Going Vegan and Staying Vegan

While there are countless books, blogs, podcasts, and websites dedicated to helping people transition to veganism and stick with it, here are a few that we really like! We also encourage you to investigate online to find out good sources of vegan inspiration.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: The Compassionate Cook

“Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has dedicated her life to empowering people to make informed food choices, to debunking myths about veganism, to being a voice for animals, and to giving people the tools and resources they need to live according to their own values of compassion and wellness. Using her unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense, Colleen adeptly addresses the ethical, social, and practical aspects of a compassionate lifestyle.”

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World – Bob Torres

In this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans offer tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Sometimes funny and irreverent yet always aware of its serious message, this resource for being vegan in a world that doesn’t always understand or have sympathy for the lifestyle illustrates how to go vegan in three weeks or less by employing a “cold tofu method;” convince family, friends, and others that there is no such thing as a vegan cult; and survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores. Also offering answers to questions such as “Do you, like, live on apples and twigs?” this reference dispels myths and explains the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism, encouraging everyone to embrace their inner vegan.

Our Hen House

Our Hen House, named the 2011 Indie Media Powerhouse by VegNews Magazine, produces multimedia resources that you can use in order to find your own way to change the world for animals.

Vegan Social Networks

When you need more connection and conversation than our local vegan community offers, you can look to a few new vegan social networks (in addition to the many vegan forums and discussion groups on larger networking sites).


A new network that looks a lot like Pinterest combined with Google+, Bleat offers vegans a chance to share recipes, news, personal stories, and more.

Vegan Forum

A more traditional-looking online discussion forum for all aspects of veganism and animal rights.


These are just a few of the many, many, vegan retailers you can find online.  But, while we certainly encourage supporting vegan enterprises, you can find vegan food, clothing, and toiletries just about anywhere.  Questions? Just send us an email!