It’s no surprise that Brian and Coree Aussant’s new food and wellness venture is named Karma, since it’s fate that brought them to Brewster. Transplants from Northampton, Massachusetts, where they owned a bigger venture also called Karma, the couple is filling a void in the community for a one-stop resource for wellness. Not only do they offer sustainable, health-driven food and drink, but also yoga, meditation, massage and general information about a lifestyle that they themselves embrace. “A lot of people on Cape Cod are looking for a better path to wellness,” says Brian, who went to school to be a vegan chef and, with Coree, a Kundalini Yoga instructor, cultivates a robust backyard vegetable garden. A popular menu item is the Burger Bowl—a rice and quinoa-based burger that’s seared nice and crispy just like the “real” thing. When not in the wellness studio, Coree works magic with gluten-free and vegan baked goods that defy the dry-and-crumbly stigma. Karma’s goal? Serve food that doesn’t taste gluten-free and offer exercise that doesn’t feel like work. Sounds like nirvana to me. –Janice Randall Rohlf | Photo by Marcy Ford
2628 Main St., Brewster, 508-896-8805 (food) or 508-896-8800 (wellness)
Pictured at top: The Bibimbap – rice, mushrooms, spinach, spicy cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, pickled cucumber and sesame seeds topped with a sunny side egg; cranberry bread and a gingerbread cookie, all gluten free.