8 Vegetarian and Vegan YouTubers You Should Follow (and their cookbooks)!
Hey guys! Today, I thought I would bring you a list of some of my favourite veggie and vegan YouTubers. I have a lot of YouTube subscriptions and I don't always stick with all of them. But, these are all accounts I've been subscribed to for a longer period of time and I usually watch all of their videos.
I have different reasons for liking each of them and they aren't all straight forward vegetarian or vegan recipe vlogs. Some feature travel, chatty stuff or just general healthy living. Take a look below and see if any of these fantastic vloggers click with you, too!
Some of these talented folks even have their own cookbooks out and so I'm linking to those below, as well. Click any of the videos below to get to their channel.
The Edgy Veg
Candice Hutchings is wonderful and I love her YouTube channel. She is funny, the videos are professional and well put together and mostly feature vegan comfort recipes and delicious, plant based substitutes for things like fried chicken, deep fried pickles and scrummy brunch ideas.
She also has a cookbook, which I bought and I can attest that it is amazing. Hands down, her seitan recipe is the easiest and most fail-proof I have found to date and it's my go-to recipe for when I'm making seitan-based vegan wings or chicken cutlets. Check her out and click on the cookbook below to order!
Cheap Lazy Vegan
Cheap Lazy Vegan is a lovely Canadian gal named Rose, based out of Calgary, who posts quick and easy (and cheap!) recipes for vegan food that anyone can make at home. I like her because her recipes are simple, no fuss and inexpensive and she shows that being vegan doesn't have to be a high-end lifestyle choice for those that shop at Whole Foods every day.
Her recipes are a nice mix of junky comfort food and healthy, plant based Asian recipes. She's cute and funny. Besides recipe vids, her YouTube channel includes hauls, mukbang videos and travel snippets. She has a second YouTube channel that's more just a day-in-the-life type stuff.
Wow, what can I say about Ryoya Takashima and his YouTube channel. You know that thing that some people have where they have obsessions with certain sounds, like whispering or crunching or whatever? I think it's called ASMR but I would have to look that up to be sure. There's like, whole YouTube videos dedicated to people that get the shivers when someone is whispering 'n shit like that. Well, that's kind of somehow related to my obsession with Ryoya and his videos.
Everything about his videos, his voice, his camera work, his in home studio, the chopping, the camera angles, the minimalistic approach to his recipes and just the beauty of all his tools and ingredients always mesmerises me and I find his videos super relaxing and hypnotic. Not to mention, he cooks beautiful vegan food.
Ryoya's videos are in Japanese but don't let that deter you, the subtitles are great and yeah, whatever, you won't care. He has a cookbook but it's unfortunately only in Japanese at the moment. You can pick it up by clicking on the book below (not an affiliate link):
Sweet Potato Soul
Sweet Potato Soul is the brainchild of the beautiful Jenné Claiborne and her YouTube channel features tonnes of plant based recipes, as well as ethical fashion and beauty tips. Her videos are fun and professional and the recipes are refreshing and no, don't all contain sweet potatoes!
As a Georgia native, she does a lot of healthy remakes of southern classics, like gumbo and and sweet potato pie but really, her recipes are quite varied.
She just released a cookbook which can be purchased by clicking the photo below. It's getting rave reviews already and is currently in the top 10 of Amazon's vegan cookbooks.
Another Canadian girl, Amélie Gagné is a vegan, yogi, travel writer, long distance cyclist and master coconut opener. I have been a big fan of hers for a while and her YouTube channel is not terribly active but still a great one to follow.
Her Instagram is frequently updated and a good one to follow. Unlike the other vloggers, she doesn't really post recipes but instead features snippets into the life of a travelling vegan and currently, her life in Berlin. She's beautiful, funny and inspirational.
Emi is a French vegan vlogger who chats in English and French (and sometimes Japanese or German) about everything from veganism, politics, feminism and literature.
She also posts beautiful videos of her travels and her life in Paris, as well as her vegan recipes. I watch her because she is smart and unpretentious and she helps me practice my French listening skills! She has a vegan e-cookbook you can pick up here.
Although Tanny is definitely a food inspiration for many vegans and vegetarians and posts plenty of low fat, high raw recipes and how tos, that's really not why I watch her videos. I watch her videos because she is crazy.
Her singing, her southern drawl, her dancing and her honest chats while she's driving in her car keep me coming back. She is a nut and lots of fun to watch.
The Happy Pear
The Happy Pear are two identical twin Irish brothers that make easy to make food from many different countries. Everything from how to make ratatouille, kebobs, fresh sourdough and Irish soda bread, it's all on offer here.
They also make 5 minute meal videos, which make for great dinner ideas when you don't have a lot of time.
They upload videos twice a week so there is tonnes of food inspiration here. They have a couple of cookbooks - their newest one is available for pre-order and comes out on May 3, 2018, although Amazon is currently only listing a Kindle edition. Check it out by clicking the photo below.
I'm giving a special shout out to one of my favourite all time food vlogs because, although they are not a vegetarian or vegan vlog, they do offer a lot of vegetarian recipes and often mention ways to make their recipes vegetarian.
I have been a long time fan of the TabiEats YouTube channel. Shinichi and Satoshi are a Tokyo based couple who put out regular videos that feature recipes, taste tests of snacks they are sent from around the world, what they eat on their travels and good restaurants in Tokyo.
Again, not vegetarian but worthy of a mention for the vegetarian recipes they do feature. They are cute and I love them. Oh, and they have a dog named Justin and that's hilarious to me.
That's all guys! There are a few that I are on my subscription list that I didn't include here because I don't *love* them and I even have a few I have a love/hate relationship with but these are a few of my faves. If you have anyone you think I should check out, please let me know! Thanks for reading!
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