Product Reviews

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

*DISCLAIMER: I received this as a complimentary gift in exchange for my honest opinion. All views are those of my own and no one else’s.

So, I am very particular about products that I use, especially on my face. When Influenster sent me this nighttime serum, I was instantly skeptical. I did some research and found that this is actually a brand that I could stand by.

I’ve never had a nighttime routine, well when it comes to washing my face that is. The first time I used this serum, I was instantly taken aback because it tingles. Silly me didn’t read on the bottle that it will tingle. I immediately wiped it off and was about to through it away until I read the label.

For the last month or so, I’ve been using it either every night or every other night and I absolutely love it. I first wash my face with Dr. Bronner’s soap, then I smooth on the serum. It isn’t strong smelling and doesn’t smell chemical filled or perfumeish. I wake up in the morning and my face feels and looks brighter and tighter.

I highly recommend this product if you haven’t tried it. I will also definitely be buying more items from this brand.

All Black Everything, Product Reviews, Vegan Mommy Things

SmootiePie Baby and Belly Moisturizer

As a mommy-to-be, stretch marks are inevitable. For me, it’s been the dryness. As my belly expands, the dryer it gets and this moisturizer is life. Not only is it vegan, black owned and cruelty free (y’all know how important that combo is to me), it smells absolutely amazing.
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I am the type who is prone to dry skin and I’m also conscious about products I use so close to my baby. Anything you put on your skin, your skin absorbs. That’s why I go for natural products by the likes of @lovesmootiepie.
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I have to say this is moisturizer did take me by surprise. I immediately thought it was hard, kind of like coconut oil. To my astonishment, I dipped my finger in and it went straight through. It’s almost like a creamy butter that melts into this enriching oil. *
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Needless to say, this mommy approves and I will definitely be using this on my baby love, Khai, once he is born.

 

Product Reviews

We’re Going to Need More Wi…Sparkling Water

I made a vow this year to read 25 books. Well, starting on the first, I read one book, cover-to-cover. It was just that good. “We’re Going to Need More Wine…” by Gabrielle Union was a helluva read. It was nonstop laughter, sadness, anger and so much more. Fortunately, I had no plans to leave my house on Monday, so I figured, why not read a book that I digitally checked out from the library (checking out books is part of my journey to minimalism)?

I won’t get into too much detail, but majority of her book had a lot to do with her not being comfortable in her own skin as a dark skinned black woman. Growing up she felt like an outsider having gone to PW schools and being the only black girl, a dark skinned black girl at that. She talked about wanting to have her hair straight to make her less of a target to be bullied, which is something that I can relate to. I always wanted me hair straight and even though I was at a mixed school (Channelview), I was always picked on for some reason or another, but I think it mainly had to do with the fact that I was a dark skinned black girl who had long hair and spoke proper English.

She goes on to talk about the boys she dated, the boys she wanted to date, and the boys that didn’t show interest because of her skin. When she brought up the topic of her first husband, Chris, making it big in his career and how he wanted someone who more so fit the part, a lighter skinned woman, it made me think about how black men today and when they get a little bit of money, they go for the light skinned black women, Latinas, Asians and white women. It always baffles me how these men, our men, can think that we aren’t worthy enough to be on their arm when their status changes.

Union talked about how she found out her dad was cheating on her mom with a woman who looked exactly like her mom. Why cheat on your significant other with someone who favors them? I’m not seeing the sense in that. Then the fact that her mother knew but stayed because she loved the life they had. I think what parents don’t understand about their choices is that their kids see these choices and often times end up making the same poor decisions. It’s the domino effect that just keeps trickling down from generation to generation.

Rape is a huge part of this book and she explains how it has affected her life and her relationships. She was raped by someone she didn’t know, but often time that isn’t the case with rape victims and survivors. Coming from someone who knew their rapist, it’s not something you can move on from. You have to worry that you may one day run into this person, if your family will believe you, if they threatened to hurt you if you told. She talks about the kids that she mentors and the groups that she’s in and have worked with.

If you see Gabrielle Union and her resume of work, you would never know that she grow up hating herself, dealing with people who did and dealt drugs, binge drinking at a young age, having sex just because and so much more. I definitely will be reading this book again because it’s relatable and inspiring in so many ways.

I have always been a fiction reader, but over the past year, I have really gotten into nonfiction and memoirs, self-help, self-care, and anything to help better my life. If you haven’t read this book, I highly, highly recommend it.

