Vegan food products brought in more than $2 billion in the U.S. this year. And that’s just one aspect of the constantly growing market for vegan products.
As more and more people become aware of the impact of animal-based products on their health and the environment, an increasing number of people are choosing to go vegan or at least reduce their consumption of animal products. This opens up a major opportunity for vegan entrepreneurs.
Vegan Business Ideas
Here are some of the vegan business ideas you might consider to support consumers who want to reduce or eliminate their reliance on animal based products.
Many traditional restaurants don’t include a lot of completely plant based or vegan products. Give consumers a healthier and more sustainable choice by opening a restaurant full of vegan menu items.
Baked goods are also not usually vegan friendly due to common ingredients like eggs and butter. But you can make tons of tasty treats using alternatives that don’t include any animal products.
Vegan Food Truck
Capture the attention of vegans at events or fairs by starting your own food truck full of vegan versions of favorites like burgers or tacos.
Or you could focus on supplying fully vegan menus to events like weddings or corporate functions as a caterer.
Vegan Ice Cream Stand
Ice cream is a favorite summertime treat for a lot of people. Take dairy out of the equation by offering your own vegan versions of traditional flavors.
Vegan Coffee Shop
Coffee drinks often include milk, cream or other animal based products. Serve vegan consumers by opting for alternatives like plant based milk.
Vegan Grocery Store
Serve consumers who want to cook their own vegan dishes at home by curating shelves full of plant based and sustainable products.
Online Boutique of Vegan Products
You can also start an online shop full of vegan products. This can go beyond food and include things like makeup, clothing and cleaning products.
Meat Alternatives Wholesaler
Meat alternatives like veggie burgers are getting a lot of attention these days. If you can develop a product that offers health benefits good taste, you can sell it to restaurants or stores on a wholesale basis.
Dairy Alternatives Wholesaler
You could also focus on creating dairy free versions of products like milk, butter, ice cream and yogurt and then sell it to retailers.
Vegan Baby Food
Many vegan parents also want to feed their children without using any meat products. If you can develop healthy baby food that is plant based and sustainable, you can sell it to retailers or direct to consumers.
Vegan Pet Food
Similarly, vegan pet owners may prefer that their dogs or cats enjoy diets that don’t include animal products. So you could create your own line of vegan pet food.
Start a fashion boutique that doesn’t include any animal products like leather. You can integrate vegan versions in order to provide a similar look without the impact of real leather. This can be especially popular in accessories like shoes or handbags.
Vegan Beauty Products
A lot of beauty products like makeup and skin care can also contain ingredients derived from animals. Offer cruelty free versions that don’t contain these ingredients and also do not require any animal testing.
Vegan Gift Baskets
Help vegan consumers discover new products and give people an easy way to show some love to their vegan friends and family members by starting a gift basket service that specializes only in vegan products.
Vegan Vending Machines
For offices, schools, shopping centers or public facilities with a lot of health or environmentally conscious individuals, place vending machines that include only vegan snack and drink products.
Vegan Health Consultant
Sometimes people have health issues when adapting to a vegan diet, like protein or vitamin deficiencies. As a health consultant, you can help people find the foods, supplements and activities that work best for them.
Vegan Cookbook Author
Help people find the vegan recipes they need to stick to a meatless or plant based diet by compiling your favorite recipes in a cookbook or series of cookbooks.
You can also compile recipes, tips and insights about vegan food in a daily or weekly blog. Then you can earn money through brand partnerships with health food companies, sidebar ads or affiliate links.
Vegan Cooking Channel
YouTube is another source of potential income for vegan chefs. Start a cooking series where you offer recipes or tips in video form. Then earn money through ad commissions.
In addition to blogging and YouTube, you can also earn money as an influencer on social platforms like Instagram. Partner with your favorite food and lifestyle brands to share information for other vegans.
If you want to educate people about issues with animal products or vegan lifestyle products, you can create documentary films and sell them or host screenings.
Vegan Cooking Workshops
Teach people to cook vegan dishes in person by hosting cooking workshops in your local community. You can either charge a small admission fee or partner with advertisers to earn an income from these events.
Personal Chef for Vegan Clients
If you want to serve clients on a more one-on-one basis, you could work as a personal chef. Offer plant based options for health and environmental benefits.
Some customers may even prefer to do their own cooking, but don’t have time to research and source ingredients. As a personal shopper, you can niche down and source only vegan ingredients or even vegan friendly lifestyle products.
Vegan-Friendly Child Care Center
If you’re interested in starting a child care business, you could provide healthy and sustainable meals for the kids to appeal to vegan families.
Vegan Business Directory
Some people prefer to do their own research when it comes to the products they buy. Help them out by compiling a list of businesses that supply items made without animal products. Share those items on a website and offer advertising opportunities or charge a membership fee to earn revenue.
Vegan Food Mobile App
You can take this idea even further by offering resources for vegans in a simple mobile app. Then earn money through mobile ads or app purchases.
Vegan Subscription Service
Help vegan customers discover new snacks, beauty products or clothing by starting a monthly or quarterly subscription box that only sources vegan products.
Investor in Vegan Businesses
If you want to earn some passive income and still support your vegan values, invest in other companies that offer vegan products or services.
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