Top 30 Vegan Food Blogs To Follow in 2021
If by any chance you weren’t sure that the planet is evolving, well, not only is it but it’s also going… vegan. And maybe this isn’t only a reason to rejoice but also one to help us think 2020 hasn’t, after all, been a total fiasco on all fronts.
This year, vegan diets have been on the rise all over the world, despite the drama and chaos .
Not only nutritious, and clearly the best looking of all the earthly diets, this plant-based diet has increased throughout the world. And that may be directly correlated with the promise of better health – the most sought after feature on the planet right now. Or maybe, after a couple of months of lockdown, more and more people are reconsidering their relationship with Mother Nature and animals.
No matter the reason, the planet turning toward a vegan diet is nothing but good news.
So if you find yourself in the happy group of the new vegans, or if you’re just about to take the big leap into the “veggie unknown”, rest assured that the world of plant-based cuisine is larger and wider than you might think. And where you live right now might even score pretty high as a friendly-vegan place. For that you can have a sneak peek here.
True veganism is more than a diet, it’s definitely a lifestyle for many. But I’m sure every vegan that chooses to take on the full lifestyle initially starts by eliminating all dairy and meat from their table and replacing them with veggie counterparts. And for this initial encouragement, food blogs remain the best and quickest source of delicious and healthy inspiration. Here are some of the best, not given in any particular order though.
1. It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Finding yourself in a vegan-wannabe limbo with your heart set on plant-based food but also feeling like you don’t have a clue about the culinary endeavor you’re about to embark on can be stressful enough to make you postpone this “no-meat and no-diary” thing.
Feeling that might be the case for lots of newbies, the delightful Canadian cookbook author and YouTuber, Sam Turnbull, not only provides her own private story about taking up veganism – with all of its initial trials and tribulations – but she makes it easy for you to get creative and play with your favorite old recipes, because as she says, “any meal can be made vegan”.
2. Sweet Potato Soul
And even though her blog has plenty of other must-try plant-based recipes, sweet potatoes are dedicated a section of their own – from breakfast-related dishes to hearty lunch and dinner stews, finalizing this delicious dedication to this North American native root vegetable with various desserts worth trying.
3. Oh She Glows
Not only into plant-based diet but also into gluten and soy free and no processed foods, Angela takes her more than 1 million readers each month on her journey to better health.
Through totally delish recipes, she is committed to nourishing the belly of even the most committed of eaters, “without feeling the least bit deprived”, while satisfying “meat-eaters and picky kids” as well. With her The Oh She Glows Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller, Angela and her blog are worth looking at, especially if your plant-based diet needs also to be an allergy-friendly one.
4. Rainbow Plant Life
The love child of a “lawyer-turned-foodie”, as the blog’s author describes herself, Rainbow Plant Life is not only a tasty resource for veggie dishes but also a good reference point if you want to put your passion for healthy yumminess into a blog.
The Harvard graduate now New York-based Nisha, pours out her knowledge on how to make the vegan transition into an easy and tasty one, how to become a top self-taught photographer, and how to create custom Instagram covers, if that happens to be your cup of tea.
5. Deliciously Ella
… or how a completely conquered-by-veganism world would look. Starting with a quest for a better diet, Ella managed to put all her newly discovered passion for healthier living into a delicious-looking blog, determined to make no sacrifices or compromises on the taste front, either.
Ella’s delicious blog was soon followed by cooking apps, cookbooks, a podcast, a London-based deli, and some very well-received product lines – being probably the best example of how to turn a passion for healthy food choices into a real whole-nine-yards business.
6. Vegan Richa
This plant-based blog is here to help you better your exotic spicy approach to cooking, Indian vegan style mostly, but also a lot of the international fusion-cuisine.
Having gone into cooking as a solution for her heath issues and into veganism as proof of her love for animals, Richa declares herself an “intuitive cook”. She also has two cookbooks on the market, plus a lot of delicious vegan experimenting promised for the future.
7. Loving It Vegan
Loving it Vegan ̶ a place where there’s no judgement about diets, eating, or about any “ingredient snobbism” ̶ can pride itself as the winner of Vegan Food Blogger Awards 2020 and for being featured in a lot of important media as well. It is also the story of Alison, “voice and cook”, and Jaye, her husband, photographer and video maker of culinary yumminess. But here is a thing: while most vegan blog creators out there strive to claim their supremacy in the healthy food domain, this lovely South African couple has no particular intention to do so.
