Vegan soul food is killing it nationwide as demand soars for delicious down-home cooking that satisfies cravings without clogging arteries or causing animal suffering.

The eateries can be found coast to coast, from Souley Vegan in Oakland, California, to Detroit Vegan Soul and the family-run Seasoned Vegan in Harlem, New York. And, of course, the South puts up a good show, especially in Atlanta, which boasts, Go Vegetarian, and Soul Vegetarian No. 2 and even in places less traveled,  Drop Squad Kitchen located in Deleware!

Menu standouts from the list include Black Eye Pea Fritters, “Catfish” Tofu Sandwiches, BBQ Vegan Rib Tips, Loaded Smashed Potato Bowls, Spicy Jerk Tofu, Avocado Plantain Pies, Okra Gumbo over Grits, and much more.



Detroit Vegan Soul was born out of our desire to make good, healthy food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet-related diseases in our families and community. We started our journey in February 2012 with a meal delivery and catering company which served the greater Downtown Detroit area. The response was overwhelming!

Detroit Vegan Soul is located at 8029 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214


2. B’Gabs Goodies

B’Gabs Goodies was formed to provide the highest quality soy-free, gluten-free raw and cooked vegan foods, which are packed with vitamins, enzymes, vegetable based proteins and nutrients. It is important to B’Gabs Goodies that the foods we offer are equally beautiful in presentation and delectable in taste.

B’Gabs Goodies is located at 1450 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637


3. Original Soul Vegetarian

At Original Soul Vegetarian, we seek to offer a one-of-a-kind culinary experience for vegans and health aficionados throughout the Chicago area. For the past 30 years, we have offered food that is both healthy and delicious—winning the praise and consistent patronage of vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

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Original Soul Vegetarian is located at 203 E. 75th St., Chicago, IL 60619.


4. Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar

As a devoted Raw Foodist, Khepra Anu has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of the power that the Live Food lifestyle combined with systematic fasting has on the body.

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Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar is located at 402 H St. N.E., Washington, DC 20002.


5. Vegan’s Delight

Bronx vegan restaurant selling Caribbean vegan cuisine for take away. Also organic juice bar, and organic grocery store with vitamins, herbs, supplements, and take-out meal service. Counter service only.

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Vegan’s Delight is located at 3565-C Boston Rd., Bronx, NY 10469.


6. Go Vegetarian

Go Vegetarian Restaurant provides a delicious healthy transitional diet, bringing meat eaters to a great tasting vegan/vegetarian meal.  For  vegans and vegetarians, this menu is the everyday amazing comfort food everyone enjoys.  We provide 100% vegan based foods using natural ingredients and working to provide Non-GMO foods.

Go Vegetarian is located at 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. H, Decatur, GA 30033.


7. Seed

Seed was sown with a vision of healthy nourishment. We thrive on quality, finding only the best local, organic, or purely natural ingredients. Our mission is to grow a fresh and sustainable dining experience grounded in New Orleans taste.

Seed is located at 1330 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130.


8. Souley Vegan

 Tamearra Dyson, owner of Souley Vegan has been cooking her signature vegan dishes since the age of 18. Chef Dyson, a vegan from an early age believes in cruelty free eating.

I wanted to provide a place that welcomes everyone to come and enjoy the experience we provide that takes them away from the day to day stresses that life can sometimes present. Good music and good feelings that is centered around our Louisiana creole style vegan food. This is not a trend for me, what I do is how I live and I love to make people happy, that’s my joy

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Souley Vegan is located at 301 Broadway Ave., Oakland, CA 94607.


9. Seasoned Vegan

Seasoned Vegan is a family business owned and operated by mother and son, Brenda and Aaron Beener. We pride ourselves on being loyal to our vegan/vegetarian customers by maintaining an organic, 100% vegan menu while creating meals that are delicious enough to satisfy the most skeptical omnivore.

Seasoned Vegan is located at 55 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem, NY 10026.


10. Drop Squad Kitchen

We are an evolving American family driven boutique style restaurant in Wilmington, DE that specializes in plant based foods inspired by our Aboriginal heritage. We make good food in small batches. We serve fresh classic vegan foods directly from our kitchen. We offer counter service only with 5 tables, 17 seats, and a seasonal riverfront patio.

 Drop Squad Kitchen is located at 928 Justison Street., Wilmington, DE 19801.



Im sure there are tons of  Vegan Soul Food restaurants we missed!  Tell us your favorite!  Visit these Black Owned Vegan joints and tell us what you think!  Please repost to facebook and help spread the word!!


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