Hi! Thanks for checking out My Plant Deli!
We are a small family run business based in Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Malaysia. My name is Honey, and my husband is Naren, and we have 3 kids. We believe that a vegan plant based diet is the best for the earth, the animals, and healthiest for us as well! As a result of getting so many requests to sell our products, here we are!
I do the recipe testing, creating, and most of the cooking and packaging. I also take care of the website and do most of the photography, posting, and messaging on Facebook. Naren does some of the packaging, label design, and Facebook messaging. He also does all of the phone messaging and deliveries. So if you contact us via mail or Facebook, you are probably talking to me. If by phone, it’s Naren. Either way you’ll get great customer service!
I didn’t eat a lot of meat while I was growing up, but I was by no means a vegetarian. But about 12 years ago my husband bought me a vegetarian cookbook, because it was on sale and he knew I liked cookbooks. He didn’t realize it, but the first half of the cookbook told why you should be a vegetarian. Well that did it, I became vegetarian pretty much on the spot. Since then we have gradually graduated to eating a mostly vegan diet. I can’t honestly tell people that I am 100% vegan, because I do not 100% be careful of traces of dairy, eggs, honey, etc. in foods we eat outside the home. We do the best we can, but I don’t feel comfortable with an absolute label. My reasons for eating a plant based diet are equally about animal welfare, the environment, and health. I can’t really pick one over the others.
So why have we focused mostly on vegan cheeses and meats? Well, first of all, I grew up in Wisconsin, the “cheese state” in the USA. If you’ve ever read that cheese is addictive, believe it!!! Even after not having eaten cheese for years at a time I still crave it. It’s crazy! I have been making vegan cheeses even before I became vegetarian, due to milk allergies, so I have tried a lot! The ones I sell here in our shop are my favorites. They are made with a base of organic soymilk (or almond milk) and coconut oil, so they have the richness that dairy cheese has, and they melt and stretch as well, which is fun!
Vegan cheese has always been difficult to find here in Malaysia, so our goal is to make it a lot easier! You’ll be seeing our products far and wide pretty soon!
Vegan and vegetarian meats and sausages are fairly easy to find, but I am never happy with the ingredients. Either they are made from soy that is most likely GMO, or they are filled with MSG and other weird chemicals fir flavor, preserving, etc. When you buy our vegan meats (sausages, roasts, deli slices, pepperoni, and much more!) you can be assured of quality ingredients that you would only use in your own home!
So that is a little bit about who we are and what we do. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!