Sooke, BC – Soon the residents and visitors of Sooke will have a new way of getting in all their fruits and veggies. The Uncommon Carrot, Sooke’s latest restaurant to arrive on the scene, will offer fresh juices, smoothies and clean eating foods. The café will be a designated gluten-free zone with most items on the menu also being dairy free, vegan or vegetarian.
LOCATION: 2A – 6686 Sooke Road, where the Thrift Store used to be.
“Clean, or healthy eating, can be hard. We could all use a little help here and there” says co-owner, Kerry Cavers. “We want to provide nutrient packed fast-foods to help make eating healthy an easier experience”. The menu will include fresh juices, smoothies, power snacks, salads, and quick breakfast and lunch items. There will be workshops, tastings, clean eating challenges and cleanses. As an additional offering, the UC is working with The Celiac Scene to become the go-to place for gluten-free foods. They will carry a variety of grocery items in their “market” including dry goods, fresh local organic produce, and their original Go Food line of frozen slow cooker meals.
The Uncommon Carrot is aiming to open early June in unit 2A at 6686 Sooke Road in behind Route 14 and beside Salish Sea Technologies. The plan is to be open early in the morning to serve commuters and the fitness classes of the day and to close late afternoon before the dinner rush.
“We missed having something like this since moving here four years ago. So we decided to be the ones to bring it to Sooke. It’s been a long process though and almost didn’t happen a couple of times,” reflects Cavers on trying to find the right space and the almost year of planning. “We’ve created a fun little Kickstarter campaign so everyone can join in the process with us and make sure this happens!”
- To check out The Uncommon Carrot’s Kickstarter campaign click here.
- To stay up-to-date on opening day follow them on Facebook here.
- Once they are open, you will find their listing (and their menu) on the SPN Dining page.