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In the United States we observe the month of November as National Vegetarian month. I decided that I would give some soul vegan spots a try. Thus, we discovered delicious Black Owned vegan spots. While vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise in the African-American/Black community; it’s still a relatively new frontier for our people, especially African- Americans. Veganism was relatively low in West Africa, home to our ancestors, so changing your entire diet to a plant based one can be challenging.
Following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930, Black vegetarians in the western hemisphere began to rise in large part due to Rastafarianism—a religion developed in Jamaica in the 1930s and raw foodist such as famous African-American comedian Dick Gregory. Both these factors were contributing forces to the early stages of Black dietary shifts in the U.S, in addition to the phenomenal soulful flavors used in creating African and Caribbean inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The Hungry Black Man team has noticed many locales outside of our native Miami have embraced vegetarianism and now veganism as a natural part of their culinary landscapes. For years, I’ve enjoyed vegetarian meals from my Rastafarian friends, whose diets embrace a healthier style of eating. I am happy to report after sampling all over town, we could compile an accurately ranked list of the best of the best.