Now that she’s stepped off the 279-episode TV rollercoaster often called the Huge Bang Idea, actor Mayim Bialik is utilizing her newfound free time to start out a profession as a fast-casual restaurateur.
The previous Blossom star has partnered with vegan chef Allison Cruddas on working a restaurant in Downtown LA known as Bodhi Bowl that serves grain bowls, salads, soups, and sandwiches. Bodhi Bowl’s homepage boasts that it’s a “100 percent vegan restaurant owned and operated by 100 percent vegans!” The emblem is a smiling Buddha together with his stomach hanging out, and the menu consists of grain bowls with Buddhism-themed names like Samsara, Mandala, Sangha, and Dharma. Within the mornings, nevertheless, the restaurant breaks from this Buddhist dish naming conference by serving tempeh bacon panini, suggesting that every one the religious enlightenment and appropriation occurs after breakfast.
Bialik and Cruddas have apparently been vegan buddies for over 20 years. “I had been testing out her seitans and dressings for years, and now we can enjoy them in what’s essentially a vegan healthy Subway sandwich restaurant at reasonable prices in Downtown LA,” Bialik not too long ago informed Haute Dwelling. “It’s so exciting and my kids and I wish she lived in our house so we could eat this food daily!” The actor additionally notes that she and her chef buddy have been “dreaming of a world where we would not just eat salad and pasta and french fries,” therefore the $10 Dharma grain bowls.
Bialik isn’t any fly-by-night vegan: The actor turned a vegetarian at 19, and later made the change to full veganism after studying Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2009 guide Consuming Animals. In 2014, she printed her personal guide known as Mayim’s Vegan Desk, that includes over 100 plant-based recipes, and the actor has additionally filmed a couple of movies for her YouTube web page extolling the virtues of the vegan life-style. Whereas she’s clearly making an attempt to make this a giant a part of her private model, lots of people probably nonetheless keep in mind her because the Huge Bang Idea star who has an advanced relationship with vaccines, and wrote a Instances op-ed known as “Being A Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World” that was perceived by some readers as a type of slut-shaming (she since apologized for the article).
The restaurant has truly been open for almost two years now, however Bialik solely not too long ago began affiliating herself with Bodhi Bowl. An replace on the web site reads, “We will now be closed on Sunday to spend time with friends and family,” suggesting that maybe the Bodhisattva wraps and Om bowls weren’t as initially in style as Bialik and Cruddas had hoped.
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