9 Insta-vegans to follow for food-spiration
It’s not just Hackney hipsters. The surge in plant-based diets is a national phenomenon. Up 360% in 10 years, there are now 3.5 million vegans in the UK — which, as well as health, animal welfare and environmental impact, is in part, thanks to the pioneering plant-based types. The stereotypes have fully shifted and meat-free has gone mainstream.
Though cutting out meat, fish and dairy is a good deal easier than it used to be, it’s still comforting to know there are others making the same choices. Maybe you’ve made the same parmesan-free pesto one too many times and you need some new ideas, or you just want some relatable memes to make you feel like you’re making the right choices.
We’ve rounded up the best vegan Instagram accounts to follow for food, lifestyle and everything-spiration…
Follow if: You’re too busy to make
Best for: Simple sweet and savoury recipes with fewer than 10 ingredients, which take less than half an hour to make.
Follow if: You’re getting bored of a plant-based diet
Best for: Beautiful desserts and imaginative creations that aren’t the easiest, but properly make the most of all veganism has to offer (…plus recipes!).
Follow if: You could do with some fellow vegan lols
Best for: Real life vegan inspiration, including shopping trips, meals, memes and homegrown veg
Follow if: You want everything you eat to be reliably ‘Grammable
Best for: One bowl wonders
Follow if: You want inspiration for keeping up your healthy vegan lifestyle (meaning: she’s a hot babe and though we may not be able to look like her, we can look more like her)
Best for: Finding out about the coolest vegan restaurants, cafes, beauty and fashion brands
Follow if: You need a reminder that not all plant-based food is boring and healthy
Best for: The latest vegan and un-vegan products
Follow if: You like Joe Wicks but you’re vegan
Best for: Snappy, easy-to-follow video recipes and two charismatic plant-based bros
Follow if: You want to know the latest, coolest and best vegan food places in London
Best for: Restaurant-spiration, pretty pics and snappy captions
Follow if: You don’t fit the vegan stereotype and you DGAF
Best for: A plant-based chap with a healthy side helping of humour, normality and relatability