Crunchy Vegan is a companion for your journey to discover yourself through veganism.
Blazing the Trail
Crunchy Vegan offers real value by capturing the latest news, knowledge, products, and experiences that make vegan living both easy and enjoyable. As a collective of inspired movers and shakers, Crunchy Vegan envisions a world without suffering or exploitation—and we’re forging the path ahead.
Without Compromise or Sacrifice
Yet, there’s no need to sacrifice who we are or what we love when embarking on a path toward veganism. Through veganism, people are unearthing their most authentic selves, honing their ethics, and living compassionately. As we cultivate kindness and tread gently on this Earth, we continue to radiate the vibrant individuality within us all.
Author Years Vegan
Years and counting
What motivated you to go vegan? Whatever your reason, I imagine you probably feel strongly about it. For me, the incredible respect I have for animals empowered me to remove myself from the systems of their suffering—whether food, entertainment, or any other system of...read more
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting an absolutely adorable small town in Pennsylvania. Not quite 30 miles from Philadelphia, the old mill town of Phoenixville is today home to just over 16,000 residents (according to the 2016 census). I had no clue what...read more
Recently, I was presented with a wonderful opportunity to join Martina Fink on her new podcast, The Glow Life, to talk about my experiences with Veganism. I loved the conversation we had and I think we touched upon some pretty important subjects. Listen...read more
It's hard to start a new habit, but I love a good challenge and it always seems to be the first step in kickstarting good behavior. So this summer, from June 1st to August 31st, I'll strive to live a life that's mostly local and zeroish waste. Let's be honest: these...read more
After a recent girls' weekend trip to Toronto, Canada, I just keep dreaming of the yummy food and the great experiences. It was a great visit and I can't wait to go back to this vegan-friendly city! The Crunchy Vegan Toronto Travel Plan Where to Stay: 3 Nights in a...read more
Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out a few pieces of wearable technology. I had already been wearing the Fitbit Alta for about a year when Verizon presented me with a chance to try the Fitbit Ionic and also an Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch—and so began...read more
“I had to come out! Baltimore doesn’t get many events like this!” This sentiment, shared by one gleeful shopper at the Charm School Chocolate Spring Pop-Up Shop this past weekend, is echoed throughout Baltimore’s vegan community. Folks here are hungry for more vegan...read more
This past Saturday, people traveled from across the country for the 2018 World Vegan Mac 'n Cheese Championship. Baltimore's third vegan mac and cheese championship, hosted by Thrive Baltimore, featured 29 worthy contenders—some from as far as Portland, Oregon. A...read more
Well, 2017 sure was...something. Honestly, it was a bit challenging for me. But I'm happy to say that the challenging experiences were punctuated by delicious meals. It was another year of good eatin'! Last year, I summarized the 16 best vegan meals of 2016, focusing...read more
Just in time for the new year, a gift for my readers: here's a Crunchy Vegan Starter Kit to help you and others in the journey to veganism. A new year, a new opportunity. I must say, my 2017 ended in a whirlwind. So I'll certainly be taking some time this January to...read more