Product Reviews

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

This coming of age story follows Nadia Turner, a girl who goes through life trying to find herself. From losing her mom, losing her virginity, getting an abortion to losing herself, there’s so much to take in.

This novel was beautifully written and though I can’t relate to any of it, I personally know some women who can.

This was a book I could read cover to cover and it is a page-turner. The imagery and character development makes this story into the beauty that it is. The friendship that develops between Nadia and Aubrey is beautiful and the way it ends as the book comes to an end, makes you feel like things could be okay.

I’ve dealt with older women in the church who were gossipy and that’s what they lived for. I think that’s a common theme in the black church. It’s also a reason I left the church.

If you have some time (though I highly suggest making the time), check this book out. The way it draws you in, you’ll go with no hesitation.

Product Reviews

Ruffles Green

Before I tell you about my experience here, let me just say that the best part of eating out as a vegan at a non vegan restaurant, is that your food comes out fast and is prepared fresh.

Now this restaurant is located in The Woodlands and if anyone knows the area, you know its bourgeoisie (that’s the correct way to spell the word, it’s not boujee or any other spelling), like for real for real. Walking up you see the outside area, and with the weather like it is in Texas, ain’t nobody sitting outside unless it’s night time, and even then, mosquitoes won’t let you be great and eat. 

Walking inside, they have a very sleek look. Lots of neural colors and white. It was pretty empty, guessing I beat the lunch hour rush, so there was no line. The lady who took my order was really nice and very patient.

I ordered as my appetizer the hummus with pita bread, which both are made in house, and as my meal I had the Veggie Nut Burger, 86 the cheese.

Both dishes were phenomenal. I would highly suggest them. The burger literally will melt in your mouth. The pita bread and hummus were the best I’ve had thus far.

What I also liked was it’s a self serve restaurant. You order and pay at the same time and then you get your own drink, silverware and napkins. You also can get your own to-go containers which is a plus because I feel waiters take entirely too long to bring the check and to-go containers. 

The only negative I have is that my appetizer and meal came at the same time. I would’ve preferred to get my appetizer before my meal. Not sure if that is something I should’ve requested, however, that’s the only negative I have. So, if you are ever in the Houston area, give them a try.

Product Reviews

Tout Suite’s Vegan Falafel Sandwich

The best way to get repeat vegan customers to a non vegan restaurant is to have vegan options on the menu, actual vegan options, not salads. A lot of non vegan restaurants think that a way to serve vegans is to have salads. I’m here to tell you that’s more of an insult if anything. 

Now I’ve written a review before for Tout Suite and you can read it here. I found out through their The Annex rep, who told me that they now have a vegan falafel sandwich and me being a falafel lover, I was in. 
Before I get into the food, I did speak to one of the managers and he explained that they are in the testing stage and seeing what people like and are requesting. They do not have this sandwich all the time, mainly on Friday, and throughout the weekend, or until it sells out, then they go on to a different vegan item. The goal is to have a complete vegan menu. They do not have vegan desserts at the moment, however, they will be coming soon.


The sandwich comes in the form of like mini sliders, with fries. I used to be a salty fry person, meaning I loved my French fries hypertension salty, but since becoming vegan, my taste buds have changed. Their fries are lightly salted, and when I say lightly, I mean lightly, which is a good thing because we shouldn’t be consuming so much salt anyway. 


The sandwich consists of pesto, cucumber, falafel, lettuce and tomato. I loved the pesto, though I think hummus or a vegan tzatziki sauce would be good to add or have the option of it. It is on toasted ciabatta bread and it’s very flavorful for and filling. I would definitely get this again. They also have other vegan options like their avocado toast, which is killer and their mushroom toast.


For my drink I had a chai tea latte with almond milk and to be honest, I think they have Starbucks beat. I am a huge Starbucks chai tea latte fan, so for them to beat Starbucks is a win. I would also suggest they add coconut milk, or different nondairy milks for people who have nut and soy allergies. 

If you’re in Houston or just visiting, make sure to give Tout Suite a try. 

Health + Wellness, My Life, Product Reviews

Nourish Juice Bar


Located off W Gray, this juice bar is so amazing and I love the atmosphere. I had been there once before. I ordered the Pink Starbust juice and a Buddha bowl. Both were absolutely amazing. The juice really tasted like candy and the kick from the ginger was perfect. 


The Buddha bowl was a curry style bowl with kale, quinoa, carrots, chickpeas and so much more earthy goodness. The curry dressing added so much flavor. I definitely want to try to recreate something like this.

