Bourne Brilliant is a brilliantly inspired and award winning collaborative plant-based eatery owned and operated by three sisters and their employee (mom): Lyrica (14 y/o), Zaira (13 y/o), and Nadira (10 y/o). They make and sell an assortment of cookies (Brites), cupcakes, and nutritionally dense hot food all from scratch in their own home. For your main dish, you can expect the trio to always serve you a fresh and balanced meal, as one of their policies is to always serve some cooked veggies along with their starches and protein. Speaking of which, Lyrica of the Bourne Brilliant sisters has created a meatless protein ”meatball” that rivals the likes of Beyond Meat in terms of its flavor (seriously). Don’t take my word for it though, try them out for yourself! But don’t forget to save some room for dessert because they bake a ton of flavored Brites...From the infamous red velvet to the classic chocolate chunk, each Brite is as delicious as any animal-based cookie you can find. Afraid all that sweetness would make you thirsty? No problem. These sisters have you covered as well: they craft cold-pressed tonics of various tropical and traditional flavors that each offer their own wellness benefit. All of this variety did not just come from anywhere, however. It started off as a humble and wholesome gesture from Lyrica when she was merely 6 years old. She found that many of her classmates did not have food for lunch, so she asked her mom if she could bake some bread for them. She did, and the rest is history. This generosity has continued in the form of the treasurer, Zaira, managing their money to be able to donate 25% of Bourne Brilliant’s profits to local charities. You can directly support them and their mission to open up a plant-based bakery over at bournebrilliant.com. Or you can have a taste of your support by eating an awesome cruelty-free meal at the Frenchtown Farmers Market every Saturday at 10AM.