Veggly & abillion team up to create vegan dates across the world on Valentine’s Day

Veggly, the dating app for vegans and vegetarians, has teamed up with abillion to create and offer unique vegan dates for 4 lucky VegMatches across the world.

Any Veggly and abillion user that successfully VegMatch between now and the 12th February, will be entered into a prize draw to win a special vegan dinner at a top restaurant on Valentine’s Day. The 4 winning couples will be drawn from a global pool of matches, with at least 4 countries represented. The pool is expected to be large as abillion has more than 800,000 downloads and Veggly has recently hit 1,000,000 users.

What exactly is the treat/date?

Veggly & abillion will arrange a free vegan dinner on ‘Veglentine’s Day’ in a city of choice for each of the 4 winning couples at a top abillion rated restaurant.

Commenting on the new promotion, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “Valentine’s day is a great opportunity for vegans and vegetarians to get out there and meet their herbivorous partner for the future. We’re proud to team up with abillion to make this a reality for couples across the world this year. We’re excited to see which restaurants they enjoy most!

“It’s a dream partnership for us. Veggly helps you find your vegan partner, abillion helps you find your best vegan restaurants. What more could you want?”

Also commenting on the promotion, Vikas Garg, founder and CEO of abillion, said: “We want to make all aspects of our lives more sustainable, whether that’s through our food choices, travel, energy, or dating. This Valentine’s Day, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore some new vegan cuisine; and to inspire more people to choose a plant-based lifestyle. We’re thrilled to partner with Veggly on this new initiative and let’s hope we see some long-term couples as a result of these special dates.”

About the promotion

  • How to participate?

Start Liking and find your VegMatch from 27/Jan to 12/Feb.

Make sure the other person also wishes to have this special dinner and participate in this promotion.

Follow Veggly on the abillion app and ask your VegMatch to do the same.

Fill out the form to participate. Only one of the two people have to do this.

Link to the form : https://form.jotform.com/230205723342040

  • Basic Rules

The couple agrees on sharing pictures and a short testimonial of the experience to be posted on our social media. (Instagram/Twitter and abillion)

Veggly & abillion will pay for a set menu with a starter, a main course, a dessert, 1 drink (alcoholic or not) and 1 bottle of water / soft drink. This may vary depending on the available options in the venue.

Veggly will also cover any applicable service fees.

If you enjoy the service, you can tip additionally.

The couple will care for their transportation to the restaurant.

  • Additional Rules

Both people have to agree with the promotion rules. Participants may be asked to sign an agreement.

About Veggly

Veggly was created to help vegans, vegetarians, and aspiring vegans/vegetarians to find, match and chat to other like-minded people nearby. At present, Veggly is the only vegan/vegetarian dating app available on Android, iOS and desktop/web.

Veggly, which now has over 1,000,000 users, is available throughout the world (users in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth thanks to its growing army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app from English into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.

About abillion

Founded by CEO Vikas Garg in 2018, our mission is to mobilise a billion people to save the world, by making better choices for the planet.

The abillion app, available in 180 countries worldwide, is quickly becoming the super app for sustainability. We’ve helped millions of people discover, shop and review sustainable options from over 250,000 consumer products companies and restaurants globally.

Through our unique giving program, abillion has donated over US $2.5 million to create impact for animals, children and the environment.

Learn more at: https://impact.abillion.com/about

Mateus and Daphne Love Story #OurVeg-Match

May 25, 2021, was not just another “ordinary” day of the pandemic. By the end of it, something beautiful had begun. At around 11 pm, a sequence of events began that was anything but ordinary.

I was curious about the Likes I had received in the last 4 months and decided to get Veggly Premium.

The last Like I had received, which had only occurred less than 5 minutes earlier, was from a woman in Uberaba. Whom I would’ve never seen since my radar was up to 100km away and Uberaba is 500km from here.

We think we know everything, right? We’ve all created personal standards for who we will and won’t engage with online.

I looked at the first profile picture, found it wonderful, and clicked to see more. However, this was the only photo, and I usually like to have at least two photos before proceeding. Why? I don’t know either.

She had no information in her bio, and again, my instincts went into alarm mode. After all, there was a long distance to consider, she only had one photo, and there was no description underneath. My profile was totally the opposite, with several photos and a long bio.

