Vegan meet-up groups are a great way to get to know other vegans in your area and to learn more about a plant-based diet. Many cities have vegan meet-up groups that hold monthly or weekly potlucks, host book readings, host inspirational vegan speakers, and more! Check out these 10 vegan meet-up groups in major cities in the United States!
1. The New York City Vegetarian and Vegan Meetup — New York City, New York
If you are located in the New York City area, check out the New York City Vegetarian and Vegan Meetup. The group is for those who love trying new vegetarian and vegan restaurants and for people who want to be in the company of other vegans and vegetarians. The groups goal is to bring people with similar views together, while exploring some of the best plant-based cuisine in one of the most vegan-friendly cities! Past meet-up events have included Vegan Dinner at Beyond Sushi, Vegan Dine n’ Wine at Double Zero Pizza, and more. The next event will be held on February 26th at 6:30 PM EST, and will be a Veg Night Out, including drinks and conversation at Ascent Lounge in the Time Warner Center.
If you aren’t located in New York City, you could always try making this Chickpea and Pesto With Sweet Potato Crust. If you are lucky enough to be located in the big apple, check out these 10 Must-Try Vegan Dishes in NYC.
2. Boston Vegan Meetup — Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Vegan Meetup/Meetup
The Boston Vegan Meetup in Boston, Massachusetts, is a great way to get more involved in plant-based cuisine if you are located in the area. The group holds potlucks, has fancy dinners, and also has meet-ups at local veg-friendly restaurants. Past meet-ups include Macrobiotic Vegan Community Dinner, Food Not Bombs Planning Meeting, and a Boston Vegetarian Society Valentine’s Day Dinner!
If you can’t make it to Boston, check out this recipe for Red Curry Mushroom Toast. If you do happen to be in the Boston area you could also check out this Guide to Eating Vegan in Boston: Top Restaurants to Visit!
3. NW Philly Vegan Potluck and Veducation Meetup — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you are located in the Philadelphia area, check out the NW Philly Vegan Potluck and Veducation Meetup. This meet-up is intended for any one who is interested in building friendship and a sense of community around recipe sharing and plant-based nutrition. This meet-up group gathers once a month, every third Saturday, and shares food, as well as information about healthy eating and living. Past events include potlucks, dinners, and socializing.
If you can’t make it to Philly, check out this recipe for Comforting ‘Chicken’ Noodle Soup. If you are in Philadelphia, don’t forget to check out these 15 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants to Visit in Philadelphia.
4. Las Vegas Raw Food and Vegan Meetup — Las Vegas, Nevada
If you are interested in a raw vegan diet and are located in the Las Vegas area, think about joining the Las Vegas Raw Food and Vegan Meetup group! You do not have to already be vegan or vegetarian to join the group, and the group is open to anyone who just would like to learn more about plant-based nutrition for health and well-being. The group focuses on a raw vegan diet, and shares raw vegan meals with one another, and discusses more about a raw vegan diet and health issues. Sometimes they will hold events of restaurants, host speakers, or gather for potlucks.
If you aren’t close to Las Vegas, try making this High-Protein Jamaican Jerk Chili With Tempeh.
5. Los Angeles Vegan Gatherings — Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Vegan Gatherings/Meetup
If you are looking for a vegan meet-up group in the Los Angeles area, try attending an event put on by Los Angeles Vegan Gatherings. The group hosts vegan potlucks and gatherings, and is perfect for people who are looking for other vegans to converse with, or those who are wanting to know more about a plant-based diet. You do not need to be vegan to attend, and anyone and everyone is encouraged to attend. The potlucks are raw-friendly, and all the raw vegan dishes will be kept in a designated place. The next event will be a potluck in Antelope Valley, and will take place on April 8th, at 3:00 PM PST.
If you can’t make it to California, feel free to make these Crispy Potato Leek Rolls.
6. The Houston Vegan Meetup Group — Houston, Texas
The Houston Vegan Meetup Group is a group for vegans, vegetarians, or vegan-friendly people. The group shares information about a plant-based diet with one another, and gathers at plant-based restaurants has potlucks, and holds a variety of other events. Meetups are held once a months, are people will gather to eat delicious plant-based food, and engage and conversation. The next event is the Houston Vegan Monthly Meetup, and it’s on Saturday, March 3rd, at 5:00 OM CST.
If you aren’t located near Houston, just try making these delicious Pumpkin Almond Butter Cookies instead!
7. Veganlicious Miami and South Florida — Miami, Florida
The purpose of Veganlicious is to build community and friendship among vegans in Southern Florida and to share great recipes with one another. Past events have included a painting and lunch event with local Florida artists, Dinner at Vegan Glam, a Vegan Chocolate Dessert Class, and much more.
Not located in southern Florida? No worries! Try out this recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches instead!
8. Triangle Vegan Social Club — Raleigh, North Carolina
Triangle Vegan Social Club/Meetup
The Triangle Vegan Social Club is a meet-up group based in Raleigh, North Carolina. This group is intended to provide a forum for vegans to meet, greet, eat, and socialize. This group is welcoming to anyone who is vegan, thinking about going vegan, or anyone who is interested in learning more about a plant-based diet. Past events have included vegan cooking classes, vegan pop-up dinners, and vegfests.
If you can’t make it to North Carolina, try out this recipe for Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars.
9. The Seattle Vegan Meetup Group — Seattle, Washington
If you are located in the Seattle, Washington area, check out the Seattle Vegan Meetup Group! The group is for vegans and those who are veg-curious. The group has events at vegan restaurants, and holds potlucks. Past events include board games and food at Highline, and Vegan Taco Tuesday.
If you aren’t located near Seattle, there is always this recipe for Almond Corn Flake Ice Cream.
10. Denver Vegans — Denver, Colorado
If you are curious about a vegan diet and don’t know where to start, or if you are vegan and looking for fellow vegans to converse with, join the Denver Vegans meet-up group. The group has monthly potlucks, picnics, educational talks, seminars where vegan nutrition is discussed, and much more. They also have vegan cooking class events, raw food demonstrations, and pizza nights! The next event is a February Potluck and Aquafaba demo, and it’s on February 24th, at 5:00 PM CST.
If you aren’t located in Colorado, check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Banana Cookies.
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