What if there were a way to support equality and justice while enjoying tasty plant-based foods, all from the comfort of your own home? Well, you’re in luck, because these 10 Black-owned vegan food brands deliver right to your door.
Maya’s Cookies has all sorts of delectable, unique recipes that you won’t find at your average bakery. “The Obama” was inspired by former first lady Michelle Obama’s iconic mint, white, and semi-sweet chocolate chip cookie recipe—but made vegan. You can send deluxe packages of Maya’s Cookies to friends and family as a nice gift or simply treat yourself.
If you never seem to have a moment off, meal prepping doesn’t have to be another chore to add to your busy schedule. Sam Boyce created Boycemode so that you can have meal prep options delivered right to your door in 100% compostable packaging. Boycemode offers a wide variety of wholesome plant-based meals, which allows you to fuel your body the right way while alleviating some stress.
MylkDog Notcho Cheez
MylkDog Cheez products contain 11 ingredients that are dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free. If you think vegan cheese makes everything better (which it does), try the Original Notcho Cheez. You can add it to sandwiches, burritos, mac and cheese, chips, veggies—whatever your taste buds desire.
If knowing that traditional marshmallows are filled with animal bones and tendons isn’t enough to make you find a vegan option, Funky Mello will surely do the trick. These aren’t your run-of-the mill plain marshmallows—they’re chewy and gooey and come in different flavors so that you can enjoy them in a vegan s’more or by themselves.
Jakera & Co.
Jakera & Co. is the brainchild of the one and only Jakera Willis, who decided it was time to change the way people think and talk about food. This raw, vegan, and gluten-free spread can be added to nearly any snack, from fruit to toast. Try adding the Cinnamon Maple Walnut Oat Butter to your vegan yogurt for a new go-to breakfast recipe.
Mac & Yease
Ayindé Howell combined his passion for nutritious vegan cooking with his family’s generational recipes to create Mac & Yease. If you need an easy-to-prepare dish that you can share with friends and family, the Original Mac & Yease and the Jalapeño & Cheddar Mac & Yease packs come with all the ingredients and instructions that will make you the king or queen of the vegan potluck.
Houston Sauce Co.
If you need to enliven your plant-based plate with some new vegan sauces, Houston Sauce Co. is where it’s at. Flavors include sweet, spicy, cheesy, tangy—whatever you’re craving, there’s a sauce that will satisfy. Toss some fried cauliflower in the Dirty 3rd Sauce to make delicious vegan Buffalo wings, or dip some veggies into the fresh lemon pepper Sunnyside Sauce.
Choose Life Foods
Carolyn Simon grew up loving Jamaican patties, which is why she was so compelled to make a version of them that vegans can enjoy. These patties are packed with wholesome ingredients such as kale, carrots, and soy-based vegan beef, all wrapped in a soft, flaky crust.
Owned by mother-daughter vegan chefs Mieko Scott and Kamari Quinones, Hella Nuts is the soy-free option for vegan meat. The walnut-based meat can be shipped to your door and added to tacos, pasta, burritos, and all kinds of other dishes for a little extra protein and texture.
Kubé Nice Cream
Made with raw coconut milk, Kubé ice cream is refreshing, delicious, and nourishing. You can try the classic vanilla or chocolate flavors or opt for something a little more daring, like the Orange Turmeric, Cardamom, or Lemon Ginger.
While you oppose speciesism, it’s important to keep other social justice issues in mind as well. If you’re looking for more Black-owned businesses to support, check out PETA’s list of Black-owned vegan restaurants and Black-owned beauty brands.