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13 photos of vegan food that are carnivore-worthy
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Photo: @minimalistbaker via Instagram

Let's admit it: Vegans sometimes get a bad rap. With their glowing skin, affinity for acai bowls and generally positive attitudes, these health nuts make us feel bad about the double-bacon cheeseburger we inhaled on our last cheat day. And on those rare occasions when we do try to be healthy, ordering that tasteless zucchini pasta with meatless balls and nutritional yeast, we rue the days we let those vegans pull us over to the dark side.

However, a quick scroll through Instagram shows that we may just have this all wrong. Although a vegan diet may not be for everyone, there are certainly healthy, glowing individuals out there who have mastered the art of beautiful and crave-worthy vegan cuisine. From creamy "mac'n(o)'cheese" to spicy tofu pad Thai, these Instagrammers are doing this vegan thing right.

So feast your eyes on the colorful and fresh dishes created by these vegan superstars, all the while questioning why you'll never be more like them.

  • Vegan means it's alright to eat the whole stack, right?

    Photo: @imlauramiller via Instagram

  • We're confused by how cheesy and creamy this eggplant rollatini looks despite the lack of dairy, but we're definitely not mad about it.

    Photo: @nomyourself via Instagram

  • Tall, dark and handsomely vegan.

    Photo: @nadiadamaso_ebnl via Instagram

  • Ok, this looks better than pretty much any chocolate we've ever eaten. Bravo.

    Photo: @bakeritablog via Instagram

  • Sorry, Joe. You're too sloppy for these vegan bad boys.

    Photo: @minimalistbaker via Instagram

  • Why hasn't anything we've ever held in our hands looked this good?

    Photo: @shanyaraleonie via Instagram

  • Who knew tofu pad thai could steal our hearts?

    Photo: @whollyvegan via Instagram

  • "I don't care who you are, where you're from, what you did -- as long as you love me."

    Photo: @shanyaraleonie via Instagram

  • Is it just us, or is this a whole lot prettier than regular sushi?

    Photo: @frommybowl via Instagram

  • We're starting to think this whole vegan thing might not be so bad after all.

    Photo: @consciouschris via Instagram

  • You mac our vegan dreams come true.

    Photo: @nomyourself via Instagram

  • We had to get a smoothie bowl in here. But a REALLY BEAUTIFUL smoothie bowl!

    Photo: @frommybowl via Instagram

  • This is making us feel all warm and toasty inside.

    Photo: @andrewdambrosi via Instagram

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