The New Leaf Vegan Mentor Program from Catskill Animal Sanctuary is designed to assist you in becoming and staying vegan.

Our experienced, specially trained vegan mentors are equipped with all the vegan resources you’ll need, whether you’re looking for vegan recipe books, local community groups, animal-friendly shops and restaurants, online apps, or one-on-one support.

If you haven’t yet signed up, get started now  (it’s easy!) — and meet your match.

In the meantime, feel free to leverage a few of the New Leaf-approved resources listed below.

iPhone and Android Apps

HappyCow

Find vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants near you, wherever you are.

VeganXpress

An on-the-run guide to what’s vegan at popular chain restaurants and fast food places — now, with no internet connection required.

Green Monster

Instant access to hundreds of vegan, meatless and dairy-free recipes, with step-by-step instructions and high-definition photography, plus in-app subscription plans for unlimited access to more than 8,000 recipes, searchable via 600-plus category filters.

Forks Over Knives

The number-one Food & Drink app, featured as ‘Best New App’ by Apple, from the makers of the critically acclaimed film Forks Over Knives, with more than 400 hearty and decadent, whole-food, plant-based meals from 20-plus leading chefs, with new recipes added weekly.

Blogs

Compassionate Cuisine: Add Love + Stir

Vegan recipes, product reviews, helpful tips and more, from Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

ChooseVeg

Vegan recipes, product reviews, helpful tips and more, from ChooseVeg, a project of Mercy For Animals, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Cookbooks

Compassionate Cuisine

The brand-new vegan cookbook from Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

More than 250 kitchen-tested vegan recipes for everyday and special occasions, with soy-free, gluten-free and low-fat options.

The Vegan Planet

The Revised Edition of the famous Vegan Planet cookbook, now with 425 vegan recipes from around the world.

Other Vegan Cookbooks

The best vegan cookbooks are available now on Amazon.com.

Community Groups and Events

Meetup

Find and attend a Vegan Meetup near you, and join your local community.

Compassionate Cuisine Cooking Classes

Vegan cooking classes at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, led by the Sanctuary’s specially trained on-staff vegan chefs.

Facebook Groups

Vegans United

Meet up with other vegans online, and share advice and solutions across the world.

Vegans International 

A group for vegans or those seriously considering becoming vegan, throughout the world.

Documentaries

Speciesism

‘“You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.”

Forks Over Knives

“Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us, can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.”

Magazines

VegNews

A print magazine, website, and e-newsletter with vegan recipes, news, reviews, trends, travel ideas, and more.

Vegan Life Magazine

A print and online magazine featuring articles, recipes, news, blog and much more.

Starter Kits

Veganuary

Vegan meal plans, shopping guides, dining out tips, and everything else you need to become and stay vegan (other than our highly trained vegan mentors).

Vegan Kit

A downloadable/printable PDF guide with quick, easy and fun recipes for meatless meals.

Shopping

Vegan Essentials

Shop online for vegan foods, personal care and home products, vitamins and therapeutics, clothing, and more.

The Vegan Kind Supermarket 

The UK’s No.1 Vegan Store for online vegan shopping

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