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SMAK in the Province

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Gluten Free Fast Food is Talking SMAK!

SMAK in Coal Harbour’s financial district is a 100% gluten-free restaurant that is changing the way we think of fast food — everything the fast food industry destroyed over the last 60 years is everything SMAK is rectifying now.

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Brendan Ladner of Smak Healthy Fast Food said: “We started out with one concept only, Real Food From Scratch, then we realized how easy it was to go gluten free.”

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SMAK in The Georgia Straight

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Photo by MICHELLE DA SILVA

Vegetable-packed noodle bowl from SMAK Healthy Fast Food makes a wholesome meal

Unlike some chefs and restaurateurs, Brendan Ladner didn’t learn how to cook from his mother. In fact, his mom rarely made meals from scratch, so Ladner—who is the oldest of four children—taught himself.

“With a lot of my friends, both parents worked and didn’t make time to cook,” he told the Georgia Straight during an interview at his restaurant, SMAK Healthy Fast Food (1139 West Pender Street). Consequently, Ladner and many of his peers felt lost in the kitchen.

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Organic Foods

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When I see the words organic food comes up I immediately think about how food used to be produced before we industrialized farming. Man toiled with the soil working hard, up before sun rise and to bed at sunset. They meticulously saved their seeds for the next harvest allowing the evolution of the seed to determine their crop. Food was real it was natural it did not need to be called organic. Flash forward to today when most products not just food are poorly made, they break down, they crash or simply don’t work. We have created a situation where profit rules over what our body needs nutrition. Food grown organically has a smaller yield giving each plant or animal more space to grow. What is the significance? On a plot of land there is only so many nutrients to be shared, so a smaller yield gives each plant a greater source of nutrients. Now think about food grown with pesticides, synthetics and other harmful chemicals. Our food retains these chemicals and we ingest them. For one, I am certainly do not need to eat plastics and harmful chemical used to kill weeds and insects. Think about spraying weed killer on your lawn now think of the yellow grass being your stomach lining.

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We Are Open!

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We are open in Downtown Vancouver located at 1139 W. Pender Street.

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Check out our blog for regular articles on healthy, fast, organic, fair trade, super, gourmet foods, recipes and SMAK news. We will keep you informed on locally sourced food and compostable initiatives for low impact on earth.

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