about us

  • Who says plant based, gluten and dairy free food can’t be a party on your plate?

    Zesto Market is Connecticut’s go-to for all things organic, gluten free and plant based. Started by owner Tammy Metz in 2022 to support the community with nourished food for body, soul and mind, Zesto is a place to get good food that you feel good about eating.

    It all starts with great organic fruits and vegetables from the earth and the cleanest ingredients we can find. Then, our dynamic kitchen team infuses flavorful, healthy fun into every bite, crafting inventive dishes that redefine plant based food.

    Everything on our menu is free of gluten, dairy, egg, corn, soy, vinegar, citric acid, preservatives, industrial seed oils and GMO’s and will make your taste buds smile. We call ourselves plant based instead of vegan, because we sell and sometimes use local honey in our dishes.

    Zesto is the only grab ‘n go restaurant in the United States serving food and drink that follows food-as-medicine protocols outlined by New York Times best-selling author, Anthony William, Medical Medium.

    Our workplace is inclusive. We love being a good neighbor and support our community and other local businesses often. You’ll often see us at community events doing what we can to support our local schools and causes.

    From packaging to cleaning products, everything we use at Zesto is green, sustainable and friendly to our community and to the planet. We even take the extra step to compost all of our food waste in collaboration with a local farm.

    We strive to do our best and we continue to learn a how to make the world a better and healthier place for all every day.

    If you have any ideas, let us know. We hope to meet you soon.

about Tammy Metz

A place that serves food that heals, is the dream come to life for Zesto owner and founder Tammy Metz. A physical therapist for over 30 years, trained and practicing at one of New York City’s top hospitals, and most recently locally, Tammy specialized in helping people with neurology and trauma injuries to heal.

She’s seen first hand how important food is in healing the body, mind and emotions. Her knowledge came home in 2020 when she was diagnosed with cancer. A combination of traditional medicine and using food as medicine outlined by Anthony William, Medical Medium is what Tammy credits for helping her to heal and enjoy living a full life now.

The heartbeat and visionary of Zesto, Tammy has a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She’s learned from well known complementary medical practitioners including Dr. Cathleen King, Amber Vizzacarro, Dr. Kimberly Spair, and Muneeza Ahmed.