Thursday, February 29, 2024

Minority Business Highlight: Good Vegan/Bad Vegan

Raheem Malik Abdullah opened his food truck Good Vegan/Bad Vegan in August 2022 as a way to bring healthy food options to the Black community.

Abdullah, who went vegan himself around four years ago, said he struggled with high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain — issues prevalent in the Black community. When medication did not work, he went the holistic route and cut dairy and red meat from his diet.

Growing up, just about everyone in Abdullah’s family were cooks and/or entrepreneurs, so he decided to put his own culinary skills to the test to start his own business through Good Vegan/Bad Vegan.

The food truck, which features a variety of vegan options from burgers and fries to salads and raw tacos, is often parked at 2401 N. Harding St., near Riverside Park, but Abdullah also attends a handful of events, festivals and pop-ups throughout the year, such as Melanin in May and Daptoberfest. 

For more information about the menu and updates on food truck pop-ups, visit facebook.com/TheGoodVeganBadVegan. To get in contact, call 317-969-2011 or email Goodveganbadvegan@hotmail.com.

This minority business highlight was composed by CHLOE McGOWAN at the Indianapolis Recorder, who can be reached at 317-762-7848 or via email at chloegm@indyrecorder.com. If you would like your business highlighted in the Indianapolis Minority Business Magazine, click here!

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