”
The meals at Clementine’s is all vegan and plant-based, and the vegan eatery is kicking off with a particular opening weekend menu.
It began off Friday with vegan takes on basic consolation meals, together with a veggie burger, Chik’n sandwich, grilled “cheese,” and oat milk gentle serve ice cream.
Saturdays are Mexican-themed, with vegan variations of empanadas, tacos, rice and beans, and avenue corn.
Vegan Italians can rejoice in a plant-based Sunday meal of baked ziti, chik’n parmigiana, eggplant panini, and “not fritto misto.”
Clementine’s additionally has an assortment of vegan truffles, pies and cookies of their bakery part.
Chloe Jones mentioned the vegan group “all the time present up for one another,” and are all the time excited to have extra choices.
Jason Pastore and his spouse Raena mentioned that they drove a couple of half-hour from their house in Smithtown simply to attempt Clementine’s.
Jason Pastore loved “The Massive Clem,” an inconceivable burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and particular sauce, whereas his bride had the Chik’n sandwich, each of which the vegetarian couple mentioned had been “out of this world.”
“This type of place makes us so joyful,” Raena Pastore mentioned. “Something plant-based is so exhausting to return by.”
“We discover plant-based locations sporadically right here and there,” Jason Pastore mentioned. “However after we noticed this place had an entire menu that was plant-based, we knew we needed to come right here.”
This weekend, Clementine’s will likely be open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
“I’m so excited,” Chloe Jones mentioned. “I simply wish to preserve giving out good meals and good vibes, and it’s enjoyable seeing individuals attempt new issues.”
Beneath is a peak inside Clementine’s and their vegan goodies:
Prime: Mural inside Clementine’s.