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Detroit Vegan Soul Owner Introduces Detroiters To Different Way Of Eating

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The owner of Detroit Vegan Soul shares her perspective on the African American diet.

Detroit Vegan Soul
Detroit Vegan Soul
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

"Recently, I was struck by a suggestion to ‘add three or four meat dishes' to our menu by some folks only just discovering my Detroit Vegan Soul restaurant," writes Kirsten Ussery-Boyd, owner of Detroit Vegan Soul in West Village, in an editorial featured by BLAC Detroit magazine. In a city with a particular taste for meat it's no surprise that Ussery-Boyd runs into this challenge.

For those who are not clear on the definition of veganism, Ussery-Boyd offers a succinct explanation in her essay along with a focused discussion of the historic challenges facing African Americans in Detroit and elsewhere. Within her article, the restauranteur touches on everything from the origins of the soul food diet to the food-related health issues facing blacks and the rapidly improving food landscape in the Motor City.

Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes Street, , MI 48214 (313) 649-2759 Visit Website