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Owner of Souley Vegan to Open Upscale Vegan Cajun Restaurant in Oakland

This all-vegan spot plans to launch The Back Porch, an upscale 100% vegan restaurant behind Souley Vegan’s Oakland location.

Great news, Souley Vegan fans! The owner of Souley Vegan plans to open an upscale vegan Cajun restaurant in Oakland. The famous vegan soul food restaurant of Chef Tamearra Dyson is getting a hot new sister spot known as The Back Porch! Tucked in behind Souley Vegan’s historic 3rd & Broadway flagship location (the former site of Beer Revolution), The Back Porch—a primarily outdoor space—will feature elevated vegan Cajun cuisine and cocktails.

Oakland’s New Vegan Cajun Bar and Restaurant

Dyson, owner of Souley Vegan, plans to uplevel the flavors of the traditionally bold Louisiana-born Cajun cuisine at Oakland’s new vegan Cajun bar and restaurant. At The Back Porch, you’ll find 100% plant-based Cajun cheese, sauces, and proteins. Souley Vegan currently stocks a menu full of all-vegan, house-made fare, including New Orleans Okra Gumbo, Jazzn’ Jambalaya (featuring Dyson’s house-made seitan and Creole spices), Roasted Zucchini Etouffee (incorporating a coconut-based rue and traditional Cajun flavor), Country Seitan or Ain’t Gator Po’boys (with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and Dyson’s house-made po’boy sauce), Sizzlin’ Skillet Mac & Cheeze (jalapenos and rigatoni pesto mac served up in a sizzlin’ cast-iron skillet!), and more.

The Back Porch will also offer a full bar which will include a rotating selection of Cajun-inspired cocktails crafted from fresh ingredients. On the current Souley Vegan menu, you’ll also find non-alcoholic drinks such as Cayenne Lemonade, unsweetened mint tea, and Strawberry Ginger Splash.

Dyson hopes to open Souley Vegan’s The Back Porch by the end of the year, with the goal of possibly hosting a soft opening or private events prior to the full opening. The Back Porch’s planned hours of operation are 11am-1am daily. Diners will have the option of ordering from The Back Porch menu or using the QR code on the table to select dishes from the menu at Souley Vegan.

Souley Vegan’s Locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

In addition to The Back Porch and Souley Vegan’s original Oakland location, the restaurant can also be found in San Francisco (Lower Mission and SoMa), Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. You can order for pickup or delivery through various delivery apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, and Seamless.

To stay updated on The Back Porch, Souley Vegan’s new Cajun bar and restaurant, visit souleyvegan.com or give them a follow on Instagram at @souleyvegan.

Erin La Ninfa

@nanfs

Erin, passionate about consuming vegan pizza, has lived in Oakland, CA for seven years. She gave up eating animals in 1991 and works to make veganism accessible to all through promoting intersectionality within the vegan community.

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