Vegan eating is definitely on the rise. Thanks to Celebrities like Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons, Erykah Badu, Venus and Serena Williams and countless others, Veganism is becoming more of a lifestyle in the Black community. With Heart Disease and High Cholesterol being common in the black community, it’s a great thing to know that black people are taking their health more seriously. Considering going vegan? Here are 3 restaurants that may convince you to take the leap.
Seasoned Vegan – Harlem, New York
Seasoned Vegan is a family restaurant owned by the mother and son Brenda and Aaron Beener. Their vegan food is 100% organic and all-vegan. It is clear that this mother and son team work hard to insure that their gourmet soul food is full of flavor, taking away the notion that vegan eating does not include seasoning and flavor. But the Beeners are clear that their “soul food” or any food they’ve prepared is full of flavor with tender love and care. They also serve other cuisines like Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Caribbean and American inspired.
Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar – Washington, D.C.
If you are in the D.C. area, check out Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar. The owner, Khepra Anu have dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of live food and systematic fasting. With his vast knowledge in live food and juicing, it inspired him to open his raw food juice bar in 2011.
Since opening his bar, Khepra has won many accolades for his tasty vegan dishes including his Designer Raw Burger which was featured on Washington Post for Best Eats in 2012. In 2014, his Raw Food got him more accolades at the ECAC 2014 Raw Food Festival, whose attendees voted his cuisine number one in four different categories: Best Dish, Best Savory dish, Best Dessert, and Best Juice.
Tassili’s Raw Reality – Atlanta, Georgia
Tassili’s Raw Reality is located in the West End Community of Atlanta, Georgia. Tassili Maat opened her raw food restaurant in 2006. Her mission was simple, to make the best kale in Atlanta. Mission accomplished! Tassilli’s kale is indeed recognized everywhere. Her customers also enjoy her restaurant for it’s attractive Afrocentric ambience.
If this hasn’t convinced you to go vegan, then maybe some of the other vegan restaurants we’ve discovered will. If you are interested in finding out more places to go, click here.