Souley Vegan, or… a reason to move to the Bay Area

I went to Souley Vegan in Oakland, California last night. What an amazing place to eat. The servers are super friendly, the food is ridiculously good, and I left feeling fuller than ever before, and still didn’t finish everything on my plate. I was tempted to do an “after” photo to illustrate how little I ate, but it was just embarrassing.

corn bread

I was waiting on a couple of other people, so I just started off with a piece of cornbread. I love cornbread. I loved this cornbread even more. It got me excited about what else I would eat. When it looked like I would be dining alone, I decided to do what I always joke about with my friends, “I’ll have one of each…” So I did. The Everything Plate (+ fried okra and rice and red beans for 25$ in total) is a good option if you don’t know what you’re doing, and not sure what you’d like. These plates could probably feed three people. Everything was yummy, but I had a few favourites.

The Everything Plate + More

The fried okra was amazing. How unbelievably good. Sliced up, breaded in corn meal, and fried. Coming in second was the breaded & fried tofu. Where have you been all my life? It was so good, so salty, so satisfying.

The Everything Plate + more

It makes total sense that Souley Vegan would be rated as one of the top soul food places in the city (vegan or otherwise). Don’t miss it! I left with two boxes of left overs, that still tasted good when I had some for breakfast this morning. I have the strong suspicion that I’ll be back before I leave. I need to try the sweet potato pie… and maybe take some okra for the road.