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Pop-up: Plant-based Gatherer comes to Cambridge

Founded by Askara Inamdar, former restaurateur and Velvet’s Conscious Living columnist, Gatherer aims to "redefine eating and drinking out"

Making its debut with a menu spanning saffron-infused, mango-topped coconut chia and tapioca porridge and Thai veggies with herby rice and spicy salad, Gatherer is Cambridge’s new plant-based pop-up. Based at the city’s Satyam Yoga & Wellbeing Centre, everything on the menu is “made with filtered water and is organic, plant-based and free from dairy, eggs, gluten and refined sugar,” explains founder Askara Inamdar, who is also Velvet’s Conscious Living columnist.

Having run Cherry Hinton’s Co. - named for its ethos: connection, conservation and mindful consumption - and Rhode Island, the burger, beer and shake bar which hero-ed local produce, before that, Aksara took a three-year break from hospitality “to explore the world of holistic healing, wellness and nutrition further”.

“This new series of pop-ups sees the marriage between all that Co. stood for and all of the insights that I have gained whilst on my own journey to naturally heal myself from ill - mental and physical,” she explains.

With child-friendly small plates also on the menu, which will change for every pop-up date, drinks include locally brewed kefir, alcohol-free beer and warming caffeine-free options.

“Food is such an integral part of how we function as well as how we socialise,” adds Aksara. “We are looking at redefining eating out and drinking out by creating a space where you have access to all of the same social aspects as well as pleasure from food and drink, without any of the harmful additives, chemicals and toxins - or hangovers.”

Follow @gathererfoods for more details and pop-up dates.

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