Stem + Glory is the brainchild of Cambridge yoga studio brand CAMYOGA.
CAMYOGA founder, Louise, a long term vegan, and a vegetarian for more than 30 years, had been rolling the idea of a vegan establishment round in her mind for a long, long time.
A passion for clean, healthy and delicious plant based food, and a desire to win hearts and minds to the vegan movement not by propaganda, but by irresistibly delicious plant based alternatives, built traction through the earliest incarnations of a members cafe at first CAMYOGA central, and then at CAMYOGA Shelford. A happy stroke of luck in 2016 bought CAMYOGA to Cambridge Mitcham's corner with enough space for a full restaurant operation, and so the Stem + Glory name and concept was born.
With the amazing backing and support of CAMYOGA and the people of Cambridge, Stem + Glory opened in October 2016 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign which raised almost £100,000 in just 21 days.
From initially opening just Mon-Fri lunch times with just one chef, after just 6 months we grew to open 7 days for breakfast and lunch and 6 days for dinner and have four amazing chefs :)
The backdrop to our success has been the rapid and exponential shift in attitudes towards plant based cuisine. We now see animal welfare and veganism regularly in the media, and corporations, supermarkets and ordinary folk are becoming more and more willing to make a stand for healthier and more ethical lifestyles.
Our hope and aim is that we can make a contribution towards this shift in consciousness, in order that we can all live in a more peaceful and harmonious world.