We bet you didn’t see this coming. Gas stations aren’t usually a place to find nourishing plant-based foods, but DaJen Eats is easily changing that theory. Inside the Citgo on Lee Road, you’ll find a plethora of Jamaican sandwiches and rice bowls, all which are fully vegan.
Owner Jenneil Ross describes herself as an “Irie, happy vegan” and sticks to a strictly vegan diet. She found inspiration in Babette Davis, a chef-restaurateur behind vegan restaurant Stuff I Eat, a popular plant-based spot in Inglewood, California. Come July, DaJen Eats will move to a permanent space in Eatonville, where vegan food is scarce.
They’ll soon introduce rice bowls, fried cauliflower bites, crispy seitan, Jamaican Jerk Bbq Jackfruit Sliders, and broccoli salads to the menu. They also have surprising combinations of pineapple, sweet and spicy flavors and jerk chicken sandwiches. Loaves of sandwich bread are cooked daily, while their seitan patties surprise vegans and non-vegans alike. They also provide catering services, ice creams, and a culinary academy for kids and adults.
Find DaJen Eats Vegan Café & Creamery at 4845 N. Orange Blossom Trail and enjoy the increasingly popular market of vegan soul food, comfort food, and Jamaican influences.
Care to enjoy some Jamaican cuisine at home?
You’re in luck! We have plenty of vegan options from our Food Monster App for you to enjoy in your own kitchen.
Try these absolutely delicious Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. They’re tasty, tangy and spicy all at the same time. Plus, they’re really good for you too.
This delicious Jamaican Curried Tofu With Chickpeas recipe will delight you. This is an authentic Jamaican dish done vegan. To make it less spicy, you can skip the chile pepper and/or use less red pepper flakes.
Enjoy authentic Caribbean food with these Jamaican ‘Beef’ Patties With Cheese! They can be filled with greens, veggies, tofu, seitan or whatever you love.
If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
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