Just yesterday, I broke the sad news to you that my beloved Kaleisia Tea Lounge added chicken to their previously all-veg menu. Some friends and I had expressed our disappointment on their Facebook page, and Kaleisia had reassured us that they would keep the chicken stuff away from the veg stuff. Then this morning, I received texts from both Lisa AND Amber that Kaleisia had taken the chicken off their menu! Kaleisia posted this on Facebook:
Thank you for voicing your concerns. We greatly value our community's input and have removed the grilled chicken sandwich. Our menu will continue from now on as 100% vegan/vegetarian.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?? Kaleisia has totally earned their cool points back. Kaleisia is such a fun, unique, welcoming place that stands apart from any other tea or coffee place in Tampa. I love their atmosphere, I love the events they host (they're behind the recently-formed Tampa Free Skool), and of course, I love their veg*n menu. I was so disappointed when I heard they added meat to their menu because it felt like they were kind of selling out, when all along, they stood above the rest in their awesomeness.
So THANK YOU, Kaleisia, for continuing to be veg-friendly, for truly listening to your customers, and for continuing to stand apart from the mainstream. It is truly appreciated.