Every June, Pride events remind us of the courage, pain and perseverance that got us to where we are today. Mercy For Animals has been honored over the years for standing with the LGBTQ+ community because Fighting for the rights of any oppressed group helps protect the rights of all.
Below are eight completely plant-based LGBTQ+ businesses that could use your support during Pride Month and beyond:
Amanda Fox runs her plant-based pop-up, Seaton’s Helper, with her wife Cheyenne. The couple offers hand-crafted vegan deli meats and decadent plant-based sandwiches with their BEC – house-made seitan maple bacon, chickpea omelet, rind cheddar, roasted red pepper jam and “sitanic” sauce on a potato-onion roll. amanda Talk about his work:
I end up doing a lot of research about real meat, where it comes from, what goes with it, and what’s popular. All the seasonings.
Find Seitan’s Helper Deli meat serving location here.
Started by Chef Carolyn Morrison Fiction kitchen in 2013 with her partner and co-owner, Siobhan Southern. Together they serve an array of decadent vegan dishes along with signature cocktails, local beer and wine to patrons in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe
Idalys Sansores and his wife, Howell Belser, founded Atlanta’s Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe As a place for anyone to come and enjoy a delicious plant-based pastry, breakfast sandwich or coffee. Sadly, Howell recently passed away after a battle with cancer, but Idalis continues to honor Howell’s “desire to experience joy, community and acceptance. A safe place for the LGBTQ community. A place where people of all walks of life feel welcome.”
Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe is currently open for pickup and patio seating.
Lagusta Yearwood Founded the brand in 2003 To reflect her passion for social justice and to contribute to building a strong local community of collective care. Combining a love of indigenous ingredients with a commitment to environmentalism and animal rights, Lagusta’s Luscious creates chocolates that taste good and have a positive impact on the world.
Gay 4 U
Gay4U is an Oakland-based vegan restaurant run by trans woman Sophie Aspic. The restaurant proudly proclaims that “Trans POC Eat Free,” provides free meals to people living in Oakland’s downtown encampments and underserved neighborhoods, and makes a point of recruiting from the trans-POC community. You can support Gay 4 UK by donatingr GoFundMe!
Yes Dawg skillfully crafted Gourmet hot dogs And Bratt uses only whole food ingredients, such as beets, sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds. The company says they are “queering capitalism” and aim to hire as many LGBTQ+ chefs and entrepreneurs as possible.
Dear Mama L.A
Desiree Flores of Dear Mama LA serves vegan Mexican food based on family recipes. A beacon of light in her Boyle Heights community, Desiree gives back by serving delicious, healthy meals; Supporters of Weird Poetry Night; And much more.
Maxine’s is heavenly
Maxine’s Heavenly offers delicious crunchy and chewy vegan cookies. Not only does the CEO mentor other LGBTQ+ business owners, but all executives and 30% of employees belong to the LGBTQ+ community. Grab a box today!
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