Black Owned Vegetarian Restaurants: Reader Responses

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Recently I asked you, my readers, to let me know about black owned vegetarian restaurants so that I can share them and build a resource. I received a good many responses both in reply to the blog post and on Facebook. As time allows I will be adding these to a searchable list.

Here is what you shared. (Feel free to share more restaurants or provide reviews of any of these below in the comment section.) You can also submit them via the web form. I could not find websites for all of them, nor could I confirm that all are black owned. We have eaten at many of them and I am enticed by those I have not tried. Thanks for sharing!

Chicago IL:

Karyn’s Cooked


Karyn’s on Green,

B’Gabs Goodies

The Original Soul Vegetarian. vegan soul food. the bomb. chicago, IL.

D.C. Area

Khepra Raw Food Juice Bar in DC,

Description of Restaurant: Raw foods bar and juices
Reader Review Of Restaurant: Food was overall really good, very flavorful, I wish I could have tried everything.
They organize the food by entrees and sides. the juices and milks were a little pricey but I enjoyed the Mega Milk we got! Will return when we visit the area again.

The Land of Kush in Baltimore,

Restaurant Address: 840 N Eutaw St
Description of Restaurant: Vegan soul food
Check our our reviews on Yelp Baltimore.  4 1/2 stars.

Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant in DC and Capital Heights.

Woodlands Vegan Bistro in DC

Description of Restaurant: Vegan soul food restaurant; Vegan/raw vegan
Reader Review: Quality vegan food with a soul twist! Decent prices and a wide variety of foods/juices. Located right outside of Howard U. I’d recommend the vegan Crabcake sandwich with Mac & cheese and greens even non vegans/ vegetarians will enjoy it.

New York

Four Seasons: Bakery, Restaurant, Juice Bar & Health Food Store, Brooklyn, NY

Strictly Vegetarian, Brooklyn, NY

Natural Blend Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Veggie Castle II, Queens, NY

Conscious Vibes: Vegan Foods
Vegan & Vegetarian Foods


Mama Atiola’s Phila, Pa


Judahlicious in San Francisco,

Stuff I Eat at Inglewood, California, and

One noteworthy mention to visit FreeSoulCaffe at Tustin, California outside of Los Angeles

Adama in Santa Barbara, California.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Go Raw Cafe at Windmill Lane

Simply Pure

Metro Atlanta, GA

Chelsea’s Bakery and Vegetarian Restaurant,
3423 Covington Dr., Decatur GA 30032
Caribbean-themed restaurant featuring main dishes, juice bar, bakery
Wonderful selection of tasty vegetarian fare.

Lovin It Live

2796 East Point Street, East Point, Georgia 30344
Organic living/raw food with amazing flavor. Your meal is freshly prepared for you so be prepared to wait or call your order in ahead.

Healthful Essence,

875 York Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Caribbean style vegan cuisine. Menu features jerk un-chicken, curry vegetables, tofu cutlets, marinated kale salad, iris moss drinks, and more. Reggae music played in the background; has wi-fi.

Tasilli’s Raw Reality

1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA 30310
Serves raw and mostly raw vegan dishes.

Soul Vegetarian and Soul Vegetarian II,

Drink Art

199 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Organic vegan Thai food. Owned by former NBA player Shandon Anderson. Fabulous food.

Raleigh/Durham NC

Reader Review Of Restaurant: After leaving Atlanta and moving to Durham our family thought we’d never find the same kind of flavorful, vegan food from a Black owned restaurant. Thank goodness for The Vegan Lover and the Vegan Flava Cafe!Neither of the two following have a building but both deliver food to your home or office and Vegan Flava Cafe also has a food truck.

Vegan Flava Cafe

From their website: We are a Vegan mobile cafe and catering service. Featuring vegan food with soulful flavor! We frequent the Raleigh/Durham triangle in North Carolina. However, we travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southern corridor offering our Vegan Flava! We not only provide your mouth with a flavorful sensation but we feed your mind by providing information about our ingredients and how they serve your body.

Reader Review:They specialize in fresh and delicious vegan meals. They have many creative and tasty dishes such as the carrot “tuna” wrap and the almond “seafood” salad. The chef provides fast, friendly service and excellent food.

Vegan Lover (website was not working at time of publication)
The Vegan Lover was birthed out of a need for quality vegan options in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.  Our culinary enthusiasts who prepare your food take pride in the preparation of your meals…The VL has become locally renown for their delectable vegan desserts…The VL also specializes in catering for families, private and public events. No event is too big or small.

Reader Review: This husband and wife team creates up some of the best vegan dishes that I’ve ever tasted. They have a wide variety on the menu including some wonderful vegan desserts. The ordering process is easy, the delivery is quick and the customer service is great.

