14 Vegan Websites and Online Resources — A Case For Plant Based
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite vegan websites, and I’m excited to share them with you! The following are 14 of the best vegan resources and references online. These websites are helpful tools to start and maintain a plant based diet and vegan lifestyle. 🌱
The goal of vegan.com is to “make vegan easy.” Their articles (and even food recipes) are simplified and approachable. A great place to start on your vegan journey!
This website is packed full of information. It covers topics such as vegan for the environment, animals, and your health as well as plant based recipes, options at restaurants, and even how to be an advocate for veganism.
They are also the official vegan certification of over 1,000 companies with vegan certified products.
Founded in 1944, The Vegan Society has been at the forefront of the movement, even coining the term vegan.
Topics on the website include how to go vegan and maintain in everyday life (such as school and travel).
Also with their own vegan trademark certification, it is used worldwide on over 44,000 products.
I reference this website often for various articles and vegan resources. PETA also keeps up to date with the latest vegan news and information.
PETA sometimes gets a bad rap for having an “extreme” or “over the top” reputation. However, when you look at their core values, the motives should not be disputed.
P eople: “We accept that all human beings share a fundamental value and celebrate our differences.”
E thical: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Treatment: “All beings desire freedom to live a natural life, according to their inherent desires and instincts. While the lives of all beings necessarily involve some amount of suffering, humans must stop deliberately inflicting suffering on beings for our own selfish desires. We lose nothing in replacing a cheeseburger with a veggie burger or a leather purse with a fabric one.”
Animals: “Human beings have few unique capabilities-many beings can learn languages, enjoy complex social bonds, sacrifice pleasure for the good of others, use tools, imagine, and dream. Many beings remember information, play with friends, enjoy intimacy, gossip, and mourn their deceased. Some beings have enormous capabilities beyond our own-in navigation, endurance, communication, and detection of natural phenomena. Regardless of their capabilities, no living being deserves to be abused. We believe that it’s wrong to torture infant and disabled human beings who don’t have the same abilities as adults. In the same way, all beings deserve liberty and respect not because they share the characteristics we admire in ourselves but because they are living beings.”
Your resource for the latest developments and news stories in the vegan community. This is where I usually first read about a new vegan product hitting the market or a certain store carrying a particular vegan item.
Not only does VegNews posts current vegan news from around the world, but they are also a wonderful resource for recipes and travel, health and beauty, lifestyle and fashion.
VegNews also lands some pretty awesome interviews-from celebrities to vegan chefs and prominent vegan advocates. I can easily spend hours on this website!
A reputable health resource, I reference Healthline often for plant based diet and vegan information.
I reference PCRM a lot. The Physicians Committee’s mission is “saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research.”
Founded by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, NutritionalStudies.org “promotes optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. By empowering individuals and health professionals, we aim to improve personal, public, and environmental health.”
Founded by Dr. Michael Greger, a.k.a. The Nutrition Nerd, this website provides the latest science-based nutrition research. Whether you prefer watching videos, listening to podcasts, or reading information, nutritionfacts.org provides all options.
While not specifically vegan, VRG includes plenty of informative resources for vegans. VRG.org has a lot of great information regarding vegan nutrition and food.
A go-to resource for all things vegan nutrition and food. Run by physicians and dietitians, Vegan Health includes the latest in scientific research and vegan nutrition recommendations. (Keep in mind, you should always consult first with your own doctor and dietitian.)
HappyCow.net is a must for finding vegan restaurants near you. (Also a convenient resource when traveling!)
My go-to source for all things vegan beer, wine, and liquor. Check here to ensure your favorite adult beverage is vegan-friendly and does not contain any animal products.
Use VeganTravel.com for travel tips, vacationing blogs, and vegan travel guides to over 80 countries.
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