Black-Owned Vegan Businesses You Can Support
Just like all of you, we have searched for ways we can continue to show our support in the movement for racial equality and justice. A simple yet powerful way you can make a difference is by supporting and showcasing black-owned businesses. Being a small business owner is not easy, especially in today's world.
Here are just a few black-owned vegan business that we love and know that all of you will, too. Share this article with friends and family to spread the message; starting small can still help create meaningful change. Also, social media is such a powerful tool that all of us can use. Tag your favorite business, write reviews, and share with your community.
1. Stuff I Eat- Founded by Chef Babette Davis, this Los Angeles based vegan restaurant seeks to bring healthy, organic, and wholesome food to their community. Their menu is designed as a "transitional" menu for those looking to eat more plant-based, a goal that we really align with. Click here to learn more.
2. Hella Nuts- Hella Nuts is an Oakland-based "meat" company, made entirely with nuts (how cool!). On their site you can order anything from vegan lasagna to plant-based barbecue.
3. Compton Vegan- Former SpaceX inventory clerk, Lemel Durrah, now serves amazing plant-based comfort food to undeserved inner-city communities. Click here to check out their affordable and delicious menu.
4. Mamaleelu Cold Brew- Who doesn't love cold brew?! This black female-founded business ships top of the line cold brew and coffee beans nationwide. Founder Maliesha Pullano strives to bring diversity in highly competitive market.
5. Funky Mello- Funky Mello creates vegan and gluten-free "marshies". Perfect for s'mores making by the campfire this summer!
6. Plantmade- Looking for the perfect post-workout snack? This plant-based protein is full of clean ingredients and 100% vegan. Their mission is to redefine the relationship between people of color and the health and wellness space.
7. Simply Pure- Chef Stacey Dougan is the founder of Simply Pure in downtown Las Vegas. Her goal is to inspire others to embrace plant-based eating, without feeling like they are missing out.