These restaurant owners overcame health scares to start serving healthy foods

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
These owners overcame health scares to open healthy food restaurants
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Boardwalk Vegan is serving up healthy takes on pizzas, hot dogs and desserts, while Fresh Jawn features smoothies and juices to help turn your diet in the right direction.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two vegan eateries in the area are hitting the scene with very different menu offerings, but share inspiring stories of overcoming major health scares.

At Boardwalk Vegan in Havertown, husband and wife team Kris and Randy Sumey make seashore faves, served up reimagined and vegan.

From pizza and hot dogs to waffles and ice cream, you will find it on their extensive vegan menu.

Kris had been vegetarian for years, but Randy went vegan after his doctor warned him about his diabetes.

Both are now vegan, and Randy credits his change in diet to a beneficial response to his recent cancer scare.

In South Philly at The Classics Hub, owner Ulysses Kae Williams had what he considered a really bad diet that was meat-prominent.

When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and given months to live, he took a year off and changed to a vegan diet.

Now he is approaching the opening of Fresh Jawn, a juice and smoothie bar inside his longstanding barber business.

The menu will feature all the recipes he used to turn his health around. (pictured: Owner Ulysses Kae Williams in his soon-to-open Fresh Jawn)

Fresh Jawn at The Classics Unisex Salon and Hub | Instagram | Bookings and Information

2116 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145


Open daily

Boardwalk Vegan | Instagram | Facebook

28 N. Manoa Road, Havertown, PA 19083


Closed Mon.-Tues.