Welcome to Finding Vegan! Our website features the latest and greatest vegan recipes (and finds) submitted by our global community of uber-talented food bloggers. The basics:
– Browse recipes.
– Get inspired.
– Add more plant-based meals to your day. week. month. year. life.
– Wash, rinse, do the dishes, and repeat!
(Wondering WHY VEGAN? We have an answer for that here.)
Our Story. Finding Vegan was launched in the summer of 2011 when founder Kathy Patalsky decided she wanted to solve this problem: How do I browse the vegan recipes from my favorite blogs, without spending alllllllll day online?
The answer: FindingVegan.com
Message From Kathy:
Welcome to Finding Vegan! I started this site in 2011 while I was living in NYC, working in the food world. I realized how enormous the food blogging community was becoming. So many blogs. So much talent. So many recipes. So little time. It was a challenge to keep up with all that amazing content.
I loved the concept of those crowd-sourced “food porn” websites, but I wished there was one that exclusively featured plant-based, vegan recipes.
A Home for Vegan Recipes. Having an exclusively vegan website allows me to showcase a wider variety of bloggers. Instead of having incredibly strict submission approval standards, I really try to give our community a well-rounded feel. I want the photos be beautiful, but sometimes there is a killer recipe idea that a blogger submits – and even if their photo isn’t “perfect” I will approve it.
Finding Vegan is all about supporting ideas and creativity. And inclusiveness in our community.
That is also why our bloggers are NOT just 100% vegan bloggers. Any blog can submit a vegan recipe. I am proud that our site inspires non-vegan bloggers to create more vegan recipes for their readers – just so that they can submit to our site! (Most bloggers find that they get a nice boost in traffic from Finding Vegan! And an even BIGGER boost if we feature their approved recipe on our social channels. Yay to blog traffic for our bloggers.)
So today, Finding Vegan allows you to see recipes from thousands of diverse bloggers from all over the world.
New Recipes. When it comes to meal times, the average person is looking for an easy way to find recipe ideas and inspiration. Finding Vegan offers pages and pages of photo browsable content to inspire your daily menus. And I promise you, there is something for everyone on Finding Vegan.
Updated Daily. Finding Vegan always has something new and fresh! Our home page recipes change every hour, so there are new ideas every single day.
Community. Looking for additional content about veganism? Seeking advice about going vegan? Good news! We are developing guides and content for that. Stay tuned! Plus you can always chat online on our Facebook, Twitter or community boards pages.
I am so glad you found us! Welcome to the Finding Vegan community. ~ Kathy
How the Submission Process Works. ALL our content has been submitted by the bloggers themselves – no funny business. (Bloggers submit, we approve our favorites.) Details + FAQs here.
Our Team. Finding Vegan is a passion project ran by a tiny team. Kathy, yes the person writing this page, does all the fun stuff (submission approval, social media, blogger communication..) and our computer team does all that html-fixing, massive database organizing stuff. Together, we eat, sleep and dream in vegan recipes. Seriously. And when I say “tiny” I mean two, sometimes three people make this website happen. Five if you count our two resident kitty cats, Sochi and Mr.White.
Finding Vegan Mission. We are on a mission to bring vegan recipes and inspiration to as many people as possible. To allow more people to find vegan — to discover and embrace plant based meals at their dinner tables, with their families, all around the world.
Thanks to Finding Vegan, more people are finding vegan and loving it!
But don’t take OUR word for it. Check out what people are saying!..
PPK 100! FindingVegan.com was listed on the 2012 PPK 100!
“Finding Vegan is the number-one traffic source for my blog, Vegan Iowan. When I began blogging, I felt like I had valuable content to share, but didn’t have anyone to whom it really spoke. Finding Vegan has drawn thousands of people to my blog in the few short months of its existence, and its readers have sparked great conversation and provided excellent feedback to my posts. As a relatively new vegan, Finding Vegan is also an invaluable resource as I discover recipes and navigate my new lifestyle. It’s the perfect platform for vegans to exchange recipes and learn from each other!” – Kelly, Vegan Iowan
“Finding Vegan has been a main driver for my blog traffic and had undoubtedly resulted in many new readers. It is my go-to site for discovering vegan recipes, resources and blogs. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my posts via this platform.” – Livvy Z, 86 Lemons
“Finding Vegan is such an amazing website for food bloggers. By simply submitting our recipe images, we’ve seen a HUGE increase in engagement and readership. Furthermore, Kathy knows what she’s doing and always kindly re-shares our images on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve connected with so many vegans this way! I can’t say enough about this site – join and start submitting!” – Dana of Minimalist Baker
“Finding Vegan brings a lot of deeply engaged readers to my site. The people who are referred from FV hang around my site much longer than traffic from other recipe/blog submission sites. There’s a built-in interest in food that nourishes the body + earth with its users that’s really helped to grow my audience.” – Laura, The First Mess
“Finding Vegan has been an enormous inspiration for me since I stumbled across the website both as a photographer and blogger, but also as a community member. I find great joy in sharing with like minded men and women who are as committed to a cruelty free lifestyle as myself. Thank you, Finding Vegan, for all you are– and keep up the great work!” – Nicole Leigh, Willow & Thyme Photography / Nicole Eats
