Affectionately known as the “vegan queen-bee” by friends, and dubbed “The World’s Coolest Vegan” by Herbivore Magazine, Sarah Kramer is the vegan godmother of all things cruelty-free. Sarah’s vegan empire began as a simple idea; in 1998 she was low on cash, so she (and her co-author at the time Tanya Barnard) photocopied, hand-bound, and gave out a homemade indie-style zine full of recipes for friends and family one holiday season. How punk rock!
They received an overwhelmingly positive response, which spurred the realization that her aims to change the world could become a reality in the most fun way: writing cookbooks! The seed that was planted by that zine soon grew into what it is today: “the vegan bible” How It All Vegan!, Sarah’s best-selling cookbook. It has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide, and is a popular favorite of vegans from all over. From there sprouted its sequel, The Garden of Vegan, and then a third book, La Dolce Vegan!
While traveling on various book tours, Sarah realized the problem of finding vegan food on the road still had to be addressed. How does a vegan stay healthy while traveling? Thus was born Vegan à Go-Go!, a pocket-sized, travel-friendly compilation of the most popular recipes from the first three books, plus 25 exciting new recipes. It’s a fun and pocket-sized necessity for any jet-setting vegan.
Sarah’s cookbooks and other projects have grown to become a staple in vegan or vegan-curious households across the globe, as they’re easy to follow and are full of personality. Today she’s selling books like (animal-product-free) hotcakes! How It All Vegan! won the 2003/2004 VegNews Veggie award for the Best Veg Cookbook, and Sarah also won their award for favorite cookbook author in 2005. La Dolce Vegan! received an M-Award in 2006 for “favorite book.”
In 2012 Sarah released GoVegan! w/Sarah Kramer an iPhone/iPad app for those who are vegan curious. The app includes 50 delectable animal-free recipes from Sarah’s various cookbooks plus 10 brand new ones, along with original videos and audio tips from Sarah, an emailable shopping list, and a whole lot more. Sarah’s unique message is that “being vegan” is not just about food. Veganism is a positive and compassionate lifestyle choice. “What Mick Jagger is to rock ‘n’ roll, Sarah Kramer is to the vegan lifestyle.“ -Bust magazine