In the South, Thanksgiving has a distinctly soul-food flavor. Aside from just being delicious, the Soul Food Thanksgiving offer a unique window into the history of the African American Experience. Plenty of families and restaurants plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in soul-food style.

If you’re the type who likes grits with your gravy you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got everything you need for a vegan soul food thanksgiving, courtesy of the Food Monster App.


Sides With Soul 

Source: Sweet Potato and Sage Corn Muffins

Aaliyah Jenkins‘s Zucchini Basil Skillet Cornbread will start you off in that old southern style. Jalepeno Hushpuppies by Gabrielle St. Claire add the savory greasy zest you needAmber St. Peter’s Very Cheesy Mac & Cheese is the most classic offering of soul food sides, While Courtney West‘s Sweet Potato and Sage Corn Muffins will put a smile on the face of classic and innovation lovers alike!

Vegetables & Legumes

Source: Stir-Fried Okra 

Molly Patrick‘s Smoky Southern Collard Greens adds some healthy crunch to the table. Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili by Pavani Nandula and Smoky Lentil Chili With Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread Nancy Partington will add some protein to your bowls. For a more fired-up offering, check out Molly Patrick‘s Golden Battered Okra Fritters. The Stir-Fried Okra by Rinku Bhattacharya has deep, rich flavor!



Barbecue 'Ribs'

Source: Barbecue Ribs

Sara Oliveira‘s Black-Eyed Pea Patties are a perfect center to any soul  food meal. Pressure Cooker Hoppin’ John by Cheri Alberts will add a flavorful dimension to your soup ladle. You can always make these Barbecue Ribs by Yana Chistyakova for a traditional soul food experience. No matter what, be sure to add a heaping helping of Herbed Cornbread Stuffing by Rene Barker.



Sweet Potato Pie

Source: Sweet Potato Pie

For soul food dessert? Nothing can compare to these two classic southern offerings: Leah Moldowan‘s Sweet Potato Pie and Pumpkin Cobbler by Gabrielle St. Claire.

Still need more Thanksgiving ideas? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for all the plant-based Thanksgiving recipes you could hope for, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. With the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes also on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Source: Stir-Fried Okra