10 Apps That Will Keep Your Vegan-ism In Check
Are you thinking of trying out a new restaurant but not sure if they have vegan options? Undecided as to whether or not Oreo's are vegan? What about this Vodka - is it vegan? Are these detergent brands cruelty-free? Thanks to the digital age, these 10 vegan apps below have got you covered.
Is It Vegan?
There are some things you just know are vegan: fruit, vegetables-- even almond milk. But sometimes what constitutes as vegan or not gets lost in translation, and that’s where Is It Vegan? is here to help. Whether scanning a barcode or manually searching for it, you can find out which foods you love are either secretly vegan goodies or something you need to cut from your diet ASAP.
If you’re a fan of chain restaurants or simply out for a late-night Panera run (haven’t we all been there)?, you can use VeganXPress to find all of the vegan treats on their menu. Just look up the chain, and it gives you all the nutritional facts you need. All in all, VeganXPress is the app you never knew you needed.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
If you’re thinking of going vegan but can’t handle the thought of cutting out your friday-night Chinese takeout, it’s no sweat: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart helps you break your old habits and get into the groove of veganism. The app not only provides recipes anybody could get down, it also serves as a personal food log.
On vacation? Or lost in your own city? HappyCow is the vegan equivalent to Yelp, helping you find restaurants ranging from ones that simply serve vegan options all the way to vegan-only places. Plus, you can see photos and reviews from other people in your area. It shouldn’t be hard to find great food- and HappyCow has got you covered.
Designed by future U.S. President (at least in my mind) and current rapper Lil B, vegEMOJI lets you use custom-made vegan stickers, emojis, and gifs to spread positivity and sustainability around to everyone. The app is also in partnership with Follow Your Heart, a vegan-foods brand dedicated to promoting a healthy, plant-based lifestyle for all.
Still coming to terms with the fact that not all of your favorite drinks are vegan? Vegaholic is here to either break your heart or make you soar-- either way, they’re serving you the facts on all your favorite wines, beers, and liquors. At least you’ll have a cruelty-free hangover!
Similar to HappyCow, Vanilla Bean works to help you find all of your favorite vegan restaurants within the United States and abroad. Plus, you can even filter the app to include gluten-free or raw options. Eco-conscious and guilt-free, Vanilla Bean takes all the pressure off of you-- plus, you can suggest new venues that the app may not know about yet.
Whether milk, white, or dark, there’s no such thing as bad chocolate. But that’s not always the case-- especially when many companies harvest chocolate in areas of the world where slavery is still a major bone of contention. Chocolate List not only helps you find brands that create fair-trade options, but also helps locate vegan choices, too.
It’s no secret that a lot of our favorite fashion and beauty brands engage in unethical practices- but that doesn’t mean we can’t disengage from them. With Fair Fashion, you can easily locate fashion brands that don’t harm or test on animals, as well as brands that allow their workers to live off of paid, living wages.
Similar to both Is It Vegan and Fair Fashion, Cruelty-Cutter works like so: type in your product (or scan its barcode), and find out if its truly cruelty-free or not. Now, you can purchase things on your next shopping spree- from makeup to soap to all-purpose cleaner- without any confusion or guilt.