Popular Atlanta Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Will Soon Have Permanent Home
The Black-owned vegan restaurant, Plant Based Zo is set to open its first permanent location in Atlanta.
The Haitian-fusion restaurant currently exists as a pop-up shop at 1099 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in Southwest Atlanta. It offers plant-based versions of popular Haitian dishes and promises to bring the “vibrant tastes of Haiti to life.”
The pop-up restaurant is currently open Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday and it offers a weekly rotating menu “showcasing the culinary creativity of our chefs, presenting new and exciting plant-based creations inspired by the rich tapestry of Haitian flavors.”
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Popular dishes include Haitian staples such as djon-djon rice and the fan favorite, the Vodou Burger. They also offer cuisine inspired by other regions of the African diaspora such as the Jamaican staple pigeon peas and rice, Latin American empanadas, and African American-inspired gumbo. Patrons can also enjoy freshly prepared smoothies and desserts.
The pop-up restaurant is known for the lively and welcoming atmosphere where guests can dance to Caribbean music playing over the speakers. Live drummers also put on impromptu shows in the establishment’s lobby.
According to a building permit obtained by What Now Atlanta, the former restaurant will be altered into a commissary kitchen at 940 McDaniel St. in Southwest,Atlanta.
The official opening date is unknown. But the restaurant’s Instagram page hints that a brick-and-mortar location will be coming soon.
“We are working hard to bring you the best flavor permanently. We won’t be able to do our pop up this weekend.. we are excited about bringing you flavors on a consistent basis all days of the week.”
What Now Atlanta‘s attempts to reach the restaurants’ owner, Belineda Febe, for comment were unsuccessful.
For more information about Plant Based Zo, visit www.plantbasedzo.com.
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