Hey Rosettes, Happy Black History Month. As a Black-owned business, we're excited to honor Black excellence all month highlighting historical and present icons' accomplishments, creativity, and ingenuity.
Since we're all about green living, we had to begin with some of the top Black-owned vegan restaurants servicing culture and great bites around the country. As you know, Camille Rose's commitment to healthy ingredients in our beauty blends is an extension of our CEO and founder's passion for intertwining culturally conscious meals for herself and her family. A seasoned vegan, Janell Stephens, enjoys sharing her love for mixing fresh ingredients in all of Camille Rose's beauty blends and beyond with her community. Her passion for healthier options is a cornerstone of our brand.
Food and wellness go hand in hand, and recently there has been an even greater push for healthy eating as an expression of self-care. A call for conscious food consumption is emerging from countless influencers sharing their favorite delicious immune-boosting DIY tonics with others helping their followers grow mini gardens in concrete jungles.
If you're considering switching to a vegan lifestyle or simply want to keep your new-year resolutions to remain healthy, we've gathered some of the most incredible Black-owned vegan restaurants with recipes packed with tons of flavor in every morsel.
CAFE ORGANIX, San Bernadino, CA.
Headed to southern California? If so, you have to stop by Cafe Organix in San Bernardino. Co-owned by NBA legend John Salley, the vegan restaurant boasts a menu full of big-mouth vegan deliciousness, like their "Hot Damn" burger smothered with serrano peppers, mozzarella cheese, and more on a warm brioche bun. Aside from their delectable recipes, the cafe's creative aesthetic is another amenity. Draped in paintings of some of the most renowned Black change makers with a mixture of colorful synergy, it's a remarkable compliment to your dining experience.
NU VEGAN, Washington, D.C.
Nu Vegan is the brainchild of chef Vernon Woodland and his vegan-enthused wife, Mickiyah. The duo's love for nutrition and background in savory cuisine merged to create a food oasis. With locations across the U.S., patrons have grown to love how the two have put their unique twist on soul food classic entrees like their Vegan Crab Legs, mac and cheese, and a complete list of sensational sides.
MO' BETTA BREWS, Houston, Texas
When vegan connoisseur Tabitha Brown gives you a two-thumbs up, you know your recipes are tasty. Mo' Betta Brews Coffee, Vegan, and Vinyl is Houston's first vegan coffee shop owned by married couple Chasitie and Courtney Lindsay. Their business is inspired by the success of heir food brand, the Houston Sauce Kitchen (formerly Houston Sauce Co.), which delivers bold and flavorful dishes like its "Big Hot Chik'n Sammich" and the "Crunchy Boudain Sushi Roll." Today, Mo' Betta Brews' breakfast hot ticket meals include their "Hot Honey Shrooms and Waffles," tossed in their spicy agave sauce, and so much more. And for those looking for a sonic getaway, the duo partnered with DJ and Ethnomusicologist, Flash G. Parks for an unmatched experience everyone can enjoy.
Vegan food doesn't have to be bland. These Black-owned unique finds are exceptional and add their own flare that even the most devoted carnivore can appreciate. Whatever your taste interest, there's a healthy option for you to enjoy.
Have a restaurant in mind that didn't make the list. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.