17 Black-Owned Vegan Food Brands to Support During Black History Month

If there’s one thing the food industry can’t deny, it’s the power of consumer money. As we celebrate the history, achievements and influence of the black community during Black History Month – and throughout the year – we are reminded of the importance of supporting entrepreneurs of cultures and from diverse backgrounds. In doing so, we are not only investing in the product, but also championing inclusivity within the industry. This month is an opportunity to uplift Black creators and businesses, increase awareness of their brands, and advocate for change.

Businesses owned by black vegans are on the rise

The opportunities for black entrepreneurs to launch their vegan businesses have never been better. According to a 2020 Gallup poll, people of color are reducing their meat consumption faster than other demographic groups. And black hip-hop artists and other celebrities are investing in businesses that fit their meatless lifestyle. Beyoncé co-founded vegan meal delivery brand 22 Day Nutrition — which has since expanded into a meal-planning app — with vegan nutritionist Marco Borges, following her own experience with Borges’ 22 Day Nutrition Challenge, in which she and husband Jay-Z ate a plant-based diet for three weeks. Jay-Z has invested in vegan brands such as Partake Foods and Impossible Foods through his venture capital firm. Musician Jaden Smith, son of celebrity couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, started vegan restaurant I Love You Restaurant which serves free food to the homeless. And world champion racing driver Lewis Hamilton, who often uses his platform to advocate for animal welfare and veganism, has opened vegan burger joint Neat Burger in London, UK, with plans to global expansion.

To honor and support the growing list of black-owned vegan businesses, we’ve rounded up a few that you can order from this nationwide ship.

Vegan Black Owned Food Brands

A dozen cousins

1 A dozen cousins

These slow-cooked, ready-to-eat beans use one of our favorite plant proteins. Inspired by black and Latino recipes, they come in flavors like Cuban Black Beans, Trini Chickpea Curry and Mexican Cowboy Beans, as well as classic refried beans. Additionally, because many Americans in underserved communities lack access to healthy food, A Dozen Cousins ​​provides annual grant and volunteer support to nonprofit organizations working to eliminate socio-economic disparities. health economics in the country.
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VegNews.ChooseLifeFoodsChoose the foods of life

2 Choose the foods of life

These vegan Jamaican patties were born out of a desire to veganize genuine patty founder Carolyn Simon, dubbed the company’s “Patty Queen,” who ate growing up, and Beefless Lover’s Patty and Coconut Kale Delight flavors are its signature. results.
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VegNews.CocoLuvVegan Coco Luv Cookies

3 Vegan Coco Luv Cookies

Although this Los Angeles-based family business calls itself a cookie company, there’s so much more on the menu. From cookie pies and Coco Dream Ding Dongs to whole Oreo cakes, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to order. Do you know someone who is celebrating their birthday this month? Get the Cinnamon Roll with Sprinkles delivered to their doorstep.
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VegNews.MajorsProjectPopBig Pop Project

4 Major’s Pop Project

A fresh vegan take on pot corn, Major’s Project Pop makes its main product in small batches and keeps it authentic with simple ingredients, namely virgin coconut oil, vegan cane sugar and sea salt. Himalayas. The company gives back to its community by supporting nonprofit initiatives such as Feeding Children Everywhere and the National Black Food & Justice Alliance. This month, Project Pop is also selling Black History Month merchandise with their “People over Profit” slogan.
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VegNews.GoodGirlChocolatehappy chocolate girl

5 happy chocolate girl

Dr. Tabatha Carr created Good Girl Chocolate to support her healthy lifestyle and sweet tooth. The range of healthy products ranges from vegan milk chocolate to caramel truffles. In addition, 5% of sales are intended to support underprivileged children in orphanages in Haiti.
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VegNews.Goldegolde

6 golde

This small but mighty Brooklyn, NY-based company started with just one product – the original turmeric latte mix – and has since expanded into other essential superfoods, from face masks to drink mixes.
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VegNews.HellaNutsHella Nuts

seven Hella Nuts

This plant-based restaurant has created a patent-pending vegan ground meat made from nuts. We’ve already made a list of dishes to make with it, starting with tacos, shepherd’s pie and stuffed peppers.
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VegNews.HoustonSauceCoHouston Sauce Co.

