Kupfert & Kim is a vegan quick-service restaurant.
We make delicious, sustainable and minimally processed fare.
Fresh produce arrives every morning in its whole form and is prepped in each of our locations. We make almost everything in-house from scratch, including our sauces, nut & seed butters, pickles and baked goods. Any item not made in-house comes from suppliers we have thoroughly vetted and trust.
We care about the food we serve. We source local as much as possible, and ensure that any produce on the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Dirty Dozen list is organic at our shops.
We offer a 35¢ discount to anyone supplying their own container. Otherwise we are happy to provide compostable takeout materials for all of our delights. Moreover, our kitchens produce almost nothing that enters a landfill: the little waste we produce is either composted or recycled.
The more plant-based food we eat, the more environmentally sustainable for the planet. Compared with animal-based food, plant-based food production requires only a fraction of the fresh water, energy, feed and fertilizer, and surface area of Earth that could be returned to its original forestland. It also produces a fraction of the water run-off, carbon and methane gas pollution, and does not need to harm fellow sentient beings.
Everything we serve is vegan and made of ingredients that are naturally gluten-free. Because tamari is often made with wheat, and oats are often milled together with wheat, we specifically source these items certified gluten-free, defined as less than 20ppm. In other words, we do the best we can to ensure that everything we serve contains less than 20ppm of gluten but unfortunately we cannot guarantee it, because while there are institutions that certify packaged products gluten-free, as yet they do not certify restaurants.
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but are often processed in the same facilities as wheat and barley. Our oats come from Avena Foods in Saskatchewan, who have gone through a Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), and are 100% gluten-free!
Yes, every single take-out item can be composted- even our straws!
Many of our ingredients are organic. As a rule, anything on the Environmental Working Group's “Dirty Dozen” list is organic at Kupfert & Kim. This list identifies produce with high levels of pesticide residue when not grown organically. Our organics include kale, arugula, bok choy, pea sprouts, cucumbers, apples, pears, cranberries, bananas, blueberries, quinoa, toasted sesame oil, dulse, chia, goji, tofu, tempeh, and soy milk.