December 22, 2015
New York vegan foodies Carmella Lanni and Carlo Giardina - aka The Food Duo - plan to expand into the City of Brotherly Love, where they want to open a plant-based convenience store.
According to a Kickstarter campaign they launched to help meet their goal, the two have grown fond of Philadelphia's veg-friendly food scene, and they want to be a part of it.
The plan for their proposed brick-and-mortar store, to be called V Marks the Shop, is to create a specialty food store and "meeting place" in Philadelphia.
"Whether you're running in to get a quick snack or attending a cooking demo, we want people to get to know their neighbors," their Kickstarter reads.
As of Tuesday, they had raised a little more than $8,000 toward their Jan. 1 goal of $50,000.
To read more about their vision and to donate, click here.