Vitality brings vegan fare to Capital City

New business operator Olivia Hudek-Foss serves lunch to Tad Mayfield and Susan Savage, who work in downtown Jefferson City. The pair have become regular customers at Vitality, an eastside vegan restaurant.

New business operator Olivia Hudek-Foss serves lunch to Tad Mayfield and Susan Savage, who work in downtown Jefferson City. The pair have become regular customers at Vitality, an eastside vegan restaurant. Photo by Julie Smith.

Disappointed at the vegan and vegetarian options at local restaurants, Olivia Hudek-Foss opened her own restaurant.

Vitality not only quenches her desire to provide healthy, tasty options to vegans, but the eatery reflects her basic belief that her life should be centered around love and kindness.

She credits her outlook to Dharma Mittra, the New York City yoga instructor who she considers her guru. “He has completely transformed my life,” she said. Hudek-Foss, a self-proclaimed foodie, has no formal culinary training. But she learned ....

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