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21-Year-Old New Yorker Opens Affordable Vegan Restaurant in Brooklyn

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21-Year-Old New Yorker Opens Affordable Vegan Restaurant in Brooklyn

When you think of vegan options in the city you’ll likely think of pricey juice and salad shops, but this young New Yorker is out to change that image.

Francesca Chaney recently opened Sol Sips in Brooklyn with the intention, she says, “to make organic plant-based beverage and bites available to everyone.”


Working three jobs as a full-time student, she noticed a challenge when it came to finding quick on-the-go options that were healthy and affordable. She began making smoothies and juices for herself, then branched out to friends and family, and now shares her practices with the rest of the community through Sol Sips!


What began as a Bushwick pop-up restaurant in December of 2017 will officially have a permanent home beginning April 5 at 203 Wilson Ave.


The menu includes a Root Brew “coffee” that uses plant roots from dandelion, burdock, and chicory. Pair that with a delicious bacon, kale, tomato sandwich or their avocado, mushroom melt. At Sol Sips you can order a complete meal on their sliding scale brunch that will run you anywhere from $7 to $15 max, this includes a drink. Any other restaurant you’ll go to in the city will easily cost you $15 for a salad alone, or (on the low end) $7 for just a juice.

featured image source: Facebook / Sol Sips