Big Changes Ahead

This month 5 years ago I swung open the hatch of the Grassy Hopper trailer and we started selling our first smoothies, juices and veggie burgers.

I was a woman on a mission to help people eat better. I wanted us all to have more choices,  for it to be easier to eat well and for it to be seen as something that makes you a better and more interesting person.

Looking back now, I feel I have accomplished many of those things. It is indeed much easier to eat healthily now. There are more options, cafes, food trucks and restaurants sprouting up in many parts of the island and even old favourites adding healthier dishes to their menus...you can even get a healthy meal delivered to your door.

There is still a long way to go. And there are still many issues within the food and catering industry (more on that later).

As I look forward to the next 5 years...I have been asking myself what role the Grassy Hopper has to play in our society and what I personally can continue to give to the cause.

2 years ago I started a new project Sanya Eco Spa. Sanya was born out of Grassy Hopper. It is a continuation of my mission to help people feel better. Whilst that mission started through food...it has now expanded to include yoga, meditation, tools to de-stress, body work, breathwork, holistic treatments and more. There are so many people suffering from stress, anxiety and many other conditions that can be alleviated quite easily through lifestyle changes.

Personally when I look ahead to the next 5 years...I feel my deepest calling is to do this work.

The Grassy Hopper means too much to myself and many others to simply give up on its mission. So looking ahead we have decided to make some radical changes that will allow us to keep innovating and keep us doing what we love most….educating and seeking out those areas of health which are still not being given enough attention.

To do that...we have decided that churning out meals on a daily basis is not the best use of our energy...we want the time to put more thought and attention into both our creations and also the message behind and experience of having a Grassy Hopper meal...SO..

We will no longer be operating our cafe during the day. From the 20th of October we will only be opening for 4 evenings a week...bringing you 2 special concept dinners and 2 vegetarian bistro evenings. We’re also going to be concentrating on catering for specific events and requests including office lunches, parties, weddings etc.

We’ve really enjoyed the atmosphere of our evening events and are looking forward to some really cool ideas that we are going to develop over the coming weeks.

I know many people may struggle to understand this move and may be disappointed to not be able to get their lunches BUT we hope you will keep following our journey and that we will inspire you and serve you in different ways.

Upcoming events:

October 11th - Gluten Free Pizza Night

October 12th - Cuban Night

October 18th - Darjeeling Express (Indian)

October 20th - Ramen Night

October 24th - Plant Based Sushi Night

October 26th - Indonesian Night

Message our page to book your table for any of the above! Thank you for following our journey so far and we hope to see you at our events!

Yasmin

(The Grassy Hopper Founder)


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Bistro menu @ the Grassy Hopper

The Grassy Hopper is launching  "The Bistro Evenings" !

During the last few months the Grassy Hopper has been open during Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with different dishes, and events to take you on a culinary trip in time. From today however, the grassy hopper has decided to offer a fixed menu, with 2 starters and 3 main dishes to chose from on the evenings where they do not offer a special event.

For our special events check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theGrassyHopper/ to be sure not to miss any information.

All of the plates are plant based, and they try to offer as much gluten free options as possible.

For this month, the fixed menu during the bistro evenings is: 

Starters

Beetroot carpaccio (V & GF)

Nori pocket (V & GF)

Mains

Creamy mushroom Pasta (V) 

Gado Gado salad with brown rice (V)

Fajita skewers with tabouleh and cilantro chimichurri (V & GF)

Deserts

For desserts, you will be able to choose from the vegan sweets made atTheobroma Raw cacao collective boutique ☺ https://www.theobromacacaocollective.com/collections/all-products 

You can choose either starter & main for 17,50€, main & dessert for 16,50€ or all three for 20,50€. 

The menu will be fixed for one month and then our chefs will create a different one, always following the seasonal changes, and trends within the plant based world. Reservations can be done between 18:30-20:30 and 20:30-22:30 by calling 21311676.

