Vegan News: New Plant-Based Convenience Store In Philly
Debuting on March 11, a Plant-Based Convenience Store In Philly named V Marks the Shop will be open for business. Want to learn more about V Marks the Shop? Keep reading for all of the details.
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New Plant-Based Convenience Store In Philly
V Marks the Shop, the newest addition to South Philly and the vegan-scene as a whole is getting ready to open its doors for good next week. Owners Carlo Giardina and Carmella Lanni, former New York-based food bloggers who officially who went vegan back in 2010 don’t want or need to compete with big-name superstores. According to Philly Dot Com Inquirer Daily News, Giardina claims “We’re more of a boutique, We spend a ton of time researching smaller and up-and-coming businesses whose products you won’t yet see on mainstream shelves… But we’re also a community space-people can come here to learn about. veganism, meet other vegans, and participate in events.”
Not only can you meet all of your vegan-junk food needs here, but you can also enjoy free wifi and a warm environment with arts and crafts supplies.
The new plant-based convenience store in Philly carries a heavenly array of products, some familiar and some new. Some of their products they have been advertising on their Instagram include “It’s Jerky Y’all” (a vegan Texas-style jerky), Just Egg (a well-known egg substitute), and Nutty Novelties (locally made nut spread, including peanut butter, dark chocolate almond butter, and pistachio) As for locally-sourced products, V Marks the Shop currently holds about 15% but for the future, they aspire to achieve shelves with 50% local goods.
If you’re in the area before the official opening, don’t fret because, on Instagram, the owners have been posting weekly hours that they are open for trialruns. Beginning on the 11th of this month, permanent hours for the convenience store will be 10 through 7 from Tuesday through Saturday and 12 noon or 5 on Sunday, with Mondays being their closed day. V Marks the Shop will have an official kickoff party on March 30, despite them opening earlier.
Where do you want to see a plant-based convenience store pop-up next? Let me know in the comments below.