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New vegan grocer is part retailer, part advocate

Donisha Gant’s boyfriend introduced her to vegan living and, once she had a taste, she couldn’t help but share word of its health and social benefits with family and friends.

She now wants to take that information to a wider audience, and plans to do it with her new vegan grocery store Plantae.

But even though everything in the store is 100% vegan, Gant wants people to know their diets don’t have to be.

“I talked to my family about just changing out a couple of things. They thought they had to go cold turkey but no,” she said.

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Gant will create and share cooking videos, with an eye toward helping those who are new to vegan ingredients. But she already has heard from vegans in Western New York who have expressed their excitement over the opening.


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