On the contrary, Alison says that she’s aiming for the best there is in the particular dish she’s cooking at the moment… in case you couldn’t guess, it’s vegan. Well, count me in if that’s the case!
8. Minimalist Baker
Based on some important dietary restrictions there are these days, minimalistbaker.com (MB) comprises a little of the vegetarian world as well, so if you’re looking for vegan-only, this may not be the place for you. But if you favor easy, special diet ingredients and naturally sweetened dishes, then MB clearly deserves your attention.
Also, if you lack fancy ingredients (and lots of them), cutting-edge kitchen equipment, and, most of all, time, then this is clearly your spot to be. Millions of their social media followers would definitely agree!
9. Nora Cooks
With a pretty self-explanatory title, this vegan blog is simple but delicious, and, most importantly, loved and approved by the most difficult to please home cooking critics… meat-eaters and picky kids, which its author, Nora, sets out to do.
One of her vegan kitchen goals is cooking with affordable ingredients found in any local supermarket, and creating uncomplicated and time-friendly recipes. That being said, Nora Cooks is a must-stop for all vegans with children and meat consumers to make happy.
10. One Arab Vegan
Going to another part of our gastronomic world (oh, and this one is a truly tasty part!), we find Nada, born in Egypt, but currently living in UAE. Having spent most of her schooling years in the UK, Nada has developed a true interest in veganism and eats a healthy diet while she’s at it.
Her recipes are inspired by the cuisine of her native Near East, hence full of flavor and yummy ingredients. So now you can prepare your favorite dishes from the area yourself – 100% vegan and submersed in that unmistakable Middle Eastern flavor.
11. The Full Helping
We tend to eat too much and, moreover, not only less nutritious but foods that can be detrimental to our health. Thus a healthy dietary approach, when it comes to “our daily bread”, is not a fancy hipster’s whim but a necessity.
Here is a blog that states a rather unpleasant truth for our day and age: in spite of the abundance of food (at least in the Western world), good eating sometimes proves quite a difficult task.
With a Master of Science in Nutrition, Gena Hamshaw not only offers an array of vegan recipes on her blog but also her support as a dietician, guiding you through the sometimes intricate world of plant-based-only cuisine. So, if you’re struggling with food allergies or various other health conditions related to nutrition, here you’ll find lots of help – “pleasure and wellness” included.
12. Love & Lemons
As many relationship experts say, cooking together is known to foster love. This must also be the case for this lovely Chicago-based duo, which is all about the yummy part of good home cooking.
So Janie and Jack partner not only when it comes to preparing food, but also when it comes to putting together their veggie blog.
With Love & Lemons, seasonal cooking comes paired with fresh fruits and vegetables, a delicious approach (and meat-eater approved, by the way) that can put this only-plants-on-a-plate thing in a totally new perspective. A fresh and zesty one, of course.
13. Keepin’ It Kind
Kristy & Chris are a kind and compassionate couple who make out of veganism not only a dietary choice but an integrated way of life. The two started their vegan journey together, so their passion for plant-based cuisine has grown stronger over the years.
Being a follower herself, Kristy wants her blog to be a haven for all the gluten-freers out there, as most of the recipes on KIK are also on the gluten-free range.
Once you’re done salivating at the food immortalized in the pictures, you can find some good info on vegan traveling and some welcome tips and resources on how to become a well-known food blogger yourself.
14. The Vegan 8
Gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free… just a few of the easy-going type of recipes that this blog provides to make any foodie-with-restrictions’ life easier. And I must say it is very successful at it.
With a name like a super hero movie, Brandi’s blog aims at creating good food and good health using a maximum of only eight ingredients in each recipe, minding the fact that salt and pepper don’t count as ingredients. So if you love to bake, have some food restrictions in mind, but are also striving for better health, and, most of all, you value simplicity a great deal… then this one is for you.
Also her The Vegan 8 cookbook is a very yummy hard copy alternative to consider.
15. Zucker and Jagdwurst
This Germanic-sounding blog is well established in Berlin, where two of the city residents, Isa & Julia, met and started their common vegan journey not so many years ago. As true Europeans (at heart and in the belly), these two are also into taste and good food – in one word, yumminess – without counting the calories.
