Vegan Valentine!

Have your future Vegan Valentine find you with these “Lady Vegan” and “Vegan Lad” shirts!

Watch the Vegan Valentine commercial at our YouTube channel:

Holiday Shopping at Indigenous Abya Yalan Stores! (aka: Native American Businesses)

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month and continue with the holiday season getting gifts for friends and family – lets shop at stores owned by the people from the First Nations of this land!

Heart Berry

New Day Socks

These cute socks are a must-have! Woven by artists of the Ojibwe nation. We also love the “thank you” noted at the bottom of their product page – reminding us of the importance of purchasing from indigenous communities – not products by large corporate companies designed to look as though they are designed by people from First Nations.

(Note: This item is advertised with a non-plant-based blanket on their website.)

B. Yellowtale

Bethany Yellowtail  is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, and proudly hails from the Mighty Few District of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation”

Sacred Circle

Double Wall Glass Mug

The paintings on these machine washable mugs were done by Darrel Amos of the Haida Nation.

Native American Tea Company 

100 Tea Bags – Choose your tea


Blue Cornmeal (limited supply)

This food staple is provided by the Dine Nation.

Eighth Generation

Rose Hip Warrior Blanket

Of the Muckleshoot Nation and the Chehalis Nation, the artist SiSeeNaxAlt is a weaver and Lead Culture Teacher.

Calling Mountains Throw Blanket

Of the Salish Nation and Kootenai Nation, Josh Swift designed this blanket due to his love of connecting with nature.

Sage and Oats

Cards for Decolonization 

Sweetgrass Trading Co.

Hopi Blue Corn Facial Mask

This product is made by the Ute Mountain Nation.

Beyond Buckskin

Jewelry and Ties

Not to be confused with the vegan “Beyond” brand.  Beyond Buckskin does accept non-vegan products from indigenous designers.  However, there are still plenty of beautiful vegan products made by First Nations artists on their site.


Maple Wood Earrings

The founders of this business are Loren from the Acoma Pueblo Nation and Valentina from the Dine Nation.

Cheekbone Beauty

Refillable Bronzer / Blush / Hilight / Contour

The founder of this company is Jenn Harper from the Anishinaabe Nation. “Keeping in line with her Anishinaabe roots” she is proud her products are sustainable, vegan, and cruelty free!

Trickster Company

This sibling team – Crystal and Rico – are from the Athabascan Nation and the Tlingit Nation.

Book Stores

As the daughter of a librarian, this is my favorite section:

Books & Burrow

Eleanor’s Bookshop

Birchbark Books

Word Carrier (Bird Cage)

Vegan Candy 2023 (Vegan Halloween Candy)

Happy Halloween!  Are you ready for a great list of vegan candy?!  We even found candy with compostable packaging.  These – and candy with plastic-free packaging – are located at the top of our list.

After you take a look and pick your favorite vegan candies, don’t forget to sign the petition below asking Ferrara Candy Company to package their mini box candy (i.e. nerds, lemon heads, etc.) in a box instead of a plastic bag.  One of their vegan candy competitors is already doing this (see Junior Mint mini boxes packaged in a box instead of a plastic bag here).  It appears Ferrara themselves even has Nerds candy mini boxes in a box (instead of a plastic bag) when purchased online (see boxed Nerds candies here).

We are asking Ferrara Candy Company to go plastic-free and provide this eco-friendly box option in the grocery store as well.

Sign Plastic-free Packaging Petition Here

Vegan Candy with Paper Packaging:

Fun Dip

(photo by Target and USA Candy Factory)

Single pouches of fun dip are in the Halloween box version at Target.


(photo by La Bendicion)

Junior Mints

(photo by Nassau Candy)


(photo by Old Time Candy)

You can get 24-pack of their small (1.77 oz) boxes at Amazon.


(photo by Candy Nation)

Bottle Caps

(photo by

Can get a pack of 10 at Amazon.