My Life, Product Reviews

Vegan Tamales and Cupcakes @ Dan Electro’s

I don’t typically go into Houston that often because I hate the traffic and it’s a helluva commute but when I saw this event was in The Heights, and that’s fairly close to me, I was down. 


It’s located off 24th street and it’s a fairly small venue with a backyard patio. I actually only came for the tamales but Sara the Cupcake Girl was there and I bought a dozen and a half cupcakes. 


I was rather disappointed that the tamales were not already heated and the guy brought a crockpot to heat them in and he showed up later than expected. The line was long, I got ate up by mosquitos, badly and ended up with room temperature tamales.


The tamales were good, however, they would’ve been better hot. I felt like he was ill prepared. At the end of the event, those who placed orders, he no longer could fill them, not sure the reasoning but Sara and her family are making them and I’m sure they’ll be awesome as her cupcakes are. 


I got to meet the president of the Houston Black Vegan Social, Snoddy, and I have been added to the team. I also met another one of the members, Kirby.


The venue was great, it’s just the mosquitos were relentless and it could be because my blood is sweet from all the fruit I’ve been, but I will be using my all natural big spray by my girl Jazzzie by Nature. 


There is another event this coming weekend at the same place and Sara and her family are making cupcakes and enchiladas, all vegan of course. I can’t wait.

Product Reviews

Snooze A.M. Eatery

I am apart of a group called Awkward Black Ladies on Facebook and one of the ladies, Ashley, posted about going to brunch. I’ve never gone to brunch before because there aren’t any places I know of that serve a vegan brunch, or vegan breakfast period, in Houston. So I responded anyway because 1). I want to make more friends, and 2). I wanted to venture out and see if indeed I have just not been looking hard enough. Sure enough, we agreed on going to Snooze, which I have never been, but a vegan friend of mine swears by it.


I arrived first and immediately was not happy with parking, however, because I’m familiar with that area, I wasn’t surprised. I parked on the street not too far away so it wasn’t that bad. I walk to the restaurant and I see a ton of people standing at the door. They were all waiting to be seated. The wait was an hour so that wasn’t too bad. Anything longer, we would have decided to go somewhere else.

Once Ashley arrived, we talked and chatted. She’s new to Texas and has only been here about three months. With all the people standing at the door and it opening and closing, it was very hot. We finally got seated and it wasn’t a complete hour that we waited. We opted to sit outside since that was first available and we were very hungry.


I forgot to take more pictures, but when I go back, and yes, I will go back, I will update this post. I ordered an iced spicy chai tea latte with almond milk to drink. Looking at the menu I was pleasantly surprised to see vegan options that weren’t salads. I can’t tell you how many places I go and their idea of satisfying a vegan is to put a salad on the menu, which is quite insulting if you think about it.

I ordered the quinoa porridge (quinoa, oats, berries, cinnamon, and maple syrup, cooked in almond milk), soyrizo and hash browns. Each dish was superb and I will definitely be recreating the quinoa porridge and making a video, so stay tuned for that.

Over all, I loved the restaurant. Food was great and so was the service. There wasn’t a long wait time for our food to come and it came piping hot. If you live in Houston or are ever visiting, please make it a mission to hit up Snooze.

Product Reviews

Tout Suite HTX

I stumbled upon this place on Instagram from someone I followed. They were listed as a suggestion. I saw all the pictures on their page and knew I had to check them out. Once I got here, I could tell it was it by the white and black building and their symbol on the doors. It’s a very cozy place and also a great place to work, which is where I am writing this post. It’s somewhat noisy but as I began to write, the noise cancelled out. The lights are dim, the furniture is all wood. It reminds me of a type of lounge, that also happens to serve food. 


When you walk in, you are just above street level. They have a lower level that is at street level. They have to areas to order food so the line doesn’t get long and they have an area to order just a drink, which I find very convenient if you just want a coffee or latte. The staff is very friendly and upbeat. The woman who took my order was very accommodating. I order their toast options and I did the combination, but had them switch out the salmon toast for another mushroom. She made sure to put my order in all caps that I was vegan so they would not use butter or add cheese to it. I was very impressed with how nice she was in making sure that my order was completely vegan, even going back and talking to the chef and asking the manager if it was okay to substitute the salmon. 


The one thing that I didn’t like was the restroom is co-ed. Yes you read that right. There are I believe 6 or 8 stalls, half on each side and they are divided by the sinks. I was confused going in because a man was coming out and I thought I had not listened correctly when told where the restrooms were, behind the sliding barn door. That was my only negative about the place.