New Lunch menu

We are releasing a brand new menu especially for summer ! Fresh vegetables, fruits and superfoods will not be lacking in our new recipes! For the hottest season in Malta, we wanted to focus even more on juicy, fresh and green ingredients on your plates. It is part of Grassy philosophy to adapt our menu to the different periods of the year. For summer we wanted to offer cold, lighter alternatives using seasonal and refreshing ingredients.

The new menu includes :

  • A brand new wrap : Green Protein Wrap

The wrap is made with green peas guacamole, avocado, tofu, spinach and cauliflower. Lighter and easier to digest, this new wrap will also provide you with a big amount of protein.

Please note that the Burrito wrap will stay in the menu for the summer.

  • All salads are being changed for summer : because a cold and fresh salad is probably the most appreciable meal during the hottest season in Malta !

Green Leafy salad with buckwheat cakes and sweet mustard dressing. This fresh and sweet salad is fully vegan and gluten free.

Cold noodle salad with tahini and matcha (finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves). As we use rice noodles, this salad is also gluten free.

  • Summer should not mean that we cannot appreciate a good soup anymore! That is why, at Grassy, we prepare a special when-its-too-hot-outside refreshing soup. It contains beetroot, coconut and wasabi cream. It is as cold as gazpacho, but is as a beautiful pink color to please our eyes!

  • Ozzu, our chef from Jakarta who became part of our Grassy Hopper team last April will make one Indonesian salad matching perfectly with the summer season. The Gado Gado salad is full of different crunchy vegetables, half raw and half cooked. The Gado Gado sauce tastes like peanut, and the salad is a combination of sweetness, savory and spicy flavors.

 

7 ACTIONS FOR A HEALTHY & HAPPY MORNING

1. The benefits of positive thinking are not questioned anymore. Every morning, when you wake up,  try to think of 3 positive things for the day ahead. Even small things, like being grateful for the rays of sunlight outside, will improve your mood and create a calm and positive mind for the rest of your day.

2. Upon waking, drink an entire glass of water. Water is really important to hydrate and purify your body, if it is your first action of the day, you will feel the positive effects multiplied by ten.

3. A little bit of stretching with some deep breathing will help re-equilibrate your energy and prevent body pains.

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4. Accompany your breakfast with a glass of squeezed lemon and water. Lemon helps to stimulate and detoxify the body and will give you energy to start a beautiful day.

5. Never skip breakfast! It is the most important meal of the day as it gives you energy. Plus eating a healthy meal first thing sets the tone for the day and you will more likely make healthier choices throughout the day. If you find it difficult to eat a meal go for a smoothie. There are thousands of  delicious recipes out there or create your own! Some inclusions may be vegan milks (almond, oat or seed milks), fruits, vegetables, cacao… choose your favorites and mix them up to benefit from a range of different fruits, vegetables and other ingredients. Also try adding different superfoods to your diet!

6. If you enjoy a full breakfast, great! Options are unlimited, whether you prefer a sweet or savoury dish. Examples include vegan pancakes, smoothie bowls, scrambled tofu or just a simple smashed avocado on toast. The list is endless! The important thing is to listen to your body and use healthy and wholesome ingredients (wholemeal bread, nuts, seeds, grains, quinoa, vegan raw chocolate, whole fruits/vegetables etc.) Try to incorporate a healthy source of carbohydrates, fats and protein (vegan ideally!). This will help to ensure that you stay fuller for longer and should satiate you until lunch time.

7. Before going about your day, smile at your reflection in the mirror. Strange advice isn’t it? Well, studies have proved that a smile, even forced, always send a message to the brain that will immediately send happy hormones  all around the body.

Is there something you do in the morning that contributes to you having a happy day? Comment below and share the love with the rest of the Grassy Hopper community!

