Starseeds parks behind the Tommy Rockers at Flamingo and Dean Martin every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It delivers Fridays and Saturdays to those ordering products online.
Starseeds vegan mobile market offers both a market menu and vegan grocery items. It include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, breads, dried fruits, snacks, spices, superfood powders, non-dairy products like vegan cheese, butter and sour cream), meat substitutes, juices and plant milks.
On the prepared eats side, the market menu is seasonal and prepared by co-owner Alyssa Travi.
A pastry chef for more than 15 years at spots like Joël Robuchon and SUSHISAMBA, she’s featuring a variety of eats. For example, there’s the B.M.T.A. Bakon Microgreens Tomato Avocado. It’s a twist on a traditional BLT with vegan bacon, microgreen mix, tomatoes, avocado spread, on a choice of bread and doused in homemade Bakonaze, a vegan aioli.
When it comes to the dressings and sauces. Travi’s making them from raw cashews and fresh herbs. The cashews aren’t like the raw variety in other grocery stores, which are pasteurized.
“These are truly raw nuts … we’re trying to get super nutrient-dense foods to our Las Vegas locals” explains co-owner Jessica Clark.
She’s an urban farmer whose microgreens and sprouts are available for purchase and featured on the salads and sandwiches at Starseed. They are harvested daily for the market and are another super nutrient-dense product. Clark creates new microgreens and sprouts mixes weekly.
In fact, Starseeds was started because of microgreens.
Travi and Clark were growing microgreens for restaurants and hotels pre-COVID. But, when the pandemic hit the two transitioned from business-to-business to the public. They partnered with other farms and local producers to create a local plant-based market online to sell their greens.
But they wanted more.
“We are hoping a physical presence will bring more orders in and we can bring more local producers back,” says Clark.
Now, they have the mobile market and can share their love of microgreens with the public.
“This allows us the ability to to show people in person how tasty [microgreens] are and how to use them,” she says.
The mission of Starseeds is to “plant seeds of conscious consumption, not just when it comes to animal agriculture, but other aspects that harm animals and the environment.”
The market tries to be low-waste, and customers can bring their own containers to take home the produce and dried goods.
In addition, they are working on a compost component with Viva La Compost. Their goal is to create a drop-off center at the market. Compost will then be taken to T & T Ranch, one of their producers.
“T & T Ranch will be able to grow more produce for us, which will in turn create a local food cycle,” she says.
Starseeds is also planning some events with the LasVegan Food Bank and Cactus Joe’s.