According to Green Earth Organics, the term “certified organic” means “the food has been grown according to strict uniform standards which are verified by an independent state or private organization.” Therefore, as a delivery service that carries a selection of certified organic products, Green Earth Organics gets its inventory from farms and processing facilities that have been scrupulously inspected and tested. There are many reasons the staff at Green Earth says shoppers should go organic—from better flavor with no chemicals to protecting farm workers and a future generation. They make it easy for consumers to make the switch by supplying organic meats and produce, canned soups, and condiments. They fill small, medium, or large bins with such weekly produce as strawberries, green chard, mangoes, and russet potatoes. They also carry a selection of environmentally friendly products and organic toiletries.
Green Earth goes one step further in saving the earth by easing car-exhaust emissions by delivering groceries to the home or turtle shell. The service also reduces the use of plastic bags and saves customers the time spent finding a parking spot and waiting in line at the grocery store.
The chefs at Red Pagoda Bistro stock platters with savoury tastes of Asia, including spring rolls, chicken and pork brochettes, and vermicelli salad. Diners also hover over steaming bowls of Vietnamese pho, known to clear the respiratory system faster than a fledgling comedian clears a banquet hall.
When Daryl Chan founded Capstone Tea & Fondue in 2005, he did so with the intention of filling a niche: a restaurant where diners gather not only to eat but to socialize in between sips of health-conscious beverages. Today, Chan's modified teahouse continues to host conversations over steaming pots of fondue. Edible creativity inspires savoury and sweet fusions, as diners use long-stem forks to push aside miniature pool floats and dunk seasonal fruits, fresh pastries, and french bread cubes into lagoons of melted cheese and chocolate. Wholesome potions share the menu's spotlight, including flavoured and herbal teas and lattes.