Detroit Vegan Soul (EAST)

Kirsten Ussery


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Detroit Vegan Soul (EAST)
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Detroit Vegan Soul was born out of our desire to make good, healthy food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet related diseases in our families and community. We started our journey in February 2012 with a meal delivery and catering company which served the greater Downtown Detroit area. The response was overwhelming!

At Detroit Vegan Soul, you can enjoy your favorite comfort foods with confidence that the ingredients are fresh, mostly organic, and completely plant-based. We have several soy free and gluten-free options. Our menu is prepared without GMOs, additives, preservatives, refined flours, sugars, dairy, eggs or animal by products and with LOTS OF LOVE!
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Our mission is to help people live healthier lives by providing great-tasting, high-quality, nutritious vegan food that appeals to everyone, while at the same time doing our part to support a sustainable earth. We partner with local food providers such as The Brinery, Earthworks, Keep Growing Detroit and D Town farms – they provide our seasonal organic produce and we give them our food waste for composting to help them fertilize their farm.

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Kirsten Ussery, co-owner & general manager at Detroit Vegan Soul, is a North Carolina transplant who got her entrepreneurial skills from her mother. Her mother operated a textile toe seaming contracting business for many years and owned and operated Irene’s Classic Breads & Cakes in North Carolina. She has since moved to Detroit and is currently the in house baker for Detroit Vegan Soul.

Kirsten is a graduate of the D:hive BUILD program which is based on a nationally recognized curriculum, constructed especially for Detroit, to support entrepreneurs in the process of turning their ideas for a program, project or business into action. In eight weeks, BUILD participants focus on sustainability, durability, scale and potential replication; hear from community experts on entrepreneurship; and create a business plan in a collaborative environment.

She worked in food service businesses in high school and throughout college and operated her own business serving coffee at festivals for a year after moving to Detroit.

Kirsten earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Masters in Education from Wayne State University. She has over ten years’ experience as a Communications professional.

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110v, 1500w
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Vegans of Color Panelist
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