Becoming a vegan is one of the most impactful and powerful actions you can take to creating a better world for people, animals, and the planet. As vegans, we’re always looking to others for new ideas that we can use to enhance our lifestyle. Yet with the internet and social media at our fingertips, we don’t need to look far!
Today, we’re sharing a list of 20 inspiring vegans - five Irish, fifteen international - to follow on Instagram in 2020.
Ireland-Based Vegan Influencers ☘️
# of followers: 8K
The Vegalz are two Dublin local gals that love finding vegan spots, sustainable living products, and vegan food. They also love showing off tasty vegan treats exclusive to Ireland (like yours truly 😉)
Glenda - It's HealthyliciousWebsite: https://www.itshealthylicious.com/
# of followers: 4.5K
Glenda is a Dublin-based blogger and chef who routinely posts jaw-droppingly gorgeous pictures of her vegan cooking. On her website, Glenda shares vegan recipes to help you live “a deliciously healthy life!”
# of followers: 11.1K
Veghuns documents the journeys of 3 vegan gals navigating their way through plant-based eating in Dublin, Ireland and abroad.Initially started as a way to share new places to eat in Dublin, the veghuns now share information about food, activism, human rights, animal rights and living more sustainably.
Aisling - Oh Happy VeggieWebsite: https://ohhappytreats.ie/
# of followers: 25.6K
Aisling is a “twenty four year old business owner, yoga teacher, student & tree hugger based in Dublin.” She shares photos of her vegan creations just for fun on social media, along with other life and travel posts. Her sweet treats and bespoke cakes from her business, Oh Happy Treats, are to die for.
Diced and SpicedWebsite: http://dicedandspiced.com/
# of followers: 6.3K
Diced and Spiced is an Irish plant-based recipes and vegan lifestyle blog run by professional chef Daniel Geesen. On the side, Daniel’s a professional food photographer, so his Instagram feed is bound to make you hungry for some vegan goodness.
International Vegan Influencers
The Healthy Maven
The Healthy Maven, run by Davida Lederle, is a blogger/podcaster/YouTuber aiming to help women to live healthfully, rather than living for their health. She’s also a YTT 200 hour trained yoga instructor. The Healthy Maven shares resources for eating a plant-based diet, healthy living, and mental and physical wellness.
The Conscientious Eater
Faith, aka The Conscientious Eater, started blogging in 2013 and is an accomplished recipe developer, photographer, and content creator. Her travels around the world and her ex-pat life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia inspire many of her recipes. Scrolling her Instagram feed, you’ll find thousands of beautiful and delicious-looking plant-based recipes. What’s not to love?
The Vegan Roadie
Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie. A plant-based personal chef, author, recipe developer and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, he’s one of the world’s foremost vegan chefs today. If you want to keep in touch with what’s happening in the vegan world and discover crowd-pleasing vegan recipes, Dustin’s worth following!
Joshua Entis is an ethical vegan activist that’s passionate about education, activism, and content creation. Through his Instagram account, he shares his mission to help give people the skills and confidence needed to create change and positively impact the world.
As the Brown Vegan, Monique Koch shares recipes, tips & reviews for the folks who say, ”I could never go vegan.” She brings a down-to-earth approach to veganism and shares easy recipes that don't sacrifice texture or flavor. Plus, she shares the occasional meme on her Instagram, so you know she’s got a sense of humour… :)
Taryn is the creative force behind Vegetaryn, a funny and punny Vegan t-shirt brand. Her merchandise helps raise awareness about the vegan lifestyle, all while being able to give back to organizations like Kindred Spirits Care Farm, Mercy For Animals, PETA, and Rancho Relaxo, who help save animals.
My Whole Food Life creates homemade healthy versions of unhealthy foods and is a one-stop shop for great healthy recipes. From breakfast ideas to meals for your family to delicious desserts, they have it all. My Whole Food Life is a vegan blog, but it's more about giving inspiration to those seeking a healthier lifestyle.
The Vegan 8
Brandi, the brainchild behind the Vegan 8!, aims to create food to wow anybody’s taste buds, whether they are vegan or not. Her account shares recipes that anybody can make, whether you are a novice in the kitchen or an experienced cook.
Lori and Michelle are twin sisters, entrepreneurs, and spiritual fitness wellness coaches. As “Purelytwins,” their mission is to help women from all over stop obsessing over their bodies, get FIT in all areas of their lives (body, mind and soul) to rediscover their worth and unlock their true potential.
Amazing Vegan Outreach
Alex, the founder of AVO, is a former corporate sales director who went vegan in 2012 and became involved in animal rights activism in 2014. Since then, he’s visited over 50 cities around the world to help start animal rights groups, facilitate workshops, and train activists. Using Instagram and his website as a platform, his goal is to empower other activists to drive significant behaviour change while advocating for the most oppressed individuals on this planet.
# of followers: 10.3K
Chanty Marie is an LA-based dancer and vegan influencer. In addition, she’s an outstanding digital content creator and shares vegan foods and recipes that are sure to inspire.
Eat Right Fit Right
There’s something we like about this blog’s name… ;)
Hilda, the YouTuber and blogger behind Eat Right Fit Right, is a health, food, and fitness enthusiast that loves experimenting with new ideas for healthy nutritious meals. She lost almost 30 pounds simply by eating healthy and regular exercise and believes eating healthy is simply about eating the right nutritious food.
The Viet Vegan
Lisa, aka “The Viet Vegan,” is a 29-year-old vegan, nerd, and feminist that likes taking pictures of food. She’s a sucker for plants, noodles, and food in bowls. Lisa’s content brings so much joy and it’s worth exploring, even if just to check out her delicious vegan food.
Mr & Mrs Vegan
Mr. & Mrs. Vegan started by accident after the couple registered MrMrsVegan for their wedding website and ran with it. On a large scale, their goal is to connect like-minded individuals across the world who truly embrace a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t harm animals, humans, or the environment. Kristin MacDowell (Mrs. Vegan)’s Instagram feed is packed with inspiring pictures of food, family, and all-around natural living.
Whitney Lauritsen is a vegan content creator, online business specialist and healthy living crusader. As the Eco-Vegan Gal, she makes videos and social media posts that demonstrate how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet. Off Instagram, she records podcasts and does well-being coaching.