The big news is finally out. CHALO’s newest #chalotribe member is one of fashion’s most funky retail stores! Yippee! Discover more about the CHALO x ARKET collab in the interview with Cristina, café manager @ARKET Café Antwerp.
The perfect Guilty & Proud blend
Mix rebellious snacks and a hug in a mug with clean crisp design and healthy food – you’ll get the perfect blend between CHALO & ARKET. In this brand new collaboration, serving healthy, delicious food with a global twist is key. Both companies love to create a constant #HugInAMug feeling and stress-free environment together.
What makes a perfect mix between CHALO & ARKET? We asked Cristina, the café manager at ARKET Antwerp. “The philosophies behind the CHALO brand lines Guilty & Proud and Happy & Healthy. For ARKET, the balance between healthy and indulgence is really important. Serving healthy food with a “baddie twist”,… so not losing the delicious aspect in the food served in the café.”
Nordic Kitchen for ARKET means creating local and delicious food with global influences in the ingredients. This is where Chalo as a brand also completely fits in the ARKET way of life. Having a Belgian (Antwerp) based brand with global, authentic products like the Chai.
Chalo loved by the ARKET Employees
At ARKET Antwerp you can buy the CHALO chai and our savory Salty Peas. All 4 flavors are available at the café counter. The team at ARKET Antwerp loves the chai because it tastes amazing and has a great backstory which completely fits in the pure concept of ARKET. They are drawn by the innovation and the combination of travel and enthusiasm. Their favorite flavor? The Chalo Vanilla Chai - after tasting the Chalo Chai, they immediately felt the #HugInAMug vibes.
Get true #HugInAMug vibes at the ARKET Cafés
Served with a smile and (a very delicious) cookie – the Chalo Chai’s will be a year around classic at the ARKET Cafés in Belgium and the Netherlands. Like their dishes – the Chai is served in a refreshing way in the spring & summer. Fitting perfectly in the seasonal menu’s at the cafés – Because everybody loves an Iced Chai in summer! You can get a to-go cup for those between work-stops. Add one of our Salty Peas, you can buy at the counter, giving you the FunkyFeelGood proteins after a long day of shopping.
Funky feel good food at the ARKET Café
Discover CHALO all over your ARKET store, not only can you drink a delicious cup of CHALO, you can also get your savory snack cravings sorted with our Salty Peas. Now, only available to buy, but the café organizes small tastings so customers can try it.
Wondering what the bestsellers are at the ARKET Café? The ARKET salads are the star in the savory foods – they are filling, healthy with a touch of indulgence. Cinnamon rolls, the amazing Swedish classic will become your favorite thing to eat with a perfectly made chai latte. Ohh…and don’t start us about the cookies…
Balancing Nordic recipes with global produce
The ARKET cafés are the brainchild of Swedish chef Martin Berg. ARKET café is based on the approach to traditional foods, healthy ingredients, and ethical production. One of the main goals is to work in close dialogue with local producers, and to innovate and improve the overall quality of the food served at ARKET; another to combine the best from Nordic cuisine with impulses from abroad, and to create new applications for traditional products. By developing a menu of simple everyday recipes, ARKET’s mission is to democratize foods and tastes previously associated mainly with fine dining.
If you were wondering if all dishes at ARKET are vegan…they are all vegetarian with a few vegan options as well. All products are chosen with the focus on sustainability, so keeping in line with the ARKET DNA and are locally produced.
The blend between own brand & sustainable brands
ARKET has its own line of products but believes that if something is already good and a staple in peoples minds, it doesn’t need to be recreated. That’s where they believe in the perfect blend/balance of own brand and selling other great brands with the same vision.