Grassy Hopper Valletta

As 2018 approaches we have taken a radical decision to stop operating our Valletta outlet. It has been a great and at times challenging two years of bringing our food to Malta's capital.  One of the most beautiful things was seeing the diversity of people that we attracted. From judges and lawyers to bohemian artists and parched tourists. We especially enjoyed seeing the relieved faces of vegan and vegetarian tourists who felt like they had found water in the desert.  

We are particularly grateful to our regular customers who were the foundation of our operation. Many of them have seen all the phases that we went through. Catering is a difficult business and since we founded two other sister companies Theobroma and Sanya, running two Grassy Hopper outlets has stretched us too thin. So for this reason we have decided to focus all our energy on our Gzira outlet, extending our opening hours to also offer dinner from Wednesday to Saturday. 

Our mission remains the same. To disrupt the catering industry. To bring in new ideas and knowledge into our relationship with food. To help make it easier for people to access healthy food. To be a refuge for those who cannot find clean vegan food anywhere else. 

We will remain committed to serving our Valletta customers through our delivery service and we are also working on plans to offer pick up of special lunch boxes within Valletta. 

We know many of our customers will be disappointed to hear this news, but we count on your support to keep the spirit of Grassy Hopper alive and we look forward to updating you on some of the new ideas up our sleeve. 

Our Valletta outlet will be open for one last day on Friday 29th December, ending with our Ramen Night. Future editions of this popular event will be held out our Gzira outlet. 

Thanks again to all our customers and see you soon!

 

New Episode Live: The Permaculture Vision with Peppi Gauci

The latest podcast episode with Peppi Gauci is now live. Peppi is a pioneer of the Permaculture movement in Malta. He's worked on the Bahrija Oasis project for 14 years turning a wind swept, soil eroded plot of land into a thriving food forest and educational centre.

This conversation goes into Peppi's analysis of Malta from a permaculture perspective, his travelling adventures and the personal practices he uses to keep himself grounded and inspired.

You can also listen to the podcast from soundcloud or directly from your Itunes Podcast app by searching for The Grassy Hopper Podcast.

We love to hear your feedback so if you have been touched by anything you have heard please do drop us a line at info@thegrassyhopper.com. We would also love to hear your suggestions for different guests that have an inspirational message to share!

Permaculture asks how can we recreate systems where everything is around us available, there is no waste and we can engage consciously in these systems together so whatever we take can be symbiotically returned and the system keeps on sustaining itself in balance
— Peppi Gauci

The Joys of Sprouting

Sprouts are so much fun. They give us the chance to bring all the joys of gardening and food preparation into one experience. They are easy to grow and have so many health benefits.

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The specific benefits will depend on the type of seed that’s used but in general all sprouts are rich in micronutrients and fibre, whilst also being low in calories so they’re great to add to salads and on the side of any dish. It’s a good way to get some raw goodness into any meal.

From a more holistic point of view we can understand the power of sprouts by looking at children. Kids have so much energy, they can run around all day and still be wide awake at bed time. This is because they have a lot of life force energy (also known as prana or chi in some eastern traditions). Sprouts and baby greens also have a lot of life force energy and by eating them we take that fresh prana into our systems.

Besides sprouting there are even many benefits to simply soaking our seed of choice. Nuts and seeds and designed by nature the last for months. They lie on the soil throughout the hot summer months and once the first autumn rains arrive they begin to spring to life. This mechanism works due to enzyme inhibitors that are found in the seeds that prevent them from growing when the conditions aren’t quite right. With the first rains these enzyme inhibitors are washed away and the enzymes in the seed are able to do their job and make the plant grow. By watching the patterns of nature we can recreate this mechanism by soaking our seeds and nuts overnight. When we throw away the water the next morning all the enzyme inhibitors are removed and the seed comes to life. At this point its life force energy and nutrient content have increased and it becomes easier to digest since the body no longer has to handle the enzyme inhibitors that we find in unsoaked nuts. The soaked nuts and seeds can be consumed as they are, added to salads and smoothies or even dehydrated once again for those that prefer the crunch.