They also have what is called The Annex, which is a coworking space where people can come to work, collaborate, hold meetings or if you need an office space outside of the house, you can get a private room. I’m actually considering getting one because I do work from home, but sometimes I get lazy and comfortable and don’t really get anything done. They also have a kitchenette where you can store or heat up your food. So it’s like an office except you are working for yourself. I had actually been looking for a coworking space, and here one fell into my lap. 


Overall I had a great experience and I will definitely be coming back.

Product Reviews, Travel

Unity Vegan Kitchen Review


If I could give more than 5 stars dammit I would. This food truck was my initial first stop on this tour but because of my schedule and their hours, I ended up having to save the best for last. 
First let me say, the woman who took my order, I believe it was Leslie (sorry if I’m wrong), she was so nice and friendly and made my day when she said they had chikn n waffles. I had seen these all over IG and made it my mission to get them whenever I was in Austin. 

When I say they were everything, they were absolutely everything. The gravy was tasty as hell and I loved it on the waffle, despite me never thinking to put gravy on my waffles.

The waffle was cooked to perfection and the faux chicken had an abundance of flavor and tasted like chicken if I do say so myself. Talk about southern vegan comfort food. I have half a mind to go back before I leave and get it again.

Please, if you are ever in Austin, make this a priority.

Product Reviews, Travel

24 Diner Review 

My first time coming here was in 2010 when my brother graduated with his undergrad degree. This is one of his favorite restaurants and it’s open 24 hours, like in the name.

It wasn’t crowded the first time we came and it wasn’t crowded this time. Another major thing I like was it wasn’t cold. Most restaurants I go to have me sleepy before I even order my food. 


The first time I went I had the Betsy Veggie. It’s a handcrafted burger made with beets, lentils, flaxseeds and other delicious goodness. I swear I tried to recreate it but no such luck. 


Since then I had been feigning for that burger so when we went last night, I was too hype. It tastes just as good as I remember. My waitress was pretty amazing. The waiter the first time I came was very knowledgeable about the burger so I was comfortable ordering it this time. 

Product Reviews, Travel

The Vegan Nom Review


If I tell y’all that the taco I had should be damn illegal and questionable about being vegan. I’ve never had a vegan taco that taste so damn good and was super flavorful.

I am a huge fan of food trucks and I loved the location. There was no long line and they prepare your food fairly quickly. I ordered there Gracie Madre which came highly recommended by the woman who took my order. 


I took the first bite and fell in love. I will definitely be going back before I head back to Houston. 

Product Reviews, Travel

Capital City Bakery Review

This was my first stop when coming into Austin. I have been a loyal follower for quite sometime now on Instagram. This is a cute little bakery located on Ceasar Chavez. I got two cupcakes, the butterscotch chocolate and the pumpkin carrot cake. The lady who took my order was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back.

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Review: Sambuca 

This was a really nice restaurant with a warming, intimate atmosphere. They have live music, friendly staff and a beautiful outside seating area. 


The main thing I didn’t like was their lack of vegan options. I could only eat the sides because most everything is premade, though I don’t want to eat anything premade that’s been sitting out all day, then just warmed up when ordered. 


Even the sides I had to veganize by asking them to not cook the veggies in butter (I don’t know why people think veggies have to be cooked in butter), the brussel sprouts came with bacon though I’m not sure why but I asked for them sans bacon, and the maple bourbon sweet potatoes, I asked to be cooked without butter. 

I have to say, those sweet potatoes were orgasmic. I will definitely have to try to recreate them because I can’t even describe how amazing they tasted. 

Overall, it’s a great restaurant but vegans like upscale too. Would get more service with more vegan options.

Product Reviews

Restaurant Review: Verts Mediterranean Grill 5*

I am a huge sucker for Mediterranean food. I love falafel, baklava and hummus. I have always been in love with ethnic food and more willing to try it since I am a POC (person of color). I will try anything as long as it’s vegan.

Verts is located off I45 and Louetta, located in the North Houston area. It happens to share a wall with two restaurants I love dearly – Chipotle and Salata. I had been going to that Chipotle for a while and then one night I decided to walk in. It has the feels and décor of Freebirds and Chipotle. The prices, menu and create-your-own-meal line, is similar as well.

What attracted me more than anything to this restaurant, again, was it had falafel. Another way that they are similar to Chipotle and Freebirds is that they are stingy with they rice. Like, you have this big bowl and you’re only going to give me two spoonful’s of rice? I’m not a big girl but I have a big girl appetite. I had the guy pile on more rice and ignored his questioning look when I asked for more.

