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.


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 readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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