Almost any grain, seed or nut can be soaked and sprouted, although some are easier to digest and tastier than others. The ones we would recommend to sprout are: mung beans, alfalfa, red clover, broccoli, buckwheat and radish. These are some of the easiest to sprout so you can start experimenting right away. All other nuts and seeds can be soaked before consuming, here are some great ones to start with: walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
 

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Sprouting - here’s how to do it:

Step 1. Soak your seed of choice in good quality water overnight

Step 2. The next morning, drain the water and thoroughly rinse the sprouts with fresh water.

Step 3. Place the moist seeds in a jar with a piece of mesh/cheesecloth around the lid held in place with a rubber band. Keep the jar at a 45° angle so that any remaining water can continue to drain.

Step 4. Rinse the seeds at least twice a day.

Step 5. Once you begin to see small tails to grow on the seeds you can rinse and dry the sprouts and consume.

You can buy boxes of organic sprouts in compostable packaging from our Gzira outlet. 

Podcast Episode 3 with Simon Paul Sutton Now LIVE!

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Simon Paul Sutton is a dear friend and supporter of the Grassy Hopper mission, so it is a great pleasure to have him on the podcast sharing his story. Simon is a hugely inspirational and humorous character who candidly talks about some pretty intense life experiences that he has been through. 

This episode of the podcast is largely centered around personal transformation and how we can live more honestly and authentically. Simon draws from his own life experiences to share the wisdom that he has gleamed and the vision he has for every person to step into greater levels of honesty.

As always we love your feedback and comments and would really appreciate if you could give our podcast a review in itunes and share with any friends who you think could benefit from this message.

Listen to the podcast here or search for The Grassy Hopper podcast in your smartphone Podcasting App or the itunes Podcast store. 

 

 

Syrian Night: charity dinner

Once a week, on Wednesday evenings, the doors of The Grassy Hopper in Gzira open for dinner. Wednesday 25th of January was an evening with a twist: we hosted a charity dinner featuring Syrian and Middle-Eastern dishes to celebrate the culinary wonders from this region, but also to raise awareness about the ongoing war and violence, and the dangerous crossing many Syrians and other refugees make over land and sea to look for safety. We chose MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) as the beneficiary of the money raised during the evening. MOAS is a Malta based non-profit dedicated to preventing loss of life by providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea.

The menu featured different vegan highlights from Syrian and Middle-Eastern cuisine, such as Mujadara Lentil Stew, with cinnamon, smoked paprika and garlic, served with rice, bean salad and vegan mint cream, a Ras el Hanout Stew with carrots, pumpkin, aubergine, cauliflower and Middle-Eastern spices, served with quinoa and fresh mint, and Sweet pea Falafel, served with hummus and tabbouleh.

We also served Shurbat Addes, a Syrian red lentil soup and Socca, homemade chickpea flatbread. For dessert our healthy sweet shop Theobroma prepared a delectable vegan rose & pistachio cheesecake, and we also baked vegan baklava, made with filo pastry, walnuts, almonds, agave syrup, cinnamon and fresh lemon.

To raise funds we held a raffle on the evening and had a donation box ready. In total we raised over €300! Prizes included vouchers for Eco-Spa & Yoga Hub Sanya, a box of chocolates from Theobroma - A Raw Cacao Collective, vouchers for a free meal & smoothie or coffee & dessert at The Grassy Hopper, and goodie bags donated by our lovely suppliers CORE GREEN:Organic & Fairtrade, Flavours for Health and Hames Sensi - Organic World. A heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for their generous gifts.

We were happily surprised by the great interest in the evening and want to thank everyone who attended for your support and contributions.

For more information about the work MOAS do, and how you can help, please visit their website: www.moas.eu



Photos by Jason Florio (MOAS) and Luca Séllei

Green Smoothie Challenge starts Monday!

The Grassy Hopper Green Smoothie Challenge is back! We start this coming Monday 23rd January on this quest to live a more nourished life. The challenge is a simple commitment to have a Green Smoothie every day for 14 days… sign up to our mailing list to receive recipes, tips and motivation.

