There’s Still Nothing Like Picking Up a Good Magazine!
Books and the Internet aren’t the only way to learn about plant-based recipes and tips or cruelty-free products. Magazines can be great resources as well. Let’s take a look at some of the best vegetarian and vegan magazines available.
Our Top 6 Vegetarian and Vegan Magazines!
At the tip of our list of one of the best vegetarian and vegan magazines is VegNews. VegNews is a publication that quickly became a “go-to” for Larissa and me when we became vegetarians AND when we created the podcast! You can read more about when our vegetarian journey began here.
What we really like about this publication is that it provides diverse topics such as news, recipes, interviews, product reviews, and lifestyle topics.
VegNews is a quarterly publication that has both print and digital options available.
When we became vegetarians in 2013, the Forks Over Knives documentary was one of the first films we watched. It helped us get off of the “junk food vegetarian” path and on track to eating healthier.
I was so inspired that I also took the Forks Over Knives Cooking class offered by Rouxbe. Check out My 5 Biggest Take-Aways from the Forks Over Knives Cooking Course for more info and a review.
Just like the film, the Forks Over Knives magazine offers health and nutrition information, delicious recipes, tips from experts, and real-life success stories for healthful, happy living.
When Larissa and I first became vegetarians in 2013, the Vegetarian Times Magazine was one of our ultimate go-to guides for all things veg!
They used to have a print edition but most recently moved to online only with an ad-free premium option of $3.99 per month (as of 2019).
We LOVE that the recipes are “real” meaning that most of the ingredients can be bought in our local grocery store and that they look totally doable by anyone.
In addition to recipes, they also have articles for:
If you’re not interested in a subscription, they also have a great cookbook where you can get some of their best recipes!
Chickpea Magazine is an indie publication that stands out in the world of vegan lifestyle guides. Catering to the anti-consumerist home cook, Chickpea is more than just a magazine; it’s a manifesto for living a more mindful and sustainable life. Each issue is filled with evergreen content, including recipes, DIY projects, personal stories, how-to guides, and thoughtful articles on important topics.
Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine (VHF) stands out as a groundbreaking publication in the world of health, fitness, and veganism. It holds the distinction of being the first internationally distributed magazine with “vegan” prominently in its title, seamlessly integrating plant-based living with health and fitness insights. The magazine’s mission, as articulated by Editor In Chief Brenda Carey, is straightforward yet profound: “To make the world a healthier, more compassionate place.”
Launched in 2012, VHF has been a consistent frontrunner in vegan media, earning recognition and nominations almost yearly. In 2013, it was honored with the award for Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet, a testament to its impact and quality. Moreover, it has been nominated as the best magazine annually since its inception by UK VegFest, further solidifying its standing in the vegan community.
VHF is not just a magazine; it’s a movement towards a healthier and more ethically conscious lifestyle. By focusing on veganism in the context of health and fitness, it offers a unique and compelling perspective, inspiring readers to embrace a lifestyle that benefits both personal well-being and the broader world. The magazine is a testament to the passion and dedication of its creators, and clicking on the links below their profiles will reveal more about the people who bring this visionary publication to life.
Vegan Life is a monthly magazine that covers recipes and all things vegan lifestyle to include products, travel, restaurants, health, and beauty.
Both print and online versions are available as well as an app where you can read the publication through Pocket Mags.
We hope this list of some of the best vegetarian and vegan magazines around today has provided you with some great periodicals to check out!
To listen to us discuss some of these periodicals check out episode 179 of our podcast below. Please note that the post for this accompanying podcast has been updated to provide you with the most recent information so some additional vegan and vegetarian magazines may be included which we did not discuss on the show. Thanks!
Looking for some more plant-based recipe “veg-spiration”? Check out these Forks Over Knives Cookbooks which are based on a powerful documentary.
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