Succulent Vegan Tacos, billed as Nashville’s first plant-based taqueria, is slated to open in Nashville Farmers’ Market this fall.
The restaurant will take the space last home to Cajun comfort food eatery Nooley’s.
Succulent Vegan Tacos owners Adriana Ortega and Ronald Cerdas say in a release the Mexico City street food concept will offer a vegan menu of tacos, tamales and weekend brunch, with rotating items such as enchiladas, tortas and traditional antojitos. Vegan pan dulce will also be offered, including conchas.
The business partners are not disclosing the cost to get operational.
Succulent Vegan Tacos launched in 2017 through a business incubator program and has appeared in the Nashville Farmers’ Market’s Grow Local Kitchen as a monthly pop-up.
“We have built a loyal following during our monthly pop-ups and are excited to have a permanent home in the market,” Ortega says in the release. “Our mission is to bring authentic food from my home without compromising any flavors. We do no harm to animals and work to create awareness for the environment and health. The response has been wonderful, and we can’t wait to serve our guests daily.”
Ortega and Cerdas moved to Nashville more than two decades ago from Mexico City and Costa Rica, respectively. The couple turned to a plant-based diet many years ago and has worked on developing a fully vegan concept that maintains authentic Mexican recipes and flavors.
For now, Succulent Vegan Tacos has heat-and-serve vegan meals available for sale through the Nashville Farmers’ Market What’s Good app as well as stocked at East Nashville’s Citizen Market. An official opening date announcement is forthcoming.