Countdown of Our Top Vegan Food Videos of 2016

This has been a Big year for our online videos—and that’s a capital “B” because they were viewed over 1 billion times this year, an average of some 2.75 million views per day. A huge part of that success is attributable to our tantalizing vegan food videos, which show that delicious and beautiful dishes only become more appealing when you realize that no animals suffered or were slaughtered for the ingredients.

Below, check out our countdown of the top 10 biggest hit food videos. They were ones that people couldn’t help but like, share, and try to make use of at home. You can watch them on an empty stomach, but don’t say that we didn’t warn you! They may make you hungry:

10. Carrot Hot Dogs for Fourth of July

It sounds crazy, but these carrot hot dogs taste a lot like, well, hot dogs! With all the gross things in pork hot dogs—such as bones, bugs, and pig anuses—these carrot dogs make a healthy cruelty-free alternative. The simple ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe will allow you to chomp on the best vegan hot dogs ever in no time. The idea might sound wacky, but you’ve got to try them—trust us on this one!

9. Raw Vegan Lasagna

Grab your food processor, and check out this no-bake recipe.

8. Irish Hangover Nacho Pie

Nacho pie? My two favorite food groups.

7. Vegan Rainbow Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Have all your guests screaming, “Yaaasss, Queen!” with this fabulously delicious recipe.

6. Vegan Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Enliven your next cookout with this easy recipe, which you can quickly throw together with store-bought ingredients.

5. Molten Chocolate Cake for Lovers

A delicious recipe for dessert is just one part of the perfect vegan Valentine’s Day celebration.

4. Vegan Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Bar food at its best—these mouthwatering appetizers won’t last long at any gathering.

3. Five Easy Ways to Use Aquafaba

Aquafaba—the liquid from a can of beans—is taking the world by storm. With it, you can make homemade vegan cheese that slices and melts, eggless mayonnaise, and even egg-free foam for a whiskey sour. Is there anything that this miracle bean juice can’t do? We compiled five super-simple recipes that use aquafaba. Save that chickpea brine and give them a try!

2. Avocado-Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Vegan + Gluten Free)

About 1.6 million people were transfixed by this dessert recipe video on Facebook. Since Ben & Jerry’s introduced four new vegan flavors early in 2016, you could say that it’s been the Year of Vegan Ice Cream.

1. Vegan Sushi Burger

Here it is: our most popular food video of the year! People just couldn’t stop watching and sharing this video, which has had more than 2.2 million views. Just like our recipe for avocado ice cream, this one for a sushi burger is also gluten-free.


Feeling inspired yet?

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If these videos have you feeling ready to make the switch, there’s never been a better time to go vegan. We can even send you a free vegan starter kit. So, what are you waiting for?

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind