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
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.
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.
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.
Food & Drink
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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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