About Me

My name is Ayaka (pronounced EYE-uh-kuh) and I am the creator of Food by Ayaka. I’m an 18 year-old vegan bodybuilder and foodie who loves to show the world that vegans can be fit and have fun. My recipes range from high-protein snacks to super-indulgent treats, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s sure to be something here for you!


Some fun facts about me:

I am currently a freshman at Duke University studying Economics and Global Health.

I have competed in 2 NPC bikini shows and became nationally qualified at my last competition!

I have been vegan since November 2016, but also was pescatarian for a few years when I was younger.

I’m an only child.

I am half Japanese and have dual citizenship in America and Japan.

I am obsessed with Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland!


If you’d like to learn more about me, you can follow my fitness journey on Instagram @fitbyayaka! Or, if you’re just here for the food, follow along @foodbyayaka so you never miss a new recipe. Happy eating!