My Little Honey Pot

My Little Honey Pot Brighton MIToday on Friend Friday we’re talking with Lindsay Salters and Jarrett Burke from My Little Honey Pot – one of our favorite friendly and healthy places to eat out. Let’s meet them and their business!

What made you start the business?

We started My Little Honey Pot to nourish and heal our local community by providing delicious and nutritious food that everyone can love and enjoy. We started this business because we wanted to increase food quality awareness and make a difference in the world; environmentally, sustainably, and evolutionarily. And we have a passion for sharing our delicious food with everyone!

When you’re not parked in Brighton where do you go?

Running events, private parties, church events, festivals, fairs, flea markets, corporate banquets, weddings, food truck rallies, farmers markets… and anywhere that has a hookup and wants delicious vegetarian food.

How are you making a difference in the world?

Nutrition is key and the food choices you make can change the world. We are here to bring awareness to our current food situation, and to let the world know that healthy food does taste delicious. Eating healthy is simply evolutionary.

Here at My Little Honey Pot, We:

  • Compost and donate all food scraps to local chickens
  • Recycle all metals, plastics, and glass packaging & containers
  • Use compostable containers & containers made from recycled materials
  • Source non-GMO products/ingredients only & buy mostly organic
  • Provide Fair Trade Organic locally roasted coffee to our community
  • Attend environmental protests & evolutionary marches
  • Show people that healthy food doesn’t have to taste like cardboard ~ 5 days a week

What inspires you?

When little kids make their mothers stop for cookies whenever they drive by.
It’s the little things.

What type of advice would you give other entrepreneurs?

Everyone has something their passionate about. Your purpose in life is to figure out how to use your passion to better yourself and then the world. It’s not going to be easy, but you never truly fail unless you never try.

What are a few of your favorite quotes?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“One of these days, the public is going to wake up and will pay for eggs, meats, vegetables, etc., according to how they were produced.” –J.I. Rodale

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” —Albert Einstein

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell

What media exposure have you had and how was the experience?

Fox 2 News Cooking School – We were very grateful to be on the Cooking Schools meatless Monday edition. It was a lot of fun sharing one of our recipes on live television. And what a great experience to have, being on camera doing what we Love to do! It was a bit nerve wrecking, but we did great and can’t wait for our next on air appearance!

The Livingston Daily Paper – The July 2, 2015 edition of the Livingston Daily Paper had the first article about My Little Honey Pot. The reporter did an outstanding job, and we have to say the picture of the honey gingersnap cookies has definitely brought in business. It was a true milestone that the Honey Pot team will never forget.

Is there anything during your small business journey that you underestimated?

Yes, everything. We knew that starting a small business and maintaining it was not going to be easy. We figured it might be a mountain of work, maybe two mountains. But we had no idea that we were taking on a whole mountain range. And looking back from this point, it feels like we’ve come a long way. But looking forward, task list in hand, we’ve got quite a journey ahead of us and we couldn’t be more grateful & happy. After all, inspiring others to eat better and be healthy is what we’re all about.

 

Learn more about My Little Honey Pot on their website or Facebook Page. And next time you are in Brighton, Michigan be sure to stop by and grab a healthy bite to eat.

Chance to Win a $15 Gift Certificate

Leave a comment below either sharing your favorite healthy place to eat in your town, or your experience at My Little Honey Pot to be automatically entered into our random drawing on June 10, 2016 for a $15 gift certificate for use on Strawesome.com. Winner will be notified by email. One comment per person.

Comments (60)

  1. I love jason’S deli here in my town

    laura revilla
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  2. We have a restaurant called Good Life Cafe. The chef there does amazing things with raw foods. It’s one of the healthiest AND tastiest places to eat in town! 🙂

    Jennifer R.
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  3. There’s a place called Ambrosia by me that makes amazing raw fruit juices.

    Helen
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  4. We have a small local chain called Siempre Natural that serves yummy all natural foods and drinks with a Mexican twist.

    Amanda Alvarado
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  5. My Little Honey Pot is so yummy! Not to mention genuine. It’s hard to find people so invested in health. I can guarantee the owners would never compromise quality for any reason. Stop in for a treat!

    Chelsea Ekquist
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  6. We have a local restaurant called The Breakfast Place (in Attleboro, Massachusetts), which sources their foods from local farmers, etc. They offer one of our favorite coffees, too, roasted by a local roaster. The specials are to die for and are very unique and delicious!

