Tivoni Vegan Kitchen & Bakery

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Raised by 22 people in 2 months
My name is Gili. I am a plant-based trained chef and cooking coach. I have been wanting to share my knowledge and love of food with the world and been looking for a platform to do that. I recently came across a bagel shop that has opened up for rent and I took a chance, called up the owner and went to look at the place. I immediately knew that it can be a great opportunity for me to introduce new vegan foods and healthy, allergy-friendly foods & desserts to my community here in Lancaster.

I am now in the process of planning and opening my very own first vegan restaurant here in Lancaster but I need your help. I am starting with a small business loan and relatively low budget for a brand new restaurant and the equipment purchase, fees and bills are adding up. I am going to put everything I have into this place because it is my dream and passion. I am aware that it's going to cost me "blood, sweat and tears" but I'm up for the challenge! my goal is to be able to hire more help eventually and create jobs in our community but I'm starting small.

With that being said, I can use your support and am grateful for your kindness. If you are as passionate as I am about introducing healthy and cruelty free food options to our fast growing area, every small donation counts and I promise to make you proud. I have a vision, a plan and so much room for growth in the future but I have to start here and now to secure this opportunity. Your donations will help me get a dishwasher for the restaurant amongst other needed equipment and running cost.

I will continue to post updates and development and photos here as I continue through this journey to keep you in the loop and show you where your donations are going. There are many people in our area who are not only vegan or vegetarian, but who also may be suffering from gluten and dairy allergies and can benefit from having more food options catering to those needs.

Thank you for believing in me. Please share this page with your friends & family.

To learn more about me and see my recipes and upcoming schedule please visit my website at:
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Hi everyone, thank you again for your wonderful support! we are getting more work done on the location every day. We are getting ready to sell some equipment to make new for other equipment we need to purchase. I am also having a private bake sale and tour on Sunday the 19th between 3-8 pm and planning on selling lots of goodies! view event details at: https://www.meetup.com/Lancaster-Vegan-Meetup/events/253609780/

Thank you all again!
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The walls are getting a new fresh look and we are working hard at getting the space together. We are running into challenges every day as with new business adventures, expect the unexpected. I'm not willing to let any of that get in my way. The out pour of love, generosity and support is giving me the fuel to keep pushing through. Thank you all for coming along this journey with me and having my back.
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Hi everyone! thank you all so much for your generosity and support! I am so grateful to have so many kind people in my life! progress: we have been tackling the massive clean up one day at a time. This weekend we will give the place a fresh new paint and continue cleaning up, inventory and sorting through items. As I am going through my big to-do list, there are many unexpected fees coming out of nowhere. I am trying to sell some equipment that the previous owner left behind and I still can really use your support. Please share this with your friends, any small help is appreciated. I am dedicated to offering healthy food to the Lancaster area but I can use your help.
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Excited buying paint supplies yesterday. Can't wait to get in there and get busy fixing the place up. Thank you all for your donation and kind words. Thank you for sharing!
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