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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. Vegetarianism 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 rawfoodist such as famous #AfricanAmerican comedian #DickGregory. 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.
#VegetarianRestaurantbyHakin, located at 73 NE 167th Street in North #Miami Beach, FL 33162 is continuing the delicious tradition of vegan and vegetarian soulful innovation. Just steps away from all three major highways and Jackson Hospital North, the restaurant sits right off 163rd street in an unassuming strip mall with a gigantic sign outside that reads VEGETARIAN #RESTAURANT. To be honest, I have driven by this place a trillion times and never stopped. I just wasn’t interested in Vegetarian food in my 20’s, but now, I want to live so I made that stop out of curiosity and have been a customer since!
Various organic and natural products are on display near the entrance and to the right, there is a full fledged mini health food store. I was even able to pick up some shea butter and organic oils for my dreads!
The restaurant has been in continuous operation for over seven years in the same location. A recent expansion will allow for larger dine in parties in a semi private dining space. Owner and operator Hakin, plans to make his restaurant not only the largest Black owned, but largest vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Miami-Dade period.
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