“Finding Vegan is one of my very favorite websites–period! Drool-worthy photos that always lead me to some great new culinary discovery, plus a chance to share my own creations with a huge, appreciative, vegan audience–what more could you ask for as a food blogger? I’ve been submitting since the beginning and have enjoyed watching how the site has evolved and grown (and how referrals to my blog have grown, too!). It’s so great to see that all kinds of bloggers, vegan and non-vegan alike, are tapped into Finding Vegan.” – Ricki Heller, Diet Dessert and Dogs
“FindingVegan has been a fantastic resource to share my own video recipes and to discover more delicious vegan blogs. I’m always inspired (and hungry!) after browsing the site.” – Cobi, Veggietorials
“I didn’t realize how just much demand there was for good vegan food until I started submitted my recipes to Finding Vegan. Now Finding Vegan is my number one source of referral traffic for my blog. And I love that I get to share my passion with so many like-minded people. Thank you. :)” – Nikki, Eating Vibrantly
“I’ve been submitting to Finding Vegan since the beginning. It’s easy and quick to post, and the site is very welcoming and accessible for bloggers. I’m not a superstar photographer, and my photos are often rejected by the ‘glamorous’ sites, but I know they always have a home on Finding Vegan. That’s because Finding Vegan is primarily about the food, vegan food, and sharing ideas and inspiration with others. I love perusing the site as a visitor, as I always find something creative and delicious-looking to whip up in my kitchen. Finding Vegan has also brought tremendous exposure to my blog. It is the #5 all-time referrer to my site. Whenever I have a post on Finding Vegan, I always get lots of click-thru’s. Kathy has featured my posts on Facebook and Twitter numerous times, which I really appreciate. But it’s not just about the traffic – Finding Vegan is a way for food bloggers to discover and get to know one another, which has been fun and rewarding for all of us.” – Sondi Bruner, The Copycat Cook
“I submit all my recipe posts to Finding Vegan because their audience is passionate about vegan food! I get consistent quality traffic from their followers, traffic that spends time on my site and digs into other recipes.” – Stephanie Weaver, The Recipe Renovator
“FindingVegan continues to bring communities together whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, health conscious, simply have dietary restrictions, or even anyone. The website gives us an opportunity to not only expand and share our love for vegan and healthy cuisine, but to also interact with amazing bloggers around the world. Thanks to Kathy, who made this happen.” – Rika, Vegan Miam
“While there are other image driven food sites, FindingVegan.com is the only one that consistently provides me the perfect selection of veg friendly mouth-watering images. As sunnyvegan.com images are featured on the site, my traffic dramatically increases. I am so glad that there is a kind and animal friendly way to enjoy food photography thanks to Finding Vegan!” – Amanda Prince, Sunny Vegan
“Finding Vegan is an amazing site that has allowed me to connect to other vegan people, websites and blogs. It not only lets us share our wonderful creations and yumyums, but also inspires us daily with high quality food photography.” – Madison, Veggieful
“I am very thankful for Finding Vegan- it is the only food gallery site I use alongside Food Gawker and Tastespotting so it is definitely up there with the best! What makes it such a pleasure you use is knowing that every gorgeous image I drool over is also plant based! It’s steadily brought an increase in traffic to my blog over the last year and is now one of my most consistent sources. Keep up the good work!” – Jo, Including Cake
“I love having access to a foodporn site completely devoted to vegan dishes – finally there is the opportunity to get my blog out to the perfect audience. And it really has brought some of the best, most interested and loyal readers to my blog, Quiche-Week.” – Molly, Quiche a Week
“Finding Vegan is a wonderful site for everyone to come together and share all of the beautiful and delicious food that they’ve created. It’s a great way for bloggers to get their dishes seen by the countless readers that visit Finding Vegan every day. I know it’s been true for me – every time a picture of mine is posted to Finding Vegan I see such a huge influx of new readers visiting my site. I absolutely love Finding Vegan!” – Matthew, Vegan Heartland
“I have been submitting most of my dishes at FindingVegan, and in my initial days of blogging, I can say my main source of traffic was FindingVegan, I should be thankful for that. I should also add that it’s one place where vegans and vegetarians can see so many recipes, thanks Kathy for that and now with the all the improvisations, it’s even better. Great Work Kathy, keep going..” – Hema, Aromatic Cooking
“Finding Vegan is such a great tool not only for vegans and vegetarians but also for omnivores that likes to experiment with vegan food. You can get endless inspiration for vegan recipes and make amazing vegan culinary discoveries. A whole new world will unravel on your computer screen as you’ll flip through the pages. Who knew you can bake mouth-watering vegan chocolate chip cookies or vegan blueberry muffins that are just as good (probably better) than the non-vegan version? Certainly not me just a couple of years ago. That’s why I love FV soooo much!” – Mike, TheIronYou
“Seven months ago, when I submitted my first food photo to Finding Vegan, I had no idea how important FV would become to the health of my blog, Vegan Yumminess. In the last three months alone, FV has referred over 4,400 visits to my blog. To say that I’m grateful and thrilled is an understatement!” – Lindsay, Vegan Yumminess
“Finding Vegan is a fabulous site! I have discovered blogs I never new even knew about that are now current readers of my own blog. FV has definitely helped me to reach out to other bloggers like myself.” – Jenn, Edible Sound Bites
Want to help make us a better site? THANK YOU!..
As stated above we are a tiny team dedicated to this website. Your support helps us give more time to the website. Even a small donation of a couple of dollars can go a long way if many people step in to give. If you love what we do, please support Finding Vegan by donating, buying our App or simply sharing us with your friends…
So, thank you for checking us out! Now go find some recipes… welcome! – The Finding Vegan Team