SO, WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?
We blend only the finest ingredients of the highest quality to produce a collection of whole, nutritious treats that are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and refined (cane sugar) free.
We believe that nothing is worth eating, if it hasn’t been created with love.
It’s simple really. We keep things SIMPLE. Blendlove started with two gals just trying to make a difference in people’s health, through plant-based food. It all started with the raw desserts. Riki-Lee and Sharlene (Co-founders) started their journey with a small market stall on the Gold Coast. And with social media and digital communication on their side, they were able to reach their audience, improve their product, and grow their business week by week.
One market stall became two over 8 months, and not too soon after that, their first raw dessert e-book was released. The response was phenomenal. It then became clear that it was time to plan a permanent one-stop-shop for Blendlove. A place where anyone could stop by, and share a health focused, plant-based meal (or two) with friends, family, co-workers or just ride solo.
We pride ourselves in serving up the tastiest, freshest + healthiest plant-based food on the Gold Coast. Everything in our space is made fresh daily without the use of refined sugars, artificial colours or preservatives.
WHY RAW AND WHOLE FOODS?
These days, its hard to find a meal without artificial colours, preservatives and that isn’t highly processed. Blendlove was created to fill that void. Unless you’re making it yourself, these meals just aren’t readily available.
“We felt the need to create a space that brings food ‘back to basics’. We have people of all ages and locations who wouldn’t normally eat our food, visiting Blendlove on a daily basis, it’s just beautiful to see”.
So, how pure are our meals really? Instead of powdered drinking chocolate, you’ll get raw cacao dusted over your cappuccino in the morning. Instead of bottled aioli, you’ll get a house made aioli made from cashews, which is actually packed with vitamins and minerals. And, instead of sugar, we use organic rice malt syrup in EVERYTHING sugar is called for. It really is, THAT pure.
Blendlove loves helping the people be a part of a huge change for the better. Blendlove loves the Earth and those who live in it. Our food is good for your health, and for the environment.
“By choosing to eat a single meal at Blendlove, you are choosing to save our planet. According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.”
Blendlove serves over 200 plant-based food items (meals), every day. Through substituting meat from our meals, we are able to save approximately 100kg in beef product, per day. Which is also the equivalent to 4000kg of grain, or 2.5 million gallons of water, required to feed the livestock. We actually save more water by not eating a pound of beef than we do not showering for six months!
By sharing a meal with us, you ARE making a difference.
We also really do just love makin’ hella healthy plant-based food, and sharing it with you all!
WE KEEP IT FRESH.
Blendlove is dedicated to serving you up fresher than fresh food every single day. Freshness is a HUGE thing for us. And, that is also why our food may sometimes take a little longer to put together. Anything not sold after close is donated to Oz Harvest – a local charity that feeds the underprivileged community of the Gold Coast. We’d rather our food be eaten, than put in the trash!
THE “SUGAR” THING.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know just how dangerous refined sugar is for our health. You’ll have piece of mind knowing that Blendlove doesn’t us a single teaspoon of it! Instead we use organic rice malt syrup (fructose free), maple syrup, coconut sugar, and dates. Your health is always in our best interest.
GOT A FOOD INTOLERANCE? WE GOT YOU!
Due to the spike in food intolerances in our community, we’ve chosen to keep all food Dairy Free, and mostly Gluten Free, with Gluten Free options. If you do have an allergy, please let us know, and we can talk you through your options with our menu. If you do however have a nut allergy, we strongly recommend you don’t eat anything from our menu! We have nuts everywhere!