Jim Moore and his wife Arya used their backgrounds in vegetarian cooking and sales to open Jagannatha Express, a “fast casual” vegetarian bistro and organic juice bar located at 660 Baker Street in Nelson, BC. Every day finds them cooking up flatbreads, soups, dahls, cooked grains, Kofta balls and chutneys for their huge Bhima Wraps, Krsna Bowls, Samosas and desserts. They take pride in offering a healthy alternative to regular restaurant fare and compliment their menu with fast service, free filtered water and wireless internet.
The challenge of dealing with the massive work load of running a restaurant has been overcome by having 2 of their adult children help out every day. Initially they also had trouble finding good quality raw ingredients from local delivery companies so they now shop from local growers and producers as much as possible.
Customer comments include “if more people ate this way, the world would be a healthier place!”