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Vegan restaurant is firmly planted in Charleston


After opening an acclaimed restaurant in Harpers Ferry with her then-husband five years ago, Sondra Zahn eventually found herself facing divorce with the very partner she had worked with to help Kelly Farm Kitchen earn its high praise. But instead of throwing her for a loop, adversity led her to one.  

Fast-forward several months, and you’ll find Zahn not only enjoying a new life, a new love, and a new hometown in Charleston, but also as the proud owner of one of the city’s hottest new restaurants: a hip, welcoming vegan cafe called The Loopy Leaf. It’s an appropriate name, since the story of how it came to be took a path that was anything but straight.

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