These fantastic vegan YouTubers will inspire you to go or stay vegan! Enjoy their insightful lifestyle tips, recipes, and more!
Are you shying away from going vegan or finding it hard to commit to this lifestyle because you don’t get enough support from your friends and family?
You’re really not alone — this is what most of us are experiencing. And this can feel so isolating!
Luckily, there are so many fantastic vegan YouTubers who help us come together and move this important movement forward online.
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Since a lack of social support is one of the most common reasons why people turn back to eating animal products, we want to make it a priority to bring people together and share easy-to-access information on how to make veganism easy and enjoyable!
The Best Vegan YouTubers
1. Earthling Ed
If there’s one YouTuber or vegan influencer we’ve probably seen every single video of, it would definitely be Ed. We remember following him back when he just started his channel and were immediately mesmerized by his revolutionary approach (so much so that we even got him to write an article for us!).
The UK-based activist is known for using the Socratic method in his outreach and is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of living vegan, including solutions for how to create a fully vegan world. He also does some commentary content, gives fantastic speeches and has his own podcast.Go to YouTube Channel →
2. Pick Up Limes
Sadia’s channel, Pick Up Limes, is among the most popular vegan YouTube channels – and rightfully so. Her gentle approach to food, nutrition, minimalism, and conscious living attracts not only vegans but also a large non-vegan audience, all of whom can get a glimpse of how simple and delicious plant-based meals can be!
The Dietitian from Canada currently lives in the Netherlands, where she regularly puts out new and helpful videos with her team. No matter which one you watch, you’ll be left with a cozy feeling and inspired to take action!Go to YouTube Channel →
3. Unnatural Vegan
Swayze went through quite a transformation: back when she started her channel 10 years ago, she was a full-blown raw foodist, eventually finding her way to a more and more science-based approach to following a vegan diet.
She regularly calls out other vegans on statements she doesn’t agree with (in a respectful manner, of course) and speaks to a very unique audience within the vegan and also flexitarian movements.
She also reviews older videos of herself as a raw vegan, not shying away from having a laugh at herself and calling out her former pseudo-scientific beliefs. Swayze has a dry sense of humor and likes to ramble about her personal life at the end of some of her videos (which we personally love!)
She follows a higher protein vegan diet with lots of soy, mock meat, coffee, and all the latest vegan treats from the store! If you’re looking for approachable and non-dogmatic vegan lifestyle content, this is the channel to check out.Go to YouTube Channel →
4. Madeleine Olivia
Madeleine started her YouTube channel in 2016 and has achieved huge success with her authentic videos about her personal development.
Straight from beautiful Britain, you can enjoy her lovely accent while she talks about not only mental health, minimalism and DIY projects but also shows how to make approachable and satisfying vegan meals, many of them budget-friendly.
At the beginning of 2020, she published her first book on sustainability, a topic that also makes up a large part of her channel.Go to YouTube Channel →
5. Sweet Simple Vegan
Although this YouTube channel was started by Jasmine, nowadays, most of her content also features her awesome boyfriend Chris (and their cute little dogs).
We’ve been long-term followers of her work and recognize that her content and style have changed a bit over time. The good news? It’s now better than ever!
From sharing her struggles with disordered eating in the past to entertaining vlogs, her videos are high-quality and feature fun recipes, challenges, taste tests, “What We Eat in a Day” – with the occasional glimpse of the couple’s private lives — and so much more. You definitely need to check them out!Go to YouTube Channel →
6. Humane Hancock
Jack is an awesome vegan activist who has a somewhat similar style to Ed but is definitely more confrontational. His dedication, patience, and courage are outstanding – the discussions he has with other people can sometimes result in shouting matches, only to have Jack quickly find some common ground with them again.
Unafraid to speak his truth, he likes to talk to people of other social movements or devout religious believers to uncover their logical inconsistencies when it comes to animal ethics.
Jack also explores philosophical topics such as wildlife suffering and creates response videos to vegans and non-vegans alike, sprinkled with funny skits that never disappoint! We love his humor and passion – definitely our favorite “Soyboy”.Go to YouTube Channel →
7. Rachel Ama
Although we’re still new to Rachel’s channel (YouTube is overflowing with vegan videos, and it can be hard for some channels to reach your “recommended” section), we’ve quickly fallen in love with her content.
From scrumptious yet easy vegan recipes and meal prep videos to Q&As and sit-down-style content, Rachel shares so much fun and helpful content around veganism.
She tries vegan options at popular fast-food chains, does challenges, and even takes you on her personal health and fitness journey! The London-based influencer has also published a book on her tasty vegan eats.Go to YouTube Channel →
8. Avantgarde Vegan
Gaz Oakly, the popular professional vegan chef behind this large YouTube channel, shares scrumptious vegan recipes in a modern and entertaining manner. The way he talks is very soothing to us, and he makes everything look so mouth-watering!
