Meet Shakayla, Our Arlington City Leader

Being from in the midwest surrounded by soul food, cattle, and corn, Shakayla wasn’t exactly raised around the healthiest foods. In 2018 she decided to switch to a plant-based diet to maintain her health and inspire others to do the same. You can find Restaurant Reviews from all over the World, reviews of the latest & greatest plant-based products, and recipe cards featuring her delicious creations on her website We love having this beautiful light shine all of her knowledge and passion for plant-based food as our Arlington City Leader!

How long have you been plant-based?
1.5 years

What made you commit to a plant-based lifestyle?
Personal health.

What are you most looking forward to in the plant-based market?
I am looking forward to the current changes that are taking place such as more available plant-based options in all communities and awareness continue to grow.

Which innovations in the plant-based industry interest you most?
Low soy but high protein innovations.

Who is the most inspirational plant-based person in your life?
Those who come from families who challenge their plant based decisions. Making the choice to be plant based despite outside factors such as negative comments is inspiring.

Which plant-based product can you not live without?
Beefless crumbles for Taco Tuesdays

What is your best advice for someone who wants to commit to a plant-based lifestyle?
Do what works for you and commit to it. The journey is tough and others will try to encourage you to give it up but try to keep friends who want to see better for you around you and tap into the most creative bone in your body

Your Dream Day of Plant-Based Food from Anywhere in the World


Vegan Eggs Benedict at Front Street Cafe
Philadelphia, PA


Buffalo Chik’n Sandwich at Hip City Veg
Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC


Everything at Charlie Was a Sinner
Philadelphia, PA

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Coconut Cake at Barbombon
Philadelphia, PA

Top 10 Local Spots for Plant-Based Eats in Arlington

Bangkok 54
Thai cuisine with plant-based options

Busboy and Poets
🥗 Restaurant, bar, bookstore, coffee shop, and events venue with plant-based options

🌯 Plant-based salads, bowls, and stir-frys

The Little Beet
🍲 Nutritious, plant-inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients

🍕 Modern pizza joint with plant-based options

Health centric spot serving salads, soups, bowls, plates and more plant-based options

True Food
🍽 Delicious dining meets conscious nutrition

Creative salads and bowls with plant-based options

Big Buns
🍔 Made to order signature burgers with plant-based options

Tupelo Honey
Southern comfort food with plant-based options

Be sure to follow Shakayla on Instagram and check out her website for restaurant reviews and product reviews from all over the World!

At Kompas, we’re on a mission to make the World a better place for all living beings. We believe in equality and lead with compassion as we build our app that helps people find the best plant-based food options nearby.

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