Do I have a treat for all you foodies out there! Whether you’re looking for soul food, African-inspired cuisine, or healthy and delicious vegan options, here’s a list of black vegan chefs to follow on Instagram for that much-needed inspo.

1. Eva

Eva, also known as “the Wild Sunflower Chef,” is making waves with her recent cookbook, Lettuce Feast. It all started when she decided to lose weight, which eventually led her to go plant-based and shed more than 60 pounds. Now, you can find her whipping up flavor-packed recipes that she adds to her website regularly.

2. Jenné Claiborne

Jenné Claiborne grew up eating classic Southern comfort foods in Atlanta, but she decided to go vegan after feeling bad about animal exploitation. Now, she’s a vegan chef, health coach, and cooking instructor.

The transition didn’t stop her from letting her imagination run wild to recreate the dishes that she once loved—but with a vegan twist.

3Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is an award-winning chef, author, and food-justice activist. Just two months after publishing his fourth book, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed, Amazon named it one of the best cookbooks of 2014.

His work has also been featured in multiple publications, including The New York Times.

4. Afia Amoako

Today on the blog we are doing something a little different. Veganism is not just about what you eat but also what you support, which includes make up that does not test on animals and uses ingredients that are not derived from animal products. Over the course of the year I have been putting together a list of vegan friendly makeup that is brown girl friendly because it is already hard enough to find makeup that matches us brown/black girls. If you are interested make sure to check the link in my bio. . . . . . . . #vegan #makeup #crueltyfree #crueltyfreemakeup #veganmakeup #veganfriendly #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlswhoblog #vegan #veganbeauty #skincare #veganskincare #africanvegan #blackgirlbloggers #beauty #healthyliving #healthy #blogger

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Afia Amoako is an African-Canadian who started a blog to document her journey as a new vegan while paying homage to her Ghanaian roots.

Definitely not the most colourful bowl of food but boy are the flavours incredible. Yesterday I went to see Avengers and was not home till late, so I was not surprised when I got back at 11. However, it was perfect timing for lunch. I started my day off with some egusi stew my mom made, vegan friendly of course, with some yam, mushrooms sautéed in garlic and coconut oil, and some Japanese sweet potatoes because we are fresh out of plantains. Unfortunately I do not have a recipe for the stew for a very particular reason, which I will explain in an upcoming video. . . . . . . . . . . . #vegan #veganfood #healthy #greens #veggies #buddhabowl #healthyfood #egusi #ampesi #plantain #africanfood #ghanaianfood #ghanaianeats #healthyeats #veganfoodshare #veganeats #whatveganseat #veganlunch #ctfu #veganfoodshare #veganfoodspot #veganvultures #peanut #ahealthynut

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Years later, she continues to create delicious African-inspired vegan recipes, which you can check out on her YouTube channel and Instagram page.

5. Brenda Beener

Chef Brenda Beener is known for her delicious organic vegan soul food that she serves along with other vegan dishes at her family-owned restaurant in New York City.

?? Vegan Brunch SAT & SUN mornings @seasonedvegan on 113th & Saint Nic.

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She spent more than 30 years learning and practicing how to get the most flavor out of 100 percent vegan ingredients.

6. Stacey Dougan

Stacey Dougan is recognized internationally as an expert vegan and raw-food nutritionist and chef. She’s also the owner of Simply Pure, a vegan restaurant in Las Vegas.

Since successfully curing herself of eczema and serious gut issues with a plant-based diet, she now has a passion for inspiring others to eat more plant-based foods.

7. Chef Ahki

Saturday Local Market Vibes

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Chef Ahki is a celebrity chef who has cooked and prepared vegan meals for Waka Flocka Flame, Common, and Lenny Kravitz, to name just a few. She’s also an activist, an author, and the CEO of Delicious Indigenous Foods.

Added kamut udon noodles??

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Raised by four generations of natural healers, she’s a natural foods enthusiast, using seasonal, organic fresh fruits and vegetables to create healthy recipes designed to promote healing and wellness.


OK, so now that you’ve seen this list, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Instagram and get some great ideas from these chefs’ pages.  Whatever type of dish you’re looking for, these chefs have you covered.