More Momos: Bringing Nepalese Cuisine to OEV
Momos at the Market is growing to a new location in OEV. Help us bring More Momos to London!
Momos at the Market is growing to a new location in the Old East Village. Help us bring More Momos to London! This campaign will help us to acquire the equipment necessary to launch a beautiful new shop in the London Food Incubator at 630 Dundas Street. We are offering some unique edible rewards that feature our authentic, homemade Nepalese cuisine. Contribute to the campaign and help a local small business expand and bring More Momos to London.
Yam Gurung has been a fixture at the London Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market for eight years. He started out with a small pot on a burner and some momos, traditional Nepalese dumplings, which quickly sold out.
Yam serving up some hot momos
Over the years, the business has grown, the menu has expanded to include a range of curries, rolls, smoothies, and drinks, and his busy stall in the market has seating for twelve. Momos at the Market has also launched its own line of granola, Khaja, made with rice, seeds, and almonds.
Khaja premium granola
Momos at the Market is not just a business, it’s a social enterprise: as an immigrant from Nepal, Yam faced language barriers when moving to Canada, and he now offers employment and training to newcomers, providing the income and experience necessary to get a foothold in the London job market.
Applying just the right amount of hot sauce
Things are going great! But there’s a problem: Yam is running out of space. His home at the Farmer’s and Artisans’ Market just isn’t big enough to serve all his customers and keep up with demand for his granola. For the business to expand and bring momos the masses, a second location is needed.
When Yam heard about the London Food Incubator, he knew it was the perfect place to expand. The building is located at 630 Dundas St., in the heart of Old East Village. By expanding, Yam will be able to employ more people, produce more granola, and serve more delicious momos.
Yam needs help to cover the renovation costs for the new location. Commercial restaurant equipment is expensive, with the fire suppression and ventilation hoods alone costing around $30,000.
This campaign will help Yam pay for renovations to the new space and buy the equipment he needs, including stand-up fridges, freezers, and a commercial stove, to build out the new location and start serving his Nepalese creations in a second location.
If you love his food, please contribute to the campaign and help Yam bring More Momos to London.