Anthem Vegan To Open 100% Plant-Based Deli, Market & Restaurant In North Park

September 4, 2017

Popular vegan pop-up Anthem Vegan will debut its first brick-and-mortar eatery, deli and market in a 4,000 square-foot space in the heart of North Park. To assist with the expenses of opening, the company has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds.

The 100% plant-based Anthem Vegan was founded in 2013 by Patrick Murray, who began as a weekly, invite-only pop-up called Vegan Speakaeasy Brunch, which eventually grew into a catering company and farmers market & brewery vendor. The menu of indulgent, mock-meat-product reminiscent of omnivore favorites options quickly made Anthem a popular destination for vegans and carnivores alike.

Anthem Vegan hopes to open in the large space at 2611 El Cajon Boulevard that last housed Lil B's Urban Eatery by early to mid-2018. The North Park restaurant will continue to serve a complete vegan menu of delicious options like the Pulled Porque sandwich made with jackfruit, the Quinoa Black Bean Tacos, Philly Cheeseteaks, Quesadillas, Breakfast Burritos and so much more, including cold pressed juices, vegan desserts, and a full children's menu. They will also offer mock meats, faux-cheeses, and scratch-made sauces and aiolis for take-away from a deli counter, including Karne, Poyo, Turrkey, Hams, Pulled Jackfruit in an array of flavors and more - all available by the pound like at a conventional deli. Also available at the deli market will be a curated lineup of favorite vegan products from San Diego and beyond. Anthem will also offer an app to allow customers to order on the go and have a large parking lot.

Due to the high costs of opening a restaurant, Anthem Vegan Deli Market Restaurant has launched a Kickstarter Campaign, seeking to raise $50,000 by October 1. Any amounts in excess of the goal will be used to build an outdoor beer garden and patio. For more information and to donate, visit