Baltimore residents will have a chance to eat clean at one of several Black-owned businesses during Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week.

The mission of the week is to increase the awareness, benefits and accessibility of a plant-based diet through a fun, innovative and community based experience across multiple neighborhoods.

With the popular Land of Kush restaurant as a sponsor of the week, several Black-owned businesses are participating, including:

Grub Factory (1210 N Charles Street): This Black-owned restaurant, which opened a few months ago, specializes in fare which does not taste like vegan food, but rather meat and serves more meat-eaters than vegans and vegetarians.

The Big Bean Theory (328 Park Avenue): Located in the Mt. Vernon Marketplace, this bean-based vegan restaurant started by Eula McDowell is a one-of-a-kind eatery serving its specialty Falafel burgers, along with vegan cake cakes and black bean burgers. McDowell said she hopes the restaurant becomes as popular as Old Bay seasoning.

Other Black-owned businesses participating in Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week are:

  • Dukem Ethopian Restaurant (1100 Maryland Avenue)
  • Grind House Juice Bar (2433 St. Paul Street)
  • The Land of Kush (840 N Eutaw Street)
  • Tabor (328 Park Avenue, Mt. Vernon Marketplace)