Going vegan is a process. Good vegan resources are essential because there is a lot to learn.
Transitioning to a vegan diet, shopping for vegan groceries, learning about vegan clothing, cooking vegan food, and even traveling as vegan. Things can get overwhelming fast. Taking things as they come and not being too hard on yourself are also essential. We all make mistakes, have slip-ups and, learn as we go.
That said, I’d like to share with you some of vegan resources that have helped me along the way as well as awesome vegan products and brands I adore. There are vegan videos, books, cookbooks, and products mentioned below as well as some links to my vegan lifestyle articles.
This list is in no way complete and will continue to grow with me in my vegan journey. So check back often and see what new things I’ve discovered!
Please note – Some of our selections contain affiliate links. These allow me to earn a small percentage every time you make a purchase. Using these links enables me to provide all the information found on this site free of charge.
Vegan Videos – Powerful Vegan Resources
Videos are powerful. In fact, one of the things that motivated me to take the final plunge into veganism was the film Forks Over Knives. Here are a few of my favorite vegan videos.
To really dive into a topic I think that reading is essential. Here are some books that I have found to be particularly helpful in learning about the vegan lifestyle.
- Becoming Vegan: The Everyday Guide to Plant-based Nutrition by Brenda Davis
- Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
- Ishmael: A Novel by Daniel Quinn
Cooking as a vegan is amazing. It’s so much faster and cleaner than cooking with animal products. However, you might need a little inspiration and guidance to get the job done. Here are some of my favorite vegan cookbooks.
- Hot For Food: 101 Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota
- The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon
- The HappyCow Cookbook: Recipes from Top-Rated Vegan Restaurants Around the World by Eric Brent
- Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics by Chloe Coscarelli
- Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck by Thug Kitchen
Vegan Clothing Brands
Wow…say goodbye to wool. No need for silk either. Awesome vegan clothing is everywhere. You just need to know what to look out for when reading labels and what amazing vegan clothing brands to support.
Check out my guide for some of the best vegan clothing brands!
I LOVE vegan shoes!
There’s really no reason to use leather, and glue or dyes made from animals anymore. There are loads of different vegan shoe brands producing all kinds of different styles of shoes.
Check out my vegan shoe guides:
Vegan Bags & Backpacks
There are a lot of great companies making vegan bags these days. Kula, Will’s Vegan Shoes, Matt & Nat and more! Here are a few vegan bags I own and love.
This all vegan, Vegan Society approved backpack (along with their other bags) is made from Texon Vogue, a reinforced paper that’s designed to be water and tear resistant. Additionally, all of the materials used to make Kula’s bags are sourced responsibly and contain no harmful substances. They’re even accredited by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Oeko-Tex.
The casual Salford Backpack is small, but not too small! With nine pockets in total there is room for everything I need to carry with me, and it’s easy to keep it all organized.
My MacBook Air fits snuggly in the inner padded back pocket, my large Spanish textbook, two notebooks, wallet and headphones fit in the main compartment, and pens, pencils, tissues and other various items are neatly sorted into other pockets. I especially love the back outer zipped compartment that is perfect to store my phone in. If you’re pickpocket paranoid like me (that’s what living in NYC for 9 years will do to you) then you’ll love that pocket too!
Oh, and by the way the inner lining of the bag is made from a silky smooth material. The back section is padded which means wearing the bag is comfortable no matter how much you have in it.
Overall, this is an excellent bag for daily use. It looks great, is high quality, practical, eco-friendly, and most importantly vegan.
Will’s Vegan Shoes
Will’s Vegan Shoes has several vegan bags and backpacks and all of them are stunning.
They sent me their Duffle Bag to test out for travel and I fell in love immediately. It is the perfect size to carry around everything you need when out and about in a new location. My MacBook Air, DSLR camera, lenses, jacket, snacks, water bottle, wallet, and more fit easily in this roomy backpack. I’ve even brought it on flights as my “personal item” and it easily fits in the small compartment under the seat.
