Featured Recipes

Ackee and no fish

Ackee and No-Fish

Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish that connects you to the rich culinary heritage of Jamaica, all while keeping it completely plant-based!

Laab Lettuce Wraps

Vegetable and Soya Chunks Curry

Dive into the heart of Jamaica with this Vegetable and Soya Chunks Curry, rich in flavors and tradition!

Laab Lettuce Wraps

Fried Oyster Mushrooms (Fried Chick’n)

This recipe is an animal-free version of the classic soul food dish!

Ackee and no fish

Sweet Potato Pudding

Experience the cozy embrace of Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding, a luscious dessert with a hint of rum warmth.

Laab Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Southern Collard Greens

This colorful kale dish is similar to cooked collard greens and has a delicious crunch and flavor combination.

Laab Lettuce Wraps

Kik Alicha
(Yellow Split Pea Stew)

Kik Alicha is a mild split pea stew simmered in onion-, garlic-, ginger-, and turmeric-based sauce.

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), the organization behind VeganSoulFood.org, was founded by a Xicanx and longtime vegan activist, lauren Ornelas. Inspired by Black staff members jaz Boler, Kennedy Little, and F.E.P. board member, Elise Ferguson, F.E.P. decided to launch VeganSoulFood.org to highlight cultural foods from the African diaspora that do not include animal ingredients and to model that it is possible to eat vegan and still incorporate our cultural comfort foods.

Vegan foods do not contain animal ingredients, including land and sea animals, eggs, dairy, and honey, all of which are products of suffering and exploitation. The produce we all eat is picked by farm workers, who often suffer and are treated unfairly, so we need to recognize just how important it is to support these workers whenever possible. F.E.P. continues to raise awareness about the labor conditions of produce workers while simultaneously working with them to advance their rights by supporting corporate, legislative, and regulatory changes.

We created VeganSoulFood.org to be a user-friendly resource for vegans and the vegan-curious alike, as well as the Black community, and beyond. We hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

VeganSoulFood.org is a collaborative effort, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed: those who submitted original recipes; those who tested recipes; and those who cooked, styled, and photographed each dish!