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Most Popular Vegan Chefs To Follow in 2022

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated March, 11, 2022

If you’re one of the majority of people going vegan in 2022, chances are, you might be having a tough time coming up with unique vegan recipes. 

Luckily, veganism is becoming more mainstream by the minute. 

Here are the 10 most popular vegan chefs to follow, where you can find them, and what they have to offer.

Top Vegan Chefs in 2022

Chloe Coscarelli

Chloe Coscarelli made history when she became the first vegan chef to win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars

After she showed the world that plant-based sweets can be just as versatile as non-vegan desserts, Coscarelli opened by Chloe, a chain of vegan restaurants, where you can find anything from sweets and salads to other dishes, like a vegan pesto meatball hero and mac n’ cheese.

So far, Coscarelli has published three best-selling cookbooks: “Chloe Flavor,” “Chloe’s Kitchen,” “Chloe’s Vegan Desserts,” and “Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen,” which you can find on her website and Amazon. 

Instagram: @chefchloe

Number of followers: 191k followers

Dana Shultz

Dana Shultz, better known as Minimalist Baker on Instagram, is undeniably one of the top vegan chefs of 2022.

The Minimalist Baker moniker comes from her namesake blog, dedicated to simple cuisine, that she started back in 2012. Shultz often posts new recipes on the blog, photos of her creations, and is in charge of the content that goes up on it.  

Shultz is best known for her culinary philosophy that no recipe should have more than 10 ingredients and take longer than 30 minutes to make.

Instagram: @minimalistbaker

Number of followers: 2.1m followers

Tal Ronnen

Tal Ronnen, the executive chef at the acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant Crossroads Kitchen, has an immense fan base that includes Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. He combines classic culinary techniques to create an array of vegan recipes, some of which you can find in his 2009 cookbook, “The Conscious Cook.”

As one of the best vegan chefs in the UK, Tal Ronnen contributed to the vegan industry by creating plenty of signature dishes for various restaurants and giving existing ones a stylish, vegan makeover. 

Instagram: @crossroadskitchen

Number of followers: 113k followers

Neal Harden

Neal Harden is an expert on plants. He knows how to dice, slice, and blend them in ways that make them taste different and better than before. His dishes are some of the most inventive, palate-pleasing, plant-based meals out there.

If you want to try out his meals, you can find him at ABCV. He is the chef de cuisine at the plant-based oasis and one of Jean George Vorgerichet’s vegan spots. 

Instagram: @chefnealh

Number of followers: 6,637 followers

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the best-selling writer of a number of vegan books, including the cookbooks “Isa Does It,” “Veganomicon,” and “Vegan with a Vengeance.” Moskowitz is a pioneer in the field of organic food, and she owns Modern Love, a vegan restaurant in Omaha and Brooklyn.

She also runs the website Post-Punk Kitchen and an Instagram profile with the same name, where you can find many of her delicious vegan recipes and tips on how to make your meals faster and better

Instagram: @isachandra

Number of followers: 86.3k followers

Mark Reinfeld

Chef Mark Reinfeld has over 25 years of expertise in the vegan and raw food industry. He is an award-winning chef, instructor, and expert on plant-based cuisine. He is the author of eight critically praised books and teaches virtual and in-person culinary classes worldwide.

Chef Mark was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in 2017 and is the founding chef of The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, which was voted as the “Best Restaurant on Kauai” by its patrons. In addition, 

Reinfeld is also the author of the Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, which won the “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the United States” award.

Facebook: Chef Mark Reinfeld

Number of followers: 33,212 followers

Kirk Haworth

Kirk Haworth is one of the most famous vegan chefs in the UK. 

Haworth turned vegan when he was diagnosed with Lyme disease and later opened up his own restaurant and food studio, Plates London, which is said to serve the best vegan cheese in the UK.

Kirk is a significant figure in British plant-based cuisine and is best known for spearheading efforts to introduce delicious vegan recipes in the industry that prioritise health and sustainability.

Instagram: @kirk_haworth

Number of followers: 10.6k followers

Doug McNish

Doug McNish is a best-selling writer, devoted teacher, and respected activist with more than two decades of experience in kickstarting and managing profitable food enterprises

After graduating from George Brown’s culinary program, McNish worked as an intern at the Donalda Club, a luxury golf club in north Toronto. He became the Chef de Partie at Jump Restaurant in 2004 and later started a three-year career at Couture Cuisine, where he was promoted from chef to full-time manager.

He often challenges mainstream views on diet by creating unique vegan dishes. Brown also contributes to a number of magazines and works as a plant-based adviser for some of the world’s most prestigious luxury companies.

Instagram: @dougmcnish

Number of followers: 40.7k followers

Eddie Garza

Eddie struggled with significant weight issues from a young age and reached 310 pounds by the age of 21. Garza claims that he lost more than 150 pounds after switching to a plant-based diet, which also helped him reverse his poor health.

Now, Eddie Garza is one of the best vegan chefs on YouTube and host of “Global Bites with Eddie Garza.” 

His “¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook” features 150 plant-based meals that, according to him, helped him shed the extra pounds. Garza’s second top-selling book is “The 30-Day Vegan Meal Plan for Beginners.”

Instagram: @theeddiegarza

Number of followers: 26.7k followers

Richa Hingle

Richa Hingle is a professional and award-winning recipe creator and blogger, best known for her vegan Indian dishes.

She runs the VeganRicha blog and is the author of the popular Indian Kitchen book. Her followers agree that her recipes are simple to follow and that her step-by-step image guides are excellent for inexperienced cooks.

Unsurprisingly, her debut book, “Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen,” which features easy and tasty Indian Vegan dishes, is a best seller on Amazon.

Instagram: @veganricha

Number of followers: 338k followers

Bottom Line

With veganism rising in popularity and a global push for a more sustainable and healthier diet, it seems like it has never been easier to find good vegan dishes. But, if you’re looking for unique and innovative vegan recipes, the most popular vegan chefs to follow, like Richa Hingle and Doug McNish, can definitely help you figure something out. 

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.