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Unique Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room now open for business in Penticton

Penticton’s culinary marketplace just got a whole lot more interesting with the opening of the impressive new Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room. Owner Christina Roloff and her husband Nicolas spent months renovating the building they are leasing at 249 Westminster Avenue West. The tea room/restaurant and small-scale vegan and vegetarian grocery store officially opened this past weekend.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia </who>Christina and Nicolas Roloff are the proud owners of the Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room, which officially opened for business this past weekend. The business offers numerous tea flavours, a healthy menu and small-scale grocery store designed for vegans and vegetarians.
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Christina and Nicolas Roloff are the proud owners of the Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room, which officially opened for business this past weekend. The business offers numerous tea flavours, a healthy menu and small-scale grocery store designed for vegans and vegetarians. Renovations started way back in March and it’s exciting and a relief to finally be open to customers, said Roloff, who emigrated with her family to British Columbia from Switzerland four years ago. In early August, PentictonNow interviewed Roloff and asked about her plans for her new business.

Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room is now open Tuesday through Sunday and Roloff expects to continue to operate six days a week, until next spring when the plans are to open seven days a week.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia </who>Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room on Westminster Avenue West in Penticton offers 15 flavours of tea and will be adding many more in the coming weeks and months.
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Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room on Westminster Avenue West in Penticton offers 15 flavours of tea and will be adding many more in the coming weeks and months.

The tea room portion of the operation is offering 15 different flavours of teas, as well as selling open and bulk teas “and we will be bringing in many more flavours in the coming weeks and months,” she said.

The grocery section of the store sells food and products favoured by vegans as well as vegetarians, she said.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia </who>Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room offers a large selection of food products geared towards vegans and vegeterians.
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Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room offers a large selection of food products geared towards vegans and vegeterians.

“We don’t sell any dead animal products,” she said. “We are selling some products with eggs and milk products, we still tolerate.

“We’re getting people who do eat meat, but not all the time, right up to strict vegan people who would appreciate it if we cut out all animal products. We’ll see where the customers guide us.”

The grocery stores features everything from different flours and tortilla chips to a large variety of nuts, cookies, sauces, gardening materials and much more.

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The response over the first few days has been excellent – more than she could have asked for, said Roloff. “The response has been excellent, very good,” she said. “There’s a big community of vegan people throughout this area.” Roloff has hired three full-time staff and a handful of part-time staff to serve customers and will hire more if business continues to thrive, she said.

After the business is established and she has a regular clientele in the next two months, Roloff plans on using some extra space to offer workshops in things like holistic healing, alternative medicine and other health-related topics, which will allow her to use her skills working in this field in her native Switzerland.

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Roloff said the first few days in business could not have gone better. “We’ve had a very positive response from the people … they like it,” she said.

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The tea room is offering up a menu of health-conscious food that includes soups, samosas, chili, wraps, sandwiches, fermented bean products and some popular Swiss staples like muesli with fruit and imported Swiss cheese, she said.

Roloff invited all Penticton residents to come and check out her new business.

Balance Vegetarian Shop and Tea Room is now open from 9 a.m. until 6 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hours on Sunday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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