AFTER THREE years of providing a healthy wholesome alternative to the people of Kingston, the proprietors of MiHungry Whol'-Some-Food have decided to extend its "health-full" arm to cools-worthy Mandeville.
This raw-food restaurant, which aims to supply the public with sun-cooked vegetarian cuisine prepared without the use of water (only coconut water), flour, sugar, preservatives, or fire, is on a mission to ensure that persons eat right, stay healthy, and live longer. According to chief proprietor I-Wara Mamher-Tafari, there is great hope for Mandeville.
"Our aim is to have MiHungry in all major towns of Jamaica," said I-Wara. "Mandeville was chosen as our second because we had a lot of persons who are from Mandeville coming in for meals and juices in Kingston. The town also has many Seventh-day Adventists who, by way of their health message and lifestyle, would gravitate towards this form of healthy eating. The proximity to Mandeville from its first location in Kingston makes it easy to commute."
This restaurant not only serves raw dishes, but also does gourmet meals. The company seeks to provide consumers with veggie/fruitilicious raw foods that promote longevity because they are alive with enzymes, thus making digestion and absorption free of dangerous preservatives and additives.
In addition to scrumptious, uncooked food, the restaurant also serves up a variety of natural juices in an exotic way and at an affordable price.
The name is a combination of two phrases used locally by persons when they are feeling hungry - MiHungry, Mi a go Whol'-Some Food. It was chosen because the operators considered it to be very catchy. The same method was applied to some of the juices they prepare, for example, "So-What's up"- Soursop juice; "Tambarin-ahhh" Tamarind juice; "Go-ova"- Guava Juice; and "so-real" - Sorrel Juice, among others.
The restaurant is a family-operated entity that believes the nation's wealth is in its health, and as such, it provides individuals with the opportunity to eat right and enjoy a more healthy and productive life. It is located at Shop #16, Superior Plaza, 11 Caledonia Road, Mandeville, Manchester. The Mandeville branch was opened earlier last year.