Inside The Black-Owned Vegan Grocery Store Chain Opening In Major Cities
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Inside The Black-Owned Vegan Grocery Store Chain Opening In Major Cities

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jan 21, 2021

Remember the name Vegan Fine Foods. It’s a Black-owned vegan grocery store chain, and it’s coming to a major city near you by 2024.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Steven Smith started the grocery company in 2016. He set out to create a place where vegans can shop and dine confidently without reading labels and researching ingredients. He also wanted to create an environment where anybody could come in, feel welcome and enjoy a good meal of plant-based products.


“I spent years living in food deserts with little to no accessibility to nutrient-dense foods, and I see how damaging that can be for underserved communities,” Smith told VegNews in an interview.

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Smith has launched an equity crowdfunding raise on platform StartEngine to expand the grocery store in major cities, according to the media outlet.

The company currently has confirmed franchisee partners in Atlanta, GA, Washington DC, and Richmond, VA. There are prospective franchisees in Toronto, ON, New York City, and Los Angeles, just to name a few.


According to the company’s website, everything in Vegan Fine Food is vegan and made without bone-char refined sugar, honey, eggs, dairy.

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