Our intentions behind this challenge have not changed. We want to show you just how good you can feel by introducing this green drink into your diet. It’s a simple change with powerful effects. Our manifesto is all about eating to fuel a happy and fulfilled life, and this challenge is the most efficient way to get there. Get ready for more energy, improved hair, skin & nails, a clearer and more focused mind and just an overall boost!

A green smoothie every morning sets your body up for a full powered day. The benefits are endless! It’s a super easy and delicious way to kick start your metabolism, alkalise your body & fill your body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to feel great! You can also add in a number of superfoods if you want that extra special kick! The passion and commitment that we can bring to our lives is proportionate to the fuel we put into our body so this challenge is not just about the physical effects but also about getting closer to your highest potentials.

Every great finish was once a simple beginning. Start now.
— Robin Sharma

You can buy your green smoothies from either of our outlets at a reduced price over this period or you can make your own at home. We will give you recipe ideas and would also love to hear yours.

To help you keep up the challenge and get inspired by other challengers, get creative and post photos of your green smoothie on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #14greendays . We will be giving out prizes to the most inspirational, dedicated and funny photos

We encourage you to continue the challenge on your own after the two weeks are up and are sure that once you experience how good you can feel, you will !

Here’s to a more nourished life!

 

 

Podcast Episode 2 with Maria Farrugia Now LIVE

This episode (#2) features an interview with permaculturist and founder of the Kul Kul farm, Maria Farrugia. The conversation goes into the twists and turns of the journey which took her all the way to Bali from Malta and ended up with her co-founding the Kul-Kul farm with her partner Orin.

Maria is a down-to-earth yet hugely inspirational person, who talks candidly about her inner battles and the joys and struggles of starting a conscious business.

The Grassy Hopper podcast is all about sharing stories that will give you the courage to pursue your own path, stimulate your thoughts and ideas and ultimately inspire you to live a more nourished life. 

You can listen to the podcast from the link below, through Soundcloud or by searching for The Grassy Hopper Podcast in your iTunes Podcast App directly from your smartphone.

We hope you enjoy this episode and please do send us your comments, questions or guest suggestions to info@thegrassyhopper.com

Reuse Resolutions

Happy new year from all of us at The Grassy Hopper! Now that the holidays are over it is time to sit down with a cup of tea and reflect on the year gone by, as well as look forward to the new one! It is the classic moment to think about our lives, our actions and our choices, and to set fresh intentions for becoming a better version of ourselves.

In light of the new year, several of our staff members, including our founder Yasmin De Giorgio, have set the intention this year to completely cut out the use of plastic bottles, plastic bags and disposable coffee cups from our lives. Our fast-paced, on-the-go consumption culture is contributing to growing landfills and the plastic soup in our oceans, and single use plastics and disposable coffee cups (which are not recyclable, as many people think!), are among the worst culprits. In the UK alone, 5.000 disposable coffee cups are thrown away every minute!* In Malta, 88% of municipal waste was landfilled in 2014, placing our country at the second highest rank in the EU.**

The Grassy Hopper is proud to have championed compostable packaging from the very beginning of opening our business: from day 1 all our take-aways have been packed in compostable packaging by Vegware, made from renewable and sustainable resources, such as cornstarch, sugar cane fibre and recycled paper. Of course, using reusable containers is even better! We love to inspire and encourage our customers and community to make lifestyle choices that are not only better for yourselves, but also better for the planet. For this reason we stock in our shop the beautiful Thank You bottles, made entirely from sustainable and renewable materials: glass, rubber, cork and wood. For only 50 cents you can refill your bottle with reverse osmosis water at The Grassy Hopper, so together we can create an alternative to single-use plastic bottles, and remain hydrated at the same time!

We hope to add more reusable products to our shop so we can help you in making the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. Which small change will you make this year to contribute to protecting our environment? We’d love to hear about your intentions in the comments! For now, we leave you with some further inspiration: reusable coffee cups / produce bags / shopping bags.  