Even so, I clicked the Like button to create a Veg-Match. The other Likes, I totally ignored. I’ll never know who they were, and I’m so happy and grateful for that.

I said “hi,” joked about the distance, and sang a song with Uberaba in the lyrics. The function for sending audio is wonderful in this app. Shortly after that, I said that I needed to sleep, but would return to send more messages the next day.

My feeling was that it had been a reciprocal and light conversation, although very short.

For her, it was a different story. She thought I was joking, and that I would not send any more messages. 😅

Early the next day, I texted her, and only about 14-15 hours later, she answered me. This was unusual (I would later find out) since Daphne commonly goes for days without contacting people on social networks. Plus, the fact that I was more or less a stranger to her, and the chances of leaving me hanging were huge.

But it all worked out. All these behavioral patterns were put aside, and she replied to me late that Thursday night. Our conversation started early on Friday and extended into Saturday. We made our first video call, where we talked for almost 4 hours.

During that week, she watched an episode of a TV series in which a person makes a questionnaire with another friend, and whoever passes this questionnaire will then fall in love. To the surprise of @callmedaphne, I had not only watched this show as well but remembered the season and episode number. 😁

We didn’t believe that a quiz would do magic, but it served as a good icebreaker for a possibly awkward first video call. After saying goodbye to her that day, I felt it was time to say goodbye to the app it self. 

It may have been a bit hasty, but there are moments in life when you just know you’re doing the right thing and don’t even think about looking back. I think that was the case.

We talked all day Sunday in another long video call, then the same thing occurred on Monday and the rest of the week; and throughout the month of June.

During this time, I received a picture with a QR code for a playlist titled “To Make You Smile.” It had the titles of the songs I have tattooed on the body, and another one titled “The Weight of My Heart” from @CastelloBranco, along with a letter. I answered this letter by sending the name of my favorite perfume and a Daruma; and days later I received a response with her favorite perfume.

When we decided it was time to finally meet in person, we chose July 9 (which is a holiday in São Paulo), and that later came to be the official beginning of our relationship.

I drove 500 kilometers to visit her, we stayed at the home of a cousin of hers for the weekend. I thought the idea was great because it would make her feel safe. When I arrived at the house, I sent my location to a friend who already knew the whole situation. “Man, if I disappear, I was here.” You never know, right?

It was about 7 pm when we met for the first time, but the hug felt more like we were having a reunion.

As the relationship evolved, we each met with our respective families, had long video calls, and daily conversations, with many good moments in person. A little over one year after our initial Veg-Match, I got in my car bound for Uberaba to pick her up and move in together.

I could not be happier or more grateful. She is moving to a new city and state for our relationship.

I believe that true love is more about how much you’re willing to give to your partner, regardless of how much they give you. I’m willing to give the world to her.

Thank you so much, Veggly!

Text edited by Michael Chatham

A great vegan wedding #OurVeg-Match

We have the mission to help people find others with common core values. The love for animals and the environment are some of the principles that the veg community stands for. Veggly creates opportunities for vegans to make new friends and create new relationships and, once in a while, we hear about an amazing event, such as a vegan wedding!

When one of these stories happens we are thrilled to share it with you. For those following the stories that we post for a little while, you may remember Wil and Nathan. The couple from the US lived in different cities in Florida and met through Veggly during the pandemic. After one year of dating, they got engaged, and recently they tied the knot and had a great vegan wedding.

It was a beautiful ceremony where they showed all their love for each other. We from Veggly are very happy for having helped them meet each other. You can check below some pictures of the wedding and read the full history of how Wil and Nathan met each other.

The Complete Love Story

“I just want to say how happy I am to have found Veggly. I had enough with dating women who just couldn’t understand my ethical concerns regarding animals. Me being vegan and them being non-vegan was something that became a recurring issue. And working from home as a professional artist didn’t exactly give me many opportunities to meet women, let alone the right women. Therefore, I decided to search for a veg-friendly dating app in hopes of finding a better match. I got an account with Veggly and was happy to know that there were others out there who cared about the things I cared about.  


