Local Vegan Resources (southern Ontario):
KW Vegan Meetup 
Friendly Vegetarians and Vegans – KW
Lotus Meditation Waterloo
Vegan Brown Paper Bag Movement
Waterloo-Wellington Animal Save
Kitchener Ontario Animal Liberation Alliance (KOALA)
Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary
Pound Dog Rescue
Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary
Toronto Vegetarian Association

Restaurants I Love:
Lettuce Love Cafe (vegan, Burlington, Ontario)
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (vegan, Burlington, Ontario)
Vegetarian Haven (vegan, Toronto, Ontario)
Hogtown Vegan (vegan, Toronto, Ontario)
Boon Burger (vegan, Barrie, Ontario)
Apiecalypse Now (vegan, Toronto, Ontario)
Fairly Frosted Vegan Bakery (vegan, Guelph, Ontario)
Rawlicious Guelph (vegan, Guelph, Ontario)
Cadence (vegan-friendly, Guelph, Ontario)
Thrive Energy Lab (vegan-friendly, Waterloo, Ontario)
Cafe Pyrus (vegan-friendly, Kitchener, Ontario)
East African Cafe (vegan-friendly, Kitchener, Ontario)
Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet (vegan-friendly, Thornton, Ontario)
Famoso Waterloo (vegan-friendly, Waterloo, Ontario)
Mango Chutney (vegan-friendly, Cambridge, Ontario)

Vegan blogs and recipes
Rock My Vegan Socks
Audrey Adores
Vegan Culinary Crusade

Oh She Glows
Keepin’ It Kind
cupcakes and kale
Chocolate-Covered Katie
MeShell In Your City
Ricki Heller
A Dash of Compassion
An Unrefined Vegan
Healthy Happy Life
This Rawsome Vegan Life
Dreena Burton’s Plant Powered Kitchen
Vedged Out
Cadry’s Kitchen

Companies I Love:
Blendtec (the very best blender!)
Vegan Cuts (surprise treat boxes mailed to your door)
Emani (vegan makeup)
100% Pure (skin care and makeup, a few products contain honey, the rest are vegan)
Daiya (vegan cheese alternatives)
Fieldroast (vegan roasts and sausages)
PlantFusion (vegan nutritional powders)
Sunwarrior (raw vegan nutritional powders)
Upaya (Canadian online store for vegan items and kitchen tools; fast shipping)
Sick On Sin (Adorable clothing, fair trade produced, vegan designed)
Earth Island/Follow Your Heart (vegan mayonnaise, coconut-based cheeses)
So Delicious Dairy Free (the best ice cream and other vegan cool treats)

Books I Love:
The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
The 30 Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Forks Over Knives by Gene Stone
That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals and other children’s books by Ruby Roth

The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
DIY Vegan and Tiny Treats by Lisa Pitman & Nicole Axworthy
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny
Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin
Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin
Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli
Vegan With a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Get It Ripe by jae steele
The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen
The Complete Book of Year-Round Small-Batch Preserving by Topp & Howard
The Happy Herbivore series by Lindsay Nixon
Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton
The 30-Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeld & Jennifer Murray
Jacked on the Beanstalk by Samantha Shorkey
Nom Yourself by Mary Mattern
But I Could Never Go Vegan! by Kristy Turner

Live Raw by Mimi Kirk
Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Davis and Melina
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Bach
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

Homesteading/DIY/Green Living:
The Urban Homestead by Coyne and Knutzen
Ecoholic by Adria Vasil
Ecoholic Home by Adria Vasil
This Green House by Joshua Piven
City Farmer by Lorraine Johnson
Homemade by Readers Digest

Mindful Living:
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
The Better World Handbook by Ellis Jones

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Harvest for Hope by Jane Goodall
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll

Steven the Vegan by Bodenstein & Robrahn
Vegan is Love by Ruby Roth
That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals by Ruby Roth
Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell
Generation V: …Going, Being and Staying a Vegan as a Teenager by Claire Askew
You Are the Earth: Know the World So You Can Make it Better by David Suzuki
‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind by Ruby Roth
Linus the Vegetarian T-Rex by Robert Neubecker
Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Rah, rah, Radishes by April Pulley Sayre

Food Empowerment Project
Vegan Society
A Well-Fed World
One Green Planet

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Vegan Outreach
Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep
Vegan Cuts
Happy Cow
Care 2


2 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. said:

    I love this list! It’s very helpful to a beginner vegan. Thank you so much for taking the time to compile it!

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