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.