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Behind Ras Plant Based are the dynamic duo, Chef Romeo and Milka Regalli. Their path to plant-based cuisine began in childhood, shaped by familial influences and a deep-seated respect for the culinary arts. The turning point came with a family health crisis - a challenge that awakened them to the healing powers of plant-based living.

Today, Ras stands as a tribute to this awakening and their Ethiopian heritage, reinterpreted through a vibrant New York lens. Here, each dish is a story - a blend of tradition, health, and a commitment to compassionate living. This is where ancestral recipes meet a newfound purpose of nurturing both body and soul.

Every meal here is an act of giving and kindness. Romeo and Milka's journey reflects their dedication to transforming lives through food and hospitality. It's a place where community flourishes, where the ethos of care extends beyond the plate, offering a space for connection, healing, and the shared joy of a life enriched by plant-based nourishment. Ras is not just a restaurant; it's a manifestation of a family's love, resilience, and an unwavering belief in the power of food to change lives.

Our Purpose

To make the world healthier and happier one meal and one community at a time. 


The success of Ras Plant Based depends on our people. Our restaurant can only prosper and provide opportunities for employment and growth when we continually improve ourselves, and the work we do. We recognize however, that success is not measured by sales, guest counts, and numbers alone. We are measured as much by the way in which we achieve our goals, as we are by the actual achievements themselves. We believe that a commitment to uncompromising values and integrity should always guide our decisions and actions as we pursue our goals.

Our Moral Compass

Hospitality: Crafting moments of warmth and kindness, where every guest and team member feels like they've come home.

Integrity: The unseen compass guiding us even when all eyes are turned away.

Love: In every gesture, every detail, and every moment, we pour our hearts. It's the secret ingredient that binds us to our guests, team, and community. Love isn't just what we feel, it's what we do.

Teamwork: Alone we shine, but together we illuminate the entire horizon.

Respect: A silent oath we uphold - honoring our home, cherishing each other, and valuing the reflection in the mirror. Every gesture is a testament.

Accountability: In our realm, we don't point fingers; we extend hands. Every step, every decision, embraced as our own.

Our Mission

Every plate is a canvas, every flavor a narrative. Beyond serving food, we craft memories. With each bite, feel our dedication to warmth and genuine connection, creating moments that linger long after the meal concludes.