My work, however, consumed me, and for months I hadn’t yet dated anyone from the app, that is, until June of 2020. I opened up Veggly and there she was! Her name was Wil. She was so beautiful and she was vegan too! It was her first day on the app. We started chatting, and quickly took our conversation to Instagram, and then Skype. I lived in Tampa. She lived in Miami. We were both over four hours away from each other, but that didn’t stop us from getting to know one another. We spent two and a half months talking every day before meeting in person. So, by the time we met, it didn’t take long for me to ask her to be my girlfriend. We became a couple in September of 2020. 


While our relationship continued to be long distance, we made the effort to visit each other on weekends. Sometimes she’d come to Tampa. Sometimes I’d go to Miami. And other times we’d meet in the middle – exploring beaches, canoeing rivers, and camping in the wilderness. It was so much fun to have the opportunity to spend time with her, and it was always comforting to know that our diet and our ethics were never going to be an issue.
Eventually, after months of long-distance dating, Wil accepted a remote position, which gave her the opportunity to move to Tampa! Since her move, we’ve had the opportunity to grow together, and to know each other more deeply. In September of 2021, one year since we met in person, I happily asked Wil to be my wife. Without hesitation, she said yes! 
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet each other. We are so excited to start the rest of our lives together. Wil tells me that she almost didn’t sign up, but that her brother encouraged her to because she “could find the one!” Well, turns out, she did. And it only took her one day! “

Tips for dating vegans (or Anyone Else, Really)

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 Many people searching for their significant other will eventually come to the realization that dating can be difficult, frustrating, and even downright depressing. It can even make some take a hiatus from romantic pursuits, and dedicate their free time to something else. Yet, eventually, the desire to have that “special someone” in your life will call you back into the arena. Here are some quick tips to try and maximize your success and make sure your time playing the dating game is time well spent, when dating vegans (or anyone else):

1. Be Yourself

When you’re setting up an online dating profile, or going on an in-person date with someone for the first time, you naturally want to put your best foot forward. You know how important, and long-lasting, first impressions can be.

But resist the temptation to create a “false self,” which seems to be all the more common in this age of social media, with every other person wanting to be a trendsetter or influencer, and amass the largest following possible. 

It is important that the other person befriends, and perhaps ultimately falls in love with, the real you, and not some fictitious persona you’ve created to impress people. While it may be tempting to embellish details of your life, and create the “perfect” version of yourself, remember that, if the relationship lasts, your partner will eventually discover the real you, and they’ll be heartbroken if they find that the person they’ve fallen in love with is actually a character you’ve created in your head.

2. Be Honest

 As your relationship with another person goes on, past first impressions and into the “getting to know you” phase and beyond, you should always strive to be as truthful as possible. 

Now, obviously, we all have secrets. Many people have lived through trauma and experienced hardships; sometimes at more than one point in their lives. You shouldn’t be forced to share anything you’re not comfortable disclosing. 

But whenever it is reasonable, tell the truth. Remember, the truth might very well reveal itself later on, and as long as the relationship is built on mutual respect, your partner should accept you for who you are your flaws and all. 

3. Have Realistic Expectations

That’s right, flaws! Everybody has them, even vegans! And if you can’t acknowledge that you are a flawed human being, and accept and love yourself, how can you expect another person to?

Furthermore, it is vitally important that you recognize that whoever you fall in love with will have their own set of imperfections, and that’s okay too. Nobody is perfect, and even vegans make mistakes. We are actively trying to live as kind, respectful, and meaningful life as possible, but sometimes we fail in those efforts.

Don’t expect the other person to be a prince or princess from a fairy tale. It’s important to have standards, but don’t make them so impossibly high that no one can ever live up to them.

4. Be Open-Minded and Willing to Accept Differences

You are never going to find someone who thinks and acts exactly like you. That’s what makes us individuals. No matter how much you have in common with another person, there will always be things you disagree on, big and small. 

Now, obviously, as vegans, many of us consider treating animals with respect to being a moral baseline, along with many other intersectional social justice causes. But if your partner likes bluegrass music, and you prefer death metal, don’t let this sort of thing be a dealbreaker. Part of the fun of dating someone is learning to appreciate a different perspective on the world. Take the opportunity to learn new things and explore new territory. What hobbies or interests does your partner have that you were previously unfamiliar with?