8 Houston Sauce Co.

This sauce company turned food truck specializes in hot sauces and vegan barbecue. If you can’t get your hands on their Dirty Bird Chik’n vegan sandwich or Philly Cheesesteaks in Houston, check out their online store, where you can order hot sauces and other tasty vegan snacks and make them ship to your door.
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9 Mac & Yes

Vegan chef Ayindè Howell popularized his vegan mac and cheese and it has since hit the hot bars at retailers such as Whole Foods Market. You can now order your own family-sized frozen meals online and choose between jalapeño Mac and Yease and BKLN Bolognese.
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VegNews.MayasCookiesMaya’s cookies

ten Maya’s cookies

This beloved vegan bakery recently opened its first storefront in San Diego, Calif., but it also sells its handmade gourmet cookies online, at farmers markets, and at select retailers. We especially love Maya’s collection of Black History Month cookies honoring prominent figures in the black community.
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VegNews.MylkDogMylk Dog

11 Mylk Dog

Founder Bethovan Enhancing grew up devouring tubs of nacho cheese, but when he and his family gave up dairy, he was determined to create an alternative. Enter Mylk Dog Notcho Cheez, made from simple ingredients like almond milk, cashews, bell peppers and nutritional yeast.
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VegNews.WhippedUrbanLab of whipped urban desserts

12 oatmeal ice cream

From the founders of New York-based Whipped Urban Dessert Lab comes Oaté, a line of “ice cream” pints available for domestic shipping through Goldbelly. Founded by sisters Courtney Blagrove and Zan BR, Whipped Urban Dessert Lab made headlines for being the first ice cream shop to make oat milk ice cream. Can’t justify flying to New York for a creamy swirl cone? Pints ​​of Oaté are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
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VegNews.RootedDelightsRooted Delights

13 Rooted Delights

Although Rooted Delights was first launched as a food truck in Baltimore, Maryland in 2018, founder Janay Jones decided to return to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and focus on launching of a range of vegan cheeses. Made from oat milk, the Rooted Delights cheese line is currently available in Creamy Mozzah and Milk Cheddah flavors.
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VegNews.SouthernRootsSouthern Roots

14 Southern Roots

This San Antonio, Texas-based online bakery recreates Southern classics with a vegan twist, from bundt cakes and brownies to buttermilk pancake mixes. Husband and wife team Marcus and Cara Pitts launched the bakery in 2018 after watching the documentary What is healthwhich inspired them to go vegan.
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VegNews.SymphonyChipsSymphony potato chips

15 Symphony potato chips

A gourmet potato chip company, Symphony Potato Chips was born after chef and founder Andre’ Anderson created a blend of 28 herbs and spices and started using it on homemade potato chips. The brand has since expanded to other flavored chips, from balsamic to smoky. The family business also aims to empower its community by providing jobs and job training through its own non-profit organization, Symphony Crumbs.
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VegNews.NoCookieThe No Cookie

16 The No Cookie

Family-owned and operated since 1978, The No Bakery creates and sells vegan cookies in classic flavors like chocolate chip, ginger spice, oatmeal raisins and peanut butter. Operating out of Oakland, Calif., No Cookies is available at more than 400 health and natural food stores nationwide and can also be ordered online.
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VegNews.WaytoLifeWay to Life Foods

17 Way to Life Foods

This family-owned vegan food company aims to provide healthy products to customers across the country. Although Way to Life Foods started with granola, which is available in flavors such as banana, strawberry, ginger and peanut butter, it has since expanded to cinnamon rolls, energy bars and even vegan burger patties.
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For more black-owned vegan businesses, read:
The VegNews Guide to Black-Owned Vegan Businesses
Shine With These 11 Vegan Beauty Brands Owned by Black Women
These 25 Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants Are Redefining Vegan Food

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