Where can vegans go to support Black-Owned eateries? We’ve got some tips below.
Please consult the Directory for a map and more contact info.
1) Epif is a vegan restaurant/pisco lounge featuring South American (primarily Peruvian) food. Chef Ant, who is Afro-Latinx, started it as a pop-up and it opened up a brick-and-mortar location last year.
2) Bliss House pop-up events- there doesn’t seem to be anything happening over Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, but check out their event page for upcoming pop-ups. Chef Salimatu Amabebe does 4-course Nigerian vegan dinners and other dinner events.
3) Ethiopian restaurants – all of Ethiopian restaurants listed on our East African eateries list provide a variety of vegetarian dishes. Some restaurants are more specific about vegetable dishes being vegan than others. It’s best to check the menu or ask what can be made vegan before ordering to confirm there is no ghee or butter used in some dishes or in their injeri (bread).
8) Fuel Cafe has a vegan scramble and soy milk for their sides (oatmeal, etc.) and a delightful selection of mimosas to wash it all down with.
9) Meals 4 Six Inch Heels – vegan and other healthful bowls for late night delivery only. This is black queer woman-owned and created for sex workers, but is available for anyone wanting late night healthful delivery! Orders through Instagram only.
11) Markets: there are lots of African and Caribbean markets listed in the directory that you can support.
12) Other cocktail/drinking options: Abbey Creek Winery; Olive Or Twist; Santé Bar (we can’t speak to there being vegan foods at these). The Blue Room Bar (sports bar) on SE 82nd allows you to bring in foods from the Cartlandia cart pod, which has lots to choose from.