In just over a year, Toriano Gordon and his restaurant @officialveganmob, have exploded onto the Oakland barbecue scene.
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Oakland Barbecue Sensation Vegan Mob Is Expanding to San Francisco
The eight-month-old restaurant’s meteoric rise has caused it to outgrow its East Bay space
Vegan Barbecue Is So Much Better Than You Think
This time last year, Toriano Gordon was working as an Uber driver, zigzagging around the Bay Area attempting to make ends meet. Today, less than one year later, he owns one of the city’s most successful barbecue spots that just so happens to be completely meat-free. Called Vegan Mob
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GoodDay Interview's Bay Area Vegan Mob Owner Toriano Gordon
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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Oakland’s Lake Park Avenue vibrates with activity. A neon green structure that used to house the neighborhood’s iconic Kwik Way Drive-In beckons Oaklanders to line up down the block for heaping plates of barbecue brisket, ribs and shrimp.
The East Bay is in the Midst of a New Vegan Renaissance
In case you haven’t noticed, vegan food is having a moment. Again. As of late, it seems like every other restaurant opening in the East Bay has a menu touting plant-based fare, from vegan sushi to Italian food.