Vegan Candy with Compostable Packaging! :

Compostable packaging can be placed in the dirt of a backyard, front yard, garden, etc. and will decompose naturally back into the earth.

Mmmore Raw Treats

(photos by

Mmmore Raw Treats uses compostable packaging!

Loving Earth Chocolate

(photos by Loving Earth)

The items featured in the above photo – and many others at their website – currently (as of October 2023) have compostable packaging and are printed with vegetable ink. Not all items at Loving Earth Chocolates have compostable packaging. However, they make it simple to check, by providing a “packaging” link under each item on their website for info on how it’s packaged.

H!P Chocolate

(photo by The Scottish Sun)

H!p Chocolate uses compostable packaging too!

Vegan candies with less plastic packaging than most:

Charm’s Blow Pops
Cry Baby (in a box)
Dum Dums

Hubba Bubba
Mary Jane
Now & Later
Pixie Sticks
Super Bubble Bubble Gum

Other vegan candies:

Brach’s Cinnamon Imperials
Brach’s Lemon Drops 
Brach’s Star Brites Peppermint Candy
Fire Ball
Go-Max-Go Candy Bars
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
Laffy Taffy (mini version – NOT the regular size. The regular size has egg albumen) 
Jolly Rancher
No Whey
Red Vines
Ring Pops
Sour Patch Kids
Surf Sweets Organic Cinnamon Bears
Swedish Fish
Sweet Tarts
YumEarth (Lolli Pops)
Zackary Cinnamon Bears

As you can see, there are a lot of vegan candy options to choose from. It’s super exciting that some are plastic-free and some even use compostable packaging! Let us know in the comments section which vegan candy you decided to get and which ones are your favorites!

Back to School Eco-Friendly Tools

Are you ready to go back to school?  Make sure you have everything you need!  Like an eco-friendly backpack from Patagonia, a new cell from Fairphone, and of course plenty of notebooks from Decomposition.

Notebooks by Decomposition

These notebooks at Decomposition are made with recycled paper and eco-friendly soy ink!

Stainless Steel Lunch Box by Life Without Plastic

Plastic is made from oil drilled from the ground creating pollution. Recycled plastic is still ending up in landfills and our oceans. We can make sure our purchases are not contributing to the destruction of Earth by choosing non-plastic materials. Start with these sturdy stainless steel lunch boxes!

Cell phone by Fairphone

A family used to get a phone for their home and still have it when their kids grew up and moved out. Lets stop with the constant cell phone purchases when a marginal change has been made from year to year. Instead, go with the Fairphone cell! No more relying on phone companies and third-party repair shops for constant basic repairs. This long-lasting straightforward design can even be fixed by its owner – with help from Fairphone if a repair is ever needed.

Backpacks by Patagonia

Patagonia is a long standing staple for many homes. Get your eco-friendly backpack here and it can double for any other fun activities you have planned for the school year!

Shoes by BlueView

We have been searching for plant-based compostable shoes for years. Finally, here they are! Comfortable shoes that will not end up in a landfill at the end of their life cycle. These eco-friendly kicks can be buried right in the ground to join mother nature again.

We hope these vegan eco-friendly items will be great long-lasting tools for your academic success!

Our Vegan Summer Favorites!

Enjoy the last weeks of summer with some of our favorite summer things!

Table of Contents

1. Sunglasses

2. Beach Towels

3. Vegan Sandals

4. Swimsuits

5. Vegan Lotion

6. Summer Shirts

7. Shorts

8. Vegan Hats

9. Vegan Lipgloss

10. Picnic Basket

11. Summer Dresses


Protect your eyes with eco-friendly sunglasses. These fabulous styles are made from recycled materials. When their lifetime is up, they can be sent to TerraCycle to recycle again!


Bring colors and culture to the beach with these fun towels!

Beach Towels by Studio 189 (luxury item)

All My Relations by Eighth Generation

Ribbons Beach Towel by Eighth Generation


Walk in confidence wearing shoes in a variety of styles.

