Veganuary 2023: 5 apps to help you go vegan this January

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If you’re hoping to power your 2023 plants you may need some help getting started.

Whether you’re new to veganism, attending Veganuary 2023, or have been living a plant-based life for a while, there’s always room for technology to make life easier.

From finding the best (and sometimes surprising) vegan snacks (like McDonald’s Double McPlant) to helping you shop for cruelty-free products, here are the best apps to send you on your happy meat-free journey…

21 days vegan kickstart

21 Day Vegan Kickstart App

Get started in the healthiest way with this expert-approved meal plan (Image:

Developed by nutrition experts, this is the perfect app for anyone looking for a healthy, sustainable way to start veganism.

Curated by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, you’ll find a wealth of recipes, advice and tips for making the safe and pragmatic transition to a vegan diet.

The app can be downloaded for free on both iPhone and Android.

happy cow

Happy Cow app

Happy Cow works because you can search for any location, even if you’re just passing through (Image:

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Happy Cow is one of the most comprehensive apps out there, showing you all the vegan-friendly restaurants in your area.

You can enter your current zip code or track your location, and it will show you vegan options as well as plant-based reviews and photos from other people.

If you travel a lot this is a great time saver and will help you stick to your vegan diet.

It is available on iPhone (£3.99) and Android (£3.59).

Vegan friendly

The Vegan Friendly App is designed to make veganism more accessible than ever for vegans, vegetarians and anyone looking to reduce their consumption of animal products.

The Vegan Friendly team already has an active social media presence, sharing the latest vegan product launches and exploring vegan food options across the country. The app is an extension of that to help you find the best plant-based dishes around, making it ideal for vegans on the go or discovering a new place to try.

You can download the app for free on iPhone and Android.

dr Greger’s daily dozen

dr  Greger's Daily Dozen App

The checklist of Dr. Greger makes sure you’re getting what your body needs when trying a new diet or lifestyle (Image:

The right apps shouldn’t just tell you where to buy a vegan treat. The app from Dr. Greger is essential for anyone concerned about their diet when going vegan.

The app from Dr. Greger, an accomplished nutritionist and founder of, provides daily checklists to help you eat enough fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains each day.

The app can be downloaded for free iPhone and Android.

Cruelty Tailor

Cruelty Cutter app

Veganism is more than what you eat – make sure what you use and clean with is also vegan and cruelty-free (Image:

While not about a vegan diet, Cruelty Cutter is an essential app for those who want to make sure other areas of their lives are vegan outside of food.

The app lets you scan the barcodes of popular beauty products to check if they’re vegan.

The app provides information about the animal testing status of personal care items as well as cosmetic and household products.

It can be downloaded for free iPhone and Android.

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