Souley Vegan Restaurant

I am reaching out to ask for your support in helping me, Chef Tamearra Dyson, and my team, to raise capital for Souley Vegan as we are facing unprecedented challenges. We are turning to you, our cherished patrons, friends and those that love us from a far, to rally together and ensure we not only survive but thrive during this challenging time.

Your support would help us to, first and foremost, address financial hurdles that developed during COVID-19.  It would also allow us to focus on the health of the business as a whole and provide financial space for us to breathe into our next steps of expansion.

Souley Vegan isn't just a place to eat; it's where memories have been made, friendships have been built and minds have opened. We have always made it our mission to establish a community space where folks from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, and income levels; come to enjoy an experience that is centered around delicious Louisiana creole cuisine, that just happens to be plant-based.

Our Mission:

To offer delicious plant-based food that is packed with nutrients and flavor that help our guests feel their best and make healthier choices.

Our Vision: 

We aim to be the premier vegan restaurant/s by providing delicious and locally sourced plant-based dishes to our guests, while we continually set the standard for vegan food by creating an unforgettable experience.

Here is a bit about our History:

I am Executive Chef and Owner Tamearra Dyson, a proud Oakland native whose family hails from Louisiana. I opened Souley Vegan - Oakland in 2009 with just under $30 in the register. Before eating plant-based food was popular, or even understood, I took a chance and pursued my dream of establishing a community space where people loved the environment, energy, and food so much that they would break out a deck of cards and play at the tables. While working 18 - 20-hour days and years of hard work in developing craft recipes from our vegan cheeez, country steak, to the “Pray 4 Me” burger, with the help of my team I was able to bring my vision into fruition.

Join Our Journey to Success - We believe in the power of unity and the incredible strength of our community. Your contribution, no matter the size, will bring us one step closer to securing Souley Vegan's future.

Together, we can save a cherished tradition that has touched countless lives. We'd love for you to be a part of our journey!

Be a part of Souley Vegan history by showing love and support for our campaign.

Juicy rewards for your generous support include:

Free Appetizer or Dessert -$25 Donation

Chef Dyson Holiday Recipes - $50 Donation

Date Night for 2 - $100 Donation

Brunch for Four with Bottomless Mimosas - $250 Donation

Chef Dyson's Memoir & Cookbook with seasonings - $500 Donation

Donation to Presidio Bay Scholarship Lunches - 2024 Season - $1000 Donation

Free Food for a Year - $1500 Donation

Cooking Class for the local community - $2000 Donation

Gala Tickets for Two at The Chef's Table 2024 - $2500 Donation

Private Chef Experience for Four - $5000 Donation

Make a contribution that resonates with you – every bit counts! Share our campaign on social media, with friends, and with family to help spread the word.

With your support, we are confident that Souley Vegan will continue to grace our community with its flavors, ambiance, and welcoming spirit for generations to come!

Thank you for being a part of our journey, and for standing by us in our time of need.


Tamearra Dyson - Owner, Souley Vegan


Chef's Table-Gala (May bring one guest. Good for one event)

Personal chef experience, in your home (must book within two years and within these territories: California, Arizona & Las Vegas, NV. Anything outside of these territories would additionally require flight and accommodations for Chef and one assistant, plus supplies)

Reserve seating at Souley Vegan locations must be made one week prior.

Wall of supporters will be located at the Souley Vegan location

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Tamearra Dyson
Oakland, CA

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