The Hamptons is getting its first vegan restaurant. Plant Based Coffee Shop will open in Bridgehampton at the end of June at Wampum on Main Street.
Montauk’s Marley Ficalora has teamed up with his brother, Lennon Ficalora, to launch the fully vegan café. Marley is a celebrated chef who started the Produce Section Challenge — a social media movement with almost 100,000 followers, where he only purchases food from the grocery store’s produce section to promote a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.
“I want to destroy that myth that it’s too hard, too expensive, too time consuming to eat healthy,” he said on a segment of “The Doctors.”
Marley and Lennon were born and raised vegetarians and have never eaten meat. After growing up in Montauk with limited vegetarian options, the brothers are excited to be able to bring a vegan option to the East End, they indiciated.
The menu — which includes the likes of curried cauliflower, falafel, BBQ tofu salad, and more — was created by Marley during his Produce Section Challenge. The menu will be prepared fresh daily by Simply Sublime, an organic shop with locations in East Hampton and Cutchogue.
Also on the menu is a local cold brew coffee and kombucha with plant-based creamers and milks made from hemp, oat, chia, and flax seeds.
The shop will open at the end of June.