Welcome to Episode 4 of The Real Heal, where my guest is Pinky Cole, founder of Slutty Vegan, the Atlanta-based vegan burger chain that has garnered global attention.
In this episode, we discuss the problem of food deserts, prison, following your heart, and being in your truth as a business owner and a woman.
I came away from this interview inspired and excited! Pinky’s story is empowering. After losing her first business to a fire, she returned to her Jamaican roots and the power of a plant-based diet. She set out to prove that eating better doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. And she has succeeded in so many ways!
These days, her restaurant pop-ups come with lines around the block with people waiting hours for her Slutty Vegan burgers. She has quite the celebrity following including Snoop Dogg!
But there’s so much more to Pinky’s work. She’s a fierce advocate for supporting communities and lifting them up while also helping to curb the environmental crisis. And she’s proving that good plant-based food can serve as a catalyst for change on both of these issues and more.
You’ll feel like doing some great work for your community and having a delicious burger (or two) after this episode! We’ve got some resources for you below, too.