- story by Lisa Monti
The owners of Starfish Café, the delightful sit-down spot on Main Street in Bay St. Louis, have branched out to offer healthy prepped meals made with fresh ingredients. The new venture, named Wholey Foods, is humming along in the corner of Froogel’s Shopping Center on Highway 90.
Chef Zac Fillhart, his wife Melody and mom Di Fillhart took over Zone Meals To Go at the start of the new year, and now they’re preparing and packaging fresh, clean meals for the week or in individual grab-and-go servings.
By “clean” they mean the proteins are grass-fed, humanly-raised and free of steroids, antibiotics and nitrates. Here’s a tiny sampling of meals: Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato for breakfast; Mediterranean Soup with Sausage for lunch; and Sesame Chicken with Cauliflower Rice for dinner. The kitchen staff also specializes in low-carb breads, pastries and desserts. (KETO King Cake is available.)
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“For the last couple of years a lot of customers really wanted us to do grab-and-go and meal-planning made from scratch and healthy,” Di said. When the Zone Meals owner decided to move on, Di said, “The door opened for us.”
Soon the kitchen will also roll out a “Wholey Seniors” plan designed for those over 60 who want smaller portions of healthy meals. “We will be taking orders starting now for delivery or pickup on Feb. 25,” Di said.
And speaking of Starfish, 10 percent of the profits from Wholey Foods goes to support the nonprofit cafe, which helps those recovering from life’s hardships through education and training.
And more good news from the new venue: Wholey Foods will begin using compostable containers by March 15, if not sooner.
Wholey Foods will host a grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 19. There'll be special incentives offered all day to try out the service, plus treats and bites from 4- 6pm.
295 U.S. 90
Bay St. Louis
3-6 pm Tuesday
11 am - 6 pm Wednesday-Friday
11 am - 3 pm Saturday