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Black and Vegan in Atlanta – A Special Section

Aug 01, 2019 06:00AM ● By Paul Chen
About a year ago, my younger son and Natural Awakenings staff writer Noah Chen remarked that he thought there were more Black-owned vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Atlanta then white-owned. He said this after moving into Atlanta's historic West End, and noting all the vegan offerings in the neighborhood.

Well, here we are, a year later, and his casual remark has led to an exploration into the roots of veganism in Atlanta's Black Community. Among those interviewed are the four women who grace our cover this month: Tassili Ma'at, founder and owner of Tassili's Raw Reality; Chef Ahki; Ahzjah Simons, general manager of Sevananda, Atlanta's only food co-op, the board and management of which is largely Black; and Pinky Cole, founder and owner of Slutty Vegan, Atlanta's most popular vegan restaurant, if the measure is social media attention!

Dive in and enjoy! And make sure to check out the recipes offered up by three of our interviewees!

Here are the articles and resources associated with this special section: 

Veganism Blossoms in Atlantas Black Community

Veganism Blossoms in Atlanta’s Black Community

Healthy, meatless eating regimens have been growing in popularity across America, and Atlanta. Read More » 


Shyne Khm Yahra Photo Shyne Khm Yahra

Confessions of a Southern Vegan

Shyne Khm YahRa's personal evolution toward veganism.


Vegan Recipes

Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes for conscious eating.


Black-Owned or -Managed VegetarianVegan Resources in Atlanta

Black-Owned or -Managed Vegetarian/Vegan Resources in Atlanta

A business roundup of vegetarian and vegan resources in Atlanta. Read More » 


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