That being established from the very beginning, Isa & Julia believe in the easy way to become and stay a vegan – the one that doesn’t ask you to give up any of your favorite dishes, just transform them in their delicious plant-based versions. Well, I for one, am sold here. And if your German is good, the two vegans from Berlin have a yummy podcast you might also want to try.
16. Hot for Food
Featured on famous culinary TV shows across Canada and the US as well as in equally outstanding food magazines, Lauren Toyota, or “Canada’s favorite vegan queen”, is pretty committed to putting good food on your table. Good hot vegan food.
Also because she’s a firm believer in “make-it-all-vegan”, on Hot for Food you can find vegan versions of popular dishes, “the comfort classics”, such as onion rings, lasagne, chilli, burgers, cheese cake, etc. If you’re already sorted for vegan food but are looking for some extra vegan lifestyle, you might want to check out Lauren for yoga classes or her vegan wellness retreats, or simply go there for the home hacks for a better vegan life.
17. From My Bowl
Most of the recipes presented here are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and, on the more practical side, also budget-friendly – a very important feature to be taken into account these days. Catlin, the mastermind behind the blog, is a passionate yogi who doesn’t shy at all from comfort foods, aka lots of chocolate (but who would, seriously?) and a good dose of peanut butter.
All Catlin’s vegan recipes are created with important factors in mind: the busy schedule of the modern working adult and parent and not forgetting the already mentioned tight budget. Here adjectives such as nutritious and healthy are paired with simple and delicious – a totally worthy combo.
18. The Simple Veganista
Contrary to common popular belief, eating plant-based whole-foods shouldn’t be expensive or complicated; not to mention at all boring. That being practically the vegan credo Julie swears by, The Simple Veganista is a place where you’ll find the joy of vegan cooking in recipes that are her own creation or reinterpretations of already existing ones, all structured by various dietary needs, seasons, and number of ingredients used.
Added to that is an entire section on kitchen- and pantry-related stuff for making the culinary life of a vegan easy and complete. Also, because an important part of the plant-based food movement is eating raw, Julie’s recipes cover this area of vegan cooking too.
19. Pick Up Limes
… in Canada, where Sadia, the creator of this blog, apart from her love for animals and passion for plant-based foods, takes up veganism as a dietician. This is very handy and quite necessary, especially if you’re adopting a vegan diet for the first time.
Sadia’s virtual space offers some commonsense advice to those who aren’t vegans yet but who are taking it into serious consideration, with dietician knowledge-based recipes and some nice wellness articles. Finally, her e-book, packed with more than 200 recipes, is ready to take you on a delicious journey of healthy and nutritious vegan cooking.
20. Olives for Dinner
A candid space for all those foodies who want to add the richness and yumminess (yes, you’ve heard me: yumminess!) of the vegan diet to their plates but are somehow restricted by the common omnivore’s misperception of vegetables being tasteless and boring. An equally welcoming place for those vegans, or the about-to-go-vegans, with the misconception that plant-basted nutrition must be perfect and “by the book”.
Also, Olives for Dinner is a place where Erin, the vegan in charge, puts all her passion for the taste-like-meat-and-cheese – for she is all about veganism as a moral and healthy dietary choice, not for a tasteless plant-based one. And all of this sprinkled plenty with good oils and hot sauces. Yum!
21. The Viet Vegan
The wish to connect with one’s own roots is always something to applaud, especially when it comes to living in this fast globalized times. And even more kudos to this endeavor as it involves good traditional food. In this case, Vietnamese. But on Lisa’s blog you can also find other famous Asian dishes, such a sushi.
On The Viet Vegan there is plenty of space for all who enjoy vegan meals but have a rather Western cuisine on their plates. Lisa, “a vegan toddler”, as she likes to call herself, was born and raised in Canada so the North American cuisine is pretty well represented, too.
22. Lazy Cat Kitchen
Continuously educating herself about what’s new on the ingredients and cooking methods front, Ania shares here not only crazy delicious looking recipes but also her love for the members of the animal kingdom, the main reason behind her and her husband’s vegan journey.
With that in mind, Ania’s plant-based recipes are meant to help you make an easier and very yummy transition to a plant-based kitchen life, taking all sorts of international dishes to a new level of vegan perfection. Not new to veggie-only yumminess but a true believer in a diet free of refined sugars and gluten? With all sorts of dishes containing the exact type of requested ingredients, the Lazy Cat Kitchen will surely add even more tasty ideas to your daily plate.
