The Best Vegan Cooking Blogs in 2018
By Courtney Cosby
The internet is vast and the blogosphere is wide. With thousands of blogs dedicated to the vegan way of life, it can be overwhelming trying to find the best. It is also disheartening when you find a blog you adore only to realize it is no longer active. To help you in your pursuit for the best vegan blog, here is a narrowed down list of some of the top vegan food blogs you will want to bookmark in 2018.
The Minimalist Baker
Vegan baking can be quite the challenge. Replacing things like milk, cream and eggs in recipes can be a disaster in the kitchen. Dana at the Minimalist Baker helps to keep those fiascos to a minimum while filling your recipe box with deliciously healthy, plant based goodies. From chocolate chip cookies to brownies and even non-baked foods such as salads, soups and main courses, the Minimalist baker offers a plethora of fantastic recipes – all of which require 10 ingredients or less.
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Although many food options in the plant based diet are highly nutritious, vegan junk food is a thing too. If you want to avoid unhealthy food options filled with oils and other fats, Susan Voisin at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen may be your new blog BFF. She specializes in healthier versions of your old favorites, like her vegan Irish cream cheesecake, so you can enjoy food without the guilt.
Healthy Happy Life
Kathy Patalsky, creator of the Healthy Happy Life blog seeks to inspire people to eat more plant based foods while caring for their bodies through her recipes on her lifestyle blog. Happy Healthy Life recipes have been featured in LATimes, VegNews, BuzzFeed, Saveur, Ladies Home Journal, NPR.com, TheKitchn and more. This one is a two-fer because she also has a sister site called Finding Vegan, a popular blogger fueled vegan recipe website.
Oh She Glows
Oh She Glows is another excellent vegan food blog. Angela shares her love for plant based food with recipes that are not only dairy and meat free but many are also free of gluten, soy and processed foods. If you crave a nutritious and delicious vegan diet, this blog won’t let you down. Try some of her most popular recipes like her naturally-sweetened Triple Almond Energy Balls and zesty Cheerful Vegan Nachos.
With a little crass talk and a lot of humor, Thug Kitchen is one of the most entertaining and valuable vegan blogs in the blogosphere. With tips for newer vegans and budget friendly recipes no matter where you are in your vegan walk of life, you will appreciate all of what this fun blog has to offer.
Deliciously Ella is decorated UK vegan food blog with gorgeous photos and mouthwatering recipes that can even be accessed from an app on your phone. Her recipes are not one size fits all. You can adapt any of her recipes to suit your unique nutritional needs and preferences. This vegan food blog brings inspiration to vegans around the world to enjoy every bite while taking charge of their health.
Vegan in the Freezer
If you spend your days in a whirlwind only to find yourself staring blankly into the refrigerator on a regular basis as you try to decide what on earth to make for dinner, this blog is for you. Vegan in the Freezer delivers healthy vegan recipes that you can make in large batches and store away in the freezer for busy nights or weekday lunches. Of course, you can eat them all up right away if you want – and you will want to because the food is so good.
This quaint little blog is a vegan recipe treasure trove, filled with nutrient-rich whole foods that are in their most natural form. Enjoy comfort foods like rustic Irish veggie stew and lentil shepherd’s pie as well as incredibly creative deviled potatoes that look exactly like deviled eggs in Lauren’s well thought out photos on the Edible Musings blog.
Head on over to this hole in the wall blog for some soul satisfyin’ Southern comfort cooking. Bianca, blog author and creator at Vegan Crunk, has been vegan for 13 years (and a vegetarian for 23). She is also author of Cookin’ Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South. Not only does she share delightful recipes but also writes cookbook and product reviews as well as highlights vegan restaurants and offers occasional giveaways. The blog does require a bit of sifting around to find things but the extra work to find good recipes will not disappoint.
Olives for Dinner
Run by Erin (the chef) and her husband Jeff (who does all of the photos), Olives for Dinner blog is all about mouthwatering recipes and lustful food photography. With recipes that even an omnivore would adore, the indulgent foods offered on this blog will make any palate happy. Treat yourself to her vegan bacon egg and cheese biscuits or vegan chick’n and waffles with sriracha-maple syrup among a number of other delectable dishes.
Post Punk Kitchen
Are you missing some of your favorite foods that you ate before your vegan days? Post Punk Kitchen may help to satisfy those cravings with wonderful delicacies like Seitan waffles with pomegranate syrup, lasagna rolls and breakfast nachos. Created in Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cramped Brooklyn kitchen, this quirky blog will steal your food loving heart. The blog even has a recipe finder that you can search with ingredients you already have on hand as well as a full guide to vegan baking. There is a lot to love about this blog.