Why We’re Plant-Based, Not Vegan

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Here at Lucy Juicy, everything we make is free of animal products. Despite this, we don’t necessarily believe in calling ourselves “Vegan”. We prefer to call ourselves “Plant Based”, mostly because we’re for everyone and every diet! So no matter what your diet is – fully vegan, vegetarian, omnivorous, or completely carnivorous (ok maybe not that last one) – read on to learn a bit more about why we do what we do!


More Than Just A Diet


Lucy Juicy is committed to the environment and our community. That’s more than just a slogan. According to ScienceNews.Org, going meatless for just one day a week lowers the average American’s carbon footprint by 20%! Just measuring carbon emissions doesn’t take into account all of the other effects of animal agriculture. Industrial farms dump fertilizers and pesticides into air, soil, and water, all to make food for the animals that we eat! Clearing space for grazing animals is a massive source of deforestation and desertification worldwide. Vast swaths of the Amazon rainforest are cleared for cattle that are sold worldwide. By providing tasty and healthy plant-based options, we hope to move the needle on these ecological consequences.


It’s Healthy


You’ve probably seen the research by now. Every meal seems to increase your risk for just about every disease under the sun. It can all get a bit overwhelming and causes more than a few folks to just give up on making healthy choices. That’s why we make it easy to make healthy choices! We use fresh and organic ingredients so you get loads of essential nutrients and none of the bad stuff.


It Just Tastes Good!


Let’s face facts, all of the good intentions in the world don’t mean much if a plant-based meal isn’t tasty. Luckily for us, we love what we eat because we eat what we love! We don’t want you to just take our word for it though, stop by our cafe to experience it for yourself.