Veg Express to open in April

By Isaac Bonnell

Veg Express, a new all-vegetarian drive-through, is set to open in mid-April at the former Diehl Ford Bargain Lot at 700 Ohio St.

Owner Michelle Whittaker recently took over the lease for the space and is in the process of converting the small office building to a kitchen, where she will do all of the food prep work. Lunch and dinner will be served out of a mobile trailer that is “like a little espresso stand on wheels,” Whittaker said.

Whittaker, a residential painter, first got the idea to open her own vegetarian restaurant about 15 years ago when she became a vegetarian.

“There was never anywhere to go for vegetarian food,” she said.

She has since grown tired of painting and decided now was as good a time as any to launch a business. Veg Express will serve everything from veggie burgers to Whittaker’s specialty, a sweet potato and black bean burrito.

For more information, call Veg Express at (360) 961-8694.

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