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This Black-Owned Vegan Spot Is Set To Open In West Philly This Weekend

By DeAnna Taylor

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After getting sick from a bacon cheeseburger during the mad cow disease epidemic, Philadelphia resident, Lamarr Ingram, made a decision to cut beef, pork, and chicken from his diet. He wanted to go full vegan but found that there was a lack of options in Philly’s inner city in the mid 90’s.

Just three years ago he was able to transition to a full plant-based lifestyle and now he is bringing more options to his community in West Philly.

Vegan-ish is slated to open on January 11th at 1214 N. 52nd St, next to Tasties. The menu will consist mostly of vegan options with the exception of seafood on four items.

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“I believe people are looking for healthy options,” Ingram said in a statement to The Philly Inquirer. “We want to introduce it to the community and let people experience it.”

There will mostly be salads and sandwiches, including a salmon burrito and burgers made with Impossible Burger meat. Items like the ‘When Smokey Sings’ (caramelized onions, barbecue sauce, long hots, and house-made slaw on a brioche bun from Baker Street) and a chickpea burger samosa (chickpea patty with curry, apricot chutney, lettuce and tomato, and fries on the sandwich) are just a taste of what you can expect when you stop in.

The restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. To learn more, you can check out the Instagram page: @veganishphilly.

Related: How To Spend 48-Hours In Black-Owned Philly

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DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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