African American Owned Vegan Businesses for JUNETEENTH!

It is almost Independence Day! That is, until there is finally an Independence Day for the indigenous nations of Abya Yala (aka: America).

Enjoy exploring these businesses owned by African Abya Yalans (aka: Americans)!

Coco Luv

(Los Angeles, CA)

Get Coco Luv vegan pastries here:  https://cocoluvcookies.com/collections/pastry

Delightful Foods (aka: The No Cookie Cookie)

(Online Orders and Oakland, CA location)

Get Delightful Foods treats here: https://nocookie.com/

Way to Life Foods

(Online orders and California locations)

Get Way to Life foods here:  https://www.waytolifefoods.com/

Souley Vegan

(Oakland, CA)

Get more info on Souley Vegan here:  https://souleyvegan.com/

Azla

(Vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, CA)

Get more info on Azla here:  http://azlavegan.com/

Stuff I Eat

(Vegan restaurant in Inglewood, California)

Get more info about Stuff I Eat here: https://www.stuffieat.com/

Houston Sauce Co.

(Online Orders and Houston, TX location)

Get Houston Sauce here:  https://www.houstonsauceco.com/

Symphony Potato Chips

(Atlanta, GA)

Get potato chips here:  https://symphonychips.com/pages/our-product

DaJen Eats

(Eatonville, FL)

Get more info about DaJen Eats:https://dajeneats.com/

Rooted Delights

Vegan cheese! (Chesterfield, VA)

Get vegan cheeses here:  https://www.rooteddelights.com/home

NuVegan

(Greenbelt, MD)

Get vegan food at NuVegan:  https://www.ilovenuvegan.com/

Vegan LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Here are some vegan LGBTQ+ owned companies to support immediately!

  • Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery

(Philadelphia, PA)

The pictures speak for themselves!

Get yummy treats from Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery here:  https://lilyentas.com/

  • V Marks the Shop

(Philadelphia, PA)

The owners are not only part of the LGBTQ+ community, but also African Abya Yalan (aka: African American).

Get snacks at V Marks the Shop: https://vmarkstheshop.com/

  • City Saucery

(NYC Greenmarket stands and Nationwide shipping)

This LGBTQ+ team is helping save the planet! They collect good quality ugly tomatoes that are normally thrown away by large food factories to make delicious vegan sauces and spreads!

Get tasty products from City Saucery here: https://citysaucery.com/

  • Lagusta’s Luscious

(New Paltz, NY and Nationwide Shipping)

Variety of vegan chocolates. Lovely boxes of chocolaty treats great for gifts!

Get Lagusta’s Luscious chocolates here: https://lagustasluscious.com/

  • RIND

(Available Nationwide)

Vegan cheese perfect for hors d’oeuvres at your next party!

“June is Pride Month, and at RIND by Dina & Joshua, we’re celebrating as an LGBTQ+-owned business!” Tweet by @RIND_CHEESE

Get vegan cheese here:  https://www.rind.nyc/

  • Meow Meow Tweet

(Nationwide Shipping)

This personal care brand has plastic-free packaging options for lip balm and face cream!

Get Meow Meow Tweet products here:  https://meowmeowtweet.com/

  • The Wild Chive

(Los Angeles, CA)

The photos of vegan entres have us drooling:  sandwiches, burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches and more!

Get delicious food at The Wild Chive:  https://www.thewildchive.com/

  • BEETxBEET

(Los Angeles, CA)

Formerly a clothing store – now this team is focused on graphic design and consulting.

Get in touch with Beet x Beet here: https://beetxbeet.com/

  • Gay4U Vegan Eats

(Nationwide)

This is a pop-up eatery that provides a safe space for trans-identifying people of color.  Formerly located solely in Oakland, CA, they have closed their store to travel the nation with their unique combination of Asian and Latinx comfort foods.  Let’s hope you get a chance to try ’em out!

Vegan Candy!

Happy Halloween! Here’s a list of some great vegan candy…

Save the planet, save the animals, save us all! Here are some vegan candies that usually have no plastic packaging:

Bottle Caps

SOURCE: Sweet Candy Cafe

Fun Dip

SOURCE: sweet-juleps.com

Gobstoppers

SOURCE: europeangrocerystore

Hubba Bubba

Jujubes

SOURCE: candywarehouse

Jujyfruits

SOURCE: ferraracandyshopusa

Nerds

Sweet Tarts

SOURCE: sweetcitycandy

The candy above usually has no plastic packaging and the following vegan candies have less plastic packaging than most:
Charm’s Blow Pops
Cry Baby (in a box)
Dots
Dum Dums
Mamba
Mary Jane
Now & Later
Pixie Sticks
Smarties
Super Bubble Bubble Gum

Other vegan candies:
Airheads
Brach’s Lemon Drops
Brach’s Star Brites Peppermint Candy
Chick-O-Sticks
Fire Ball
Go-Max-Go Candy Bars
Laffy Taffy
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
Jolly Rancher
No Whey
Pez
Red Vines
Ring Pops
Smarties
Skittles
Swedish Fish
Sour Patch Kids
Twizzlers
YumEarth (Lolli Pops)
Zotz

What do vegans eat for protein?

There are vegetables, as well as combinations of beans/legumes and grains, that have the full protein needed for the human body.  Here are some charts with a collection of foods that are rich in protein:  http://veganavigate.com/vegan-food-for-protein.html

What do vegans eat?

Vegans eat almost all of the same meals and snacks you would find in anyone’s daily eating habits – just with vegan ingredients.  Vegan ingredients do not contain animal products such as flesh, eggs or milk of other beings.  Vegans enjoy tacos, burgers, lasagna, ice cream, pie, cake, cheese cake, cookies, salads, fruit smoothies, stir fries, stews, nachos, and much more.