Local Eats: Plant
Plant is an all-day cafe serving food that loves you back. This completely plant-based, dairy, soy and gluten free restaurant promotes the premise that eating healthy doesn’t have to be a drag. It’s a haven for those with dietary restrictions and food allergies and a culinary experience for eaters of all kinds.
It Began with a Dare
In high school, Emma Ryan began experiencing unexplained health issues and fatigue. A friend dared Emma to eat only plants for seven days. In just one week, Emma noticed a dramatic difference in how she felt. Her focus returned, energy skyrocketed and she felt more like herself.
Emma’s goal is to get more plants on plates. She returned to Edmond to lay roots in her hometown with a plant-based business venture that began in Midtown Oklahoma City. She has enjoyed seeing families and has created a menu tailored for kids, “It’s truly a gift to open in Edmond.”
Emma opened her first Plant restaurant in 2019 in Midtown. With her goal of getting more plants on plates, she returned to her Edmond roots with her second location. She has enjoyed seeing local families and has created a menu tailored for kids, “It’s truly a gift to open in Edmond.”
More Plants on Plates
Plant serves smoothies, locally-roasted Sincerely Coffee, Urban Teahouse Tea, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; brunch is served on weekends. Every ingredient has a purpose. For example, the signature blue color of Plant’s most popular smoothie and menu item comes from a blue-green algae that reduces inflammation and supports joint health – not artificial dyes or colorings. Plant’s use of superfoods and nutrient dense ingredients satiates cravings and leaves guests feeling satisfied. The Bonsai Bowl, another customer favorite, is full of flavor and can be described as comfort food without the guilt.
Plant is locally-sourced and seasonally-driven. Emma says, “We source from 27 different vendors just so we have the best quality all the time.” One of those vendors is Edmond’s Indigo Acres Farm. Plant serves the farm’s crisp and vibrant lettuce and other seasonal produce as available. Indigo’s owner Kevin Marshall says, “My wife and I began farming to improve our own health and felt compelled to share with others. Our name ‘Indigo’ came from the rainbow, we encourage our customers to eat the rainbow everyday.”
Plant is located at 19 W. First Street, Suite 100. With plants embellishing the exterior, it can’t be missed. Menu, hours, and online ordering can be accessed at www.eatatplant.com. Follow @eatatplant on social media for updates, specials, and tasty food shots.