    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  7. I wish I could try out their food- cool practices & yummy food FTW!
    Near me, we have Miya’s in New Haven CT- awesome sushi; delicious, sustainable, even an invasives menu- if you can’t beat them, eat them!

    Kathleen Francis
    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
  8. We have a restaurant locally called Sam’s that serves great food that is also healthy!! I appreciate the extra effort they put into their food!

    Jun 4, 2016 Reply
    • Congratulations Amy! You are our lucky winner of the gift certificate. Check your inbox!

      Strawesome
      Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  9. Sadly there is no My Little Honey Pot around here. Jamba Juice is our absolute favorite place to get something healthy to eat!

    Emily
    Jun 5, 2016 Reply
  10. My Little Honey Pot sounds amazing! In our town, La Palapa is about as healthy and fresh as it gets. Hopefully we will see new options in the future!

    Myranda
    Jun 6, 2016 Reply
  11. We have a local restaurant called Lester’s in Adrian. Hope cooked meals.

    Renee
    Jun 6, 2016 Reply
  12. Love Kelly Farms which serves grassfed hamburgers in Allen, TX.

    T
    Jun 8, 2016 Reply
  13. I’m looking forward to trying My Little Honey Pot. Not in my town, but my current favorite place is GreenSpace in Ferndale.

    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  14. I am a fan of Chop’t! They have locations in MD and in the northeast!

    Abby J
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  15. I’d love to find a place like MLHP here! There’s nothing like it!

    Winona
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  16. In my town, I would have to say that my kitchen is my favorite place. I use all vegan, mostly organic foods and between meals, I enjoy a blender drink with wholesome fruits and vegetables, complete with one of my Strawsome straws. None of this exists in any local restaurant.

    So my second-favorite place to eat would be in a nearby town: Bombay Garden in Heath, OH where they know how to make the perfect vegan aloo mutter. I could go on with my other “second favorites,” because I really do travel for vegan food, but you probably don’t want this to be so lengthy. Still, I’d have to include Loving Hut and Portia’s Cafe in the Columbus, OH area. A but further of a drive, but always delightfully delicious.

    Sally Bennett
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  17. Wish we had a place like MLHP here! All we have are fast food places.

    Joyce
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  18. I like to eat at Panera Bread

    Lisa W
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  19. Here in Grand Rapids we’re fortunate enough to have many healthy options and hip places to choose from!
    Currently I’m fav’ing on fresh pressed juice from Sip Organic Juice Bar.
    If you pop by give the “Purple Rain” a try
    A fantastic space!

    Amelia
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  20. Quiero Arepas in Denver! They have both a truck and a store. So delicious.

    Stephanie Hopper
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  21. I triple LOVE the name and whole concept of “My Little Honey Pot”!!! I love hearing stories of people who follow their passions to make a difference in this world! When I want to go out for something healthier, I head over to a little town next to ours to “Knuth Brewing Company”. They have a terrific Veg Med sandwich 🙂

    Michelle Gregor
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  22. There’s a ton of awesome places in Columbus, Ohio! One of my favorites is a local farm-to-table restaurant called Acre that has some great healthy food 🙂

    Meghan Barnett
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  23. We have a small bulk foods store/cafe called Maize n Manna. They have unique, healthy lunch and dinner specials every day!

    Heather
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  24. I could like to try eat the food from My Honey Pot. But it is not in Tampa area. What a bummer!

    SHANNON
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  25. my go to healthy place is Rawlicious! All vegan plant based food, really good and healthy.

    P.H
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  26. The Chicago Diner is an excellent place for delicious vegan and veg foods. You don’t need to an herbivore to love this place!

    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  27. What a cool place! Pickings are pretty slim where we live, so our best place for healthy is at home 😉 but if we drive into Atlanta, there’s a place called Yeah Burger that serves grassfed beef that is pretty great!

    Julia
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  28. We love Vegan Cafe, Lockport, IL

    Marisa Lopez
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  29. Souper Jenny’s serves delicious homemade soups in Atlanta.

    Bonny
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  30. The very first place we found when we moved to Tucson, was a place called veg in a box, which had been a former food truck. It was like serendipity since our previous favorite was also a vegan restaurant that had started from a food truck ?

    Denise
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  31. My favorite healthy place to eat is actually a mainstay Chinese place in my small town of Winthrop MA, Hong Kong Dragon. Yes, it has the unhealthy battered-fried-and-drenched-in-sweet-sauce items that seem mandatory for a Chinese restaurant in the USA, but it also serves fantastic steamed greens and steamed brown rice and you can make a healthy and flavorful meal every time.

