A new plant-based meal prep service named Next Stop Vegan has launched in The Bronx, New York.
Founded by Blenlly Mena, and run with help from the whole family, Next Stop Vegan prepares Latin-inspired plant-based meals that are delivered to customers every Sunday — both a five-day meal plan and a ten-day meal plan are available.
According to the local media outlet News 12, Mena and her family established the meal prep service due to a lack of options for vegans and vegetarians in the area, but so far, the meal prep service has also managed to win over the borough’s meat lovers, too.
The best selling item on the menu, according to Next Stop Vegan, is the Vegan Chimi Burger. Made with onions, peppers, scallions, chopped beets, quinoa, smoked paprika, and more, the Dominican-inspired recipe has impressed many. One review on the Next Stop Vegan Facebook page says, “the best I’ve had in my life it taste just like a real burger omg.”
But it’s not just the Chimi meat-like burger winning over residents. So far, the whole menu has received rave reviews. “Their food is amazing! I am in love with their menu,” said one Facebook user. Another added, “I just tried [Next Stop Vegan] for the first time this week! I have already recommended it to friends!! I loved my first batch of food everything was fresh, healthy and flavorful…and that is hard to do all at once but NSV has got it covered!”
Writing on its Facebook page, the meal plan service highlights its five key values – to be conscious, to be unique, to be convenient, to be delicious, and to care. It notes, “Our vision is driven by the care we feel for our clients as well as the planet on which we live. We hope this shines through in everything we do.”
However, Next Stop Vegan isn’t the only compassionate business in The Bronx. The borough is also home to Juices For Life, a vegan juice bar owned by the rapper Styles P. The musician started the bar in a bid to encourage members of the community to make healthier choices for their bodies. He said in an interview in March, “If the community is eating right, it leads to bright ideas, betterment, and enlightenment.”
Image Credit: Next Stop Vegan