Vegetarian Pop Up Returns to the Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Farmers MarketThe wait is over. The long-awaited opening last month of the Market, an indoor food hall formerly Shed No. 2, at the Dallas Farmers Market has ignited the foodie rush in Dallas.

The indoor food hall isn’t the only hot spot at the market. Shed 2, the outdoor market, welcomes back one of the hottest and healthiest new pop up restaurants in the city, Soulgood, back to the shed. Soulgood, the winner of the 2015 Extraordinary Is Community Leader Award, launched at the Dallas Farmers Market on October 31, 2014 during the “construction period” and built a solid following of fans and foodies searching for organic vegan and vegetarian fast food.

Soulgood, founded by Chef Cynthia Nevels, is on deck to return to Shed 2 this Spring the weekend of January 29 – 31, 2016. The enthusiastic and quirky crew will serve their famous breakfast and lunch menu from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday each weekend with a little bit of Motown on the side.

“We’ve learned a number of lessons, listened to our customers, found more local sources for organic ingredients, waited out the construction, had a complete makeover and we’re coming back to the place where we started to serve herbivores and omnivores what they like – good and nutritious whole foods,” stated Chef Cynthia, Head Chef for Soulgood.

Soulgood will serve local favorites like their fluffy vegan pancakes with pure organic maple syrup, the Vin Diezel Dog which is a fully loaded vegan/vegetarian chili cheese dog, the Showdown Burger, and the moist and delicious Samuel L Jackson Fruitcup – the company’s organic vegan cupcakes. This year, Soulgood, has added a new food delivery service. DFM patrons can buy five meals and Soulgood will give five percent back to charity. Customers can order onsite or pick up their 5-day meal plans, called Healthy Meal Lunchboxes, at Soulgood’s restaurant pop up at the Dallas Farmers Market. The restaurant has pledged five percent of sales will go to a local charity and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The donation to the CF Foundation is earmarked to support research to find a cure for the disease that impacted the chef’s family last year when she lost her 21-year old son to the disease.

“Giving back to nonprofit organizations that align with our mission to promote a better quality of life is important to me and I feel it is good for the soul,” shares Chef Cynthia.

To find out more, visit eatsoulgood.com and click on Giving Back for more details.

Great Kickoff at Dallas Farmers Market

Rob_from_SoulgoodA big soulful THANK YOU to each of our new Soulstirrers who dropped by our new popup restaurant this weekend to try our delicious treats at Dallas Farmers Market’s Shed 2. We had a blast serving you all some of our unique, organic locally sourced and hand made #vegetarian and #vegan fast foods. We served organic rolled oats and light and fluffy vegan pancakes for breakfast, our famous street #tacos, finger lickin’ Vin Diezel veggie dogs; and our moist and delicious #vegan cupcakes made with real organic fruit. We met some great new friends and hope to see you all every Saturday. Our popup restaurant will be a staple at Shed 2 serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner. This week we’re featuring Naked Dogs, Soulgood Street Tacos, and Cookies ‘n Cream Vegan Cupcakes. Our low calorie, low cholesterol, and low fat whole food goodies are popping with flavor and even surprised a few meat eaters. Eat well!

5-Days Left

Soulgood EquipmentWow! We are only 5 days away from our official launch at the Dallas Farmers Market. We are thrilled and excited about our official debut. If you haven’t donated to the #crowdfunding campaign yet it’s not too late to donate here online. We’re raising the last $1,500 by 10/27/2014. We’ve had an outpouring of love, supportive emails and social media follows over the past few weeks to encourage us. Through generous gifts we’ve acquired the commercial equipment, tees and other items needed for our launch. We want to say “thank you” and want to provide a quick update. We will launch Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM at Market After Dark.

We’re collaborating with V12 Yoga Studio and giving away VIP tickets to V12 yoga students who come out for the free yoga session at the Dallas Farmers Market’s Market After Dark on Thursday. Stop by afterwards for a treat from Soulgood. We’re also sponsoring Neighbors to Friends Community Yard Sale happening November 8, 2014 in Cedar Hill, TX.  We are also proud to send a check to Kids Environmental Education Network who’s hosting their 2nd Annual Kid Fish with Kelly community event today, October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth on Rosedale Avenue from 10am – 2pm. Soulgood Vegetarian to Go donates 5% of its gross profits to this worthy 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization to support environmental and health education initiatives for low-income and underserved youth across North Texas. Giving is good for the soul!