A sustainable way of life

A sustainable way of life

Conscious consumption

Pollution has become the most hazardous thing today. And animal slaughtering is the one of the biggest reason of it. To cater this the rising issue of pollution, everyone must take a step forward and adopt a sustainable lifestyle. ‘Green R Café and Store’ is an initiative towards that cause that tries to promote ‘conscious consumption’,” says Nitin Dixit, co-founder of the Green R.

Situated in Shahpurjat Village, the recently launched two-storey outlet offers a range of organic lifestyle products and food. The store (ground floor) offers a range of products like organic clothing, essential oils, home décor, furniture and copper utensils. It curates the works of indigenous designer and artisanal brands that share a commitment towards a more ‘sustainable’ approach to life. One can choose from the products offered by brands like Akaaro, Anantaya, Upasana, Proyog, Khara Kapas, Anomaly, Bodice, AKFD Studio, Cord, Jaipur Watch Company and Mantra.

Dixit says, “There are many other places which offer organic products. But due to the high prices, not many can afford it. So what is the point of selling such things when hardly anyone picks it. Our products are high on quality and also reasonable at rates.”

The café, on the first floor, aims at popularising vegetarianism. The bright, swanky place offers an innovative yet sustainable take on non-vegetarian dishes, inspired by Californian cuisine. The chefs have experimented with ‘mock meats’ all made from plant to create dishes with pulled pork, meatballs and tuna. On the menu, one will find dishes like ‘tuna croquettes’ and ‘chicken salad’ but all these are made with their plant-based substitutes like jackfruit, tofu and soya beans. The cheesecake in the desserts section is a wholesome wonder with no sign of cheese in it. It is made up of peanut butter, nuts, walnuts, raw cashew and maple syrup.

The menu also features food options for special needs – raw, vegan and gluten-free. A wide range of condiments that includes raw and organic juices are also on offer.  Mohit Yadav, co-founder Green R, says, “A large population of India is vegetarian. But it is based on their religious beliefs and tradition. There are very few who choose vegetarianism for a conscious cause. People need to realise the benefits of sustainable living and then go veg. The conversion might take long but one should at least take the first step towards it.”

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