Alchemy Brands is a collection of wellness-inspired food concepts including fast casual cafés, prepared meals, and nutrition services. Our locations differ in menu and vibe depending on the neighborhood they’re in. We aspire to transcend and redefine wellness by making functional, feel-good food and nutrition education more accessible for all.
We use Alchemy as a platform to improve lives, celebrate eating, and unite people through service, education and providing thoughtful, innovative food. Our vision is to build a collection of unique, best-in-class businesses while leading the creative forefront of the food and wellness industry.
Founders Abed Alshahal and Alexis Joseph met in an undergraduate nutrition class at Ohio State University in 2011. In addition to sharing a love for good food and even better company to share it with, they had a common goal of inspiring social change via sustainable and healthy food choices.
Post graduation, Alshahal worked as a social entrepreneur and restaurateur alongside his brothers, the founders of A&R Creative. Joseph worked as a Dietitian and Food Blogger behind Hummusapien. In April of 2014, Abed proposed his idea for turning his vision into a holistic restaurant intersecting health care and food.
They joined forces to create their first brick and mortar, Alchemy Café, where matter the dietary preferences, everyone could sit at the same table and enjoy a thoughtfully-sourced and insanely tasty meal.
Inspired by making health and wellness more accessible, Alchemy prides itself on approachability. Their balanced approach to life is evident in Alchemy's equally progressive, fun, and nutritious menu. They attribute the success of Alchemy to their teams that works tirelessly to maintain the brand's integrity, lightheartedness, and spunk.