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Plant-centric Paradise Deli and Marketplace is coming to Allied Media Project's Love Building in Detroit


Our Patronicity campaign is live! Learn more about it. Let's open Paradise Deli & Marketplace in the Core City neighborhood.

Paradise Natural Foods Deli and Marketplace is a healthy food hub for Caribbean and global inspired plant based cuisine.

Chef Nezaa, or Mama Nezaa, as she is more often called, is a Jamaican chef and a Detroiter by choice. She has been committed to feeding her community and family a plant-based diet since the 80s. Since then, she has been sharing community food stories, curating them through Paradise Natural Foods.

The journey of Paradise Natural Foods is ready the next step. We are ecstatic to be a part of the socially-conscious Love Building and Campus developed by Allied Media Projects. Here, Mama Nezaa will continue to nourish the neighborhood and city through Paradise Deli and Marketplace. "The deli and marketplace will be a place rooted in community where people can come, explore, expand their knowledge of healthy food, get educated about eating healthy lifestyle, where we create opportunities for people to grow, where we create opportunities for people to come together, a space we call a third place which isn’t your home or your office, but somewhere that feels communal."

Please join us in creating a healthy food hub that will serve Detroit and visitors to our city and create opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship that puts people and our planet first.

A Gathering Space

Your donation will assist us in making Paradise Deli and Marketplace a healthy food, lifestyle and education Third Place, and join the growing plant-forward businesses, making healthy food more accessible in Detroit. Among the many offerings, Paradise Natural Foods Deli and Marketplace will provide:
• Chef-curated, plant-forward meals
• A production kitchen to prepare grab and go and catering orders and offer a licensed space for other food makers
• A marketplace for small and large batch local and other manufacturers
• An owner operated coffee bar and juice bar
• A ghost kitchen for a collaboration with a gourmet pizza chef
• Your Wellness Journey lifestyle and nutrition classes
• Paradise Food and Deli will be an inclusive and welcoming safe-space

Businesses like Paradise Deli and Marketplace, in addition to being Black-owned, woman-owned, and immigrant-owned. will be an important part of our shared success in the city. Our timeline to fund the development underway is fast approaching. The project is set to be completed by Spring of 2022. Your generous donation will keep us on track.

How can you help?

Whether it's $1 or $1,000, your generous donation will ensure that we can complete this worthwhile project and settle into a community where our business will enhance the experience of residents. Join us with your monetary donations and spread the word throughout your networks and on social media.

If you prefer to give offline join us at a POP UP around the city or drop a check in the mail to PARADISE NATURAL FOODS 16840 LaSalle Ave. #1, Detroit, MI 48221.

Thank you for any support you can afford. Remember, giving at any level counts! Don't forget to use the Patronicity sharing tools under our title on this page!

If you have questions or inquiries please email us at

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