RIVIERA BEACH, Fla .– Riviera Beach is now home to a new, black-owned vegan restaurant.
As you step into Vegan On The Go, you feel the heat before you reach the counter.
âYou can come in, we’ll take care of you,â owner Tavarus Osborne said.
The food is served by Osborne, 33, from Fort Lauderdale.
âI just want to be a great parent and I want to do what I love,â Osborne said. “I want to find a way to do it on a different alternative path than where I grew up.”
As of this month, this place is Osborne’s second meatless, dairy-free plant-based restaurant.
The road to Riviera Beach was not easy for Osborne. Before his first Vegan On The Go hit in Fort Lauderdale in 2019, he had a different restaurant failure, leaving the father of eight homeless and almost hopeless.
But even without a home, Osborne still had family.
“He never stopped, no matter if he’s in the gutter, he never stopped,” said Tiffany Williams, Osborne’s wife. “He knows he has to do this for his family. He’s trying to lead everyone to a better life.”
Williams is just one of many Osborne family members riding the wave of vegan success.
âWe had to create jobs for the family so that we could be with it all day, and that’s what we’re doing,â Osborne said.
Osborne now works alongside his mother, brother, sister, nephew and uncle, to name a few. Even though it’s been open in Riviera Beach for less than a month, Osborne already has loyal customers drawn to the promise of a healthy vegan meal in an area where similar restaurants are scarce.
âIt’s very, very difficult For example, if I don’t cook something at home and try to go out, it’s difficult because they don’t offer vegan meals, especially burgers. C ‘is hard to find, âsaid customer Alyss Queen.
A man’s dream is to make access to fresh food a little easier
âBecause one thing about good health and richness in food is that people are going to travel for it. It’s not necessarily where you put them, but it’s what you rely on, âOsborne said.
Vegan On The Go is located at 1665 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Riviera Beach. For more information, Click here.