Demand from loyal diners prompts Padmanadi to plan second restaurant for Edmonton’s south side – Edmonton

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A wildly fashionable restaurant that’s been serving vegan fare for years in downtown Edmonton says its resolution to open a second location on the town’s south aspect has to do with the very private connection it’s developed with its guests.

“Folks maintain telling us, ‘You might want to open a second location… please come to the south aspect,’ says Maya Paramitha, the overall supervisor at Padmanadi. “There’s a lot request for a second location that as a household, we wish to open one other one from a spot that we as a household can do.

“So we got here up with… ‘Why don’t we open one thing small?’ Nonetheless serving the great meals, however extra of the short service.”

Lately, the aroma created by cooking Indonesian, Chinese language, Thai and Indian fare commonly attracts giant crowds of appreciative diners because it wafts via Padmanadi’s 130-seat institution on 101 Road south of 108 Avenue. However Paramitha says the bulk of people that present as much as eat at her household restaurant are from the south aspect.

The brand new restaurant will probably be situated on Gateway Boulevard, north of 68 Avenue and be a smaller incarnation of the unique with simply 24 seats. It’ll additionally undertake extra of a “seize and go” idea, in accordance with Paramitha, who says the eatery received’t have servers and can deal with takeout and supply.

“We’re serving the identical meals however simply on a smaller scale,” she says. “[It’ll be a place that for many south Edmontonians] we’ll have the ability to do deliveries from, and for individuals to … [grab food from] on their approach to work or on their means house.”

Whereas Padmanadi’s house owners describe the enterprise as a vegetarian restaurant, it really serves totally vegan fare. Nevertheless, Paramitha says the restaurant attracts many individuals who aren’t vegetarian or vegan and that it’s merely the tastes created in its kitchen that win individuals over.

READ MORE: Edmonton’s vegan restaurant scene continues to develop

“The entire plant-based scene is big in Edmonton,” Paramitha says. “Over the course of — I might say — three years, we’ve had about eight [new vegan] eating places open up… I believe that is undoubtedly not a development, these are undoubtedly right here to remain.

“However I additionally suppose that no matter what sort of delicacies you serve, so long as it’s good meals, good high quality meals, individuals will nonetheless come… We cater for everybody — you don’t need to be vegetarian to return in right here,” she says.

READ MORE: Arrival of vegan chains indicators altering appetites in Alberta’s capital

Watch beneath: On Sept. 23, 2018, Julia Wong filed this report about Edmonton’s thriving plant-based restaurant scene.

Paramitha says the shut bond between the restaurant and its loyal clientele isn’t any accident.

“We moved from Indonesia 16 years in the past (and) there was solely the 4 of us — mother, dad, me and my sister,” she says. “We got here her, we had no household, no mates — no one.

“We got here right here and… we wished to make this house so we began speaking to individuals and type of began making a group kind of really feel and I believe if you are available right here, that’s what units [it] other than simply simply popping out to eat dinner than coming to Padmanadi, as a result of I really feel like right here, we all know you — we all know you as a pal.”

The restaurant pays tribute to a lot of its most loyal prospects with stunning photographed portraits that line the partitions on the within of the eatery.

“There’s all the time a dialog of, ‘Who’re these individuals on the wall?’” Paramitha says.

Many individuals additionally affiliate Padmanadi with a philanthropic spirit and a way of responsibility to assist others. Paramitha’s father has at occasions dropped every thing to go to a far-flung place the place a pure catastrophe has struck and do what he can to assist, like after a catastrophic earthquake rocked Nepal.

“My dad — he’s wonderful,” she says. “He does a lot.

“My dad travels in every single place… he has a basis that helps individuals who haven’t any dad and mom — orphans… all this cash comes from Padmanadi.”

Paramitha says Padmanadi is planning to open its second location in late July or early August.

“We simply love what we do right here which is why I believe opening a second location is sensible,” she says. “[We] love being on this enterprise… being on this group.”

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