Launched by team members from Rewild, Quincy’s first pop-up vegan beer hall, PlantPub will be Boston’s first permanent vegan beer hall serving beer, burgers and pub food, all vegan and animal-free of course.
Currently, PlantPub delivers food and drinks to Greater Boston residents within ten miles around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. In an Instagram Post, co-founders Pat McAuley and Mary Dumont said that “It’s time to change how we feed the world,” because “we believe what we’re doing is important, now more than ever.”
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It is a strange time, and our hearts go out to all those affected, in particular our frontline workers and fellow food industry friends here in Boston. We’ve considered keeping our planned project on hold, but that doesn’t sit right with us. We believe what we’re doing is important, now more than ever. So, onward we go. We’ll be launching PlantPub in the coming weeks, beginning with delivery only. We will be providing some support and jobs to those in our industry while (safely!) bringing you kickass plant-based pub food at home. Food that’s better for us and better for the world. Stay safe and stay tuned. 🌱 🍻 Sign up for updates at plantpub.us #plantpub #plantbased #boston #bostonvegan
Telling Eater, Pat McAuley said they were just about to sign a permanent lease for the hall, then the coronavirus struck. They are now opting to cook out of the commissary kitchen and wait for the pandemic to pass before moving into a property.
McAuley says PlanPub’s goal has largely stayed the same eve in these uncertain times, although their initial launch has shifted. “Our mission remains the same, to provide Boston with food that’s a little better for us and better for the world in a way that’s approachable and fun for all,” said McAuley. “To us, that means juicy IPAs and plant-based versions of our favorite pub foods, like burgers, pizzas, and wings.”
McAuley, who was also a founder of pop-up Rewild, likened PlantPub’s character and core values to that of Rewild. “Our initial goal, like at Rewild, was to bring healthier food to people in a fun environment. For us, that was a beer hall. We love the beer hall environment. If you want to come in, have six IPAs, eat two burgers, and watch the Pats game, great. But you can also come in, drink kombucha or a non-alcoholic IPA, and eat a little healthier too.”
McAuley sought help from Chef Mary Dumont, Boston’s Chef of the Year and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef to help create PlantPub’s menu, which will include beer, burgers, pizza, wings and other comfort foods, all of which will be animal-free products.
PlantPub plans to be open for delivery in the near weeks. To sign up to be notified when the hall goes live, you can visit the PlantPub website here