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Top 5 Black Vegan Chefs

When you think vegan, you might think "food I might not enjoy" such as tasteless salads and bland tofu. Here at Badass Black Girl, we’re here to change your mind by delivering a list of our top 5 Black Vegan chefs who redefine what Vegan food really is.

Rachel Ama

Rachel Ama is a blogger, YouTuber and author of a vegan cookbook titled “Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty Plant-Based Recipes For Every Day.” She puts a twist on vegan cooking by incorporating her Caribbean and west African roots into easy one-pot recipes that virtually anyone can make. Check out her YouTube channel here.

Tracye McQuirter

Tracye McQuirter has several impressive feats under her belt. She directed the first federally funded vegan nutrition program, co-created a vegan based website that specifically caters to Black Vegans, and even launched a vegan starter guide. With more than 30 years of experience teaching people about nutrition and how to go vegan, she’ll definitely entice your tastebuds.

Angela Means

If this name seems familiar to you, that’s most likely because you’ve seen her in the cult classic film Friday as the character Felicia. This actress and entrepreneur is the founder of The Jackfruit Café a plant-based café that fuses soul food and a healthy vegan lifestyle. If you’re ever in Santa Monica, swing by for some Jackfruit burritos.

Aisha “Pinky” Cole

Aisha is a vegan entrepreneur, philanthropist, and owner of Atlanta’s hottest vegan restaurant Slutty Vegan. Located on the west end of Atlanta, she has created a conversation and movement of affordable vegan food. We’re hoping to swing by Atlanta to try one of her burgers. Our top burger pick? Dancehall Queen.

Stacey Dougan

Stacy Dougan is a renowned vegan and raw food nutritionist. She is the owner of Simply Pure, a plant-based café located in downtown Las Vegas. The café offers a range of delicious plant-based foods such as nachos, and lasagna that will have you doing a double take and asking out loud “This is really vegan?”

A new year results in a more adventurous you! Try out these amazing vegan chefs and tell us which vegan recipe is your favorite!


Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.


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