He asked what kind if meat and I told him falafel. Those are made to order which I love, meaning they aren’t just sitting out on warmers like the meat is. I then had him add the chickpeas, carrot slaw, cucumbers and tomatoes as well as hummus. I want the tzaziki but it wasn’t vegan. It was made with greek yogurt. I’ve had tzaziki before, but only the vegan version.

The staff is actually really friendly and attentive like Chipotle and Freebirds. The establishment was very clean, not crowded, they get your food prepared fast, all with a smile. I have definitely found my new favorite restaurant and lucky for me, I don’t have to drive into Houston to get Mediterranean food.

Product Reviews

4* for Adair Kitchen and Black Vegans of Houston MeetUp

One of the things I want to be better about this year is joining Meetup groups and actually going to the Meetups. I have been apart of the Black Vegans of Houston for two years now, since the last Vegfest in Houston. I hade never been to any of the events and I could kick myself for not going.

We met at a restaurant called Adair Kitchen. It is located near the Galleria on San Felipe. The first thing that threw me was that there was a huge pig on the sign. I was very confused as to why we were meeting here but it wasn’t at all that bad.

The atmosphere is very friendly. The staff was also very attentive and knowledgeable about items on the menu that could be made vegan. I ordered the super food bowl w/ a black bean patty. It was literally like an orgasm in my mouth. My taste buds were jumping up and down from joy. The flavors of the black bean patty mixed with the kale, almonds, cucumbers, tomatoes, brown rice, pecans and everything else in it, were just wonderful.

As it gets later they dim the lights and it becomes more intimate and personal. I will definitely be going back. Now one of the other members of the group, got the same bowl as me but hers had bacon in it and I found that odd. They knew we were a vegan group, and the dish didn’t have bacon in it. So I am not sure how they got bacon in it.

Now the company was amazing and we had great conversations. It was nice to be able to meet other Black vegans/wannabe vegans since I only know of two that live here in Houston. I will definitely be going to more Meetups in the future.

I gave the restaurant 4* because of the bacon mishap. Even though it did not happen to me, the fact that it happened and could happen again in the future, kind of makes me more conscious about when I go back. If you are in the Houston area or are going to visit, I recommend the restaurant, vegan and non.

Product Reviews

5* for Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market Eastside

This farmer’s market has to be my favorite mainly because all of my fave vegan places are there and it’s proximity to my fave Whole Food’s Market and vegan restaurants. Another great thing is the major diversity with the vendors and the consumers. I feel more comfortable at this location.


This farmer’s market has a few of my fave vegan food vendors such as Guudbelly, Ripe Cuisine and my obsession, Sinfull Bakery. Since becoming vegan, Sinfull Bakery has met all of my baked goods needs. All of their food is vegan and the flavors are just…there’s no words honestly. Their pot pie has me feigning for more and their cinnamon rolls, larger than life, literally.


From them, I bought two pop tarts and a cherry pie, which I was told only six were made and they were trying something new with it. Either way, I know it’s going to be awesome. There is nothing that they’ve made that I haven’t liked. What I like about them besides their food, is their friendly service. Every time I go, I am always greeted with a warm welcome and goodbye. Friendly service is how they will keep me a customer, and of course their bomb as food. Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.


I also went to Nisha’s, again. The same vendor I went to when I went to Rice Farmer’s Market. I got some more vegetable samosas (they were friggin’ orgasmic as hell) and I got some eggplant dip. Most of their dips are vegan and they do have a lot of vegan food as well. That’s what I love about Indian food; the variety for everyone.

All in all this will be my favorite farmer’s market because of the inviting atmosphere and everyone is so nice. Also, majority of the vendors take credit cards, some only take credit cards which makes it easy for those of us who refuse to cash.

I highly recommend Urban Harvest Eastside. I haven’t been to the one they have on Wednesdays at City Hall mainly because I am at work during those times, but once I am able to go, I will do a review of that one as well.

Product Reviews

3* for Rice Farmer’s Market

Normally I only go to Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market Eastside but they are closed until February, so I decided to try a new farmer’s market. I wouldn’t say I regret going, but it was an experience. Let’s start with the positive.

I initially went because it was Ripe Cuisine’s last stop before the holiday. Ripe Cuisine is a vegan food truck and my absolute fave non Black owned vegan business. I always make sure to stop by them first when I go to Urban Harvest. They are actually the main reason I go, aside from Sinfull Bakery.


