A new plant-based eatery serving vegan burgers, wings, breakfast burritos and more is now open in North Charleston. Located at 5117 Dorchester Road, Vined The Vegan Experience is the extension of a pop-up owner Christian Keith started while working in finance, she told the City Paper. 

“I’ve been doing this for quite some time. I just couldn’t put as much energy into it because I was working full-time for someone else,” Keith said. 

Keith | Provided

Keith went vegan in 2017, launching Vined as a pop-up less than two years later in 2019. The pandemic led her to go all-in on Vined by quitting her finance gig and finding a brick-and-mortar location for the restaurant in the space previously occupied by a Wings R Us. 

“When I turned 30, I found out I had a beef and pork allergy. From there, I cut out beef and pork, and six months later I went plant-based and never looked back,” Keith said. “I always cooked, so when I did decide to do a vegan lifestyle, I just did my same recipes without the meat.” 

Those recipes are showing up at breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vined. Guests can expect to find plant-based burgers, fried cauliflower “vings,” mushroom steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos and more on the Vined menu. 

Vined mushroom “steak” with asparagus and mashed potatoes | Provided

Vined is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. After opening the doors last month, Keith has been impressed with the local turnout. 

“It’s been amazing. We have been very, very busy, and we are very thankful for that.”

For more information, follow Vined on Instagram @vined_theveganexperience.