Greedi Vegan, a new plant-based restaurant that specializes in vegan soul food, opened for business in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights earlier this month.

Customers will find plant-based comfort food inspired by owner Latisha Daring’s childhood in the South. The “Greedi Soul Bowl,” for example, features breaded and fried plant-based chicken with sauteed kale, and roasted sweet potatoes over a bed of brown jasmine rice. The “Greedi Mac and Goodness” is a vegan, gluten-free version of classic southern mac and cheese, featuring four types of vegan cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

The vegan soul food restaurant serves Southern-inspired brunch on the weekends, with menu items like the “Vegan Fish ‘n’ Festival,” which comes with plant-based fish and a side of fried cornmeal dumplings. According to the website, Daring is committed to providing her customers with quality, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers markets in Brooklyn.

Daring opened Greedi Vegan after working in the fashion industry for 29 years. Drawing from her childhood roots in the Carolinas and Alabama where she was raised vegan, along with a culinary palate of over 26 countries, Daring developed the menu with the intention of creating a healthier vegan comfort food restaurant that would please vegans and omnivores alike. Eventually, Daring hopes to open a series of vegan fast-casual restaurants.“The goal is to excite vegans and convert carnivores one plate at a time,” the website states.

The latest addition to the New York City vegan restaurant scene is already drawing positive reviews from the community. “Meet my magical new friend, Latisha. She just opened an amazing vegan spot a block away from my apartment called @greedivegan ✨🌱I’m no vegan, but the amount of 💕💕💕💕she puts into cooking this food could turn any carnivore into one,” wrote one fan on Instagram.

A Yelp reviewer who stumbled upon Greedi Vegan while on his way to another restaurant enjoyed his meal of vegan cheese and grits so much, he asked“Am I in Brooklyn or Bankhead, GA?”

Greedi Vegan joins Matthew Kenney’s Arata and Brooklyn-based vegan restaurant Sol Sips as being among the latest new vegan restaurants to open in New York City. Along with Punchline Juice Bar, Luanne’s Wild Ginger, Natural Blend, Veggies, and Vegan’s Choice, it adds to the growing number of options for vegan food in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.


Image Credit: Greedi Vegan