Slutty Vegan has gained national attention for its flavor-packed fast-casual foods, community involvement, and raunchy menu names. The plant-based burger joint is like nothing else in the country, but until recently, customers wanting to try the ‘One Night Stand’ or ‘Heaux Boy’ needed to drive to Georgia for a taste. Now, Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole has revealed she is bringing her acclaimed eatery to New York City.
Following months of anticipation, Cole finally announced that her newest location will set up shop in Brooklyn, NY. Slutty Vegan will bring its mouthwatering fast food to curious customers far from the South. The offshoot location will showcase the menu that Atlanta customers wait in long lines for. Opening in Fort Greene, Cole claims that returning to New York City feels like a homecoming.
Slutty Vegan Brooklyn will open in Mid-September at 690 Fulton Street – a space previously held by Broccoli Bar, which closed last month after a two-year run — a vegan-for-vegan swap that’s not lost on Pinky Cole, Slutty Vegan’s CEO and founder. By taking over Broccoli Bar’s storefront, Cole is maintaining a vegan presence within the neighborhood. Her menu will feature 100 percent plant-based burgers and sandwiches made with Impossible Foods’ burger patties. The Brooklyn location will retain some signature burgers including the ‘Fussy Hussy,’ which features pickles, vegan cheese, and caramelized onions as well as the ‘One Night Stand,’ which is topped with vegan bacon, vegan cheese, caramelized onions. The location happens to sit across the street from the famed Habana Outpost, a favorite of names such as Malik Yoba, Toure and Common.
As Slutty Vegan expands, Cole has catapulted to national fame beyond her meatless burgers: She has become popular for her empowerment of the Black community in discussions around veganism and for charitable work focused on bringing economic opportunities to communities of color in Atlanta.
Cole’s food can draw lines with wait times of up to three hours. The towering, stuffed vegan burgers — which use Impossible Foods for its patties and Hawaiian buns — feature cheeky names like One Night Stand (a patty topped with vegan bacon and cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, and tomato), the Sloppy Toppy (with jalapenos), or the Fussy Hussy (with pickles).
The northeast expansion is a homecoming of sorts for Cole: her first-ever restaurant, the non-vegan Pinky’s Jamaican & American Restaurant, was located in Harlem and closed in 2016 after a fire.
Cole stated in the press release: “It’s an honor to be opening a concept in such an established space, just down the street from where Biggie Smalls grew up, and to bring more delicious vegan food to the Brooklyn community!”