The Crunchy Vegan Gal

Baltimore-based vegan food blogger sharing resources, meals, and experiences to help others live their best vegan lives.

Megan Griffith, aka the “Crunchy Vegan Gal,” has been veg since 2002. Her path to veganism was not immediate; rather, she lived as a vegetarian for nine years before she took that final step. Her transition to veganism wasn’t even entirely smooth, either. She wavered a bit at first, but ultimately found her footing…she then found her voice. Recognizing that each of us take very different paths, she hopes to be a guiding light for others in their journey—providing resources and support along the way.


Veganism has been so rewarding. I want to share with the world how living compassionately has changed my life for the better, and could do the same for others. I launched Crunchy Vegan in 2015 to do just that.

I am an advocate. By day, I am a professional urban planner, where I advocate for people and community interests. In my spare time (when I have it!), I advocate for animals, environmental protection, and social justice—I hope to give a voice to the voiceless, to elevate the previously underrepresented individuals of this planet. I am energized by volunteering, spending time with friends (vegan and non-vegan alike), and eating lots of amazing vegan food, which I share on Instagram.

I live my true north — and that sometimes makes people uncomfortable. They’re not used to questioning certain things about their lifestyles, so I understand if someone struggles to accept new information. I’m learning to work through that defense to help others understand their role in the world and how they can live the most meaningful life for themselves.

Learn more about me:

Posts by me. | Posts about my life.

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Find my thoughts on the web:

Happy Cow | VeganTravel | The Mindfulness Mission

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As a vegan advocate, I want to share the best resources, services, and products available for my family, friends, and followers to live their best lives. I have partnered with some amazing organizations which I truly believe are achieving great things for the vegan cause.

I am currently working with the following brands and services:


Thrive Market


Mobtown Fermentation (Wild Kombucha) | Sand Cloud Towels

All opinions expressed in my posts and on the pages of this site are my own (guest posts reflect the contributors’ ideas).

So. Here we are. I suppose I’m to tell you a little about myself, hmm? Here are some of the key things to know.

I’m a vegan.
My name is Megan.
People think it’s funny to call me MEEgan the Vegan . . . or Megan the VAYgan . . .
It’s not.
I have an omnivore husband. Except, he’s not really an omnivore, because he doesn’t eat ice cream or fruit. I think something is wrong with him.
We live in a vegetarian household.
I am a proud fur mama to a tiny black cat. She is my bestest friend. She knows too much about me. I tell her all my secrets.
You can find me posting daily on Instagram: @crunchyvegangal
And I share all my favorite foods on that account #crunchyvegangalfave
I live (and work) in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. We have tons of vegan friendly restaurants—even a vegan bakery!
I walk or bike to work.
My favorite market is MOM’s Organic Market. They finally opened a location in my neighborhood. Goodbye, money.
My favorite food is cheese (vegan, of course).