Launched in November 2014, Flavey J’s offers a selection of tasty fare prepared with locally sourced, organic produce and A-grade free-range meat. A highlight is the gourmet gatsby, which arrives on a 14cm fresh roll with a 200g chicken breast, deep-fried onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and a serving of Flavey fries (R45). Other menu items include beef or chicken sliders with chips (R45 for two; R65 for three); a gourmet boerie roll (R35); and a selection of healthier options like the Asian health roll with chicken, pickled carrots, green pepper and red onion (R40); chicken kebabs and salad (R40); and the mid-east platter (R40). The mid-east platter comprises toasted pita breads and a selection of mezze and dips, including avo ‘smush’, homemade hummus and salsa. A small selection of coffee, iced tea and cold drinks is also on offer.
Co-owner Matthew Schlamm describes his food as “homely, with a touch of gourmet”. An eco and health enthusiast, he works closely with green initiatives like Earth ProBiotic, a wet-food waste recycling company, to covert Flavey J’s food waste into nutrient-rich soil. The soil is then sent to the LIV Village orphanage, where it’s used to create microbe-enriched vegetable patches.
While you can catch Flavey J’s at various weekend markets and festivals in the Durban and Umhlanga area, Schlamm plans to deliver his fare to offices in and around Mount Edgecombe in the coming weeks.