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June 8, 2021

The pandemic has served the pop-up model well. These roving restaurants, bakeries, taquerias and supper clubs allow chefs to try out nascent ideas and passion projects at a reduced cost, and with flexible hours. Here are three worth checking out.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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February 4, 2021

Why she inspires us: Sophia is bringing delicious, healthy, plant-based eating to plates everywhere with her company, Happy Seed.

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Best Self Magazine

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July 14, 2020

Vegan popup Happy Seed is back at A Mano in the Old Fourth Ward on Mondays in July, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., offering takeout and curbside pickup. The Latin-inspired menu changes weekly and features vegan sandwiches, snacks, and entrees made by chef Reid Trapani and sweets from mother-daughter bakery business La Dolce Madness.

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Eater Atlanta

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May 3, 2021

A Happy Chicken Alternative: Reid Trapani is the chef at popular plant-based pop-up restaurant Happy Seed. Here, he shares a recipe for his unbelievably vegan Buffalo dip.

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My Home Improvement Magazine

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May 20, 2021

Food Expert and Blogger, Skye Estroff, lists Happy Seed as one of the top pop-ups around the city.

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FOX 5 Atlanta

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October 2, 2020

At Chef Reid Trapani’s Happy Seed vegan pop up in Atlanta last week it was hard to get a seat—-and most of the guests were not full-time vegans. Says Trapani, who specializes in inventive authentic Latin dishes using plant based ingredients, “so many of our guests tell us they’d eat like this all the time.”

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Forbes

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April 27, 2020

Happy Seed, Atlanta vegan caterer and dining pop-up co-owned by chefs Reid Trapani and Sophia Marchese, is excited to announce Curbside Pick-Up from a mano

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Vegan World Magazine

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April 17, 2019

For as long as I can remember, food has played a valuable role in my life. It was the centerpiece of my upbringing and many of my childhood memories! When the lightbulb appeared with the concept of Happy Seed, I wasn’t even surprised that food was my calling.

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Voyage Atlanta

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February 11, 2021

Vegan pop-up Happy Seed serves a Latin-inspired menu from chef Reid Trapani and his crew. Dishes from this pop-up include in-season squash empanadas, tamales with sweet potato masa and black beans, esquites (street corn), and king oyster mushroom carnitas enchiladas.

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Eater Atlanta

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August 6, 2020

Recent menu offerings have included black bean tamales made with sweet potato and corn masa, Plant Nachos topped with black beans, chipotle charred corn and salsa verde, and a plant-based crunch wrap stuffed with beef seitan, vegan nacho cheese, crunch tostada, lettuce, tomato and cashew sour cream.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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July 21, 2019

Happy Seed is a budding vegan food company built by locals Reid Trapani and Sophia Marchese. Here, walnuts are the main ingredient in these fully raw, flavor-packed tacos!

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Best Self Magazine

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January 19, 2019

Oyster mushrooms make for the perfect meaty substitute in this Lemon Pepper Satay appetizer.

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