Reading Time: < 1 minute LesbiVeggies owner Brennah Lambert hopes the cafe will promote diversity and healthy eating in the community Credit: Instagram
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A young black queer woman has transformed her vegan catering company into a cafe in Audubon, New Jersey. It is set to open later this month with a view to promoting inclusivity.

Brennah Lambert discovered plant-based food in high school and discovered a love of cooking through it. Now, she wants to share it with the community at LesbiVeggies.

Black and queer representation

“In the Black community, I feel like a lot of people think that plant-based food is something you really have to shy away from.

So, I think that me owning this business… is kind of like a stepping stone for the Black community to take”, Brennah told the Courier-Post.

The name LesbiVeggies was important to make fellow queer and black customers comfortable, she added. “I feel like me throwing that out there promotes inclusivity. I don’t want anyone to feel misplaced.”

One of the dishes available from LesbiVeggies, which opens this month

Where did LesbiVeggies start?

Brennah found that a plant-based diet helped with stomach issues. In addition, she used her new-found skills to help a family member lose weight. “It grew into this and it’s something I’m passionate about”, she said.

It started as a meal-prep and catering service, but will soon open as both a plant-based and gluten-free cafe.

The menu will include plant-based versions of her favorite dishes, including Birria Tacos which is usually made of beef and goat. Also on offer will be Eggplant Parmesan and Cajun Cauliflower Penne.

Brennah could be in line to have lots of customers at her vegan cafe, with online searches for ‘vegan food near me‘ on the rise in recent years.

To help raise money for LesbiVeggies, visit the GoFundMe page.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.