Local pop-up Vegan Demon will start its indefinite residency at Lo-Fi Brewing this Thursday, March 25. Look for plant-based variants of cheesesteaks, tacos, fried Oreos and more weekly from Thursday-Sunday for the foreseeable future.
Vegan Demon co-owners and Charleston natives Jordan Lied and Alexandra Lesley base their pop-up on dishes they missed at music festivals when they went vegan in 2017. After debuting in March 2020, the duo has popped up at Fatty’s Beer Works, Ghost Monkey Brewery and Lo-Fi, where they hit it off with owner Jason Caughman who “offered us to return anytime,” Lied said.
“We wanted to find an establishment that would allow us to collaborate with them indefinitely,” he said, “letting us stay set up over the weekends.”
“We appreciate their hospitality and their amazing selection of beer, so we figured let’s make it happen.”
The menu will include popular Vegan Demon items like its “cheez steaks,” tacos, fried Oreos and fries and some new additions like nachos, fried pickles and mac and cheez, Lied said.
“The new additions will be unveiled as we get into the swing of things, but initially it will be the same menu we had previously. We plan on adding weekly specials and have a few tricks up our sleeve,” Lied said. “Pretty much pub grub that pairs well with an ice cold beer as the weather starts to warm up.”
Vegan Demon will serve customers from 4 p.m.-close Thursday through Sunday. For more information, follow Vegan Demon on Instagram @vegandemonfood.