Go green by going vegan! Even if you’re enjoying the day’s festivities at home, make sure that you do so with animals in mind by choosing vegan ingredients, recipes, and beverages. (Yes, shockingly, some beers aren’t vegan!) When it comes to choosing a vegan St. Patrick’s Day menu, there are two main approaches: Choose Irish-inspired recipes, or match your food to your clothes by using green ingredients! Meat production is more sickening than a bad beer hangover and contributes significantly to deforestation, habitat loss, and species extinction. Going vegan means reducing your impact on the environment while helping animals, improving your own health, and decreasing the chance of future pandemics.

Use these easy and delicious vegan recipes to help plan your March 17 celebration:

Irish Coffee

Irish Whiskey Cake

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Mock ‘Corned Beef’ and Cabbage

Irish Cabbage Salsa

Vegan Irish Stew With Savory Herb Dumplings

Vegan Baileys Irish Cream

Guinness Chocolate Cake With Irish Cream Frosting

Washed Flour Roast Beef

Dublin Coddle With Vegan Irish Sausage

Philadelphia’s Cinnamon ‘Potatoes’

Irish Nacho Pie

Vegan St. Patrick's Day Irish Nacho Pie Recipe with Cashew Sour Cream

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Cabbage Stew

Irish Stout Cupcakes


Minty Vegan Shake

Vegan St. Patrick's Day Mint Shake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Cherry

Avocado Cream Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta

Easy Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Spicy Kale Soup

Spicy Kale Soup©Amy Green


© Dianne's Vegan Kitchen

You’ll need something to wash these down, of course! Grab a pint of Guinness, whose beer became vegan after the company removed isinglass from its filtration method. You can also check out these vegan Irish beers or find out whether your favorite beer brand is vegan. If you’re not keen on beer, other libations like Jameson Irish Whiskey and Baileys Almande are also animal-friendly. Just remember to drink responsibly. Sláinte!

Don’t want to get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day? Get your green on with this awesome t-shirt from The PETA Shop.

Make this St. Patrick’s Day a lucky one for animals by going vegan—you can help save cows, chickens, pigs, fish, and other animals who are used for food. Learn more by ordering our free vegan starter kit and making a commitment to helping animals:

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