Business of the Month:
The Kimchi Dude
“I am free to be myself. This is priceless.”
—Rein Beau, Owner of The Kimchi Dude
We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off March and springtime than with this month’s Local Love feature, Randy aka Rein Beau, owner of The Kimchi Dude!
Now, we all know that being the best versions of ourselves start on the inside, including the very food we eat to fuel our bodies. And while this can seem like a daunting task, Rein’s got you covered with a wide and delicious variety of raw, vegan, and gluten-free meals.
Located in the food court of The Marketplace at Steamtown on Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton, The Kimchi Dude’s mission is one of wellness and sustainability, not just for our bodies, but for our minds and environment as well. Rein accomplishes this by ensuring Scranton’s community has the opportunity to experience high-quality, nutrient-dense, plant-based health food.
Over the years, he’s built a strong business presence in the area, as well as a robust clientele. In 2014, Rein began selling his products as a mobile vendor at festivals, farmers markets, and home delivery. On June 1, 2018, he opened The Kimchi Dude storefront and never looked back! Now he boasts a following consisting of everyone from vegans to foodies, “health nuts,” and anyone curious about and committed to making a major lifestyle change.
And it all started with kimchi. A Korean-style sauerkraut, kimchi is traditionally a side dish compromised most often of celery cabbage (or napa cabbage), Chinese turnip, and cucumber. High in vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, kimchi is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. But Rein’s kimchi has a signature style.
“I age my product for 28+ days, compared to other companies that age it for 3-7 days. In this practice, I achieve next-level flavor, but most importantly, I am increasing the medicinal value of consuming this probiotic powerhouse!”
While his main culinary inspiration is Dan “The Life Regenerator” Mcdonald, Rein admires a mix of innovators, philosophers, spiritual teachers, and creative entrepreneurs.
“For general life motivation I look up to Elon Musk, Tai Lopez, Mike Reynolds, Les Brown, Sadhguru, Mooji, Alan Watts, Ram Das, Joe Rogan, Wayne Dyer, and Shaolin Monks,” he said.
Meet Rein Beau:
This 31-year-old New York native spent time between New Jersey and Florida before arriving in Northeast Pennsylvania about 20 years ago. He’s spent the last decade in the Scranton area, finding the Electric City to be especially receptive to his culinary talents.
“I enjoy when couples come here on dates, or when people look forward to the weekends to see what’s new [on the menu]. I enjoy the fulfillment I receive by sharing my gift with the community. I am free to be myself. This is priceless,” he said.
We couldn’t agree more.
Want more of The Kimchi Dude? Peep the info and links below.
The Kimchi Dude @ The Marketplace at Steamtown
Fridays & Saturdays: 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays: 11 am – 5 pm
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