East Hampton-based chef and wellness maven Megan Huylo spreads her pro-veggie philosophy by innovating plant-based meals.
This summer, Megan Huylo is doing exactly what she’s meant to do: cooking on all burners. As a chef trained in preparing food that supports health—with a particular knack for getting people to eat their veggies—Huylo is the East End’s go-to source for plant-based cuisine.
In addition to her usual gigs—serving as a personal chef, catering, teaching cooking, and creating custom cleanses to suit any need (your detox plan could include macadamia cream penne à la vodka)—she works closely with her beau, Frank Trentacoste, at Bhumi Farms, the only certified organic vegetable farm east of Water Mill. It’s an ideal partnership: She knows what tastes good, and he knows how to grow it.
This summer’s bounty can be seen in the expertly curated, perfectly delicious offerings at Trentacoste’s adorable farmstand, where they also host private, chef-driven dinners and sell Huylo’s out-of-this-world vegan ice creams and nut milks, flavored with produce from the field. They’re looking forward to juicing workshops and a wellness series as well.
“I like to think that I do vegetable-focused food for people who don’t want to eat like grazing livestock—myself included,” says Huylo. “In the summer, it’s easy to make everything taste as good as it is good for you.” And we believe her, as we down an entire pint of her lavender ice cream. And then another. Because it’s cleansing, right? 131 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton, 646-496-8364