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/dec/06/modern-life-rubbish-dont-need-packaging

** http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160326/local/malta-ranked-second-in-eu-for-waste-to-landfills.606796

Healthy Christmas hampers & packages

Can you believe we’re only a month away from Christmas? That means it’s time to start thinking about presents! Why not give your family and friends a selection of healthy and nourishing gifts this year? We create classic Christmas sweets with a healthy twist, that are also beautiful and delicious, and in our hampers also include a range of other homemade products from The Grassy Hopper and our raw chocolate shop Theobroma, such as homemade granola and nut butters. New this year are the inclusion of gift vouchers to our freshly opened eco-spa and wellness centre Sanya, such as vouchers for a massage, yoga class or a day pass for the spa.

This year’s healthy Christmas sweets include our homemade Christmas Log, Mince Pies and Baci Balls, all hand crafted with quality ingredients, such as raw cacao, coconut oil, cacao butter, nuts and dried fruits. All sweets are vegan and gluten-free* and are free from processed sugar, instead they are sweetened with dates and other dried fruits, coconut sugar and/or agave syrup.

We are offering the following Christmas Hampers, which are packaged together in a beautiful gift basket:

  • Hamper 1 (€30): 1x christmas log, 3x mince pies, 1 packet granola, 1 peanut butter (200g)
  • Hamper 2 (€40): 1x christmas log, 3x mince pies, 3x baci ball, 1 voucher for Sanya yoga class, 1 packet granola

  • Hamper 3 (€50): 1x christmas log, 5x mince pies, 3x baci ball, 1 Sanya day voucher

  • Hamper 4 (€80): 1x christmas log, 5x mince pies, 3x baci ball, 1 peanut butter (200g), 1 voucher for Sanya massage

We also sell the Christmas sweets separately or in discount packages:

  • Package 1 (€15): 4x mince pies + 5x baci ball

  • Package 2 (€25): 1x christmas log + 3x baci ball

  • Package 3 (€25): 1x christmas log + 4x mince pies

Christmas logs retail at €21, mince pies at €2 and baci balls at €2. At our outlets all sweets, including Christmas log slices (€2) are also available to enjoy with a warming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. To place your order, either visit one of our outlets in Gzira or Valletta, or send us your order by e-mail to info@thegrassyhopper.com and mention what you would like to order, the date you would like to pick up your hamper and your contact details. Hampers can be picked up any day we are open between the 1st and 24th December, with a minimum of two days from order day to pick up, and the last order on 22 December. Packages can either be purchased directly from our outlets or ordered and picked up on an agreed day.

We’re looking forward to celebrate Christmas with you this year and provide you with healthy sweets & presents during this indulgent month.

*Christmas logs, mince pies and baci balls are gluten-free and prepared in a gluten-free environment (at our gluten-free raw chocolate shop Theobroma). However, since hampers are packed at The Grassy Hopper outlet, please advise us in case you are coeliac so we take extra care to avoid cross-contamination at The Grassy Hopper. The granola offered in some of the hampers is not gluten-free, but we can arrange a gluten-free substitute for the hampers containing granola if requested.

 

First Episode of the Grassy Hopper Podcast now live!

We are so happy to be able to share with you the first episode of our new podcast.  This Podcast is our space to explore further what it means to live a healthy life. 

The Grassy Hopper is not just about food. Food is a big part of it, but as you can read in our Manifesto, we also feel that living a healthy and fulfilling life has many other aspects to it. On this Podcast Yasmin interviews people who have an inspiring perspective or life experience to share. The interview will cover a vast range of topics, and often food might not even get mentioned, the common thread is a reflective view on life and how we can be more happy and fulfilled.

Our first episode welcomes David Zammit who is an adventurer, blogger and photographer, who left the corporate world behing to travel the world. His adventures include an epic 4,000km cycle, alone across the Australian continent. This conversation does into why Dave made certain choices and the impact of his adventures on his life view.

