Our Story

Once upon a time, back in the year 1996, a food-loving, web-savvy, super-smart vegan saw a need for an online veg community. Not only did she want to share meat-free recipes with like-minded cooks around the world, she wanted to connect with others to discuss this burgeoning way of life. So she made a website, and it grew, and grew, and grew, until it became the #1 vegetarian site on the web more than a decade later. Yvette Ehler was the name of that enterprising woman, and we have her to thank for thousands of delicious vegan recipes, an incredible sense of community, and a home away from home so many of us use each and every day.

In 2009, Yvette realized she hadn't been on a family vacation in years and felt it was time for a change. Thankfully, long-time vegan Colleen Holland (co-founder, VegNews Magazine) was ready to step in and continue the great work Yvette had begun 13 years earlier. Colleen brought on the incredible Laura Beck (co-founder, Vegansaurus.com) to run the site, and together they are thrilled to be providing delicious, user-tested, and free vegan recipes to the millions of visitors VegWeb attracts each year.
Happy cooking!