After closing their doors in mid-March, Chambar Restaurant began making free meals for residents of the Downtown Eastside so the food they still had on hand wouldn’t go to waste. The resulting partnership, Food Coalition provided meals to over 20 thousand vulnerable people, and still continues.
Building on the foundations of that charitable endeavour (as well as her own experience as a working mother trying to home-school three rambunctious boys), Chambar co-owner Karri Green-Schuermans recognized an opportunity to help families stock table-ready, nutritious meals in their freezers.
Initially available as take-out items at the restaurant or as add-ons to meal delivery, the entire line of frozen products is now available across Vancouver via grocery delivery and select grocery stores. Chambar’s frozen “Into the Wild” showcases some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, as well as four foundational cooking staples: a curry sauce and three nutritious broths, both bone and vegetarian:
Braised Short Ribs
Miso & Parsnip RisottoSTAPLES
Tamarind & Coconut Plant-based Curry
Chicken Bone Broth
Beef Bone Broth
Perfectly seasoned and ready to defrost, Chambar’s prepared meals can be served as-is or bumped-up with ingredients from your pantry, fridge or home garden. Each selection also boasts a dedicated cooking video, hosted by Chef Nico Schuermans, offering tips to personalize and present your meal.
Address: 568 Beatty Street, Crosstown
Open seven days a week – lunch, brunch and dinner
Monday to Friday 11:30am – 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 10pm
Walk-in guests only for the terrace / no reservations
Media release and images provided by Kate MacDougall, Camber Communications.<