5. Be Patient

Finding the love of your life might take time, so don’t lose hope. Unfortunately, movies and songs often make the search for love look extremely easy and straightforward. Boy meets girl, they fall in love almost immediately, and that’s that. Off into the sunset (or at least, the bedroom). But real life doesn’t always work out that way. Many people spend years searching for the right partner.

You just have to try your best to stay optimistic and tell yourself that somewhere out there, there is a magnificent person looking for you too.

6. Don’t Let a Bad Experience Stop You

Most people will go on a bad date, get rejected by a potential love interest, or have their hearts broken by a bad breakup at some point in their life. This may happen several times, in fact. But don’t let a bad experience make you think that you are unworthy of being loved. 

Sometimes people can be cruel, even if you are still attracted to them in some way. Consider getting out of a toxic relationship, or avoiding one altogether, as a blessing in disguise. If a person, regardless of whether you’ve known them for five minutes or 5 years, treats you inhumanely and intentionally seeks to hurt you (either emotionally or physically), you’re probably better off without them. Move on, and find someone who treats you with respect and compassion.

7. Don’t Sabotage Yourself

A quick checklist of do’s and don’ts when creating an online profile:

     • Take the time to write a bio. People don’t want to go off a photo alone.

     • Post more than one photo. While it’s nice to see pictures of family, friends, and favorite places, most of the photos should be of you. And for heaven’s sake, don’t have a profile that contains ZERO pictures.

     • Make sure they’re high-quality photographs. No pixelated, out-of-focus shots. Make sure the lighting is good, and that you can be seen clearly. Don’t obscure your face with anything (including weird filters). Make sure you’re actually close enough to the camera to be easily recognizable.

     • Tell the truth about your age! 

     • Evite to fill your profile with a list of ridiculous demands or “dealbreakers”. Like that your potential mate must have attended an Ivy League school, and make at least $300,000 a year. Or maybe, be at least 6’2″ tall, and/or never wear baseball hats.

     • Even if you swear in real life, you should avoid obscenities in your profile. It’s off-putting.

     • If you make a statement in your bio like: “I’m an open book. Please feel free to ask me anything,” or otherwise encourage people to message you. In that case, actually have the courtesy to respond to people if and when they do contact you, even if only to say: “No thank you.”

Article Written By Michael Chatham

10 Best States for Vegan Dating in the US

Virginia has officially been crowned the best state for vegan dating in the US, followed by Illinois, and Oregon

The American Vegan Love Heat Map 2022

Virginia has taken the top spot for vegans and vegetarians to find love, according to Veggly, the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians. Veggly has announced the top US state rankings with Virginia (incl DC.) at number one spot with 671.05 Veggly users per 1 million people (general population). The second spot is taken by Illinois with 532.55 users per 1 million, and is closely followed by the ‘Beaver State’, Oregon, which has 529.69 users per a million. 

New York, the ‘Empire State’, takes fourth place with 521.32 Veggly users per 1 million and has the second highest total number of users. Washington (state) takes fifth place with 481.63 users, followed by Colorado with 467.19 users per 1 million in sixth place. 

The ‘Golden State’ of California is in seventh place with 466.79 users per 1 million, but also has the largest number of overall users. In eighth place is the ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida with 454.38 users per 1 million. Florida is particularly important state for Veggly, as two couples have already tied the knot! One couple, Nathan and Wil, got married in Florida in 2020 and found love through a tap of a like on Veggly.

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Ninth place goes to Massachusetts with 412.77 Veggly users but is very closely followed by New Jersey which has 405.85 users per million, in tenth place. 

Texas didn’t make it into the top 10, but did score well overall with a ranking at number 11, with 371.51 users per 1 million. Arizona closely follows with 365.21 users in twelfth place; next up is Georgia in thirteenth place with 340.49 users, and North Carolina has 3125.78 user in fourteenth place, then Maryland in fifteenth place. 

In sixteenth position is the industrial state of Pennsylvania with 282.88 users per 1 million. Following up in seventeenth place is Ohio with 261.39 Veggly users, then with 260.93 users per million is Tennessee in eighteenth place. Michigan is close behind in nineteenth place with 259.07 Veggly users per million. Lastly, Minnesota takes the 20th spot with 253.21 Veggly users per 1 million people. 

