Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant to Open in Alabama
The hot, new Alabama vegan pop-up Underground Vegan will be making the transition to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2021. Founder Khalilah Sowell, a Birmingham native herself, will be bringing her concept to the Five Points South neighborhood just a few minutes from downtown Birmingham.
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Less than a year old, Underground Vegan began by serving Southern vegan food at local farmers markets across Birmingham. Their success was immediate, and they quickly expanded to more markets and have recently brought their business mobile with a food truck. Their famous vegan fried chicken sandwiches are known to attract big lines no matter where they are, and the restaurant is sure to be just as popular.
In the meantime, give Underground Vegan a follow @eatatunderground to find out where the food truck will be popping up next and for updates on an official opening date.
Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.
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