A Message From the Owner
Shanghai's first veggie dog eating contest held during our Customer Appreciation Week
Hi! My name is Lindsey and I moved to Shanghai 7 years ago from America. I taught middle and high school for 10 years and 5 months ago I left teaching to pursue my passion-creating delicious plant-based food for other people to enjoy. The last 7 years have led me on a journey of learning about plant-based foods and how important they are to our health and the health of the planet.
Over two years ago we opened Happy Buddha with the goal to showcase how a product we were making called seitan could be used to replace meat to make really tasty food.
I didn’t realize then that in this small project I would find something so important to me as well as the Shanghai community. What Happy Buddha has come to mean to me is something I never could have expected.
Lea, Winner of our "Make Your Mojo" vegan ice cream contest and Ben
To continue doing what we love to do, to keep you fed and happy, we need your help to make Happy Buddha’s 2018 vegan dreams a reality!
Our Goal and Use of Funds
Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 for our 2018 plans!
You can help us reach our goals for the new year! We’ll be:
This cutie pie loves our dairy-free ice cream!
Those are just a few of the things we have in store for you if we are successful in this campaign. To show our appreciation for your help in making this happen we have some amazing offers for you. In return for your valuable contributions, we present to you some unbelievable perks to backers of our 2018 vegan dream project! Check out our perks page to see them all!
*Please note that because we are located in Shanghai we will only be able to provide our perks in Shanghai and surrounding areas. Thank you for understanding!*
We have come a long way, and can continue on this wonderful journey with your help.
Your Contribution Makes a Difference in the World!
To give you an idea about the difference you can make with every plant-based meal you eat, consider this:
-In a recent study it was found that vegans have lower rates of cancer than meat eaters and vegetarians. In fact, women following a vegan diet had 34% lower rates of female-specific cancers. More amazingly, a vegan diet has been shown to have the power to de-activate disease causing genes and activate disease fighting genes.
-A whole foods, plant-based diet has been shown to reduce rates of other health impairments such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
-If more people followed a vegan diet, greenhouse gas emissions would decrease dramatically, helping to slow the effects of global warming.
-Trillions of RMB would be saved on health care each year if more people adopted a healthier, plant-based diet, making themselves and the economy stronger and more resilient.
-Fresh water is already scarce in many places in the world, yet the demand will continue to grow. Save water by going vegan. A vegan diet requires 300 gallons of water per day while a non-vegetarian diet requires 4,000 gallons of water per day.
Every time you choose to eat at Happy Buddha, you are making a difference.
Whitney and Andrew met at our 21 Day Vegan Challenge and were engaged shortly after!
Lindsey's Greatest Wish
On a personal note I would like to share something with you. As a mother I often think about what the world will be like when my children are my age, or even older. Sometimes I also wonder what my sons will say about me when I am no longer on this Earth. More than anything I want them to live in a beautiful and peaceful world. I also want them to be proud of their mother.
I want them to grow up in a world where compassion rules, the Earth’s abundant beauty is still available to enjoy, where everyone has enough food to eat and fresh water to drink. Where everyone can live a life of happiness and health. I want my sons to be able to say that their mother and the people she knew did something to make the world a better place. Please help us continue to feed you and add more beautiful chapters to our story; to all of our stories.
Lindsey's Loves, Sammy and Max
Over the last two years we have overcome numerous challenges. We understand the difficulties we will face and we are ready to conquer them!
Thank you for your support and for believing in us! The last few years have been amazing and here is to many more!
Pledge for your health. Pledge for the planet. Pledge for the future.
If you are not able to donate please help to share our campaign and spread the word by liking, sharing, tweeting, anything! We appreciate your support in all forms.