This is a blog for veg­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans every­where. Oy Vegan is your source for recipes, restau­rant reviews, inter­views, men­sch of the month spot­lights, tikkun olam projects, spe­cial alerts, and more.

Why did I embark­ on this jour­ney of blog­dom? I should first say that I am a life­long veg­e­tar­ian — I was raised veg — so I’ve never eaten meat or fish/seafood in my life. Peo­ple ask me if I miss meat or if I was ever curi­ous grow­ing up. It’s a valid ques­tion, I sup­pose, if you eat meat. The thing is, I never looked at it that way. I never cared to try meat because, in short, I knew what meat was.

This blog is about mak­ing the world a bet­ter place one oy vegan at a time. We’re all con­nected. Every liv­ing being on this planet. If we think that we can sys­tem­at­i­cally tor­ture and kill mil­lions of ani­mals and it won’t have an impact on the envi­ron­ment and the health of those con­sum­ing the prod­uct, we are sadly mistaken.

We need to start look­ing at our life and our world and see it as a whole. There’s a big­ger pic­ture and guess what?! That big­ger pic­ture is NOT money. It’s our health, our hap­pi­ness, and our earth.

So let’s keep it real and keep it veg! Oy Vegan!

Jamie Arfin

Toronto Canada

Pres­i­dent of OyVegan.com



Sasha Rae Arfin
Jared Cook

Jamie Arfin
Actor, Singer, ESL Teacher, Event Orga­nizer, Vegan Blog­ger & Activist, C.I.E. Madricha, Pres­i­dent of VeJEW­tar­ian
Sasha Rae Arfin
Graphic Designer, Artist, Editor
Jared Cook