The quality is incredible too. The canvas is quite soft and thick, the vegan leather is strong, and the stitching is incredible. This bag will last for years and years regardless of how much I travel with it!
Vegan Body Products
iHerb is an online retailer selling loads of natural products, including vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten free products. The site has everything from beauty and body care products, vitamins, supplements, groceries, baby products, and pet supplies.
Use the handy filtering tool in the sidebar to find all their vegan products. Click on the “Certification and Diet” section and check the box “vegan”. I suggest you choose one option at a time, rather than clicking “vegan”, “cruelty-free”, “organic”, etc. because the results include ALL products with each classification instead of all products that meet all classifications.
Vida Vegan Soap
Vida Vegan Soap produces incredible handmade vegan soaps. They’re gluten-free, cruelty-free and promote bee life conservation.
The soaps are beautifully scented, leave my skin silky smooth and come in packaging that’s 100% biodegradable and contains wildflower seeds. Instead of discarding the box, just plant them and watch them grow!
The Plant Era Vegan Protein Powder
I started doing CrossFit and weightlifting recently. It’s been awesome, but one thing I’ve struggled with is always feeling hungry. Trying to balance eating healthy-ish and eating enough made me consider trying protein powders. So, when The Plant Era reached out to me and offered to send a sample of their organic, vegan protein powder I happily accepted.
So far, I’ve tried a handful of protein powders. This one is quite unique.
Let’s start with the flavor. Strawberry-basil. It’s a welcome change from the typical vanilla cookie, chocolate (although they have that too), or cappuccino flavors I see lining shop shelves. Maybe strawberry and basil sounds odd to you but I promise you it’s not. The basil flavor is mild, yet gives the flavor a nice herbal balance. Additionally, this protein powder doesn’t have the artificially sweet taste the other powders I’ve tried have. Something I really appreciate. In general, it’s a much higher quality product which is due to the fact that it is 100% natural and 95% organic.
Texture wise, The Plant Era Strawberry-basil protein powder is a LOT less grainy than the other powders I’ve tried. Even when I blend it only with water it creates a nice, smooth shake. As far as health benefits go, there are plenty. One serving includes 21 grams of protein, 50% of the daily B12 recommendation, and 20 amino acids.
Additionally, the product is made from organic brown rice protein, organic pea protein, strawberry and basil flavoring, natural beetroot, xanthan gum, stevia, B12, and sodium chloride. It doesn’t contain sugar or a long list of artificial ingredients or flavors.
Let’s talk about price. The product is at a higher price point than any other protein powder I’ve seen. Not surprising since the quality is much higher and the ingredients are organic and natural. That said, the bags are quite large (1 kilo – 2.2 lbs) and include 33 servings, making the cost per serving under $1.60 each. Actually, not bad at all if you’re using it as a meal replacement.
So, it tastes great, is organic and natural, has lots of protein, amino acids, and B12. What else is there to say? Well, the company also focuses on sustainability. In fact, it donates 1% of their annual profits to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. Pretty great!
Overall, I really like this protein powder. It’s the best one I’ve had so far when it comes to quality, texture, and most importantly flavor. Plus, I’m really pleased that it’s an easy way to get some additional B12 in my diet. I can’t wait to experiment more with it. Strawberry basil protein smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal are all in my near future!
Fore more information about The Plant Era Vegan Protein Powder click here.
Goli Vegan Gummies
Goli recently sent me a sample of their vegan gummies, and I love them. They’re like gummy bears but better because they’re healthy. Made with Apple Cider Vinegar, beetroot, and pomegranate they’re packed with full of vitamin B12 and B9. They’re also totally vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic. Two gummies is equal to one shot of apple cider vinegar but trust me, much much more delicious.
In addition to the health benefits with every sale the company gives a child in need a 6 month supply of essential vitamins.
If you’d like to get a 5% use the DISCOUNT CODE: veggie5 when ordering. You can find out more about Goli on their website.