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Mohini Patel

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Mohini Patel

Mohini, a born and raised vegetarian from Chicago, initially went vegan when faced with a health issue, but stayed vegan for the animals. Whole food plant-based eating (inspired by traditional Indian culture) is her optimal diet. An advocate for mental health and lifestyle changes, she has a degree in Health Sciences from DePaul University.

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Fashion & Beauty

See the article the ultimate guide to black-owned vegan businesses

The Ultimate Guide to Black-Owned Vegan Businesses

It’s important to support Black-owned businesses all the time, not just when it’s trending. Here is a list of Black-owned vegan and vegan-friendly businesses to shop.

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Fashion & Beauty
See the article here are 2 black vegan children’s books to read to your kids

Here Are 2 Black Vegan Children’s Books to Read to Your Kids

Kawani AJ Brown has authored two children’s books that represent the Black and Brown community in the vegan space and celebrate families of color.

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Fashion & Beauty
See the article 11 black-owned vegan businesses to support that ship nationwide

11 Black-Owned Vegan Businesses to Support That Ship Nationwide

Snacks, vegan cosmetics, and even baked goods delivered to your door! Support these 11 Black-owned vegan businesses that ship their products nationwide.

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Fashion & Beauty

Food & Drink

See the article black-owned vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants to support in chicago

Black-Owned Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants to Support in Chicago

From stacked burgers to soul food platters and raw dishes, these Black-owned vegan spots have something for everyone.

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Food & Drink Chicago
See the article 9 store-bought vegan dips you need to try

9 Store-Bought Vegan Dips You Need to Try

We’re loving these ready-made dips and spreads for everything from nachos and veggies to sammies and chips.

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Food & Drink
See the article 10 spots for vegan tacos in chicago

10 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Chicago

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays! They’re for every day of the week. We’re rounding up 10 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Chicago serving this delicious handheld. You’re welcome!

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Food & Drink Chicago
See the article 10 essential spots for vegan burgers in chicago

10 Essential Spots for Vegan Burgers in Chicago

Are you a fan of housemade or Impossible burgers? These Windy City restaurants have got you covered! Here are 10 spots to find vegan burgers in Chicago. (Don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants!)

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Chicago Vegan Burgers
Food & Drink Chicago
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Interviews

See the article 12 inspirational black vegan instagrammers you need to follow now

12 Inspirational Black Vegan Instagrammers You Need to Follow Now

Here is a list of Black vegan public figures that inspire, encourage, and motivate others to live compassionately by creating great content on vegan food, environmental sustainability, mental and physical health, and human rights.

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Interview

News

See the article dr. bronner’s launches vegan chocolate bars

Dr. Bronner’s Launches Vegan Chocolate Bars

Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate will be available nationwide this summer in six organic and vegan varieties.

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Dr. Bronner's Vegan Chocolate
News
See the article kitchen 17 to open vegan pizza factory in former indiana newspaper building

Kitchen 17 to Open Vegan Pizza Factory in Former Indiana Newspaper Building

Kitchen 17, known for its award-winning vegan deep dish pizzas (voted #2 in the nation in VegOut Magazine’s 2021 awards) is expanding by moving its nationwide shipping operation to Indiana.

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Kitchen 17
News Chicago
See the article chicago’s buona launches plant-based italian beefless sandwich

Chicago’s Buona Launches Plant-Based Italian Beefless Sandwich

Buona, Chicago’s original Italian beef chain restaurant, debuts a new menu item—a plant-based Italian beefless sandwich featuring Upton’s Naturals seitan—specially for their vegetarian and vegan customers.

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Buona
News Chicago
See the article cinnaholic to open new location in uptown houston

Cinnaholic to Open New Location in Uptown Houston

Cinnaholic—a California-based franchise bakery that offers plant-based cinnamon rolls is scheduled to open its first location in Uptown Houston, Texas this summer. The chain currently has two locations outside the city in the surrounding suburbs (Pearland and Cypress).

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Cinnaholic
News
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Shopping

See the article 10 vegan books by black authors to read

10 Vegan Books by Black Authors to Read

We’ve gathered cookbooks, children's books, and books on social justice written by Black authors to add to your reading list. Celebrate Black voices by purchasing, reading, and sharing these 10 books!

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Shopping
See the article 6 gift ideas that support small vegan businesses

6 Gift Ideas That Support Small Vegan Businesses

What better time to surprise a loved one, give to someone in need, or just be kind to yourself than now? Now is the time to purchase a gift card to show support for a local vegan restaurant, make online purchases from a small business or bring a smile to one’s face with a gift from these vegan companies.

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Shopping
See the article 16 gift ideas to support small chicago vegan businesses

16 Gift Ideas to Support Small Chicago Vegan Businesses

Want to send a gift to a family member, friend, or yourself? Support these local vegan vendors by purchasing a gift card or having goodies delivered to your doorstep (contactless)!

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Shopping

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