How many Black vegans do you know? If it’s a handful or more than that’s impressive. While vegans and vegetarians haven’t really increased in population, Black Americans are turning to a plant- based diet more than most Americans.
According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey, 8 percent of African Americans identified as vegan compared to only 3 percent of American adults overall. Additionally a Gallup poll in 2020 said people of color reported eating 31 percent less meat in the past 12 months, compared to 10 percent of white Americans.
What’s causing the increase? Many speculate it’s the entertainment industry - singers, rappers and actors we follow on social media - are posting about their plant-based choices, businesses or lifestyles. The Beet.com said that 8 of 10 members of the popular Wu-Tang Clan are vegans or vegetarians.
Being a vegan is also easier nowadays with many grocery shelves and restaurants serving vegan/vegetarian alternatives. If you are reading this post, we hope you have already tried our tasty baked goods. Below is a list of some of our favorite Black-owned vegan spots in San Antonio.
We are also happy to announce we have brought back delivery services and have partnered with Frnd Ships for all your delivery needs. San Antonio orders are on a 24-hour pre-order schedule and delivery day will be every day except Thursdays and Saturdays. Frnd Ships will handle the notification of letting you know when the driver is on the way and sending order confirmations.
We have a condensed menu for now on Frnd Ships but we hope to increase the options in the near future. You can order frozen cookie dough in Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip or Sugar Cookie and make our delicious cookies at home. Follow us on social and tag us at @SouthernRootsBiz.
It’s 100 percent vegan soul food and offers pick up locations in Austin and San Antonio. It’s closed Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Located in Universal City, they offer a menu of plant-based options. It’s closed Tuesdays. You can find some of our Southern Roots baked goods at this restaurant.
Delivers restaurant-quality frozen vegan foods. Rooted Vegan will host the first annual Vegan Family Reunion on Feb. 28 at The Cherrity Bar from 12 pm to 3 pm, just East of downtown San Antonio. The pop-up market will feature 20 plus Black-owned, vegan friendly, small businesses and more. To get more details or to donate to the event, go here.
This is a community-based store in Northeast San Antonio that features plant-based, vegan and eco-friendly products to pick up or for delivery. You can also find other Black-owned vegan brands here such as RootedLove, specializing in their special 'Smoojies', and PlantbasedMello, which has the best vegan gumbo you have ever tasted. And best of all, you can find Southern Roots baked items, as well as Rooted Vegan Cuisine frozen items in the store.
Please share with your friends and family that once they try Southern Roots baked goods, they will think this is “so good, you won’t believe it’s vegan.” Follow us on social and tag us at @SouthernRootsBiz.