AC JosepH Media
ATLANTIC CITY — Vegans Are Us will host a grand opening red carpet celebration Monday of its second location, now in the Tanger Outlets The Walk, from 4-8 p.m. at 122 N Michigan Avenue.
Vegans Are Us is an African American co-owned and locally-owned, plant-based restaurant and catering company specializes in 100% vegan food with a touch of soul that is free of preservatives and GMOs.
“A healthy mind, body and spirit is worth more than any dollar amount,” said Sharonda Harris-Burton, owner of Vegans Are Us. “You don’t want to be the healthiest person on a hospital bed.”
Harris-Burton opened her first location in 2019 at 636 East Landis Avenue in Vineland with a mission to create soul food that not only tastes delicious, but has all the positive health benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
Soul food is generally associated with negative health issues prevalent in minority communities, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Harris-Burton and her Vegans Are Us team have made it possible to eat healthier, plant-based versions of those same foods.
The Vegans Are Us ownership team includes chef and wellness cultivator Harris-Burton, commercial finance expert Antionette Miller of Legacy Light Commercial Finance and Insurance, and community development practitioner Dr. Pamela Thomas, who ran for Atlantic City mayor in 2020 on a platform of â€œHealthy, Wealthy, and Wise.â€
“Our first step to financial freedom starts with the foundation of making healthy choices,” said Antoinette Miller.
â€œI’ve always felt that to improve our community we must adopt more healthy lifestyles,â€ said Pamela Thomas. â€œThis new venture will provide both tourist and resident alike access to high quality, great tasting plant based meal options.â€
The red carpet celebration is open to the public and will include music, a menu tasting, performances, and special guests. More information about Vegans Are Us, including menus and catering information, can be found at https://www.vegansareusnj.com/.
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