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 thoughtful 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 The 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 food choices.
Post graduation, Abed worked as a social entrepreneur and restaurateur alongside his brothers, the founders of A&R Creative. Alexis 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.
They joined forces to create their first brick and mortar, Alchemy Café, where all kinds of eaters could sit at the same table and celebrate a great meal.
Their second location, Alchemy Kitchen, opened in Grandview in 2018. With no rest for Abed’s visionary spirit, he planted the seed for their next venture shortly after: a meal delivery service.
Abed and Alexis are thrilled about the expansion of the brand beyond restaurants. They see Alchemy continuing to evolve into more of a lifestyle brand in the future---but not before they open a bakery, of course.