Our Vegan Culinary Cruise blog is where you want to be every Friday if you enjoy feasting your eyes on delicious cuisine and getting some plant-based recipe inspiration.

The Vegan Culinary Cruises team collects our Top 5 Instagram vegan food photos each week and share them with you. These #FoodFriday images are what we consider the most appetizing and we hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed searching for them.

Scroll through the list and be inspired.


The first photo to make our top 5 list this week is from our very own Director of Development @fatgayvegan who is currently based in Mexico City. This curry bowl was snapped at a brand new Indian vegan restaurant called Naan Mexico, located in the historic Mexico City neighborhood of Santa Maria la Ribera.



This next photo from @katelynbshp is one for true chocolate lovers. Dessert aficionado Katelyn is a graphic designer in Vancouver, Canada but she could certainly make a living as a vegan pie chef if this is what she can produce. Honestly, just look at the crust and the irresistibly dense chocolate pie filling!


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I’m usually inspired to make a salad when I have a bunch of random things in my fridge. 💃🏽Today’s concoction includes spring mix, cucumber slices, avocado, pomegranate seeds, roasted beets, roasted chickpeas and some random seasoning (sprinkle of smoked paprika, garlic, sesame seeds and salt). Smoky sweet. 👏🏽 . Roasted Chickpeas 1 can roasted chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried onion 1/4 tsp salt Pinch of cayenne pepper . Preheat oven to 425F. Place drained chickpeas on a clean towel and remove some moisture. Place in a bowl and toss with seasonings to evenly coat. Spread chickpeas out on a lined baking tray and place in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring them around 15 minutes into baking. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before serving.

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@plantbasedrd is nothing short of a hero when it comes to creating sumptuous vegan bowls, and this smoky, yet sweet, chickpea salad is no exception. How many vegetables can you spot in this photo? The spice mix used for this easy vegan recipe is included within the comments of the post, so click through if you want to be inspired to recreate this amazing meal.



Love fruit? Look no further than this captivating photo of a huge vegan grazing platter styled by @amishoesmith of New South Wales, Australia. Fresh fruit is one of our favorite snacks. The best part of a plant-based banquet like this is the lack of dishes that need washing once you are done!



As much as we love fruit, we also have a soft spot for decadent vegan cakes. Many parts of the world are gearing up for Halloween (including all of us in our North American office) so it wasn’t difficult to pick this pumpkin spiced cake by @robertbothma as our final Instagram pick for this week’s #FoodFriday.

Did our top 5 #Instagram picks this week give you inspiration? We will be back next week to see if we can outdo ourselves with more attention-grabbing photos and easy to follow vegan recipe ideas.

Join our weekly celebration of plant-based cuisine by sharing your best food photos. Upload your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #FoodFriday and your homemade delights might just make it onto our list.

And if you just can’t get enough of these tasty vegan masterpieces, make sure you check out our upcoming Vegan Culinary Cruises adventures for 2020. We put gourmet plant-based cuisine at the heart of every adventure!

This July, we will be launching our first vegan LGBT cruises on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. Follow Vegan Culinary Cruises on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more information about this cruise vacation.