Take our Vegan Type Quiz to find out which of the identified vegan types best suits you: Convenient Vegan, Fearless Vegan, or a Plant-Based Vegan. With answers to just a few questions, you’ll find out an answer to the question…what kind of vegan are you?
Why take the Vegan Type Quiz? Why does it matter? because knowing your type can help you better identify recipes and resources to help you in your day-to-day life. Take, for example, eating out. If you’re a plant-based vegan, you will want to choose restaurants that provide salad options and maybe even some plant-based side dishes liked baked potatoes. The Fearless Vegan may be a little more adventurous and will opt for a restaurant that provides vegan cheeses. The Convenient Vegan will be happy to order vegan cheeses and faux meat products or veggie burgers with fries.
I’ll share more about all three of these types, but first, take The Vegan Type Quiz to identify which best fits you and your lifestyle. Write your answers on a piece of paper.
What would you choose as your main reason for wanting to…or being vegan?
- I want to be as healthy as possible
- I think vegans are cool. And I like being a pain in the ass (at least sometimes)
- I like animals and all, but I really care about the environment and want to do my part
If asked to bring a “dish to share” at an upcoming social event, which of these sounds like the one you’d want to bring?
- Organic carrot and cranberry raisin energy balls, with all natural ingredients and sweetened with dates and carob chips. I want people to say, “that’s so healthy!”
- Artichoke and Spinach Dip with a creamy vegan sauce and vegan cheese, served with blue corn tortilla chips. I want people to ooh and ahh over what I bring!
- Vegan hotwings with plant-based blue cheese dressing and sriracha for dipping. I want people to say, “That’s vegan?”
You’re hosting Thanksgiving this year. Do you:
- Not allow any meat or animal products in your home, insisting everyone at plant-based like you?
- Make some memorable and enticing vegan dishes and sides for yourself and invite friends/family to bring what they want?
- Throw a Tofurkey loaf in the oven for yourself and have others bring the stuffing and bread and you’ll eat their side dishes?
What would be your perfect vegan breakfast?
- A smoothie with spinach, banana, dates, and orange juice
- Overnight oatmeal served with berries and dairy-free yogurt
- A vegan biscuit sandwich with veggie sausage, vegan mayo, and vegan cheese
Lunch rolls around. Your friends are going out. You join them and order:
- A plain field greens said with steamed broccoli, almonds, and some dairy-free vinaigrette dressing
- A side salad with spiced pecans, apples and sweet mustard dressing, and a baked potato with broccoli
- A veggie burger with avocados and french fries on the side
When you’re preparing dinner, what are the biggest certiera for selecting a recipe?
- Whole, plant-based ingredients. Yes, there may be a lot of chopping and more time involved, but you prefer the best tasting and healthy dinners
- Organic, exotic ingredients. yes, they may be a little more pricey, but you prefer the best-tasting dinners that entice your taste buds and dazzle your plate
- Convenient ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store or Target or Walmart that you can make in under 30 minutes.
Regarding the taste of the food you prepare. You want your vegan dishes to:
- Taste wholesome and filling. My main priority is to get plant-based nutrients, your taste buds will follow.
- Have an explosion of flavors, so that one bite leads to another. My goal is to combine the best flavors in the most appealing manner. I love exploring new flavors.
- I want my vegan food to taste familiar, like the food I grew up eating.
Your preference for eating out:
- I always prefer to eat home so I control what goes inside of most everything I eat
- I like a mixture. I like to eat at home, but I don’t want my diet to limit my ability to eat at nice restaurants
- I’d eat out every meal if I could afford it
If you’re considering the lifestyle side of vegan
- I do research and try never to buy things with known animal products in them
- Most of my stuff is animal-free, but I have some high quality leather that stands the test of time better than cheap, man-made (and petroleum-based) materials
- I don’t mind buying manmade material products if they’re readily available, but I’m not going to look at labels. Maybe some day
My main health goals are:
- I want to eat as healthy as possible so I can feel my very best
- I feel best when I’m with friends or family, so I want a diet that is healthy, but also sociable and flexible
- I don’t want to have a heart attack tomorrow or anything, but I want my food to taste good and to be convenient. Otherwise, whatever.
You’re packing your lunch for today. Which would you choose:
- A salad with berries, lemon juice for dressing and walnuts. A pear for dessert
- A buddha bowl with brown rice, steamed broccoli, red peppers, and topped with vegan cheese shreds and a creamy green goddess dressing with an artisan whole wheat bun on the side. A larabar for dessert
- A veggie burger on a whole wheat bun with a bag of chips and some oreos for dessert
You’re on a once in a lifetime trip to France. You’re trying to decide where to go for breakfast. You choose
- Checking your app for vegan restaurants
- The best organic restaurant that everyone’s raving about
- Whatever they recommend at your hotel. You’re in France and you’re going have a croissant whether it’s made with butter or not!
You go to the movies with a friend. Here’s what you snack on during the flick:
- Homemade air-popped popcorn with sea salt and some yellow raisins that you snuck in
- Home air-popped popcorn with vegan butter and vegan parmesan and dark chocolate pieces. Have you seen what’s in movie theatre popcorn?
- Movie theatre popcorn and skittles
Thanks for taking the Vegan Type Quiz. Count how many times you chose A, B, and C:
If you have mostly As, you’re a Plant-Based Vegan
If you have mostly Bs, you’re a Fearless Vegan
If you have mostly Cs you’re a Convenient Vegan
If you have a close score in two areas, you’re a mix of two types, with your higher score being the slightly stronger one. Click on the links above to learn more about what it means to be each type.
Also, if you’re interested in sharing more information about your transition to a vegan lifestyle, please take our Vegan Diet Transitions Survey.