These 15 black recipe bloggers, cookbook authors, and chefs will provide you with so much vegan inspiration! They make delicious food with plant-based ingredients. Give them a follow and check out some of their recipes!
1. Tabitha Brown
Source: Tabitha Brown
Tabitha Brown is a vegan food influencer known not only for her vegan recipe videos, but also for her energetic personality and positivity. She has a large social media following and has been featured on many sites, pages, and channels for her work. She also gives talks about the positive impact of going plant-based on her health and well-being. Brown cooks all different types of food and most of the recipes are simple and accessible. You can follow her Instagram and check out her website to keep up with her!
2. Babette Davis
Source: Chef Babette
Chef Babette, the owner of a vegan restaurant in Inglewood, California, has been a vegan and raw food chef for over two decades! Her upcoming cookbook, Cash-in on Cashews, will feature raw and vegan desserts. You can keep up with her on her website or her Instagram!
3. Stacey Dougan
Source: Simply Pure
Stacey Dougan is a Las Vegas-based vegan chef, who owns and is the CEO at Simply Pure, a vegan restaurant and cafe. Her company also does cooking classes, catering, meal prepping, and plant-based CBD-infused dining experiences. She makes both raw and cooked foods to help people get healthy, without depriving themselves of delicious, satisfying meals. Follow her personal and company Instagram to get inspired and make sure to check out her website, too!
4. Shannon Alexis
Source: Meatless in New York
Shannon Alexis runs a vegan food Instagram and blog that features recipes and beautiful photos of what she makes. She focuses on creating healthy, yet not restrictive recipes that are accessible for all types of vegans. You can check out her recipes on her website and keep up with her on Instagram!
5. Jenné Claiborne
Source: Sweet Potato Soul
Jenné Claiborne is a vegan chef, blogger, author, and Youtuber who posts a variety of delicious, yet easy recipes. Her various platforms feature vegan meal ideas for children and babies in addition to satisfying meals for adults. Clairborne also creates videos that show how to meal prep vegan meals on a budget to keep plant-based eating accessible for all. Her cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul, features one hundred vegan recipes made with southern flavors. You can keep up with her on her website or Instagram!
6. Shanika Graham-White
Source: Orchids + Sweet Tea
Shanika Graham-White runs a vegan blog called Orchids + Sweet Tea, which features vegan comfort food and sweets that are both tasty and healthy. Her cooking is inspired by her Jamaican background and southern roots. Many of her recipes are based on childhood favorites that now have a healthy plant-based makeover. Follow her Instagram and find some recipes on her website!
7. Kriss Kofi
Source: Chef Kofi
Chef Kofi is a Miami-based vegan chef that owns his own personal chef business, Dine 369. His cooking is inspired by his Jamaican roots and working in his father’s Jamaican restaurant growing up. He focuses on cooking healthy, innovative dishes that taste amazing and are made sustainably. He’s also a winner of Food Network’s Supermarket Stakeout. You can keep up with him on his Instagram and learn more about his services on his website.
8. Shine With Plants
Source: Shine with Plants
Fabiola is the woman behind Shine With Plants–a Youtube Channel devoted to vegan recipes, inspiration, and tips. Her husband and child are also vegan, so she provides a lot of information about cooking for a vegan family and vegan recipes or snacks that kids will love. While many of her recipes are raw vegan, she has other non-raw recipes as well. Check out her Instagram and website to keep updated!
9. Rachel Ama
Source: Rachel Ama
Rachel Ama is a vegan recipe creator that also shares vegan lifestyle recommendations on her blog. She makes Youtube videos that feature budget-friendly vegan meals, easy vegan meal prep, and more! Her cookbook, Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats, is full of vegan recipes that are inspired by her Caribbean and West African roots. They are easy, accessible, and full of flavor. You can find some recipes and tips on her website as well as keep up with her on her Instagram!
10. Ama Opare
Source: Food for the Soul
Ama Opare is a plant-based lifestyle coach, vegan and raw vegan chef, cookbook author, and co-owner of the Opare Institute. She makes healthy, vibrant dishes and helps her clients thrive with a vegan lifestyle. You can check out her resources and interviews with other Black vegans on her website and see what she’s been cooking on her Instagram.
11. Brenda Beener
Source: Brenda Beener
Chef B is the executive chef and owner of Seasoned Vegan in Harlem, New York with her son. Her recipes are inspired by her southern roots and some of her favorite foods (with a healthy vegan twist.) Keep up with her on her personal Instagram or Seasoned Vegan’s Instagram and check out the menu on Seasoned Vegan’s website!
12. Janyce Denise Glasper
Source: Afro Vegan Chick
Janyce Denise Glasper is a vegan blogger and recipe creator that features vegan products, restaurants, and recipes! She has all different kinds of recipes on her website from Blueberry Cardamom pancakes to Stuffed Bell Peppers to West African Lime Cake. You can read her blog, check out recipes, and find some recommended products on her website. You should also follow her Instagram to keep up with her!
13. Trudy Geneus
Source: The Geneus Life
Trudy Geneus is the co-founder and lead recipe creator at The Geneus Life. She shares uniquely flavored recipes, conscious lifestyle tips, and herbal tea recommendations to keep you on track with your plant-based goals. With the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda and the powerful wisdom of Caribbean herbalism, Trudy has created over 100 delicious and healthy recipes. Reach out directly for custom meal plans or enjoy the free resources created for you on her website and Instagram!
14. Tracye McQuirter
Source: Tracye McQuirter
Tracye McQuirter is a bestselling author and award-winning public health nutritionist that has been vegan for thirty-three years and helping others do the same for around thirty. She started the 10,000 Black Vegan Women Movement and provides a Free Weekend Vegan 2-Day Guide to those who sign up. She also has several books to help guide people in their vegan journey. You can read some tips on her website and keep up with her on her Instagram.
15. Jessica Hylton Leckie
Source: Jessica in the Kitchen
Jessica Hylton Leckie is an award-winning photographer, videographer, and home chef. She runs her blog, Jessica in the Kitchen, where she provides simple, yet delicious vegan recipes. They are filled with healthy ingredients, like fruits and veggies (which she prefers to feature rather than hide.) She also shares free guides and tips to help people with their vegan lifestyle. Check them out on her website and see what she’s cooking on her Instagram!
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