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Vegan Soul
Food & BevMain Street
Black-ownedEcoPeople of Color

Vegan Soul

Award-winning chef, Mae Gaines, is growing her vegan soul food business
Investment type:
(Secured Loan 12% interest)
Target raise:
 - $50,000
Minimum investment:​
End date:
May 18, 2021
Vegan Soul is a vegan food business that has robust choices for the entire family. The goal in creating Vegan Soul was to make vegan food more available and desirable. Mae Gaines, chef and owner, is changing what people think about vegan food by transforming just about any meal into an all plant-based version and prides herself on the motto “whatever you can cook, I can make it vegan”. Vegan Soul’s customers say that Mae's soul food is guilt-free. Not only does it help Mae's guests transition from eating meat but it also inspires a creative new way of cooking without animal products.
Our Story

Vegan Soul is a Black-owned and woman-owned and operated business. It is the only vegan soul food business in the state of Idaho. Vegan Soul has won awards for having some of the best-tasting soul food in the entire nation from PETA. Vegan Soul is only one of two all-vegan businesses in the state and has been featured by USA Today, Boise Weekly, and other publications. Vegan Soul has a strong following of customers that continues to grow.
Our Ambition

Mae's first priority is serving her community on a broader scale. The following items will help her do that and will eliminate the cost of a rental kitchen: Food trailer, fully equipped with appliances $20,000-$40,000 Building a commissary kitchen $5,000 Expanding Vegan Soul will not only increase revenue but also support the local community. Vegan Soul is a business that Boise is eagerly waiting to see grow. The only customer complaints are that Vegan Soul is not open more often. And so, growing is a priority! Vegan Soul's guests want Mae at festivals and other bustling events. Having a trailer will allow Mae to do just that!