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Food: Dine in with Stem & Glory at-home meals

Cambridge's trailblazing vegan restaurant launches online shop, stocked with ready meals and cook-at-home kits

Stem & Glory has long blazed the trail for plant-based dining. And now you can enjoy the Cambridge-born brand’s signature dishes at home - from Swede Gnocchi and Glorious Bourguignon to Kimchi Pancakes and Activated Charcoal Fettuccine with Mushroom ‘Scallops’ - thanks to its just-launched range of ready meals and recipe kits.

Available for delivery across the UK from Stem & Glory’s online shop, the range was devised during last year’s lockdowns. Explains founder Louise Palmer-Masterton: “Since our first Crowdfund in 2018 we’ve been asked many times to open branches in towns all over the country, so we are really happy we can now offer our restaurant quality meals to the whole of the UK.

“We see the online store as an extension of what we do in our restaurants. The ready meals are based on our most recent London menu, and we will also have recipe kits on offer as some of our dishes, such as my favourite ‘Pho’, are best recreated from scratch.”

Among the stars of the at-home range are the vegan pizzas, all of which feature a slow-proved, hand-stretched sourdough (or gluten-free ‘socca’) base and have a Stem & Glory healthy twist. With variations including Spicy Kimchi, BBQ Pineapple and Italian Sausage, all use toppings made in-house entirely from vegetables, such as celeriac ham.

“We will also be introducing, later in the year, some merchandise, online workshops and off-the-shelf products, such as our very popular fermented foods,” adds Louise. “It’s been such an unusual time lately, but it’s given us valuable breathing space to be creative, which has been a real blessing.”

Stem & Glory’s bricks-and-mortar branch in London’s Barts Square reopens on May 18 and its relocated Cambridge restaurant, at 50/60 Station Road, opens doors in June. For more information and to order from the at-home range, visit stemandglory.uk

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