Anyway, they have awesome, friendly service and the food is prepared and ready in a timely manner. One thing about vegan food is it does not take long to cook. Once I got my food, I almost forgot to take a picture. I ordered the Bistro Burger with Sweet Potato Fries. Aside from 24 Diner in Austin, Tx, this is the best veggie burger I have ever had. Full of flavor, just amazing. I am never disappointed when I stop by Ripe Cuisine. If you are ever in Houston, please check them out.

My next stop was Angela’s Oven. This was an Indian food booth and I love Indian food. The guy let me sample all of their vegan foods and I ended up getting the Nisha’s Vegetable Samosas (ever since I tried samosas at this vegan Indian restaurant in Austin, I’ve been hooked) and their Vegetable Lintel Paratha. They have lots of good vegan foods that the sell and I wanted the all, but I didn’t want to be greedy.


I got some multigrain day old bread from a booth (I forget the name) that sells baked goods. I don’t normally buy bread but once every few months, not really a bread eater, but their bread looked so good I had to buy a loaf.


I would definitely say to check out Rice Farmer’s Market if you are ever in Houston. Now I did experience what I felt was racism. I could be over reacting but I felt slighted anyway. I was sitting down enjoying my burger and these two girls, I’m assuming college girls because they looked young, came at sat at the table. both of them were white. One guy who was also white, from a both who was selling coffee, came over with only two cups and asked the girls if they wanted to sample some of the coffee.

He did not even acknowledge my presence and he knew he wasn’t going to ask me to try being that he only brought over two cups for the two girls. I really felt some type of way about that, like do you not also see me sitting here? Granted this farmer’s market is held in the stadium parking lot of Rice University, a predominantly white university in a predominantly white area, so I should not have been as surprised, but that really bothered me.

I give the market 3* because of the food. There wasn’t a variety of vendors there like most farmer’s markets I’ve been to and am used to. I also give it 3* because of what I felt was racism. I probably won’t go back again and just catch Ripe Cuisine in their other usual places that make me feel more comfortable.

Product Reviews, Uncategorized

5* for Sunshine’s Health Food Store & Vegetarian Deli

3102 Old Spanish Trl., Houston, Tx 77054

I have been seeing this restaurant posted on social media by different people for the past few years and still had not gone until June 17. I think it was because before they moved to this location, it was somewhere weird and far. The location they are at now used to be Beaucoup, a Cajun seafood restaurant and I went there a lot with my ex, before I was vegan and holistic (basically before I knew better).

What I like about this restaurant other than the fact that it is Black owned, is that it’s a health food store and you can buy supplements and all kinds of other things. When I walked in, it just felt right, just natural and the atmosphere was clean. The staff was super friendly and accommodating.

I ordered the nachos, which were bomb might I add. Even though the cashew cheese was sweet, the flavors blended together so I didn’t mind. I also had this Lemon Essence juice which was also really good (I like anything with ginger in it). I will definitely be going back. I am a huge fan of black owned health food stores and eateries. It gives me hope when I see my people trying to help each other out.

It is located in what we call 3rd Ward, which resides a lot of Black people, so having a healthy place to eat, is a huge step. I do hope to see in the future more stores and eateries in Black neighborhoods, hopefully owning one myself.

I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the Houston area or even just visiting.

Afro Hippie Vegan

Product Reviews

5* for Green Vegetarian Cuisine

Today I went to Green Vegetarian Cuisine and what I love about them is that all menu items, you can make vegan. I had the chik’n fried chik’n with herb mashed potatoes and kale. It was amazing and so flavorful. I don’t typically eat meat substitutes but when I do, it is only when I go out. The gravy was so flavorful and savory.

I typically only go to vegan/vegetarian restaurants when I am in the area or I am meeting a friend. I had only been to this restaurant once before and since I had business in that area (a mile away), I figured I would stop by. I am glad I did.

The staff is uber friendly (thanks Victoria) and always willing to help, at least for the time that I was there. When I came in, there were only a few people but after a few minutes, the place was becoming packed.

Another thing I love about them is that they are fast. In this instance it is actually okay to be fast. When cooking vegan food, it doesn’t take as long as it does when cooking animals. Vegan foods can even be eaten without being cooked all the way because there is no chance of getting any kind of illness by eating half cooked vegan food.

I think I had been sitting there for 5-10 minutes after ordering until they brought my food and I was glad because I was starving. The presentation was also key because I am a very visual person. If it is presented pretty, I am more likely to inhale it.

I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Houston or San Antonio.

Afro Hippie Vegan