Veganism used to be pretty niche, but these days, it’s getting more and more mainstream. An influx of great vegan restaurants in major cities (Temple of Seitan in London, Champs Diner in New York, and Flore in L.A.), and an increase in celebrities proudly owning their veganism (thanks, JME) is hinting at a change in how the average person thinks about plant-based diets. 2016 research found that there’s now half a million vegans in the U.K., 3.5 times more than there were in 2006. Similarly, in the U.S., the number of vegans doubled between 2009 and 2016.
Not everybody has the means or the time to go vegan, but if you’re interested, you might find it’s easier (and more fun) than you think. The FADER spoke to six cool vegans about how and why they made the change, and what they love to eat both outside and inside their homes.
Chef, Cook Daily (London)
Chef, Modern Love (New York)
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