SEED, a new restaurant, is springing up in Kaimuki, serving a unique farm-to-table menu and helping provide employment for the island’s at-risk population.
Located in the space previously occupied by Bella Mia at 1137 11th Ave., this restaurant offers “food on a mission.” The exceptionally healthy menu relies on local sources for freshness and sustainability, while the staff is built around survivors of homelessness, human trafficking, and domestic abuse, along with other at-risk individuals, who receive work training and an economic opportunity.
“SEED is about doing business the right way,” said SEED project manager Sonya Seng. “Business can be an expression of justice and joy. The name SEED was chosen because it speaks of hope and change. A seed is just the beginning.”