The shift to plantbased eating is steadily on the rise with the help of social media. In fact, it is the fastest growing lifestyle movement with three and a half times more animal-free eaters in 2016 than 2006. You can easily find lifestyle accounts on any social media platforms for inspiration on plantbased recipes, crueltyfree fashion, beauty, and vegan businesses to support.
Here are 5 local vegan social media accounts to follow!
Vegans of Vancouver
This Instagram account shows the Vancouver vegan scene. With strong food aesthetic, this account is filled with reposted food photos by Vancouverite vegan and plantbased accounts. It is the best account to gain recipe ideas, connect with other vegans in the Lower Mainland, and make new friends with the same values. Despite it being heavily vegan user based, they also include some photos from restaurants and businesses.
The Instagram account belongs to self-proclaimed “Nerdy Vegan”, David Isbister. An ardent animal welfare activist and plantbased food creator. His business aptly named ‘Plant Base Crafts‘ and sells plantbased savoury dishes and desserts, vegan and crueltyfree skin care products, hair and beauty products, and soy candles. He also has a thriving plantbased dinner party series, shares the dishes he has cooked, and vegan restaurants experienced while traveling. If you want to see more, check out his blog for recipes and list of products he stocks.
The Pure Life is a personal blog ran by Sisley Killam that focuses on plant-based foods and healthy, mindful living. Sisley wants to inspire others to feel great by sharing her plant-based, gluten-free recipes that make her feel great! However, she is not wanting you to be living 100% pure, but encourages you to be the best version of you through self love practices, taking inspiration from others, and living a holistic lifestyle. This is a positive blog to read and follow if you are wanting a healthy guide to a lifestyle change.
This inclusive blog by lifestyle and food reporter, Erin Ireland, is an outlet for all ethical, plant-based food related news in Vancouver. The blog goes into great depths featuring new plant-based restaurants, food interviews with Vancouverites, and the Best Of’s in the city. If you are transitioning to a vegetarian diet, this blog will be a great resource of recipe ideas, restaurants for any budget, and if you happen to be traveling – there may be a food guide for you as well!
Long-time vegan of almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is an author of five plant-based cookbooks, and food blogger. She became inspired to promote a vegan lifestyle after her Father-in-Law had a heart attack, and a doctor recommended a low-fat plant-based diet. Plant-Powered Kitchen is where you can find her many recipes and some recommendations from other vegan cookbooks. If that is not enough you can also find videos that link to her YouTube channel for recipes.
You do not have to be alone in the transition to a plantbased or vegan lifestyle. There is a world of vegan and lifestyle social media accounts locally and globally to educate, guide, and relate with on your journey.