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!
The Original Soul Vegetarian. vegan soul food. the bomb. chicago, IL.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA 30310
Serves raw and mostly raw vegan dishes.
199 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Organic vegan Thai food. Owned by former NBA player Shandon Anderson. Fabulous food.
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.
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.
Two vegan sistas in Memphis, Tn