Adina’s Vegan Cuisine has opened in Carter Commons food hall in north St. Louis

Adina’s Vegan Cuisine opened in a new location Saturday, Oct. 1. The vegan restaurant, owned by mother-and-daughter team Cheryl and Vicki McKinney, has joined other Black-owned establishments like Healthy Habits Nutrition in the Carter Commons food hall at 6746 Page Ave., on the corner of Ferguson Avenue. “But we’ll be the only vegan business in the food court,” said Vicki.

Vicki said that an employee of Beyond Housing, which owns Carter Commons, was a fan of Adina’s food from their time operating out of Golden Grocer and reached out to the mother-daughter team about moving into the new location. “We’re really, really excited to be opening our own space – this will be our first time ever having our own space,” she said. “Being able to bring vegan options to the area we’re in is really exciting for us.” 

Adina’s had a soft opening on Saturday in order to participate in Blacktoberfest 2022, which took place the same day. The restaurant’s regular hours will be noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and it will celebrate an official grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. 

The menu will change every day, usually offering a couple vegan entree options as well as sides, which will always feature the restaurant’s signature lemon-lime kale salad. Stay up to date on Adina’s menu by following the restaurant on social media, but you can count on finding vegan Mexican cuisine on Tuesdays, sandwiches or wraps on Wednesdays, homestyle meals like lasagna or spaghetti on Thursdays, and a faux fish fry every Friday. There will also be a grab-and-go section with prepared foods including salads, sandwiches and quick meals you can warm up at home, as well as cold-pressed juices from the local Pure Juice. Saturday’s menu will feature jerk jackfruit sliders, plant-based grilled “salmon” sliders, jackfruit nachos, vegan mac and cheese, the famous lemon-lime kale salad and more. 

“We’re really excited to bring some healthy, great tasting food to the community,”  said Cheryl.