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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Broke-Ass Foodie: Souley Vegan's Red Beans and Rice

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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We may have to wait for Tamearra Dyson's animal-free soul food joint Souley Vegan to reopen in a new location in Oakland (301 Broadway at Third St.), but fortunately we don't have to wait for her cooking. Dyson still offers ready-made meals at the Grand Lake Saturday farmers' market and, on this side of the bay, in the refrigerator at Rainbow Grocery (1745 Folsom at Division). Her hearty red beans and rice ($4.29) packs big bursts of garlic and spice, with cooked tomatoes that have a pleasant bite without crossing into squishy territory. Readers of the East Bay Express voted Souley Vegan the East Bay's best soul food last year, a real feat when you realize the competition had trotters to give them a leg up.

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