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Former McDonald's Employee Opens First Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant in Harrisburg, PA

The first Black-owned vegan restaurant is now open in Harrisburg, PA, according to VegNews . Co-owned by Laquana Barber and Stefan Hawkins, House of Vegans was inspired by three main things: the lack of food options in their area, Barber’s health issues, and Hawkins inside look at the meat industry during his time as a McDonald’s employee. “American culture views that every meal has to have meat with it when it does not,” Hawkins told The Burg News . “Since I’ve been vegan, it’s been the best part of my life.” Dubbed the Home of Thee Slaps, the vegan eatery opened in July 2020 as some other small Black-owned businesses struggled financially due to the pandemic. The menu features mostly Black American cuisine, including soul food, burgers, macaroni and cheese made with jackfruit, mushrooms, among other healthy fixings. View this post on Instagram A post shared by House Of Vegans CFC (@house_of_vegans_) “I always had the mindset that it’s vegan food, and it would be bland,” said Yodit...

Sep 26, 2020