Black-Owned Zero-Waste Vegan Restaurant Opens During Pandemic

by | August 17, 2020

A new vegan restaurant has opened in Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic.

Plant-based restaurant un•cooked — which is co-founded by veteran restauranteur Carole Jones — is an entirely raw and zero-waste establishment.

Jones is being supported in the new venture by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Kaitlyn Jones.

“Restore Our Planet Through Health-Conscious Choices”

“This storefront is a culmination of my family’s unique culinary journey from one generation to the next,” said Jeremy in an email to Raise Vegan.

“My mother’s appreciation for the beauty and variety that can be found in whole, plant-based foods and her genuine passion to restore our planet through health-conscious choices has been deeply engrained in my beliefs,” he added.

The restaurant — which aims to be the greenest eatery in Chicago — is serving up dishes using raw, whole ingredients, with no refined sugars or gluten.

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The new zero-waste vegan restaurant has an entirely raw menu (Provided/uncooked)

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The sustainably sourced menu at un•cooked celebrates the power of plants, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, alongside smoothies, elixirs, coffee, and desserts.

“A Vehicle For Meaningful And Lasting Change”

“It’s hard to ignore the fact that we are moving forward with our plan to open in Summer 2020 – albeit in the middle of a pandemic and time of civil unrest,” said the restaurant in an email to Raise Vegan.

“We not only recognize the need to nourish our bodies but also the demand for conscious businesses to create a vehicle for meaningful and lasting change. un•cooked plans to serve as a force for good.”

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