Where can vegans go to support Black-Owned eateries? We’ve seen a lot of turn over and new options pop up this year!
Please consult the Directory for a map and more contact info.
1) Dirty Lettuce is an all-vegan food cart featuring Cajun, Creole and southern specialties at the Shady Pines Vegan Food Court.
5240 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218
2) Mirisata Sri-Lankan Cuisine – This plant-based Sri-Lankan pop-up is growing roots and has a regular location at Dash of PDX. Weekly Friday dinner offerings for delivery and pickup; and often Sat.-Sun. lunch as well. Ordering opens Mondays and often sells out early.
5124 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
3) Plant Based Papi – Decadent vegan comfort foods with an intense fan following! Chef Jewan Manuel will make your plant-based dreams come true. Heads up that pop up orders sell out nearly immediately. Open for catering and follow on IG for pop-up events.
4) Meals 4 Heels – This innovative catering company is black woman-owned and delivers late night healthy meals (bowls and sides) with delicious vegan options to the sex work community and beyond. #SEXWORKISREALWORK
2816 NE Halsey, Portland, OR 97232
5) Portland Chocolate Laboratory – This stand offers vegan bean-to-bar chocolates and products.
Located in the Milieu collective, 8012 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
6) Akadi – this West African restaurant has several vegan dishes and entrees. Their menu will make you hungry, so order your dinner now.
7) Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul
The soul of Kenton and truly an institution, Po’Shines is not a vegan kitchen but they have vegan soul options. Closed Sundays.
8139 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217
8) Rose + Lincoln Juicery
This SE Hawthorne storefront offers juices and smoothies with a warm vibe. Vegan options available.
3340 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
9) 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).
10) 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.
11) Markets: there are lots of African and Caribbean markets listed in the directory that you can support.
12) Wine about it! Go for a wine tasting at Abbey Creek Winery and have a beautiful outing.