Go to the main content Menu
Back
Urban Vegan
News New York
Kayla Pasko Kayla Pasko

New Black-Owned Fast-Casual Vegan Restaurant Opens in Newark, New Jersey

This spot is dishing out plant-based comfort food while also providing jobs for local residents.

A new vegan restaurant is serving up plant-based bites in Newark, NJ. Last week, Newark native Adenah Bayoh opened Urban Vegan, an all-vegan eatery that offers affordable meals made with locally sourced ingredients. The intent behind Bayoh’s new restaurant is to bring more job opportunities to the community, as well as to provide healthier dining options.

Urban Vegan’s Plant-Based Comfort Food

Flaky, scratch-made vegan biscuits and burgers with fresh toppings are all the rave at Urban Vegan. The menu features plant-based comfort food dishes developed by Urban Vegan Creative Director and Culinary Designer, Emeka Onugha, and includes everything from pulled BBQ biscuits (pulled oats, Carolina BBQ sauce, pickles, ranch, and coleslaw) to California burgers topped with cheese, fresh salsa, avocado, cilantro lime sauce, and lettuce. Guests can also pair their burgers and biscuit sandwiches with sides like sweet potato fries, plantains, cole slaw, and cucumber avocado salad. In addition, those looking for lighter fare can opt for black rice or quinoa bowls, salads, and fruit shakes.

Creating Job Opportunities for the Local Community

Urban Vegan isn’t Bayoh’s first endeavor in the restaurant scene. With the goal of creating job opportunities for the local community, the restaurateur began her career by purchasing an abandoned diner in Irvington, New Jersey in the mid-2000s, which she then turned into an IHOP restaurant. After much success, Bayoh opened two more IHOP locations in both Paterson and Newark, New Jersey, which in turn created up to 40 living-wage jobs for residents in the area. Bayoh is also the mind behind Cornbread Soul, a fast-casual farm-to-table restaurant that has locations in both Newark and Maplewood, New Jersey.

Urban Vegan is located at 915 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102. For all of the latest updates on the restaurant, check them out on Instagram at @urbanvegannewark or visit myurbanvegan.com.

Kayla Pasko

@kaylapasko

Kayla, a Midwest girl living in NYC, is a writer with a background in media sales. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots, she’s usually taking a yoga class, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or catching a Packers game.

Articles by Kayla

More from VegOut

See the article alpha foods just launched a youtube series co-hosted by drag icon monét x change

Alpha Foods Just Launched a YouTube Series Co-Hosted by Drag Icon Monét X Change

Tune in every week for a new episode of The Plant-Based Way with Monét.

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Alpha Foods
News
See the article nadamoo! scoop shop in austin, texas to close this week

NadaMoo! Scoop Shop in Austin, Texas to Close This Week

The vegan ice cream shop will be indefinitely closing its brick-and-mortar location on February 27.

Cayla White
NadaMoo!
News
See the article this self-taught los angeles baker makes lizzo-approved vegan cinnamon rolls

This Self-Taught Los Angeles Baker Makes Lizzo-Approved Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Baked by Yoga is killing the vegan dessert game!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Baked by Yoga
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article san diego’s kula ice cream expands to grocery stores across california

San Diego’s Kula Ice Cream Expands to Grocery Stores Across California

The San Diego-based vegan ice cream brand is now available in grocery stores in Loma Linda, Chino, and Rancho Mirage, with more expansion plans in the future.

Cayla White
Kula Ice Cream
News
See the article 22 black-owned vegan food brands to support right now

22 Black-Owned Vegan Food Brands to Support Right Now

From pancakes and granola to chips and cheese sauce, there are so many great products to try from these businesses.

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Egunsi Foods
Food & Drink
See the article ihop adds vegan breakfast sandwich to menu in nyc

IHOP Adds Vegan Breakfast Sandwich to Menu in NYC

The new fast-casual branch of IHOP has added a fully vegan breakfast sandwich to the menu at its New York location.

Cayla White
IHOP
News New York
See the article new women-owned allergy-friendly online grocer basquet to launch this spring

New Women-Owned Allergy-Friendly Online Grocer Basquet to Launch This Spring

Basquet specializes in offering a selection of sustainable products to those avoiding the top allergens, including a variety of products suitable for vegans.

Cayla White
Basquet
News
See the article 10 black-owned vegan restaurants to support in atlanta

10 Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in Atlanta

Come along as we explore all of the tasty Black-owned vegan and vegan-friendly spots Atlanta has to offer!

Kayla Pasko
Slutty Vegan
Food & Drink Atlanta
See the article michigan’s first vegan wine club launches in metro detroit

Michigan’s First Vegan Wine Club Launches in Metro Detroit

Vegan deli and catering company Chive Kitchen adds wine club to its list of offerings.

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Chive Kitchen
News Detroit
See the article chef tomi makanjuola releases new cookbook vegan nigerian kitchen

Chef Tomi Makanjuola Releases New Cookbook Vegan Nigerian Kitchen

The cookbook features 100 vegan recipes from various Nigerian tribes and regions.

Cayla White
Vegan Nigerian Kitchen
News
See the article 5:55 burgers & fries is serving up affordable vegan food in los angeles

5:55 Burgers & Fries Is Serving up Affordable Vegan Food in Los Angeles

Everything on the menu at 5:55 is under $11.11!

Cayla White
5:55 Burgers & Fries
News Los Angeles
See the article meat alternative company meati launches for pre-order, sells out in 24 hours

Meat Alternative Company Meati Launches for Pre-Order, Sells Out in 24 Hours

There’s a new vegan meat in town and customers are stocking up!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Meati
News

Newsletter

We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the premier vegan food and lifestyle magazine delivered to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!
The Holiday Issue

Navigation

The Holiday Issue

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!

Newsletter

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Close

Filters

Cities

The Most

Writer