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Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant JustVeggiez to Open July 1 in Madison, Wisconsin

This shared-space spot is getting its own dine-in location!

Madison, WI

This shared-space spot is getting its own dine-in location!

Tired of compromising on health while indulging in your favorite foods? Look no further! JustVeggiez is here to revolutionize the way you eat! This Black- and family-owned vegan restaurant, catering, and vendor service will host their grand opening at 12pm on July 1. So get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

A Passion for Cooking: The Journey Begins

Born and raised in Chicago, James Bloodsaw Jr. discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 17 while working at Reggio’s Pizza. Little did he know that this humble beginning would pave the way for a remarkable culinary journey. James reminisces about his career progression in the food industry, which eventually led him to his groundbreaking venture, JustVeggiez.

JustVeggiez vegan meal on plate

Courtesy of JustVeggiez

A Rise in the Ranks: From Chef to Entrepreneur

After his time at Reggio’s, James joined Upstairs Downstairs Catering in 1996. Over the years, his hard work and dedication paid off, propelling him to the position of Executive Chef. However, it was a heartfelt conversation with his late father, James Bloodsaw Sr., during the winter of 2012 that sparked a profound change in James Jr.’s life.

Inspired by Health: A New Beginning

During their conversation, James Sr. shared personal health concerns, prompting James Jr. to reevaluate his own lifestyle choices. Motivated to make a difference, he embarked on a personal journey toward a healthier way of living. In 2018, armed with 30 years of culinary and catering experience, James decided to share his newfound passion for a healthier diet with others by founding JustVeggiez—a comprehensive catering, restaurant, and vendor service that specializes in plant-based vegan cuisine.

Salad in bowl from JustVeggiez

Courtesy of JustVeggiez

JustVeggiez opens its doors at 12pm on July 1 at 540 State Street, Madison, WI, 53703.

For more information, visit JustVeggiez on Facebook or Instagram.

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