Subscribe to our Podcast for more episodes: 

https://itunes.apple.com/mt/podcast/grassy-hopper-podcast/id1178075086 

If you enjoy the interview, please send us your comments and recommendations of more inspirational stories that need to be told.

Massive thanks to Monochrome Keys Music Studio for producing the track. Check out the website for one of the most passionate and awesome musicians we know.  Guaranteed quality tuition and workshops!

 

E-Bike Delivery

We've been delivering healthy food and drinks for almost a year now from our Valletta outlet, and although we're happy with providing a delivery service, we were on the lookout for a faster, more reliable and more environmentally friendly delivery method :) 

We believe we have found it in the form of delivery by electric bicycle and have been testing with a brand new local company for the past weeks. As of next Monday 21 November you can now have food and drinks delivered to your home, office or workplace by electric bicycle from both our outlets! 

We are providing the e-bike delivery service for orders over 10 euros. We deliver from our outlet in Gzira to the blue area on the map (Pembroke, Madliena, Swieqi, Tal-Ibragg, San Gwann, St. Julians, Kappara (incl. University & Hospital), Sliema, Gzira, Ta' Xbiex), and from our outlet in Valletta to the green and red areas on the map (Birkirkara, Balzan, Imriehel, Santa Venera, Hamrun, Qormi, Msida, Pieta, Valletta, Marsa, Paola, Tarxien, Fgura, Birgu, Bormla, Isla, Kalkara, and Smart City). If you are unsure if we can deliver to your location, just give us a call to double-check (Gzira tel: 21311676, Valletta tel: 27645890). 

To order a delivery, simply follow the following steps: 

  1. Look at our menu on www.thegrassyhopper.com

  2. Place your order by sending an email with the items you'd like to order (specify any add-ons such as cheese please), your address and phone number and your preferred delivery time (any workday between 11:30-16:00) to deliveries@thegrassyhopper.com 

  3. For orders to the blue area please phone our Gzira outlet on 21311676 , and for orders to the green and red areas please phone our Valletta outlet on 27645890 to confirm (best is to email & call before 11:30, so we can plan in deliveries, last order at 14:30) 

  4. We will liaise with the delivery company and they will confirm the nearest available delivery time with you via e-mail

  5. Payment upon delivery in cash

The delivery fee is a standard €5 euro, and €3 for Valletta and Floriana (including Valletta Waterfront).

With this move we hope to make healthy and delicious food and drinks accessible to even more people, while providing the service in an environmentally friendly way! 

As always, we welcome your comments & feedback, and we make a continuous effort to provide the best service. You can contact us on facebook, via e-mail or by phone. 

 

 

Bar-staff wanted!

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At the Grassy Hopper we believe that food is the foundation of how happy and fulfilling our lives can be. Our mission is to make it easier for people to make good health choices. If this sounds like a mission you would want to get out of bed for every morning, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for new people to join our team...not just anyone, but people who resonate with our mission and will come to work wanting to serve a greater purpose.

Do you want to be part of a conscious work environment? Do you have a vision that involves people eating the cleanest and most nourishing food possible? Do you want to learn how to prepare food which is organic, raw, gluten-free and sugar free?

As well as a passion for clean living, we expect the highest standards of both personal and professional hygiene as well as disciplined people who take pride in their work.

We are looking for people who share our values of transparency, honesty, integrity, humility and responsibility. We can offer a very nice work environment and work that is fun and meaningful!

Position Open: Bar Staff ~ Full time

Please send your CVs and a covering letter to info@thegrassyhopper.com

We're looking for new Chefs!

Do you want to be part of a conscious work environment? Do you have a vision that involves people eating the cleanest and most nourishing food possible? Do you want to learn how to prepare food which is organic, raw, gluten-free and sugar free?

If yes...then we want to hear from you! We are looking for new people to join our team...not just anyone, but people who resonate with our mission and will come to work wanting to serve a greater purpose.

