Kyla Rawlin’s dream will soon be rolling in North Shore.
Rawlins, along with partner Geremie Voight, is the co-founders of the organic, vegan and gluten-free Buddha-Full Café in Lower Lonsdale.
The duo have now remodeled a double-decker old London Transit bus into a mobile pop-up café and eatery that can be booked for events, birthday parties, markets and weddings.
The Buddha-Bus made its debut last week at the TEDTalks event in Vancouver.
Buddha Bus started with a dream— quite literally. Rawlins said she saw in her dreams kids running around the upstairs of a big white food truck bus, eating and learning about plant-based food.
She woke up the next morning and started looking online for a bus. She eventually found a double-decker bus deep in the forest of Sooke in Vancouver Island.
The 1965 London Transit bus has now been completely transformed into a fully-functioning kitchen and an eating space on the top floor. It has a take out windows and seating upstairs for 30 people.
“We are going to do pop-shops in town, and we intend to have Buddha-Bus parties,” she said.
The Buddha-Bus will soon be on the road in North Shore and Vancouver and will feature a plant based menu with gluten free and refined sugar free options, and ethically sourced fresh, organic and seasonal BC produce.
“It is very mobile and a beautiful sight to see driving down the street and showing up to any event,” says Rawlins.