Social media has quickly become people’s one-stop resource for news and inspiration, and these exceptional women are using their voices and Instagram platforms to advocate for veganism through a variety of approaches: organizing community-building events, hosting thought-provoking podcasts, developing innovative recipes, and creating much-needed change in the meat-heavy, healthcare industrial complex. So pull out your phones and queue up your Instagram, because you’ll want to follow these 15 standout accounts immediately.

 

 

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1. Amy Quichiz
This co-founder of vegan women of color collective Veggie Mijas, and contributing writer for Bold Latina, raises awareness about social justice issues, mental health concerns, and making veganism inclusive with her thought-provoking, pink-hued account.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Tabitha Brown
Creator of the gone-viral TTLA Whole Foods trend and hilarious vegan food vlogger, Brown posts about her favorite vegan eats, fashion items, and her role as a Plant-Based Ambassador for Whole Foods on her cheerful account.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Lauren Toyota
The brilliant chef behind popular blog and YouTube account Hot For Food always keeps us hungry with her amazing food creations, foodie travel adventures, and collabrations with other vegan bloggers. Plus her cute snaps of her cat Snickles and funny peeks into her daily life are a welcome addition to our feed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Rachel Ama
This mega-popular vegan YouTuber, cookbook author, and London-based blogger fills her feed with mouthwatering recipe creations, travel adventures, skincare tips, and so much more. We’re obsessed with her meal prep videos and tips! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Crystal Pang
If you’re traveling to NYC, then you absolutely must follow this brightly-hued IG account. From local, hole-in-the-wall eateries with vegan options to the most decadent dishes from the Big Apple’s most popular eateries, Pang documents anything and everything you need to know about vegan food in the city. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Haile Thomas
This 19-year-old CEO of nonprofit The Happy Org—which empowers young people with the knowledge of plant-based food and nutrition—fills her feed with shots of beautiful meals, meaningful messages, and snapshots of her work as a youth activist (including inside glimpses into her Girl Empowered podcast and her first-hand account of speaking on a panel at the Teen Vogue Summit).

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Cherie Tu 
Based in Sydney, Australia, this vegan cookbook author and blogger’s IG account is a foodie day dream with tons of saturated photos of plant-based eats, recipe inspiration, low-waste living tips and tricks, and peeks into some truly plant-forward local eats. 

 

 

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8. Jenné Claiborne
Scroll through Claiborne’s colorful posts and you’ll be hungry within seconds. This creative chef and cookbook author’s feed is perfect for the obsessed foodie, featuring Southern-inspired recipes, where she dines while traveling, and tips for the home cook (press that tofu!).  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Jocelyn Ramirez
Chef and founder of SoCal-based vegan pop-up and catering company Todo Verde, soon-to-be cookbook author, and co-founder of Across Our Tables—an organization that provides knowledge exchanges on entrepreneurship, culinary practices, food centered organizations, and food ecosystems for women of color—keeps us inspired with her food justice activism and delicious food. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Nisha Balsara
Co-host of The Vegan View, a YouTube channel that tackles vegan topics and news, and SoCal-based vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle Instagrammer, Balsara’s IG is full of plant-based eats, cruelty-free beauty and fashion finds, and balanced lifestyle tips. Follow along for adorable snaps of her adorable dog, Sprout! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Charity Morgan
This professional Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef is influencing NFL players to go vegan one meal at a time—she’s already prepared plant-based food for 15 players on the Tennessee Titans. On her inspiring feed, she shares the nutrient-packed meals she loves to create, and regularly posts photos of strong and muscle-bound athletes (keep in mind that these guys are powered solely by plants).

 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Janette Fernandez
If you’re a Southern California vegan (or planning a trip to Los Angeles), this account is your one-stop guide to the hottest eats the area has to offer. Each photo is more drool-worthy than the last (hello, mac and cheese grilled sandwiches!) and each of her bilingual captions are written in both English and Spanish.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Lauren Von Der Pool
This celebrity chef to the stars (such as Serena and Venus Williams, Cardi B, Stevie Wonder, and more) is also a bestselling author, public speaker, and self-proclaimed culinary reiki master. Her artful dishes and passion for plant-based living is evident through her frequent IGTV recipe videos. 

 

14. Sadia Badiei
With over one million subscribers, plant-based dietetics graduate Sadia Badiei is a YouTube phenom, but her bright and rainbow-hued feed is also sprawling with tons of ideas, featuring nutritious recipes, essential tips for new vegans (meal-prep is a must!), and scientific breakdowns of common health myths.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Katie Lee Roque
From Los Angeles to Portland to Tokyo, Roque captures all of the best vegan eats around the world while sharing her favorite cruelty-free beauty finds (eco-friendly sunscreen, liquid lipstick, and smokey eyeliner, oh my!) and opening up about the importance of self-care—all with a vintage glam flare.

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews and is endlessly inspired by the vegan community on Instagram.

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