In May, a year after opening its Dupont deli, DC Vegan added a surprise cocktail equivalent one floor below. The lush, underground setting also provides local beer, wines, zero-proof alternatives, and popular deli bites from upstairs. Starla Newman, the bar manager, prepares drinks and mocktails using solely plant-based ingredients, emphasizing herbs and flowers. The beverages are served inside the pub and outdoors in the dog-friendly parklet. A frothy foam adorns the newly poured amaretto sour drink at DC Vegan’s upcoming Botanical Bar.
Instead of egg whites, the cocktail’s frothy top is made from an animal-free chickpea liquid. Starla Newman, the bar manager, prepares drinks and mocktails using solely plant-based ingredients, emphasizing herbs and flowers. The beverages are served inside the pub and outdoors in the dog-friendly parklet. To begin, the hours are 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. DC Vegan believes in working together with our customers to make the world a better place. Their shared values of cruelty-free living, healthy and delicious food, and creating a sustainable future form the foundation of everything they do. Interesting fact! Cleveland Vegan is their sibling company! Leah Curran, co-founder and CEO of Moon, is a Ph.D. candidate, dancer, and performance artist. Leah left an academic job to pursue a career in the vegan food industry. Leah is a vegan for the sake of the animals.
Michael Jantz, Co-Founder and CEO of Moon, is a musician and event planner (Michael has traveled with Paul Simon and Brian Wilson and opened for Train, Black Crowes, SpaceHog, BB King, and even Barry Manilow!). Michael switched to a plant-based diet following an exceptionally bad holiday season eight years ago. Stephen is a co-owner who is a cultural strategist, entrepreneur and change agent who is passionate about creative inquiry, social justice, and transformational growth. Stephen works as a Creative Producer for Dance Exchange and is excited to collaborate with Leah and Michael on their DC Vegan mission. Lentil Bean, Co-Founder and Sweet Girl Moon, is the family’s tiniest member. She enjoys playing with her toys and knows the names of all of them.