Here’s a list of vegan blogs, shops, organizations, podcasts, and books I’ve found particularly useful and inspiring.
Vegan menswear, designed by Joshua Katcher and made in Italy.
All sorts of fun lifestyle coverage, from recipes to fashion and cosmetics.
Prolific author and host of the Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast as well as the 30-Day Vegan Challenge.
The largest farm animal protection organization in the country. The cows, pigs, and chickens who make it to farm sanctuaries are the only lucky ones.
Happy Cow Guide
Look up your destination for a list of veg-friendly eateries.
Herbivore Clothing Company
Awesome statement t-shirts and accessories.
The Humane Myth
Straight facts on the marketing falsehoods that are “happy cows” and “free-range hens.”
The “Vegan Vogue” (sans advertisements designed to make you feel inadequate!)
My favorite food blog. Mouth-watering recipes and gorgeous photography.
This NYC shop carries stylish shoes made of breathable “vegetable leather” and other vegan materials.
Our Hen House
Everything you need to know about animal welfare and animal rights.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
The world’s largest animal rights organization. Many find it easy to dismiss PETA as extremist, but it’s well worth taking a moment to actually consider the motive behind their campaigns.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
An alternative source of medical and nutritional information (since so much you find elsewhere has a pro-animal-product bias), as well as the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program.
Erin Red’s podcasts always cover juicy topics in a refreshingly straight-talking style.
The Sexy Vegan
A very fun and funny approach to veganism.
Warm and gorgeous wool-free winter coats and other lovely clothing.
A great source for cruelty-free cosmetics and gourmet sweet treats.
The Vegan Forum
An extensive and very helpful community on the web.
Vegan Health & Fitness
If you’re an athlete concerned about nutrition, this is the magazine for you.
What you don’t find at Moo Shoes, you can order abroad. Lovely more formal footwear.
Gorgeous hand-dyed vegan yarn, much of it handspun as well. You can totally knit without wool!
Prolific author, coach, speaker and host of the Main Street Vegan podcast on Unity Online Radio.
Helpful and Enlightening Books:
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
Drawing on results from the most extensive nutritional study ever conducted, this book makes a thoroughly convincing case for a plant-based diet.
Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution by John Robbins
Robbins’ books are impeccably researched and written in a very rational, approachable style.
Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Don’t let anybody tell you eating vegan has to be expensive!
The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
My all-time favorite recipe book. I regularly make the lemon bars, chocolate coconut macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, and apple cake. Vegan baked goods get a bad rap—I promise you these recipes will be a huge hit with non-vegan family and friends.
Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran
This book is an excellent resource for making the transition to a vegan diet. Victoria’s approach is very gentle and friendly.
The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
An impassioned treatise on the spiritual imperative for veganism. World peace begins in our own stomachs.
Fun Recipes to Get You Started:
Breakfast and dinner round-ups coming soon.
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