23. Vegan in the Freezer
On a more practical cooking note, there is the question of storing your food: leftovers or entire dishes. Ginny, who is the practical wizard behind Vegan in the Freezer, has put aside the more glamorous side of the vegan kitchen, taking upon herself to highlight some wonderful and equally delicious recipes which, besides being enjoyed on the spot, can also be stored in the freezer for future indulging.
“Freezer-friendly meals are at the forefront of the blog with categories covering many types of allergies and intolerances”, says Ginny, whose blog has been featured on well-known media channels. Moreover, after going through the recipe’s technicalities, you’ll find some important facts about the ingredients and the best way to choose your perfect veggies at market.
24. The Post Punk Kitchen
This Brooklyn-based vegan is no amateur! On the contrary, Isa has been into plant-based cooking for a very long and tasty time. Her cookbooks are real trademarks in the lives of later-to-become vegans and Isa herself is considered one of the “big” names in the industry.
Putting aside her restaurants and many cookbooks, Isa Chandra Moskowitz still loves vegan cooking done properly in the kitchen. But, most of all, she likes sharing all this delicious love, coupled with her excellent writing skills, on this yummy-cool blog. Also, if you’re into tofu dishes – Isa is an expert!
25. Sweet Simple Vegan
True believers in veganism as a way of life, this sweet couple is here to make your transition into plant-based cooking a sweet simple one as well. Jasmine & Chris both cook all the vegan deliciousness you’ll find on their blog, and provide candid personal life stories and their journey to veganism to inspire and smooth the path for anyone who might have their heart set on going vegan but whose taste buds and certain meat-eater misconceptions still keep them struggling.
Most of their food is simple and delicious, covering a lot of “missing” culinary aspects, such as cheese and meat tastes – lots of allergy-free dishes included. Also, Jasmine is a certified nutritionist.
26. The Colorful Kitchen
Blog and cookbook author Ilene is the one-woman show at The Colorful Kitchen, a place where she shares all her vegan cooking and her interesting and inspiring story that led her to veganism and becoming a certified health coach.
If you find yourself as a parent a bit challenged when it comes to feeding your young ones a healthy nutritious diet, aka veggies, after giving you “a free two day vegan meal plan”, Ilene Moreno invites you to enroll on Colorful Kids – a course designed to help you make your children love eating vegetables.
27. This Rawsome Vegan Life
Em, the author of this one, loves equally the planet and all its living beings, hence this raw-delicious vegan choice of self-nourishment and sharing the love with anyone who’s interested – if not in this kinder way of living then at least in this healthier food.
A true believer in the fact that food doesn’t need to be heavy or complicated, Em believes you can get complete satisfaction just from fruit and vegetables. Apart from the delish rawness encountered here, the blog serves you all the resources you need for your raw cooking, from kitchen appliances to books and documentaries. And if you’re into juice cleanses, Em helps you with daily recipes and her more than welcome personal insights.
28. Rachel Ama
Here are some original recipes created by Ama to indulge herself as well as her vegan, or vegans-in-the making, visitors to her yummy blog. From delicious gluten-free waffles, ready to jump start your day in the morning, to healthier snacks, easy colorful salads, and rich and heart-warming winter stews, Rachel Ama takes you on a plant-based gourmet journey that will satisfy your “meaty” tooth. Her book, Vegan Eats, is in Kindle and paperback versions.
29. The Compassionate Road
Loving only fruits, nuts, and veggies on your plate is a good start, but being a true vegan is so much more than a plant-based diet. So if you want to take the high road of veganism, this place is just what you need.
A passionate advocate for the voiceless, a naturopath, public speaker, and yoga teacher, Gemma guides her readers not only through the vegan kitchen but also through health topics, eco organic products, and all sorts of living-related stuff. And whether you’re a vegan already or just starting on this journey, her online course is meant to bring you closer to “thriving on plants”.
30. A Considered Life
A supporter of minimalist living (the no. 1 minimalist blog in UK), Sophie has been voted primary voice on the blogging scene when it comes to vegan and cruelty-free living, as well as best sustainable and zero waste approach. On A Considered Life, you can find all the tools you need for this brave but rewarding endeavor into living a sustainable and cruelty-free way life.
From clothing seasonal capsules to how to become a minimalist spender, slow travel, vegan activism, and eating a plant-based diet, Sophie’s blog has it all. Not to mention an extremely classy vibe!