Photographer Creates the Most Vegan Proposal Ever

Popping the question with the help of an avocado is gaining traction thanks to Amsterdam food stylist Colette Dike.

Thanks to Amsterdam-based food stylist and photographer Colette Dike, trend-savvy lovers are now using avocados to propose to their sweethearts. Dike posted a photo to Instagram this Valentine’s Day of a halved avocado with an engagement ring in place of its pit with hashtags “vegan” and “proposal.” Social-media users heeded Dike’s advice to “tag someone who should propose like this,” and a number of proposals have now involved the popular fruit. While Dike helped the trend become popular, the idea of using an avocado to propose has been around since at least October 2016, when Instagrammer Taylor Selby posted a photo of her then-boyfriend Ben Stevenson breaking the question with an overripe avocado. “I'm a jeweler, so I'm around jewelry boxes all the time, and I truly wanted to give Taylor a proposal that was special and unique to her that also spoke true to our relationship,” Stevenson explained to Cosmopolitan, adding “we both love avocados.” Stevenson and Selby cut an avocado instead of a cake at their recent wedding ceremony.

Photo courtesy of @fooddeco

More News

Tesco Sells 2.5 Million Vegan Meals in 20 Weeks

The supermarket chain more than doubled its sales projections of new vegan line Wicked Healthy.
Read More »

Nevada Steakhouse Debuts Vegan Menu

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis added a separate menu with plant-based cauliflower steaks, stuffed eggplant, and two decadent desserts.
Read More »

Aussie Pub Creates Vegan Filet-O-Fish

Eatery Two-Bit Villains now hosts weekly vegan pub nights complete with plant-based popcorn chicken, nachos, and a vegan version of the popular fish-based sandwich.
Read More »

Friday's "Felicia" Opens Vegan Version of Chipotle

Actress-turned-vegan-chef Angela Means Kaaya to re-open Jackfruit Cafe—which she previously operated out of a doughnut shop—this summer.
Read More »

Meaty Vegan Shop Sister Seitan Opens in UK

New woman-owned restaurant Sister Seitan is slinging vegan chicken burgers and mac and cheese in Kent.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »