the grub factory

The Grub Factory Puts an Exciting Spin on Vegan Dishes

grub_factory_black_owned_vegan_restaurantBaltimore, Maryland’s The Grub Factory is a black-owned vegan restaurant founded by entrepreneurs Hurani Ame, Heru Mertief, and Imhotep Fatiu.

The restaurant serves up reubens, gyros, pepper steaks, shrimp salads and  curry “chick’n” that are all 100% vegan. 

No Paid Labor

One of the interesting things about The Grub Factory is that it has no employees. As a part of the  Pan Afrikan Liberation Movement, the restaurant is run by volunteers from the organization. The Pan Afrikan Liberation Movement (PLM) was actually started by one of the restaurant’s founders, Imhotep Fatiu, back in 1995, with the intention of encouraging the transformation of the black community through unity and liberation.

According to Fatiu, the goal for the restaurant, which was launched without any bank loans, is to provide “people with quality vegan food and ultimately create a chain of Grub Factories.” The Grub Factory even boasts decor that celebrates black culture.

Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Bland

Aside from serving delectable vegan dishes, the restaurant hosts events such as the Vegan Soul Fest, where it took first place  in the annual Vegan Mac N’ Cheese Smackdown in 2016 and 2017.

For additional details about the The Grub Factory, follow them on Facebook.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

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