21-Year Old Girl Opens Vegan Restaurant "Sol Sips" In Brooklyn

Lets be real, we all know that eating healthy can be pretty expensive. Well, twenty-one-year old Francesca Sol Chaney opened up her own vegan spot in Brooklyn "Sol Sips", to provide healthy, convenient and affordable food options for everyone.


Chaney used to work three jobs and could relate to the struggles many of us face when trying to figure out what to eat.

She believes that people in low-income areas may not prefer fast food over healthy food, but in a world of expensive green juices and superfoods, those with fixed incomes may not have much of a choice. “The wellness community can be really classist,” Chaney said to Essence.

In 2017, Francesca was offered the opportunity to open a pop-up cafe in Bushwick. Initially it was meant to be a three-month operation, but has now become Sol Sips’ permanent home. 

Partnering with her mother Emeli, a nutrionist, the duo are now offering a fully plant-based menu including vegan omelets, soups and wraps. Additionally, on weekends, brunch is served on an affordable menu, where anyone can purchase a complete vegan meal, ranging from $7-$15 – true to the idea to make healthy, convenient and affordable food available for everyone.

“My mission to help close the accessibility gap in wellness,” she said.

Photo Cred: Sol Sips

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