We love food, we really love vegan food, and we especially love Middle Eastern vegan food! If you’re getting bored of the same old avocado toast and green smoothie recipes on your feed, you need to check out our favorite Middle Eastern plant-based bloggers. Every content maker on this list is pushing the boundaries of delicious desserts, flavorful dinners, and scrumptious side dishes. We believe that eating vegan can look one-million-and-one ways and these eight women are a testament to that!
1. Nada – One Arab Vegan
Based in Abu Dhabi but originally Egyptian, Nada from One Arab Vegan is constantly coming out with vegan Middle Eastern recipes like Kunafa and Timan Bigila. There’s something for everyone on Nada’s Instagram, whether you have a raging sweet tooth or appreciate fresh produce-focused savory dishes. Her website is packed with recipes to try and we highly recommend you check out her ‘About’ page to learn more about her journey to veganism! You can also follow her on Youtube and Twitter.
2. Joyce Mrad – Joyful Home Cooking
If you love gorgeous food photography and beautiful baked goods, you have to go over to Joyce Mrad’s Instagram and check out her content. The phrase “too pretty to eat” is exemplified on her page with meticulously decorated cakes, tiny tarts, and any other sweet treat you can think of. All of her creations are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. The recipes are right in the caption, so you can skim them and see if you have all the ingredients before rushing to the kitchen to bake! You can also check out her website.
3. Luna Issa
Iraqi food blogger Luna is working on veganizing all her favorite Iraqi dishes. She’ll omit an egg, swap out meat for a vegan alternative, or finish off a dish with a dollop of coconut yogurt, making vegan Middle Eastern cooking look as simple as it should be. If you’re looking for great ways to incorporate more Middle Eastern cuisine in your life, you need to check her out on Instagram.
4. Hala Jay – Hala Shares
We love all of Hala Jay’s work. Not only does she have incredible food photography, but the food also looks delicious. Whether you’re looking for a summer salad sprinkled with vegan feta or have a hankering for double chocolate gluten-free cupcakes, Hala has got you covered. She shares the recipe in the caption of each photo on Instagram so be sure to follow her to not miss out on her next creation!
5. Mana – The Iranian Vegan
Have you ever tried Iranian food? Well, now you have the chance to make it in your own kitchen by following Mana, The Iranian Vegan! Her creative twists on traditional Iranian food are mouth-watering and inspiring. Our favorite recipe of hers is her Vegan Persian Lamb Shank with Fava Bean and Dill Rice made with oyster mushrooms. Yum! Give her a follow on Instagram and visit her website to have a look at all of her scrumptious recipes.
6. Zena Hassoun – Zen and Zaatar
Zena Hassoun has Syrian-Palestinian roots and loves to celebrate her culture with plant-based dishes, but she doesn’t stop there. Followers on Instagram and TikTok can expect a variety of different types of food, like portobello pizzas and seitan piccata. If you want in-depth recipes, you can check out her Youtube channel or blog. She also has a great recipe blog and e-book which are both available on her website.
7. Janelle – Plant-Based Folk
There’s a lot to like about Janelle from Plant-Based Folk. Her recipes are innovative and delicious, her food looks scrumptious but not over-complicated, and she’s half Lebanese! Janelle’s Instagram bio reads “adapting traditional cooking into vegan cooking” and we think she does a great job doing just that. Check out her website for more!
8. Sukkari – Sukkari Life
If you’re looking for information on plant-based nutrition, look no further than Sukkari from Sukkari Life. She shares quite a lot of food content, especially on her website. But she also enjoys talking and teaching others about the joys of yoga, ethical fashion, and vegan living on her website. We love her positive energy, ethical approach to life, and her plant-based nutrition knowledge! You can follow Sukkari on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, TikTok.
The world is full of vegans from every corner of the earth who’ve put enormous amounts of time and effort into teaching the world the joys of eating plant-based. We love the flavors, the creativity, and the culture infused into these bloggers’ content, so make sure to follow them, give them plenty of love and Support, and start cooking their magnificent recipes today!
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
- Eggplant Ratatouille (Middle Eastern Variation)[Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- Mujadara: Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Crispy Onions [Vegan]
- Middle Eastern Harira Soup [Vegan]
- Spicy Middle Eastern Braised Chickpeas With Cauliflower [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- Middle Eastern Eggplant Roast [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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