Could a Native American Vegan Deli Be in Wisconsin’s Future?


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 3rd, 2018 Blog



The Cap Times recently spoke with Kristina Stanley (Red Cliff Lake Superior Chippewa), owner of a bakery that focuses on vegetarian and vegan goods in Madison, Wisconsin, asking her if she had any unique business ideas for 2018.Tell me if you like her idea!

Traditional Native American foods are very meat and game heavy, but that would not be my menu at Abasso Market Deli. I would like to have a deli case with vegan cheeses, vegan meat alternatives, seed-based, nut-based products and plant-based foods. It would be very like a traditional deli with grab-and-go soups, salads, sandwiches and an expanded selection of baked goods from my current business, Brown Rice and Honey.

Iā€™m trying to share a rich tribal history through food. I want to celebrate indigenous values, prioritize balance and reciprocity with the earth and promote healthy eating through nutrient-dense plant-based foods like wild rice, mesquite, cholla (cactus) buds and ash.

I'd totally like to check this out, and it's not too far away from where I live. I will have to keep an eye on this and see if it comes to fruition!

If you're in the Madison area, make sure you check out her current place of business, Brown Rice and Honey.


PHOTO BY MICHELLE STOCKER

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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One thought on “Could a Native American Vegan Deli Be in Wisconsin’s Future?

  1. Hello (salam alaikhoum)peace on you native American people,
    I wanted just to say Hello for your people.I have read a lot about your civilisation,marvellous ,respecting nature,eating less than you are today,less deseases ,beautiful dresses with marvellous colors (never seen such strange color) you are an artist in your behavior ,if I could presume you look like the Japanese in creating beautiful civilisation .Things must change with the white man who destroys the civilisation mankind (pollution ,diseases,wars,greed,sedition,crimes,..)they must go back to Europe as they were slaves ,we had passed as you did through colonisation the white sick man.Here in Algeria we have a resemblance of faces like the native American people ,for instance my wife ,furthermore,I will send it to you,until that time ,please receive from me el salam ,peace from the beatiful Islamic religion that white doen’t like it because it describe him as an evil unfaithfull man towards others.

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