As well as passion for clean living, we expect the highest standards of both personal and professional hygiene as well as disciplined people who take pride in their work.

We are looking for people who share our values of transparency, honesty, integrity, humility and responsibility. We can offer a very nice work environment and work that is fun and meaningful!

Chef - (Full time/part-time)

Although work experience in a professional kitchen is an absolute must-have, this need not be in a vegan or vegetarian kitchen. Extensive training will be provided, including emphasis on the particular nature of vegan and vegetarian cooking, and catering to people with specific diets

- A qualification and/or (minimum 1 year) experience working as a chef/kitchen hand

- Must hold a valid drivers license and food handling certificate

- Must be passionate about vegetarian and vegan cooking

- Must have very good team working skills

Please send your CV's and question answers to info@thegrassyhopper.com

Join our team - Chefs Wanted!

Do you want to be part of a conscious work environment? Do you have a vision that involves people eating the cleanest and most nourishing food possible? Do you want to learn how to prepare food which is organic, raw, gluten-free and sugar free?

We are looking for Chefs to join our team! Experience in this particular type of cuisine is not essential but general kitchen experience would be a great help.

We encourage freedom and creativity in the workplace but are looking for people who have the responsibility and self-motivation to thrive in such a system. At the Grassy Hopper we provide a working environment that is based on principles of conscious business; Integrity, Responsibility, Communication, Humility, Emotional Maturity - an environment that makes work meaningful and fulfilling.

Whilst we look for technical skills in our potential team members we also look for the interior skills that are required for a workplace to operate harmoniously.

"Can we create organizations free of the pathologies that show up all too often in the workplace? Free of politics, bureaucracy, and infighting; free of stress and burnout; free of resignation, resentment, and apathy; free of the posturing at the top and the drudgery at the bottom? Is it possible to reinvent organizations, to devise a new model that makes work productive, fulfilling, and meaningful? Can we create soulful workplaces―schools, hospitals, businesses, and non profits―where our talents can blossom and our callings can be honoured?"

This is the question we are asking and living. If you feel that you have the external skills and the internal desire to contribute to such a workplace please send us your CV: info@thegrassyhopper.com

Magical Flourish Teas

We always get extra excited when we have truly special products in stock. Flourish teas are definitely one of these.

Many of the herbs in their blends have been carefully selected and gathered from the wild and untouched Maltese countryside. Their healing qualities have been knowledgeably and thoughtfully combined with other valuable medicinal herbs to provide balanced and harmonious blends. 

Love and attention has been paid to the freshness, quality and holistic therapeutic value of each herb.  The drying process has also been accorded a lot of attention to ensure that the medicinal properties of each plant is conserved to the maximum.

Here below we introduce the first 3 signature blends; Serentea, Stabilitea and Vitalitea.

* Serentea - Passionflower, Rose, Skullcap, Camomile, Cinnamon, Limeflowers, Lavender, Hibiscus*, Strawberry*, Lemon Verbena*

This tea induces a peaceful, relaxed state of harmony and ease to help one unwind and de-stress. It acts physically on our hormones, nervous system and circulation and in turn quietens the mind.

* Stabilitea - Hawthorne Berries*, Nettle*, Liquorice root, Siberian Ginseng, Thyme*, Schizandra Berries, Sage*, Lemon* and Raspberry Leaf

This nurturing tonic tea is great to drink everyday, as it brings about a strengthening and balancing effect on the bodily systems to restore them to optimal functioning, despite all that life throws at you.

* Vitalitea - Lemon Balm, Rosemary*, Damiana, Spearmint, Lemon Leaves*, Orange*, Carob*, Rosehip, Bay Leaves*, Lemongrass

This uplifting, fresh and invigorating blends awakens the senses, boosts the circulation and lifts the mood, raising our vibration and bringing about a sense of clarity and restoration.

At both our outlets (Gzira and Valletta) you can try each of the teas and also buy a jar for home.