He also shares what he eats in a day, uploads travel videos, and is the go-to source for anyone wanting to cook up a feast for meat-eaters. Gaz has also published some epic vegan cookbooks, which have persuaded many of his friends and colleagues to go vegan!Go to YouTube Channel →
9. Joey Carbstrong
One of the more confrontational, and therefore controversial, animal rights activists on our list (and the whole of YouTube) is Australian vegan Joey Carbstrong.
Having been on international television several times, he’s never shied away from forcefully speaking up for animals and urging people to put themselves in their perspective – even if this means being portrayed as too radical by the mainstream media.
His approach is very straightforward and blunt, no matter who he talks to. Joey is very down-to-earth and wants the world to wake up to the reality of animal agriculture. You can find heated street debates on his channels as well as sit-down videos. Different strokes for different folks!Go to YouTube Channel →
10. Cheap Lazy Vegan
Especially for those who are new to a vegan diet, Rose’s channel can be a fantastic source! We still enjoy watching her cooking and talking videos after years and years because her personality is incredibly lovely, funny, and refreshing.
Making vegan comfort food really approachable and budget-friendly, she shares a lot of vegan hacks, high protein recipes, and “What I Eat in a Day” videos along with some vegan lifestyle content.Go to YouTube Channel →
11. Caitlin Shoemaker
Caitlin is an inspiring and down-to-earth vegan influencer across all her social media – on top of her wonderful blog, she also runs a great YouTube channel and has an impressive Instagram following.
The young woman is very passionate about all things food, veganism, and living a healthy lifestyle, with her videos as of late heavily focusing on the food part.
While she does share parts of her personal life, yoga, relationship content, and mental health tips, she’s a master at creating fantastic-looking vegan comfort food that’s easy to make and secretly healthy!Go to YouTube Channel →
12. Mic The Vegan
Another channel of which we’ve probably seen every single video! Mic’s approach to bringing complicated science topics to ordinary mortals is like a breath of fresh air, and his skits never fail to make us laugh.
His videos are very educational, offering just enough details not to be overwhelming. But Mic (“short for microphone, not Mick!”) covers more than just vegan health topics! From the odd “What I Eat in a Day” to environmental issues, debunking currently trending articles or videos and interviews with other vegan experts, his channel is a must-watch.
The US-based science writer (and cookbook author!) is currently studying Public Health at the Master’s level while building his own tiny house with his partner – needless to say, we just love all of his content.Go to YouTube Channel →
13. Perspective Philosophy
If you’re into some in-depth philosophical discussions as well as a UK accent, Lewis is your man! He studied philosophy and covers topics ranging from veganism to antinatalism, objective morality, free will, and societal issues.
You can see him in long-format debates and even on the street, talking to people about veganism while always keeping his rational approach and kind attitude. In our opinion, Perspective Philosophy is a really underrated channel!Go to YouTube Channel →
14. Simnett Nutrition
Although Derek’s content is also heavily focused on plant-based nutrition, recipes, lifestyle, and travels, we decided to put him into the vegan fitness category because of the jaw-dropping share of muscle on his body.
A Certified Nutritional Practitioner, he focuses on an approachable whole food plant-based diet and regular physical activity for optimal health. His personal favorites are calisthenics and taking long walks in nature with his girlfriend, who regularly appears in his videos.
We simply love his attitude and the two of them making videos together because their content is always fun, inspirational, and easy to watch.Go to YouTube Channel →
15. Happy Healthy Vegan
Ryan and Anji are a 50-something couple from Southern California who have been vegan since 2013. You won’t find more laid-back and kind people like these two!
Ryan and Anji are proponents of a mainly high-carb vegan diet and share easy recipes, interviews, travel videos, and “What I Eat in a Day” content. Ryan’s specialty is doing commentary-style videos where he dissects articles or media coverage about veganism with logic and science – you won’t find much more respectful debunking anywhere.
The couple also makes music together under the name Lovespirals, and Anji has published her own recipe eBook. If you’re looking for a chill vibe and want to know how to “keep it carbed,” check their videos!Go to YouTube Channel →
16. Those Annoying Vegans
Ana and Brian are trying to change hearts and minds one conversation at a time. The animal rights activists have changed their content on YouTube over the years from mainly focusing on vegan recipe videos and mukbangs to showing the reality of animal agriculture, responding to other YouTubers (vegan or not), or doing rebuttals and commentary about movies and media coverage.
Recently, they also started sharing their ethical vegan debates online to help everyone question their own reasons for choosing one food over the other. Another highly underrated channel, in our opinion!Go to YouTube Channel →
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