Entrepreneurs Open 2nd Black-Owned Plant-Based Restaurant in New Jersey

Founders of Brick City Vegan

Adenah Bayoh and chef Emeka Onugha are transforming plant-based dining with their second Black-owned restaurant, Brick City Vegan, now open in both Newark and Montclair, New Jersey. They offer fresh, flavorful dishes that prioritize health and sustainability without compromising taste.

Their mission extends beyond food -- they aim to make vegan dining accessible and promote community health. They opened their first location in downtown Newark in 2021 to an enthusiastic reception and have now expanded to Montclair, according to Blavity.

Adenah Bayoh, originally from Liberia, arrived in the U.S. at 13, fleeing civil war. Her entrepreneurial journey spans real estate and restaurants, starting with an IHOP in Irvington. She also owns Cornbread, a farm-to-table soul food spot. Bayoh chose a vegan lifestyle for health reasons and wanted to show that plant-based food can be satisfying and delicious.

Chef Onugha, who began cooking at age 8, draws inspiration from his Nigerian roots to infuse Brick City's menu with flavors from home. His goal is to make vegan food accessible and promote healthier communities.

The duo's expansion to a second location was no small feat, requiring meticulous planning and community support. Despite the challenges, their commitment to quality and community remains unwavering. With a mission to promote healthier eating without compromising on taste, Adenah and Chef Emeka are not just serving food -- they're creating a positive impact in their communities

Learn more about the restaurant via its official website at BrickCityVegan.com

Be sure to follow them on Instagram @BrickCityVegan

Also, you can support the business by visiting its locations at 915 Broad St, Retail 1, Newark, NJ 07102, and 2 South Willow St, Montclair, NJ 0742

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