When you open your closet, is there an absence of color? Is your cruelty-free makeup collection full of black nail polish and dark eye shadows? Is Davey Havok your vegan idol? Do you refuse to accept that rainbows and unicorns are the new black?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a good chance that you’ve spent the last few months thinking, “I want foods that match my smudged eyeliner and Instagram aesthetic, too.”

Say goodbye to trendy, colorful food and hello to Halloween year-round with black food to feed your inner goth.

Black Bean Pasta

Pasta is delicious AND cheap! Use the money that you save on dinner toward cruelty-free black hair dye. (It’s not just a phase, Mom!)

Black Sesame Doughnut From Good Town Doughnuts in Los Angeles

Because goths have a sweet tooth, too.

Charcoal Lemonade

Wednesday morning drinks ?? #Lemonade #AllDayVegan

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Because, sure—lemons are tasty, but I don’t want to drink anything that reminds me of the sun (vamp life)!


Why use white or brown rice when you can use BLACK?

Black Sesame Ice Cream From Magpies Softserve in Los Angeles

Don’t forget: Vegan sandwich cookies and dairy-free fudge syrup are black, too!

Black Rice Bites from Hunter Foods

Need something to snack on while binge-watching horror movies? These bloodless bites are Dracula-approved!

Black Burger Buns

Want to take this to the next level? Use black food coloring to make the condiments as dark as your soul.

Black Garlic

And one month later… #blackgarlic See you tomorrow!

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Garlic goes against the whole vamp life thing, but who can say no to black garlic tofu?

Black Smoothie

Stayed up all night reading gothic fiction? Need an energy boost? Use blueberries to make black smoothies. Pro tip: Drink through a reusable straw so you don’t smudge your dark lipstick.

Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino From Starbucks

Get it with soy milk and ask for no whip on top or in the center.

Red Vines Black Licorice Twists

When you’re so goth that even your candy is black. Keep it dark but tasty with some classic black licorice—the original goth food.

Poetry and painting are great, but in a world that just doesn’t understand, you want as many creative outlets as possible. Get crafty in the kitchen—turn any food black with black food coloring or gel.

Avoid black-colored foods that contain squid ink (gross!). Squids are sensitive and can feel pain, and just like all animals, they don’t want to die.

Be sure to tweet your vegan black food creations to @peta2. Stay creepy. ?