The vegan online community is growing everyday and includes Facebook groups, Twitter chats, forums on Reddit and vegan-specific sites, apps, and virtual Meetups. With so many options, you’re sure to find connection and support in the online vegan world.
- 1. Facebook Groups
- 2. Twitter
- 3. Forums
- 4. Apps
- 5. Meetups
- From Online to In-Person
1. Facebook Groups
This group offers an open discussion for vegans, transitioning vegans and the vegan-curious. The conversation centers around compassion, health, environment, vegan products and recipes. Find vegan memes, recipes, and t-shirts and pins with vegan messaging.
Vegans United offers an online international vegan community in which people share positive and productive posts to promote veganism worldwide. You can also find vegan events worldwide like Worldwide Vegan Climate March, Worldwide Vegan Chalking Night, Vegan Climate Summits, vegan expos, screening of vegan documentaries, vegan music festivals and more.
This group centers around a whole-foods, plant-based diet, including fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes. It does not include red meat, chicken, fish, dairy, eggs, highly refined foods (white flour, white bread/pasta, refined sugar) or oils. Posts and comments are friendly and supportive, sharing tips for transitioning to a WFPB diet, recipes and articles. With over 341k members, you can be sure to find support on your journey to healthful eating.
In this group, members post pictures of recipes they made while eating vegan on a budget. People share how they do it and help others see that it’s possible to eat affordably, deliciously and cruelty-free.
So many people say, “I would go vegan, but I love cheese too much!” Besides the fact that learning about how cheese is made and what it does to your body and the planet is a huge turn-off… the number of vegan cheeses on the market keeps growing. You can even find inspiration to create your own from nuts, oils and tofu in this Vegan Cheese Lovers Club.
Search the HappyCow: Vegan Food, Travel & Community group for recommendations about the best vegan restaurants around the world. If you can’t find a post about your destination, make your own for feedback from the community.
Dogs can thrive on a vegan diet! This group shares experience feeding store-bought and homemade food to dogs, with recipes and health tips for dogs.
Focused on vegan fitness and lifestyle.
A place to laugh at self-deprecating memes about what vegans eat and comic strips about explaining veganism to others.
Search the following hashtags on Twitter to find chats revolving around animal rights, vegan activism and campaigns, vegan travel, beauty, food, recipes, fitness and more. To jump in the chat yourself, check them out at the times listed below!
- Monday, 7am & 7pm Pacific #vegantravel chat with @ai_followus
- Monday, 11am Pacific – #veganbeautychat (off & on)
- Tuesday, 11am Pacific/2pm EST/7pm UK time – #veganhour with @veganhour
- Wednesday, 5pm Pacific – #veganfoodchat with @veganfoodchat
- Thursday, 12pm (noon) Pacific – #veganrecipehour with @veganrecipehour
- Sunday, 5pm Pacific – #veganfoodchat (new, part 2!) with @veganfoodchat
- Sunday, 6pm Pacific – #vegrunchat – plant-based running community
Reddit offers an online vegan community of over 1.1 million vegans. On Vegan Reddit’s homepage, you can share information regarding veganism and the environment, activism, resources and more. For a full tutorial of vegan reddit, see here.
This free forum provides a community of vegans and the vegan-curious looking for support, recipes, health and travel advice, activism, products and more. You can click on the “post thread” button to ask a question or share anything related to veganism and transitioning, philosophy, lifestyle, recipes, products, pets and wild animals, relationships, health, environment, holidays and travel, frugality. There’s even a thread for simply introducing yourself to get the feel for the group!
The HappyCow app is a useful tool that allows you to find and review vegan (and vegetarian) restaurants, cafes and grocery stores, in over 180 countries. There is both a free and paid version.
Formerly known as “abillion veg,” the Asia-based app “abillion” aims to use “social media for social good” by connecting people with sustainable companies, including plant-based restaurants and products and eco-conscious fashion, beauty, fitness, retail and general living. It allows users to see and provide reviews of vegan restaurants, dishes and products.
As awareness of the connection between sustainability and plant-based eating has grown, more and more people outside the vegan community have joined the app. Today, about 65% of users on abillion are omnivores and flexitarians. The app motivates users to post reviews by crediting $1 for every review, which members can donate to their choice of environmentalist organizations. With over 700k food reviews and 100k brand reviews, users have donated more than $500,000 to eco-friendly causes.
Here you can find both in-person and online vegan Meetups, such as dinner clubs, picnics, virtual plant-based cooking classes, vegan cheese making classes, meetups at restaurants and bars, vegan fests, vegan speed dating, nutrition workshops, potlucks, support and conversation groups and more.
From Online to In-Person
The vegan online community offers a way to connect with countless others on the same journey from your cell phone or laptop. Sometimes, though, you just want to connect with others in person. If that sounds like you, check out how to meet vegans near you!