While Black Lives Matter may not be inundating your news feed any longer, Black lives still matter. Today is Blackout Day, a call to action day designed to show solidarity in America where not one Black person in the country spends a dollar outside of businesses owned by Black people. This is an economic protest to highlight the important of Black lives and a call-to-action to politicians to end institutionally racist policies in our society.
We’ve rounded up eight Black-owned vegan businesses in Las Vegas you can support for Blackout Day (and any day).
Seven Black-Owned Vegan Businesses in Las Vegas
Down 2 Earth Chef
Chef Stephen Parker runs Down 2 Earth Chef, a pop-up located inside The Guilt Free Glutton restaurant. Operating Saturday through Tuesday, you can devour everything from fried oyster mushrooms to sandwiches and pizzas.
Gym Talk is a vegan meal prep in Las Vegas that is heavy on comfort foods like bacon-y mac and cheese, crab cakes and more. They also make some indulgent treats like peanut butter cookie sandwiches filled with chocolate, and chocolate-dipped cookies. Order through Abbie Abbie’s Facebook.
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Making vegan Filipino soul food, OG Lola’s offers pop-up menus for pick-up every Friday. Their menu features lumpia, Filipino spaghetti, and specialties like Sinigang, a sour tamarind soup, and jackfruit adobo. They also make desserts including ube empandas and casava cake slices. Order here.
A meal delivery service, Peterson’s Pantry focuses largely on comfort food like savory chicken pot pie and calzones. But, they’ve also got healthy bowls and more. The best part? If you’re craving something, they can make it for you! Peterson’s Pantry also makes sweets like cakes. Order here.
The all-vegan Egyptian fast-casual restaurant is the city’s only Egyptian restaurant. With a menu of Egyptian street food, there’s so much goodness to choose from like our personal favorite, the carb-heavy koshari. POTs also features desserts like konafa cups, a coconut custard with filo dough and topped with dried fruit.
Vintage Vegan Diner
Located in The Container Park, Simply Pure by Chef Stacey Dougan’s menu is a split between raw dishes (hello, raw tacos!) and comfort food like the best lasagna we’ve ever had, pesto grilled cheese and nachos. Grab your food and then enjoy the outdoor seating at Container Park. They also offer meal prep if you don’t feel like cooking. Right now, when you purchase a meal pack, Simply Pure donates a meal pack to families in need.
For more Black-owned vegan-friendly business you can support in Las Vegas, check out Vegans, Baby’s Facebook.
Check out our Black-owned vegan and vegan-friendly business directory featuring businesses around the country.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.