About

About Us

Brian and Logan are two local vegans who struggled to find a decent selection of vegan products within the Fraser Valley, in one simple place; and they decided to do something about it.

Logan switched to a vegan diet and vegan lifestyle back in 2018 with the support of his partner Brian. While having to learn how to shop, cook and strive all over again an idea crept up,

“Why isn’t there a place where I can go shopping without worrying? Why do I have to shop in 6 different stores just to get what I want and need?”

The Veganist is the dream child of Brian and Logan, with the sole goal of providing peace of mind and ease of access to fellow vegans in the Fraser Valley; instead of having to drive deep into Vancouver to get some of the best specialty products.

Though the idea started off as a simple grocer, the two decided to be a “Grocer Boutique” by adding a section for home decor, apparel, skin care, and other non-food-related vegan products. The Veganist emphasizes the importance of shopping local by highlighting local vendors and products to our customers.

a view of the mountains in BC and the Fraser River

Brian McQuade

Brian discovered the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle while recovering from a car accident. He hopes to share these lifestyle benefits with Fraser Valley.

Brian attended the University of the Fraser Valley and obtained his certificate in Applied Business Technology in 2021, he was quickly hired by a local technology company, but after a while realized that it was not his destined career path. After discussing the idea with Logan, the two decided on starting something new and different together.

Logan Bryan

Logan is a feline advocate who is a committed vegan. He also strongly believes in the power of community.

Logan originally created a Vegan food blog My Vegan Life, but during the COVID-19 pandemic Logan closed it up, as everything felt “off”. Now, Logan focuses much of his time working with community cats and strays through his rescue Abby Cat Daddy and working on getting The Veganist off to a good start.