Why Sacred?


When it comes to our name, one of the most frequently asked questions is, "What makes MANNA meals so sacred?" Though MANNA does have a biblical reference (please read our blog on why we chose MANNA as our name), we went deeper into what sacred meant to us and what we considered to be sacred - we think you will resonate quite strongly!

As a result of working in an industry where everybody who has ever worked in a kitchen understands the idea of pouring your literal blood, sweat, and tears into your passion, I gained a lot of insight into what I wanted my life to look like moving forward. It is still something I strive for, but at the very least I have progressed from being drowning in work to being a beginner juggler with the goal of finding balance. After talking with other peers and friends, we discovered that we were all experiencing similar forms of burnout and were all motivated to make a change.

Knowing this and discovering how we stand out as Vancouver's plant based meal delivery company, we incorporated sacred into our name and here is why:

Holding time in your hands

The value of time is sacred. For us, it is a loss that cannot be reversed. There never seems to be enough time in a day when we are all hurrying through our 9-5s, working several jobs, or simply juggling work, extracurricular pursuits, and our loved ones. With so much going on, time always flies by quicker than anyone expects. Our healthy organic recipes are designed to support saving you time by planning your plant based meals in advance, being your personal grocery shopper, and cooking dinner with minimal cleaning so that you don't feel pressed for time, all the time.


Person in deep thought

Acts of self care are sacred. The phrase goes that you can't help someone else before helping yourself, which might be hard to follow when you're known for being a selfless person. The best self-care you can give yourself is to provide your body the nourishment and fuel it needs to function properly every day. Doing so will help you develop a state of mindfulness about self-care that will help you perform more acts of it in the future. To keep you going, we offer delicious nutritionally balanced healthy plant based meals. Our meals are curated using healthy, organic ingredients and as wholesome as possible so that you gain the most out of our meals.


Creating moments with your loved ones is sacred. Earlier in my career, I sacrificed quality time with the people I cared about because I was so focused on my work. I took advantage of the value of family and people I hold dear by failing to establish a balance between my profession and making time for those I cared about. Creating lasting experiences with the people you care about is the best way to make the most of your time, especially in light of recent tragedies that we continue to experience on a global level. It doesn't matter if we help you create lasting impressions by sharing our healthy vegan meals at your table or by having extra time to do so through our meal delivery, we're here to help you create the time to make those memories that last beyond your years.


Child feeding bird in hand

Meals made completely cruelty free are sacred. Life is sacrosanct for all beings, regardless of whether you believe that injuring animals as a source of nutrition has a moral importance to you or not. It was important to us to curate plant-based meals to inspire ourselves and others to have the least amount of impact on our life, our planet, and the beings that exist in our immediate organic environment. This is why we have designed our meal plans to be fully plant based, for those who are wanting to make an impact through healthy vegan eating. Life is for living.

By definition - Sacred describes something that is dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity; is considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspires awe or reverence among believers. Though we are not completely in sync with the definition, we believe we intertwine with the message at it's core. To set yourself apart in all that you do to be your best self.

When it comes to community, us as individuals and the environment, we at MANNA dedicate ourselves to assisting everyone by supplying you with easy, healthy, and delicious plant-based meals to sustain organic daily rituals and to inspire our community to spend more time doing what is sacred for them.