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AAPI-Owned Vegan Food and Drink Brands to Support Now and Always

From meat alternatives and pasta to ice cream and cookies, there are so many great products to try from these AAPI-owned brands.

Owner of Hot Jiang and her mom in kitchen cooking
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From meat alternatives and pasta to ice cream and cookies, there are so many great products to try from these AAPI-owned brands.

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve created this list of AAPI-owned vegan food and drink brands to support.

Hot Jiang

Hot Jiang has all the elements of a business we love—spicy vegan products, great branding, and owned by an epic female entrepreneur! Their portfolio of Chili Oils, inspired by authentic Chinese flavors from Kunming, Yunnan, are the perfect addition to your next bowl of noods.

Hot Jiang

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Love + Chew

Lauren Chew perfected the recipe for vegan, gluten-free superfood cookies made from minimal ingredients like almonds, date paste, and bananas. Packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, Love + Chew’s confections are proof that simple can be delicious. Find them now at Sprouts nationwide!

Person holding Love + Chew

Courtesy of Love + Chew

Root Foods

Introducing our favorite veggie chips! Root Foods makes their crunchy bites out of whole vegetables that you can see! No additives, no chemicals—just sustainably farmed vegetables, a little oil, natural tapioca, and sea salt. Best of all, Root Foods just launched in Sprouts stores nationwide!

Packages of Root Foods

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Filipino American Sandro Roco founded Sanzo to offer clean-label, Asian-inspired sparkling waters. Each flavor is achieved using real fruit, without added sugars. So, take a break from your routine of La Croix and buy a pack of Sanzo to support this amazing AAPI-owned company.

Sanzo drinks

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Must Love

Co-owned by besties Hannah Hong and Mollie Cha, Must Love has all the best vegan desserts to make your sweet dreams a reality. We’re talking about ice cream pints, ice cream bars, frosted cookies, and even vegan sprinkles!

Must Love packages in rows

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Vietnamese American Minh Tsai started selling products at a farmers market in the Bay Area over 15 years ago. Now, he’s the owner of one of the fastest-­growing companies in the plant protein category, the brand responsible for crafting Chipotle’s beloved Sofritas! In addition to its foodservice presence, Hodo offers a plethora of soy-based retail products—including their oh-so-convenient All-Day Egg Scramble.

Person grabbing pizza on tray

Photo by Sarah Menanix

Jack & Friends

With a background in food science, Jack & Friends founder Jessica Kwong created a vegan jerky recipe that checks off all of the boxes. Featuring a jackfruit and pea protein base, this vegan jerky is free of the top eight allergens and made without any added sugars.

Person holding packages of Jack & Friends

Courtesy of Jack & Friends

Coconut Whisk

Baking is so much easier with Coconut Whisk’s vegan, gluten-free baking mixes. Pancakes, waffles, chocolate chip cookies, and snickerdoodle cookies are a few of the goodies you can whip up! Since the company was founded by college students Bella Lam and Myles Olson, there are a handful of dorm-friendly vegan mug cake mixes as well.

Package of Coconut Whisk with greenery in the background

Courtesy of Coconut Whisk

Green Mustache

Introducing the vegan, gluten-free version of Goldfish! Green Mustache’s “Cheddarish” Mustache Munchies are perfect for kids’ lunches, after-school snacks, and road trip noms. Oh, and did we mention they’re shaped like mustaches? So cute!

Green Mustache in bowl with packaging

Courtesy of Green Mustache

The Herbivorous Butcher

The Herbivorous Butcher is the ultimate destination for all your vegan deli meat and cheese needs. In addition to its brick-and-mortar in Minneapolis, The Herbivorous Butcher sells products in local markets across the country and via nationwide shipping on its website. Load up your cart with flank steak, roast beef, Korean BBQ ribs, cheddar, mozzarella, and whatever else suits your fancy.

Photo of products from The Herbivorous Butcher on tray

Courtesy of The Herbivorous Butcher


Save yourself the time, coin, and hassle of going out for boba, and make some at home! While some boba pearls are made with non-vegan ingredients like honey or gelatin, BOBABAM’s Taiwanese instant boba is 100% vegan! Choose from Brown Sugar, Coffee, Milk Tea, Mango, and Strawberry flavors—and get ready for a flavor-bursting beverage addition.

Box of Boba Bam

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Jinka’s plant-based tuna is tasty, convenient, and loaded with protein and Omega-3s! In the flavors of Original, Lemon & Dill, and Spicy, this ready-to-eat vegan tuna is bound to be a staple in your kitchen!

