When Nicolette Richer was coming up with the concept for The Green Moustache, she had a dream of one day seeing affordable, healthy food available on every corner. After the launch of The Green Moustache’s first vending machine—with expansion plans already in the works—that dream is starting to inch towards reality.
Traditionally home to sugar-laden sodas and junk food, vending machines are getting a long overdue makeover, connecting consumers to healthier food. Canada is the latest to get in on the trend as British Columbia residents are about to have even more easy access to healthy and delicious vegan food with a new vending machine stocked by The Green Moustache Organic Café inside a Whistler sports center.
“A new healthy vending machine that is the first of its kind in the country has been installed in Whistler’s Meadow Park Sports Centre. Guests to the recreation centre can now access 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free, nutrient rich meals and desserts from the machine during the sports centre’s operating hours. The Resort Municipality of Whistler teamed up with local business The Green Moustache to provide the service.”
“The cafe is co-owned by Karine and Edward Wright who believe the wholesome vegan offerings work well with the healthy lifestyle of many Revelstokians. Relocating from Whistler just over a year ago, the couple sought a town that offered the outdoor pursuits they enjoy, along with a strong sense of community.”
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“Nicolette Richer is the founder of Green Moustache Juice Inc., BC’s fastest growing collection of fast-casual cafes serving communities with affordable, 100% organic, nutrifying and detoxifying meals + beverages. Nicolette is an alumni of the 2016 FWEE-Series Program.”
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“Soak up your hangover the next day with a slice of fresh bread or still-warm pastry from purebread bakery in the village, or do penance with a grain bowl and Dr. G’s Ultimate Green juice from The Green Moustache.”
“It’s difficult to imagine anyone more passionate about healthy eating than Nicolette Richer. A cancer and chronic disease consultant, she created The Green Moustache as a place for folks to find food and juices that promote health and fight disease. If it isn’t organic (and delicious), Richer won’t serve it.”
“The Green Moustache café and juice bar was opened in 2014 by Nicolette Richer, a therapist and health consultant. It offers organic plant-based cuisine in a charming, homey space that has whitewashed walls and a box of toys for visiting toddlers.”
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“Even a decade ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine a place like The Green Moustache thriving in Whistler. But with more and more consumers caring about what they put into their body and where it comes from, business has been booming at the vegetarian café since the owners Nicolette Richer and her husband Pierre opened their doors a year ago.”
“A certified health counsellor and dietician, Richer wanted to give Whistler a nourishing, yet tasty, alternative to the typical fast food and pub fare that dots the resort’s culinary landscape. That means giant salads packed with locally picked produce and nuts, hearty, homemade soups, creamy almond milk smoothies and cold-pressed juices loaded with anti-oxidants, as well as delectable raw vegan desserts that trick even the most savvy of sweet tooths.”
“Nicolette Richer, owner of The Green Mustache, and Paula Jeffers, owner of 3 Singing Birds, had both been on exhaustive searches for the right space to start their businesses. When neither had success finding a suitable location with a level of rent that was affordable the two friends took a page out of the co-working book and came up with the idea to share an ideal space that had come available in Whistler’s Marketplace.”
“Perfect for a town made up of sports nuts, The Green Moustache Organic Juice and Live Food Bar is Whistler’s answer to Organic Lives. Almost everything they serve is raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, organic and local.”
“Opened in late December by the husband-and-wife team of Pierre and Nicolette Richer, The Green Moustache is committed to serving healthy, fresh and nutritional fare that nourishes the body without sacrificing flavour.”
“Menu Item:The Passion Plate What Makes it Awesome: An abundance of raw veggies, sprouts, nuts, and homemade dressing to tie it all together. This salad supports the testament that “nothing tastes as good as healthy feels”.
Shaw TV Whistler
At the Green Moustache we make our own almond milk every day of the week, fresh for the beautiful smoothies and soups that we bring you. Follow along as Nicolette shows you how you can do this too… in 3 easy steps in this Shaw TV episode:
“Walking into the Green Moustache Juice and Live Food Bar In Whistler is like walking into somebody’s warm and inviting kitchen. Of course it couldn’t be my kitchen. It’s way too healthy. Juicers are whirring and the kettle is boiling for a cup of organic tea. It’s the kind of place you could hang out in all day (if they let you) and enjoy a healthy salad with a smoothie on the side.”