Woke Foods is a food service and food justice worker-owned cooperative focused on innovating Dominican and Afro-Caribbean plant-based foods. We provide catering services, dinner experiences, and food justice workshops that serve both communities and organizations in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx.
We cook recipes that highlight natural, organic foods that are plant-based, culturally relevant, and familiar to our communities through Afro-Caribbean recipes and flavor. We recognize that eating organic has not supported low income folks and we seek to dismantle the systems that make it costly for us to take care of ourselves. We value black and brown communities around the world having affordable access to all food especially, nutrient rich food and the land on which to produce it and are working with community sourced agriculture (CSAs) and other groups to ensure this happens. As a worker-owned and green cooperative business we pay ourselves a wage that supports our real lives and strive to make decisions for the business that support a solidarity economy and our environment. Our team is a group of 5 intergenerational Black women (ages 24 - 70) living in NYC with roots in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. South.
We are part of a niche industry within food service and social impact businesses. We serve a market of people looking to enjoy culturally relevant plant based foods that recognizes the harmful impact that our current food system has on our bodies, communities, and environment and seeks to be better & minimize or eliminate this impact.
We are seeking funding to continue our work during this time of the pandemic by shifting to provide a line of plant based Afro-Caribbean eco friendly food products.
Thank you to VISA and iFundWomen for believing in our work, our mission, and values!!!