Healthy fare pick­ing up

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

There’s a new take­away truck in town, but this one has one big dif­fer­ence – it only sells healthy food.

De­light Green owner Kush Bhar­gava said he thought Porirua needed a healthy op­tion.

‘‘People were say­ing we were lack­ing some­thing in this area,’’ he said.

‘‘I think it’s im­por­tant be­cause people have more stress and are eat­ing un­healthy food.

‘‘Many people have health is­sues and are look­ing for a light diet.’’

The food truck opened last Mon­day and is based in the Hartham Place car park.

Mr Bhar­gava said they of­fer veg­e­tar­ian and gluten-free food.

‘‘We won’t have any meat or any­thing that harms the an­i­mals.’’

The Remax real es­tate agent is also trained in natur­opa­thy.

‘‘My in­ten­tion was to help in the health in­dus­try. In In­dia we were taught to pre­scribe food.’’

All the prof­its from De­light Green go straight to the New Zealand En­ergy fo­rum for re­search­ing and build­ing eco­homes.

‘‘The trust fo­cuses on healthy liv­ing and healthy food,’’ Mr Bhar­gava said.

De­light Green sell smooth­ies, juices, pies and other healthy op­tions, with the main aim to make it af­ford­able, he said.

The Porirua De­light Green is the first in Welling­ton but Mr Bhar­gava plans on open­ing more.

De­light Green em­ployee Grace Sur­ridge said busi­ness was pick­ing up.

‘‘People like the idea and they are re­ally in­ter­ested.’’

The Plim­mer­ton stu­dent is study­ing psy­chol­ogy but de­cided to work at Green De­light over sum­mer.

‘‘I heard about it and was in­ter­ested be­cause I re­ally like nu­tri­tion and healthy food.’’

De­light Green is open from 8am till 4pm daily.

Photo: RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Healthy kick: De­light Green em­ployee Grace Sur­ridge said Porirua needs a healthy food choice.

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