Unisex vegan sandals by NAE

DARCO Sandals with Straps – by NAE

Jefferson Block by Native Shoes

Hoya Croco Ciel by Minuit

Beat Poetry Sandal by BC Footwear

Apple Leather Clogs – by Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather


Play in the oceans, rivers and lakes in a new suit!

Grey Swim Trunks by Urban Native Era

Swimsuit by Soul Curiosity


Keep vibrant skin with this moisturizing stick in eco-friendly packaging.


Water Connects Us All by Beyond Buckskin

Sacred Plants T-shirt by thentvs

Raven T by Ginew

Protect Native Culture by oitclothing

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese (luxury item)

You Are On Native Land t-shirt by Urban Native Era


Woven Twill Shorts by Pact

The Coastal Daily Shorts by Pact


Block excess sun rays with these great summer hats!

You are on Native Land baseball cap – by Urban Native Era

You Are on Native Land trucker cap – by Urban Native Era

Khaki Black Six Block logo hat (luxury item)


These smooth eco-friendly vegan lip balms are good for you and the planet. Even the packaging is plastic free!

Strawberry Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm by J & L Naturals

Tinted Vegan Lip Balm by Ethique

Orange Tangerine Vegan Lip Balm by Meow Meow Tweet


Citron Picnic Basket by Kazi


Effie Modal Dress by LA Relaxed

Sokha Banana Midi Dress – Purple Sage by Valani

Sokha Banana Midi Dress – Cloud Dancer by Valani

Floral Embroidered Dress – Cream + Silver by Symbology

Yali Dress by Diarrablu

Mailys Dress by Diarrablu

Isle of Spice Wrap Dress by Fenoel

Strapless White Dress by Victor Glemaud (luxury item)

African American Owned Vegan Businesses for JUNETEENTH!

It is almost Independence Day! That is, until there is finally an Independence Day for the indigenous nations of Abya Yala (aka: America).

Enjoy exploring these businesses owned by African Abya Yalans (aka: Americans)!

Coco Luv

(Los Angeles, CA)

Get Coco Luv vegan pastries here:

Delightful Foods (aka: The No Cookie Cookie)

(Online Orders and Oakland, CA location)

Get Delightful Foods treats here:

Way to Life Foods

(Online orders and California locations)

Get Way to Life foods here:

Souley Vegan

(Oakland, CA)

Get more info on Souley Vegan here:


(Vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, CA)

Get more info on Azla here:

Stuff I Eat

(Vegan restaurant in Inglewood, California)

Get more info about Stuff I Eat here:

Houston Sauce Co.

(Online Orders and Houston, TX location)

Get Houston Sauce here:

Symphony Potato Chips

(Atlanta, GA)

Get potato chips here:

DaJen Eats

(Eatonville, FL)

Get more info about DaJen Eats:

Rooted Delights

Vegan cheese! (Chesterfield, VA)

Get vegan cheeses here:


(Greenbelt, MD)

Get vegan food at NuVegan:

Vegan Father’s Day Gift Ideas

For dads, grandpas and father figures.  Here are some great Father’s Day gift ideas to light up their day!

Cariuma Shoes

Get Cariuma shoes here:

Bite Body Balm, Bar Soap, and Deodorant

Unisex body moisturizer, bar soap and re-fillable vegan deodorant.

Get Bite self-care products here:

Myro Vegan Deodorant

Unisex plant-based re-fillable deodorant 

Get Myro products here:

Vegan Apple Leather Wallet

Get a vegan leather wallet here:

Vegan Leather Belt and Wallet

by Watson & Wolfe

Get a vegan leather wallet and belt here:

Vegan Leather Shoes

Get vegan shoes here:

Vegan Leather Apple Skin Black Boots

Get vegan leather boots here:

Stainless Steel Shaver

Get the shaver here:

Veecoco Vegan Cooking Lessons

Get vegan cooking lessons here:

Vegan LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Here are some vegan LGBTQ+ owned companies to support immediately!

  • Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery

(Philadelphia, PA)

The pictures speak for themselves!

Get yummy treats from Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery here:

  • V Marks the Shop

(Philadelphia, PA)

The owners are not only part of the LGBTQ+ community, but also African Abya Yalan (aka: African American).

Get snacks at V Marks the Shop:

  • City Saucery

(NYC Greenmarket stands and Nationwide shipping)

This LGBTQ+ team is helping save the planet! They collect good quality ugly tomatoes that are normally thrown away by large food factories to make delicious vegan sauces and spreads!

Get tasty products from City Saucery here:

  • Lagusta’s Luscious

(New Paltz, NY and Nationwide Shipping)

Variety of vegan chocolates. Lovely boxes of chocolaty treats great for gifts!

Get Lagusta’s Luscious chocolates here:

  • RIND

(Available Nationwide)

Vegan cheese perfect for hors d’oeuvres at your next party!

“June is Pride Month, and at RIND by Dina & Joshua, we’re celebrating as an LGBTQ+-owned business!” Tweet by @RIND_CHEESE

Get vegan cheese here:

  • Meow Meow Tweet

(Nationwide Shipping)

This personal care brand has plastic-free packaging options for lip balm and face cream!

Get Meow Meow Tweet products here:

  • The Wild Chive

(Los Angeles, CA)

The photos of vegan entres have us drooling:  sandwiches, burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches and more!

Get delicious food at The Wild Chive:


(Los Angeles, CA)

Formerly a clothing store – now this team is focused on graphic design and consulting.

Get in touch with Beet x Beet here:

  • Gay4U Vegan Eats


This is a pop-up eatery that provides a safe space for trans-identifying people of color.  Formerly located solely in Oakland, CA, they have closed their store to travel the nation with their unique combination of Asian and Latinx comfort foods.  Let’s hope you get a chance to try ’em out!

Gift Ideas!

It’s a great time of year to get gifts for those you care about.  Thoughtful giving can boost their day and yours!

  • Food

The Vegin Out

Vegan meal delivery!



Prepared vegan meal delivery!


Urth Box

Vegan gluten-free drinks and snacks


  • Self-Care

The Detox Market


100% Pure


Petit Vour


UpCircle Beauty


Love Goodly


So Well


  • Baby & Kids



  • Household

Crate & Barrel

> Bedroom


> Living Room


> Dining Room


> Patio


  • Tools / Hardware / Construction

The Home Depot


  • Books

Barnes & Nobel


  • Vegan focus


Digital downloads


No Meat Athlete


  • Apparel



Will’s Vegan Store


Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather


Immaculate Vegan






Happy First Nations of Abya Yala Heritage Month! (aka: Native American Heritage Month)

For First Nations of *Abya Yala Heritage Month (aka: Native American Heritage Month) and to celebrate First Nations Heritage Day on November 25th, we visited Native American World at Venice Beach!

*Abya Yala is the original name of the land called “America” by European invaders.

Native American World is a cozy charming shop with a mystical quality to it.  Enchanting flute music sweeps you into its open doors.  Once inside you are surrounded by interesting handmade items from First Nations in North Abya Yala (North America), Central Abya Yala (Central America), and South Abya Yala (South America).


We are happy to say the owner is from a First Nation.  The staff are helpful and attentive.  You are guaranteed to struggle not to purchase something from this unique store.

Enjoy your time there!


Native American World – Indigenous

1207 Ocean Front Walk

Venice, California, USA 90291


(310) 452-0684



As we travel the coast of what is currently known as Southern California – Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County – It is important to recognize and acknowledge we are on the land of the First Nations of Abya Yala (called “America” by European invaders to their land).  These First Nations are the Chumash Nation, the Tongva Nation (aka: Gabrieliño Nation), the Acjachemen Nation, and the Payómkawichum Nation (aka: Luiseño Nation).  We at VEGANavigate make this video in honor of them.  We believe it is important that our first video on their land and those that follow, never forget who’s land we are living on.