6 Vegan Influencers We Love
As part of Earth Month 2021, we’re sharing our 6 favorite vegan influencers inspiring us to eat less meat for the planet, animals, and our own health.
By this point, it’s no secret that going vegan or plant-based is clearly better for the environment compared to a regular omnivorous diet. The animal agriculture industry pollutes harmful waste into water streams, uses an enormous amount of water and energy to sustain and large amounts of biodiversity have been clear cut to make room for cattle ranches.
While it may not be suitable for everyone every day, there is no doubt we can all benefit from including less meat in our diet overall. The problem is, many people don’t know where to begin! Instead of changing what you're eating, we recommend simply eating the same foods just with the plant-based alternative. For example, buying non-dairy yogurt for breakfast, tofu in salads at lunch and veggie burgers for dinner. Additionally, try new recipes and get meal ideas from our favorite vegan influencers to help you diversify your recipes and devour delicious planet-loving meals. Keep reading to find out who we get inspiration from!
Remy Morimoto Park of Veggiekins shares not only vegan and gluten-free recipes on her TikTok and Instagram but makes them incredibly cute and aesthetically pleasing while doing so! I mean look at these Matcha Turtle Cookies or Hot Cross Bun Bliss Balls. Remy’s recipes are absolutely perfect for kids who may be hesitant to try vegan or gluten-free foods.
- The Korean Vegan
The Korean Vegan rose to popularity on TikTok for not only her veganized authentic Korean and Asian recipes but also her incredibly moving voiceovers. She shares her raw and real struggles, what life looks like as a full-time lawyer and stories from her childhood. Learn how to make Vegan Rabboki while learning about why Joanne decided to go to law school in this TikTok!
Jenne of Sweetpotatosoul proves that even traditional Southern-fried comfort soul food can be veganized. Her YouTube portrays an obtainable and welcoming approach to veganism with videos like Vegan Cooking Secrets That Will Transform Your Cooking and Beginner Vegan Recipes. One of our team members made her Lentil Loaf for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit!
Local PNWer Caitlin Shoemaker posts a ton of “What I Eat In A Day” videos on her YouTube. These videos can be incredibly helpful for recently turned vegans who are struggling with everyday meal ideas. She also highlights all of her favorite Portland vegan restaurants on her Instagram so locals, check her out!
If you truly want to #chefitup for a meal, Gaz of Avantgardevegan is your go-to. Warning! Do not click on his Instagram if you’re hungry, his page will tease you too much! His Vegan Steamed Buns with Sticky Braised ‘Pork’ and Vegan Katsu Curry are on our list to make ASAP. With goals to open pop-up restaurants around the world in 2021, we can only dream Seattle will be on his list!
Finally, another local Seattlite, Taavi Moore may have a smaller platform compared to the others on this list, but trust us when we say her recipes and content are just as good! Check out her Chickpea Omelette with Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms that will have you forgetting regular eggs ever existed. Follow her Instagram for more!
Have we made you hungry yet? What are you waiting for? Get cooking! Let us know if you make any of these influencer’s recipes by tagging us on our Instagram.
For more vegan and plant-based inspiration, check out our favorite vegan restaurants in Seattle or our five ideas to go vegan.