    Mikayla Dalton
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  32. We love eating at home on our farm. We have fresh eggs, milk from our cow, and meat from our animals. Nothing can compare 🙂

    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  33. One of our favorite, healthy places to eat is The Sunbreak Cafe in Auburn, Washington. They serve wholesome delicious breakfast fare, and amazing fresh baked goods. They have a bakery in the restaurant so you can pick up your favorite goodie to take home. On weekend mornings, you’d better get there early because the line to be seated is out the door…but always worth the wait.

    Annie
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  34. I love my local co op in Erie, PA! Mmmm, so many awesome things to choose from! Their creamy asparagus soup is amazing! Oh, the coconut flour donuts melt in your mouth! Mmmmm!

    Amy
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  35. We rarely eat out opting to make our own food with real ingredients but EAT in Temecula California is pretty good and offers a variety of healthy real food choices.

    Cathleen Mills
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  36. Fruits & Roots Juice Bar + Vegan Cafe in my town is the best. I love it

    Jen newman
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  37. Bushel and Pecks (Beloit Wisconsin)

    Callie Christofferson
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  38. I don’t know of a truly healthy place in my town other than the farmer’s market where I can pick up all kinds of produce to eat at home. Yum!

    Aimee
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  39. I love our locally owned and operated Anna’s House for breakfast and lunch!

    Sarah
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  40. Clovermint Cafe near Fort Lauderdale

    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  41. I absolutely love Ashley’s place in CA where I can get home made healthy food, fresh baked goodies and delicious smoothies.

    Joan Mary
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  42. I’m a fan of several locally owned restaurants near my town that serve farm to table food. The Local is an excellent one – with an often changing menu.

    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  43. My favorite healthy eating place is Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park, CA. 😉

    Cherie Oden
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  44. My favorite healthy place to eat is Pho Ginseng. I always order their Grilled Lemongrass Beef and Noodle Salad. And I love Strawesome! They were in each of my kids’ stockings this past Christmas!

    Shyla Ruiz-Esparza
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  45. We love Urban Fresh here in downtown Tucson. It’s locally owned with veggie wraps, salads, juices and smoothies. Delicious and a great value!

    Eliz
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  46. I love treating myself to a healthy but oh so delicious salad from Panera.

    Jayson Bissell
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply
  47. Love The Hot Pot, Kirkwood, MO. Locally sourced and fresh food menu!

    Susan
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  48. Gooseberries! Im Grants Pass, Oregon
    And I love my Straw some straws.

    denise garceau
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  49. Betty’s in kutztown pa!

    Marco
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  50. Hubby and I just had a fifteen minute discussion about healthy places to eat in our city and couldn’t come up with anything. Guess that’s why we don’t eat out very often!

    Diana
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  51. We have a few vegan/healthy eating restaurants that are great! Crispers and Jasons Deli are fairly healthy chains here

    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  52. I prefer not to eat out too often since I like to prepare my own healthy food at home. But, I do enjoy Panera Bread occasionally.

    Diane
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  53. It not really a Resturant but my family and I love to grab a quick lunch or I hot items for a picnic from whole foods! They are kind of our “go too” when we want a healthy option in a pinch or lots of variety.

    Shanell Weatherspoon
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  54. Good Earth in Roseville, MN. I love that their menu changes seasonally and offers some unique, delicious creations from the seasonal items being featured.

    Jill
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  55. I second Jill’s comment about Good Earth…it’s absolutely delightful. We’re fortunate in the Twin Cities area here in MN to have so many options for locally-sourced, season-based foods. 🙂

    Heather H.
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  56. I love Pat Greer’s Kitchen in Houston, Texas. She is one of the pioneers of healthy eating in our city. Several years ago, people used to think of the food she served as “hippie food” and was undesirable to some. Now, crowds are flocking to her at her still humble home location in downtown, or at the farmer’s market every weekend! Either way, her vegan recipes are out of this world, and will satisfy even the most reluctant meat-eater. GoTeam Pat!

    Lisa Calfee
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  57. We have Kathy’s Cafe near where I live. Whole grain, homemade breads and local meats and veggies.

    Penny Blair
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  58. We love a local cafe called Cafe Eclectic. They use a lot of locally sourced and grown ingredients. Delicious.

    Elizabeth
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply
  59. Amy Strait was our winner. Thanks for all the comments. It may lead to others in the Strawesome community finding out about new places to visit when they are in your town.

    Strawesome
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply

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