Jinka products in sand with lemon and avocado

Courtesy of Jinka


Instant ramen just got fancier, cooler, and more nutritious! Immi’s line of vegan instant ramen flavors is low in carbs, high in protein, and packed with flavor. In Spicy Red Miso, Spicy “Beef,” Tom Yum “Shrimp,” and Black Garlic “Chicken” varieties, these noods give us life!

Immi packaging with bright background

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Chef Ming Tsai has reimagined bing, or Chinese flatbread, with all-vegan ingredients! MingsBings are made with a wide range of fillings—like veggies, Buffalo cauliflower, and plant-based chorizo—folded inside a brown rice wrapper.

MingsBings scattered with packaging

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Fila Manila

Filipino American Jake Deleon created Fila Manila to showcase his parents’ recipes. The line of vegan, gluten-free Filipino sauces and condiments ranges from the classics of Adobo, Kare-Kare, and Caldereta to more unique varieties like Banana Ketchup and Ube Halaya Purple Yam Jam.

Fila Manila in drink on table with packaging

Courtesy of Fila Manila


Inspired to create simple and accessible plant-based foods, Daphne Hedley and Jang Bauerle founded Mekhala. The vegan food brand offers a range of Asian cooking pastes, dressings, sauces, and meal starter kits. Everything is organic, all-natural, plant-based, gluten-free, and nut-free.

Mekhala with green fruits and veggies

Courtesy of Mekhala


Want your morning cup of coffee to taste like coffee cake, cookie butter, or hazelnuts? With a wide range of vegan coffee creamer flavors in sweetened and unsweetened varieties, nutpods has everything you need to make your flavored coffee dreams come true.

nutpods packaging with product spilling on white chocolate

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The Only Bean

It’s no secret that beans are good for you! But who said you had to eat them straight up? The Only Bean makes Organic Bean Pasta and Crunchy Roasted Edamame Bean Snacks from organic, non-GMO beans. Whether you need noodles to make spaghetti and vegan meatballs or are looking for a travel-friendly vegan snack, The Only Bean has a product for you.

The Only Bean with packaging on table

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Spread The Love

It’s peanut butter jelly time! Co-founded by Filipina immigrant Val Fishbain, Spread The Love sells drool-worthy vegan, palm oil-free nut butter and jam spreads that will take your sandwiches to the next level. If you’re looking for an extra crunch, buy a bag of Spread The Love’s vegan Almond Butter Granola.

Spread The Love packaging with peanuts

Courtesy of Spread The Love


There’s a new alcoholic seltzer in town! Nectar’s rich, fruity flavors are inspired by co-founder Jeremy Kim’s heritage. Whether you choose Asian Pear, Yuzu, Lychee, Mandarin, or Passionfruit Orange Guava, each can contains 0g of sugar, 1g of carbs, and 90 calories. Best of all, there’s no weird aftertaste!

Nectar with floral background

Courtesy of Nectar

gimme Seaweed

Snacking is more fun when seaweed is involved! South Korea native Annie Chun has introduced America to one of the best healthy snacks on the market—seaweed snacks! With a full serving of vegetables per 10g and vitamins such as B12 and K, gimme Seaweed’s organic, non-GMO seaweed snacks and nori sheets are nutritious, sustainable, and oh-so-savory.

gimme Seaweed packaging with peppers

Courtesy of gimme Seaweed

Do Anything Foods

Things are getting saucy at Do Anything Foods! This AAPI women-owned vegan food brand makes some of the most drool-worthy vegan sauces for all your home-cooking needs. Which are you trying first—Creamy Butternut Squash, Cauliflower Alfredo, Savory Tomato Veggie, Beet Pesto, or Kale Pesto?

Do Anything Foods container surrounded by ingredients

Courtesy of Do Anything Foods


OmniFoods has taken the world by storm with its line of plant-based pork products, making it easy to veganize traditional AAPI dishes like Spam musubi. In addition, OmniFoods offers a portfolio of vegan seafood alternatives and appetizers like potstickers and spring rolls.

Allie Mitchell holding bag of OmniFoods

Photo by Allie Mitchell


What’s crunchy, flavorful, and travel-friendly? SPIRIT Almond’s vegan snacking nuts! One pack contains 7g of protein, 3g of fiber, 14g of healthy fats, and over 20 antioxidants. Choose from the Japanese-inspired flavors of Black Garlic, Koji Salt, Mustard, Curry, Miso, and Seaweed.

SPIRIT Almond packs poured out

Courtesy of SPIRIT Almond

Free AF

To save the time and hassle of making an alcohol-free beverage from scratch, order Free AF’s pre-made canned mocktails! The AAPI-owned brand’s portfolio includes all of the classics—Aperol Spritz, Vodka Spritz, Paloma, and Cuba Libre. Each variety is vegan, gluten-free, all-natural, and low in sugar and calories.

Person pouring Free AF into glass

Courtesy of Free AF

Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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