– About –

Here at The Zen Vegans, we explore a wide range of topics. There are how-to posts covering the transition and adjustment phases of going vegan, along with thoughtful lifestyle pieces that align with our values of balance, health and compassion for all.

We also have an assortment of recipes for you to discover! We’re passionate about food, and we don’t subscribe to the notion that a plant-based diet is restrictive.

Finally, there’s travel. We love to explore new places, but we understand first-hand how challenging it can be to maintain a vegan lifestyle when you’re jet-setting around the globe (cultural differences, language barriers, and so on). That’s why we create vegan travel guides, where we share our top food finds and experiences from around the world!

Our Philosophy

Transitioning to a vegan or plant-based lifestyle is an individual journey, and it looks different for everyone.

Whether it feels like smooth sailing or a giant leap into the unknown, we stand for a patient approach. Ultimately, going vegan doesn’t have to be stressful! In fact, we’ve found ways to make it a peaceful (and even joyful) journey.

But as budding vegans, we had our fair share of missteps along the way. Feeling impassioned to do it ‘right’, we would often judge ourselves for falling short. It felt as though our efforts didn’t amount to much if we weren’t perfect.

Today, however, things are a little different. We’ve decided to do the vegan thing our way – the “zen” way.

We realised that following the middle way was right for us: by this, we mean balancing fiery passion with gentle self-compassion. We founded The Zen Vegans to extend this philosophy to any aspiring vegans who are struggling or simply being hard on themselves.

Whether going from meat-eater to part-time vegetarian, or from flexitarian to fully plant-based, it’s important to remember that small changes add up to big differences.

We also realise that not everyone wants to be known as “the Vegan”. If you want, your decisions don’t have to dominate every conversation, or entirely define who you are! This means remembering that we are more than vegans.

If anything we’ve said resonates – or if you’d just like to say hi – then feel free to reach out via email: [email protected]

Otherwise, happy browsing!


The Zen Vegans