Overall, in terms of total numbers of users, California reigns supreme with 18,368 users, followed by Texas in second place with 10,640 users, just narrowly beating out New York with 10,171 users, in third place. Florida is close behind in fourth place, with 9,642 users overall. 

Commenting on the new USA data, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “We are very pleased to see so many new and growing dating hotspots for vegans and vegetarians across the USA. Today, Virginia is the shining example for the best ratio of active vegan daters in relation to population. If you’re in Virginia, or nearby, and you’re looking for herbivorous love, it’s the place to be!

“But let’s not forget New York and California – both have excellent scores on our rankings, 4th and 7th, considering how big their populations are. They are still great places to date as a vegan or vegetarian – and if you’re in California, you could always just head north to Oregon, ranked 3rd overall. 

“Building on our success in the USA, we have significantly increased our marketing investment throughout the country recently. Our top priority is to help these hotspots grow all over North America and the world by making the Veggly app accessible to everyone.”

Top 20 states in USA (ranked by number of Veggly users in relation to population) 

StatePopulation (millions)Number of Veggly users per 1 million
1Virginia (inc. DC)8.51671.05
2Illinois12.72532.55
3Oregon4.18529.69
4New York19.51521.32
5Washington7.51481.63
6Colorado5.69467.19
7California39.35466.79
8Florida21.22454.38
9Massachusetts6.87412.77
10New Jersey8.89405.85
11Texas28.64371.51
12Arizona7.17365.21
13Georgia10.52340.49
14North Carolina10.39315.78
15Maryland6.04306.56
16Pennsylvania12.79282.88
17Ohio11.68261.39
18Tennessee6.77260.93
19Michigan9.97259.07
20Minnesota5.60253.21

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Vegan Marriage – Love Story in SoCal

On Veggly, when we hear the stories of people who found a partner or friends, it’s reason to celebrate. Hearing about a Vegan Marriage is just spectacular!

A moment like that happened just about a week ago. I was going through my work emails, as usual, when I came across one titled “Veggly Marriage”. When I open it, I read this heartwarming story of Kendra and Dave! We live and work hard to hear stories like these! Our main goal has always been to bring the veggie community together and to see our wish come true feels amazing.

Veggly Marriage

Kendra and Dave are both from and live in southern California. The isolation of COVID encouraged them to move online in order to meet other like minded people.

They found each other on Veggly in February 2021. Their vegan marriage took place in March 2022, on their one year anniversary of being a couple!

Husband and wife have both been vegan for 15 years, so being in a vegan relationship is important to them and ultimately what brought them to Veggly.

Besides their love for fruit, plants and animals, Dave and Kendra surf, swim, meditate, travel, hike, adventure and love life together.

They couldn’t be happier and more grateful to have found each other.

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Veggly Marriage

In the name of the entire Veggly team, we wish you both a long, happy and kind life together Congratulations to the perfect couple! 😍🌱

If you have your own Veggie-Love Story and if you’re willing to share it at our testimonials page, please contact us at [email protected]

If you prefer, you can remain anonymous. It doesn’t already have to be a “happily ever after” story. As long as you guys are happy, we would like to hear 😘

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The Highs and Lows of Dating a Vegan Freegan

In the U.S., between 30% and 40% of the food supply is wasted, with around 218.9 pounds of food waste per person sent for disposal. Factors such as over-consumption and poor planning of one’s trips to the supermarket, coupled with faulty storage at the retail level and many more factors, are difficult to excuse when you consider that world hunger is on the rise and affects almost 10% of people globally. Freeganism seeks to turn waste on its head. It is an alternative philosophy of living that seeks to minimize one’s participation in capitalism and to limit one’s consumption of capitalistic resources. The aim is to live as “freely” as possible, buying “nothing” (or close to it) and to live in less densely populated areas so they can escape modern consumer behaviors. What are some of the highs and lows that you can expect from dating a vegan freegan?

If you are vegan and you meet an attractive freegan, you will be delighted to know that they are probably vegans themselves. Freegans are firmly focused on ending animal cruelty, while also fighting against human rights abuse, the degradation of the environment, and climate change. Many freegans began as vegans, becoming increasingly convinced over time that capitalistic ambition and greed and meat consumption are inexorably linked. Animal welfare is definitely one of the defining values of this lifestyle.

