A vegan soul food bakery and restaurant is coming to the former location of Bird Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Rainier.
The cafe features menu items like a vegan macaroni and cheese made with soy milk and nutritional yeast, lasagna and meatless meatloaf and desserts like a vegan cheesecake made with organic tofu and various cookies and cakes.
You can already buy Dodah’s desserts up the street at the Glut co-op grocery and at Mom’s and Yes! Organic Market.
The cafe was started by area residents Janice Cheaver, Edwin Lottie and Gary Feld, with recipes based on Cheaver’s upbringing in Florida and her faith as an African Hebrew Israelite, a religious sect that is vegan, encourages raw and sugar-free food and discourages alcohol and caffeine consumption.
Dodah’s — named for Cheaver’s nickname, which is aunt in Hebrew — will not be the only vegan soul food eatery in Mount Rainier, either. Sweet and Natural is just up the street.