Latora Davis is the creator and exclusive owner of intellectual property and trademarked brand The Green Soma™, and all its entities. The Green Soma™ began in 2015 as a health and wellness brand which educated others on the importance of incorporating plant-based foods into their daily diet to prevent, correct, or eliminate long term health issues.
Latora’s health and wellness journey began in 2013 when her daughter was diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disease of the digestive system. Latora immediately began researching the disease and discovered the only successful way to beat it is to consume and maintain a plant-based diet. Latora, herself, transitioned to a raw food diet in 2014 and continues living a plant-based lifestyle.
As a board-certified occupational therapist, Latora uses her knowledge of illness and disease coupled with the continuous study of plant-based nutrition to expand The Green Soma™ brand. The brand began as an education forum and progressed to working with clients and their doctors to manage pre-hypertension and pre-diabetes through plant-based eating. During this time, Latora also wrote and published her first recipe book “Healthy Oils and Dressing”.
The brand eventually expanded into direct food services, which led to preparing meals for Hollywood actors and television productions. In 2018, Latora opened Green Soma™ Café, a brick and mortar vegan takeout, unfortunately due to business and legal differences with her financial partner, she legally closed Green Soma™ Café at that location and relocated to downtown Atlanta, where she continues to grow her brand.
Latora has expanded the brand to include joint ventures and partnerships with like-minded entrepreneurs to promote health and wellness in the city through food and education. Her base of operation is located at The Atlanta Food Innovation Center, a USDA certified commercial production space in partnership with Project Community Connects Inc. The Green Soma™ is also partnered with local farmers, Gilliam Community Garden to promote local and sustainable farming, and was a featured chef to the Oakland City Senior Cooking Workshop Series.
In May of 2019, Green Soma™ Café partnered with Fresh From Earth Herb & Tea Bar to increase access to plant based foods to the College Park community. In July 2019, Latora officially launched Taylar’s Garden Vegan Sauce & Marinade, a line a vegan specialty sauces and marinades for retail and wholesale purchase.
The Green Soma™ brand exists because of a mother who wanted to heal her daughter instead of maintaining her condition, the American way. 6 years later, we still fight the battle everyday, but we have graduated to another chapter of life called College. Sometimes God puts you in your deepest despair to prepare you for the anointing that is your destiny. Your gift WILL make room for you.