[Yardley, PA - Saucy's Kitchen has already debuted select vegan items like eggless vegan quiche at the Yardley Bagel Cafe to 'sell-out delicious' reviews. Their new pick-up service allows you to try this vegan quiche and more at home.]
When a new meal-prep service launches in Bucks, it stands out. When that service also offers an extensive vegan menu, Hello! We get excited. That's just the case with Saucy's Kitchen. Saucy's Kitchen is a new meal prep and pick-up service located in Yardley, Bucks County PA. Saucy's Kitchen does offer a menu with meal types for all diets, however, in addition Saucy's Kitchen also debuted exciting extensive vegan offerings upon opening for business.
Saucy's new meal-prep service is a 'for pick-up' service which means customers order ahead for pick-up of prepped and ready meals for the upcoming week. Picking up directly from Saucy's means skipping the wait for shipments and the extra packaging often associated with delivery services. Saucy's Kitchen may be the economical and environmentally conscious local option you've been waiting for. Saucy's Kitchen's vegan menu covers everything from soups and sides to filling entrees and desserts.
Saucy's pick-up location is convenient to get to from many parts of lower and central Bucks as well as parts of Mercer County as well. Instead of putting in the time to grocery shop, meal plan, clean / prep veggies and cook, Saucy's Kitchen does the work for you. You just have to order and pick-up.
You can learn more about or order from Saucy's Kitchen at www.saucyskitchen.com.
"I am soooooo happy I finally had the guts to do this… I am very happy to be cooking and that people are finding my service helpful and the food delicious," owner / chef Lynne Coulter of Saucy's Kitchen in Yardley explained to us.
We wanted to hear even more about the inspiration behind Saucy's and owner / chef Lynne Coulter was so gracious to answer our questions and tell us more! Read more about Saucy's Kitchen below.
Bucks County Vegan: When did you start your business? What was the inspiration?
Saucy's Kitchen: The business as it exists right now was started a few weeks ago. I think the food officially went into the Yardley Bagel café on like the 12th or 13th of February and then we launched the prepared meal service two weeks later with the first pick up on February 25th What was the inspiration? Ha, ha there are many inspirations, not the least of which is I love to cook for people, always have. Since I was young I cooked with my mother and grandmother and as a young married woman (I got married at 24 to my college sweetheart) I would cook for all of our friends and have huge parties with lots of food, I also host family holidays at my house where we usually have between 22-30 people… that said as a working woman I had no time to cook, so on Sundays I would cook for 5 or 6 hours to have food in the fridge for the week so we could have healthy, home cooked meals—I know other women don’t have time for this or enjoy it so that is where the business idea came from… having vegan food came from necessity as my husband became vegan 1 ½ years ago. (I am not full-on vegan but lean vegan.)
Bucks County Vegan: What gave you the idea to start adding vegan entrees / options to the menu?
Saucy's Kitchen: When we (mostly my husband) turned vegan we had a really, really hard time finding good tasting, affordable vegan options – so I wanted to make sure other people could find what I couldn’t. Also I try to make my vegan food, simply versions of the traditional food I grew up with and loved.. I am not a huge bean or chick pea fan which is in a lot of vegan options, I try to work with good tasting ingredients that just happen to be vegan and make food that soothes the soul and excites the palate but again just happens to be vegan.
Bucks County Vegan: What makes you passionate about offering vegan / plant based dish options?
Saucy's Kitchen: I am a huge animal and planet lover and I worry about both in today’s society… even if I can get someone to have one or two vegan meals a week it will slow the demand for other food that drives all the corporate farming which is not kind to animals or the environment… so putting great tasting vegan food in the world is my way of doing my part for our world… also the health benefits are important to me, my dad had serious diabetes issues earlier this year and he is getting things in line by changing his eating patterns, bringing in more plant based food etc and it is making a difference…. If it can taste great and be better for you, the world and those around you, why wouldn’t you eat it????
Bucks County Vegan: What has the feedback been like that you have received so far (on the vegan items)?
Saucy's Kitchen: I have gotten very, very positive feedback. My favorite of course is “no way” that’s vegan??? I offer people meatless chili and eggless quiche as opposed to “vegan” food and once they taste it then I tell them what is and isn’t in it.. (unless of course there are allergies or specific health issues then of course I tell them up front).
Bucks County Vegan: Who is your weekly vegan meal pick-up ideal for?
Saucy's Kitchen: Anyone really but I get an interesting mix of working families with no time to cook, to families with mixed eating preferences (one person in the house is vegan and others aren’t), people who have guests or visitors who are vegan and they don’t know what to cook for them … people who are looking for healthy homemade options that are portion controlled. In addition, is ordering done a-la-carte by item or is there a weekly package? I want to be flexible to meet peoples various needs so you can order as little or as much as you want. There are some standing items like the eggless quiche and the meatless chili and eggplant ratatouille and then there are rotating entrees, soups and salads and desserts too.
Bucks County Vegan: What are some customer favorites?
Saucy's Kitchen: People rave about the chili. They can’t believe there is no meat, or the ratatouille saying how can this only be vegetables and the fluffiness of the eggless quiche, also a recent favorite was cashew cheese zucchini ravioli. One of my favorites is the crack broccoli taco or the vegan bolognaise over homemade vegan tortellini. (Interview continues below photo.)
Bucks County Vegan: What would you suggest people try at first to get a good feel for your dishes / weekly service (doesn't have to be vegan specific)?
Saucy's Kitchen: A soup, the chili and maybe quiche and one of the entrees.
Bucks County Vegan: One common misconception I hear is that vegan food / dishes aren't as filling. Would you say that this is true with your vegan dishes?
Saucy's Kitchen: No, (given a usual portion size I would say) the food is very filling, especially the chili or the hearty soups like the Roasted Carrot/ Sweet Potato soup or the creamy, rich quiche.
Bucks County Vegan: Have you or any family members seen or felt any positive results from adding more vegan or plant based dishes to your own life?
Saucy's Kitchen: Yes per the comments above, my dad has. My husband is super healthy. I have actually gained a bit since I am cooking so much and making sure the recipes taste good as I create new menu options—ha, ha
Bucks County Vegan: What is your best advice for someone who isn't vegan but who might like to try your vegan items?
Saucy's Kitchen: I think if they are going to ‘Just try it” best items would be chili or the mushroom soup or maybe the vegan bolognaise as they are all delicious and “happen to be vegan”- I don’t think they need to try it for a week, check out the menu each week and see what sounds interesting and give it a try, the costs are very reasonable so if you don’t like it you really didn’t risk much…
Bucks County Vegan: Where else can people find dishes from Saucy's Kitchen? What is the best way for someone to experience your dishes for the first time?
Saucy's Kitchen: There are cooking classes available as well at Yardley bagel Café and at people’s homes if they want How can we purchase? You can order food online at saucykitchen.com anytime Thursday- Saturday at noon and pick up on Monday at Yardley Bagel Café from 4:30-7 or you can try a few of the items at lunch or breakfast in the café though the menu is limited to chili, quiche, lemon poppy bread and sometimes a vegan soup- they also have vegan bagels.
Readers can learn more about Saucy's Kitchen meal pick-up service based in Yardley, PA by visiting www.saucyskitchen.com.
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