Little Ve’s is open at The Switch, 3618 Farnam St., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until its final day on Sunday, July 18. Photo by Nat Ogura.
René Guzmán, 24, began his business Little Ve’s out of his home kitchen with the dream of bringing healthy, authentic Latin vegan food to his home city of Omaha. Photo by Nat Ogura.

René Guzmán had never worked in a kitchen nor had he considered himself a chef. But that all changed in March of 2020, when he began to build Little Ve’s, his vegan Latin food business, out of his kitchen.

Now, Little Ve’s is in its final week as the featured restaurant at The Switch, 3618 Farnam St., and Guzmán’s social media posts of vibrant, vegan dishes continue to draw in customers eager to try his food at other local pop-ups.

Read the full story here to learn about Guzmán’s journey with Little Ve’s, and what creating a Latin food business in Omaha means to him and his family.

Written by reporter Bridget Fogarty, this story was originally published in El Perico, The Reader‘s bilingual (Spanish/English) sister publication. It is a part of our July series “Reimagine What Food Can Do: For These Omahans, It’s About Community.”

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