Columbia SC.

Lamb’s Bread

Rawtopian Bliss


Soul Vegetarian Tallahassee, FL


Two vegan sistas in Memphis, Tn

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25 Comments on “Black Owned Vegetarian Restaurants: Reader Responses

Cassandra Thomas
09/16/2016 at 5:15 pm

Deelish by Deedi

Sprout Natural Choice
706 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
(443) 341-4880

341 Cedar St. NW
Washington, DC 20012
Phone number (202) 882-8999

2441 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 366-2441

07/13/2016 at 9:42 pm

This list is a blessing! But unfortunately, I don’t think the Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas is Black owned. The owners names are Rod Obradovic and Lu Vuckovich. I saw an interview with Lu and she was definitely not Black. lol

06/24/2016 at 8:48 pm

Wow. Lookin for more Vegan Restaurants in Philadelphia. Will try through one in Wilmington DE

Asha Ri
06/16/2016 at 12:30 am

What a wonderful list. This is excellent since I will be traveling to Atlanta this weekend & love supporting My People.
For California can you please add Souley Vegan, which is in Oakland California

02/19/2016 at 8:08 am

Wow! This is wonderful and just what I was looking for. Thank you!
Will be sharing this great info!

02/16/2016 at 1:14 pm

Atlanta – Viva La Vegan 1265 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 Phone:(404) 951-2737. They have an excellent selection of non soy dishes!

Ama Opare
02/18/2016 at 11:17 am

Thank you for that addition jes.

01/25/2016 at 5:58 pm

Judahlicious in San Francisco is NOT a Black Owned Restaurant. It is owned by a White Irish Man. How ironic that they want to use the Black Dollar

Ama Opare
01/27/2016 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for letting us know Ari

01/15/2016 at 3:06 pm

Thank you for creating this post. Another one is SweetArt in St. Louis, MO.

Ama Opare
01/15/2016 at 5:19 pm

Looks yummy!

12/31/2015 at 11:46 am

Just 4 U Vegan Kitchen & Market in Tampa Florida

Africa Blk
05/29/2015 at 2:05 am

Quickie Too
Martin Luther King Jr way
Tacoma, WA

12/06/2014 at 4:02 am
12/06/2014 at 4:01 am

I wish I saw this post

25 minutes South of Philly, one hour North of Baltimore, and only 10 minutes away from South New Jersey is fresh. Vegan. Soul food joint.

Drop Squad Kitchen
928 Justison St.
Wilmington,DE 19801

Ama Opare
12/06/2014 at 12:17 pm

Thank you AbundanceChild. Let’s keep this list growing!

Orlando Coombs
10/18/2015 at 9:23 am

For South Florida you got Vegetarian Delight, Hakeem’s, the Lion Tree, and Tropitaste and a few other places but those are the ones that are black owned that I know of. We also got Konata’s in Miami on 7th Ave. Atlanta and Los Angeles have tons of black owned vegetarian and vegan places as well as black owned grocery and health food stores. The fact that more of these places are popping up all over and healthy eating in our community is on the rise shows that the consciousness in our community is growing. So add those places I’ve named to the list. The black vegetarian movement across America is on and popping. Lets keep up the good work fam. Peace.

11/08/2014 at 12:49 pm

Detroit Vegan Soul – Detroit, MI

Southern Nosh – Southfield, MI

Ama Opare
11/17/2014 at 12:29 pm

Thank you!

Yar Arziki
10/08/2014 at 2:33 pm

Oh man, I missed that post. Here are a few more Black Owned Vegetarian Restaurants in NYC.

Uptown Juice Bar, 125th Street, Harlem, NYC and Seasoned Vegan 55 St. Nicholas Ave, Harlem, NYC.

Vegans Delight 3565 Boston Road, Bronx NY

Really good food.

Ama Opare
10/08/2014 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Yar Arziki. So much good food out there!

Orlando coombs
01/22/2015 at 10:50 pm

You all forgot about Vegetarian Delight in Miramar, FL. Plus Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakim in Miami, Lion Tree in Miramar, Tropitaste in Ft Lauderdale, Konatas in Miami, and Souleyvegan in Oakland, Ca which I will visit next time I go home to northern California. L.A. a bunch of black owned vegan restaurants. Atlanta has a lot of them.

Ama Opare
01/23/2015 at 10:11 am

Thank you Orlando coombs for adding to our list. It is so wonderful to see so many black owned places.

10/08/2014 at 11:22 am

There is a small restaurant called Vegetarian Paradise located in 6125 Covington Hwy., Suite 5 Decatur, GA – – 678-518-8649.

Ama Opare
10/08/2014 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Pamela.


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