Beer model Bud Gentle—owned by beer firm Budweiser—used its nationwide promoting house to advertise The Vegan Hood Chefs throughout a latest soccer sport between the San Francisco 49ers and Inexperienced Bay Packers. The industrial, which aired in the course of the sport’s fourth quarter, highlighted the San Francisco Bay Space enterprise, based by finest pals Ronnishia Johnson and Rheema Calloway. The San Francisco 49ers additionally promoted the enterprise previous to the sport, tweeting, “We’re not the one ones who’re on tonight. Order one among their scrumptious vegan dishes to take pleasure in throughout tonight’s sport.”
This week’s #ThursdayNightShoutout goes to @VeganHoodChefs, selling entry to wholesome meals by serving enjoyable, scrumptious Vegan dishes within the Bay Space. Strive their Jamaican Curry Rooster (really Jackfruit!). Obtain @eatOkraTheApp to search out Black-owned eating places close to you. pic.twitter.com/y9iyiR0e56
— Bud Gentle (@budlight) November 5, 2020
Johnson and Calloway presently function The Vegan Hood Cooks as an area pop-up serving dishes resembling jackfruit enchiladas, stuffed elote peppers, fried avocado tacos, and watermelon ceviche with the mission of “therapeutic the hood” by plant-based meals. “It wasn’t till we began to take a look at meals from a social justice lens that we discovered that the meals selections and well being problems with our group had been instantly linked to the shortage of entry and training,” Johnson told VegNews. “As we began to vary our diets we noticed the impression on our household and communities. We discovered that the majority fast-food firms goal significantly low-income Black and Brown folks. Our objective was to create a meals enterprise that might additionally goal Black and Brown folks with more healthy alternate options and language that was uplifting and reflective of our tradition to thrive.”
The duo not too long ago launched a brand new sauce line in Garlic & Chives, Chipotle Aioli, and Sizzling Hunny flavors (out there for pre-order on The Vegan Hood Chefs website) and bought a meals truck to take their enterprise cellular to serve extra communities across the Bay Space.