Authentic Louisiana Creole Flavor. 100% Plant Based
615 N. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
From Souley Vegan
Tamearra Dyson, Chef and Owner at Souley Vegan, has been cooking her signature vegan dishes since she was 18. Chef Dyson believes in cruelty free eating.
Growing up my Mother fed us three kids (my brother Myron, Sister Rosalie and myself) a primarily vegetarian diet. She didn’t call it that at the time, she just tried to do her best with what she had.
When I was pregnant with my son Aquil, I began cooking. Being a vegan already, all of the dishes I prepared were vegan.
In June 2007, I decided to leave a promising career in the medical field for something I was more passionate about. (That something became what you now know as Souley Vegan!)
A single mother with zero savings! Of course everyone said I was crazy to pursue this. But not one to be discouraged, I began catering and selling food at local markets and events.
Fast forward two years, in 2009, I came across a vacant restaurant location at 301 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. After passing by this location a first, second, and third time, I decided to call and schedule a walk through. I barely had the gas to drive down there, but I went and attempted to portray full confidence in my ability to pay the high price the landlord was requiring upon securing the property.
In my heart and soul I felt that this place belonged to Souley Vegan. When I opened Souley Vegan in July of 2009 I had to my name one pair of pants and the 27 dollars my sister put in the cash register right before I opened the doors.
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