Dating by the Dumpster

If you love nothing more than dining out at a fancy vegan restaurant, the downside is that you may not be doing much of that with your lover. Freegans are more into dumpster diving— in fact, this pastime is a core part of their lifestyle, as it enables them to find food that has been thrown away but that is actually in excellent condition. Some also make a living from the things they find in dumpsters, thus helping them avoid working in traditional jobs. In case you’re worried about the cops getting involved, don’t. Checking out trash is legal if done in a respectful, law-abiding way. Essentially, once trash is left at the dumpster, it becomes part of the “public domain.” If a romantic evening is on your mind, then make sure your home is tidy. 

How Will Your Date End?

Freegans generally avoid renting or buying a home, preferring instead to squat on abandoned property. Finally, remember that they prefer to bike or walk places instead of riding in cars (they are, however, willing to hitchhike). So plan a date close to home so you can take a romantic walk to your chosen spot.

Are All Freegans Extreme?

If you start meeting more people from this community, you will find that there are many levels of freeganism. For instance, some freegans do enjoy working, but they will probably choose either volunteer work or work that can help people, animals, or the environment. Some do rent homes and if so, they most probably share their home with other dwellers to reduce space wastage and cut down on costs.
Freeganism is a fascinating movement that can help put an end to many current problems, such as climate change and food wastage. Freegans are mostly vegan, since animal rights are a key value in their lifestyle. Dating a freegan can be unique, since you can learn about the art of dumpster diving with intelligence. You can also learn how to lower your carbon footprint by getting used to environmentally friendly means of transport (such as cycling). Freegans are sometimes considered “extreme” but if living simply and cutting down on consumption sound appealing, then a freegan might just be your perfect match.

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Brazilian Vegan Couple Meets on Veggly! #OurVegMatch⁠

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! This is the main reason why we created #Veggly and knowing that we are helping people this way makes us very happy and inspires us to keep going! 😊🌱

Annibal and Mel met through #Veggly and are #dating nowadays. Take a look at the testimonial they shared with us:

“I met Mel through Veggly. I sent her a superlike, but I realized she hadn’t been on the app for a while. So I decided to look her up on Instagram and as I’m terrible at starting conversations, based on her posts, I started discussing some vegan cosmetics she used and recommended. Then I decided to ask her the recipe for the beautiful vegan cookies she had posted, and from then on our conversations became more and more frequent. I also couldn’t help asking her to join Veggly and accept my superlike; the result was that I got a superlike back! We are very happy together and we have many future plans, including a list of “things we will do together” that grows with our love. We’ll be Veggly’s most romantic couple! Thanks for everything!” – Annibal (@annibal.world _) and Melissa (@srta.melveg)

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Arizonian couple meets on Veggly! #Ourvegmatch

Meet Chelsea and Skyler, who found each other on Veggly and fell in love at first match. They told us one of the most beautiful stories we’ve received so far, and we would like to share this inspiring modern love story with you:

“February 3, 2021, aka, a *vegan* match made in Heaven. Almost throwing in the towel on dating apps, I came across an ad on Instagram featuring a dating app for vegans called Veggly. As ironic as it was, I had always remarked about the need for this type of app and how useful it would be for people as passionate about animal rights as I am. 

Days after I downloaded the app, I got a notification that I had a new Veggly match, Skyler! He reached out to me and we immediately clicked, almost as if the two of us had just been waiting for the stars to align. We met just 4 short days after we matched, unknowingly spending our first of many Superbowl Sundays together!

Skyler and I had both expressed how exclusively drawn we were to each other on the app. From his race car driving photos to my many pictures in California, we were both immediately intrigued by one another and were extremely eager to get to know each other further. The connection we had seemed inevitable, as if it was so easy to get along that it would have taken effort for us not to like one another. Our first date quickly led to many more, and before we knew it we started dating just over a month after matching! We have now been dating a little under a year, and have had what feels like a lifetime of memories.

