I saw this article from the Washington Post a while ago & forgot to post it: “Vegan Soul Grows in Anacostia”. It’s about Levita Mondie-Sapp, a black schoolteacher who became vegan after her mother got cancer. She now has a catering business, Vita’s Eatery, & has won multiple awards for her chili in the local farmer’s market cook-off.
“People say it wouldn’t fly in Anacostia,” she says. “But the bottom line is that black people want their food to taste good. And I can make that happen.”
Awesome. Let’s keep showing folks that vegan food can be fabulous & doesn’t mean exclusion from cultural traditions either.
In my previous post, I mentioned that it seems like vegans motivated predominantly by health were more likely to fall off the wagon. It would appear that Mondie-Sapp could be an exception (neither the article nor her website makes mention of animal cruelty issues, although of course that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any stance on them).
You should check out Chow.com we have a wonderful message board going on Vegetarian/Vegan Southern Cooking.
There’s now a vegan soul food restaurant in Kansas City, MO. 🙂
I wonder if Vita’s was at the Green Festival this year. If they were, I think that’s what I ate, and it was delicious! I have also eaten at the grocery store/food place that is just up the street from Soul Veg (near Howard University). Everlasting Life, I think it is called. Vegan soft serve. What more needs to be said?! 😀
All these comments are making me hungry. 😉
[…] is really too bad, because bloggers such as Elaine V and Vegans of Color have both talked extensively about how to eat vegan on the cheap and tasty. Filed under : […]