From a week-stay in Malibu, to spending the 4th of July in Oregon, the past year has brought us a bountiful amount of memories that we would not have been able to experience had it not been for Veggly. We can both easily identify that one of the strongest connections in our relationship has been centered around our veganism. Skyler is an incredibly talented cook, making us countless tasty vegan meals that has ultimately allowed us to further connect with each other through our same love for animals and our passion for a plant-based diet. With Skyler being vegan for about 6 years now, and reaching almost 4 years of veganism myself, the two of us are incredibly excited to continue our journey together and see where life takes us along the way. Little did we know the simple act of downloading an app would cause such a positive and beneficial change in both of our lives! Thank you, Veggly, for creating a space for such a special connection to be made!”

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Top 9 Free Vegan Apps for a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Quitting meat and other animal products to start a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle can come with its challenges. There are so many new things to discover or avoid and it can be overwhelming for someone who’s new to plant based living. However, a thrifty veggie doesn’t let any of that get in their way. We’ve selected 9 apps for vegans and vegetarians that are going to make everything about plant based living easier. This selection is made taking into consideration the number of ratings for each app and their overall ratings in the app stores to assess their popularity. Whether you’re looking to be more organized with your cruelty-free diet, or trying to figure out which products are vegan-safe, this list is for you!

Happy Cow

One of the most popular platforms for vegans and vegetarians, HappyCow helps its users find vegan restaurants nearby. Actually, the app has already evolved far beyond that since its launch in 1999. HappyCow is great not just for finding vegan places, but also for checking out reviews and recommendations about these places. This one is essential both for new veggies and seasoned ones alike.

abillion

What started out with the ambitious goal to help 1 billion people become vegan by 2030 and to donate 1 billion dollars to the vegan movement has now become one of the most successful apps for vegans and vegetarians. This online community works to build a more sustainable world, and serves as a place to review and recommend brands, restaurants and products. The catch here is that, every time a user posts a review, they get $1 to donate to a charity related to the vegan movement.

Oh She Glows

This one simply had to be included in our top apps for vegans and vegetarians. Oh She Glows can be used as a recipe book, featuring recipes from an award-winning blog of the same name. This gem comes with beautiful photography to serve as inspiration, as well as a ton of customization options. Although the recipes here are carefully curated and edited for top reliability, you can adjust, add notes, remove ingredients and whatever else your heart desires.

Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen

Dr Greger’s top recommendations from his best-selling book, How Not to Diet, are all gathered in just one app. This one is less about what’s being eaten and more about how much and how often. The app is presented by the founder of nutrionfacts.org and is here to help users looking for a healthier diet. Without counting calories, you can keep track of your daily portions of fruits, vegetables, seeds and is a general life-saver in terms of having an organized diet. 

Veggly

Veggly is the dating app for vegans and vegetarians. Currently at the 500k users mark, Veggly is here to help you find your Veg-Love! After all, veggies need more than just yummy food to live a happy life. Users can like, match and chat with each other, which can lead to something else. There is also an emphasis on meaningful connections, so it’s also excellent to make new friends. Tired of having to filter through meat eaters? Then definitely check out Veggly!

Shopwell

Shopwell is a product scanner that takes into consideration not only barcodes and labels, but also the person using it. By creating a Food Profile with goals, restrictions and health concerns, each user gets a Score. With this information, the app can not only simplify the nutritional information, but also indicate how well it matches up with what the user has established in their profile. It also recommends similar products that might be a better choice, so definitely not just a product scanner!

Vegan Meal Plan

Here’s an app for vegans and vegetarians who want to step up their cooking game. Vegan Meal Plan comes with a bunch of gorgeous pictures and all the nutritional information to go along with mouth watering, healthy recipes. It makes whipping delicious meals up so much easier that the recipes themselves come with timers for each step of the recipe with a cooking time.

Vegan Maps

Over 100,000 options for vegan, raw and vegetarian restaurants? That sounds like a dream come true! Whether you are on the road or still haven’t found out where to get the best cruelty-free food near you, Vegan Maps is sure to have something that will please you.

Yuka

Yuka is a product scanner that gives you all the information you need about a product, whether it’s food or cosmetics. It also gives a score based on nutritional quality, presence of additives and organic dimension. Based on these factors, the app tells the user which options are better and healthier. Yuka also recommends other products, which is always handy!

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