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A vegan meetup is where vegans (whatever their PHILOSOPHY about being vegan) and vegan-oriented persons (NOT "tire-kickers" who come "to gawk at the vegans") with similar interests get together and hang out.  If you TWEET, we instantly become a TWEETUP.

Because of our array of motives, some focus more on diet alone, while others are concerned with an integrated world-and-life view.  We're a diverse lot, so we'll meet LOTS of folks whose interests are somewhat different from our own, but who share the vegetarian and vegan interests with usm but we may NOT agree with everyone on how important each of the elements in another's vegan worldview and personality is.

A subset of our >6000 members attend any particular event.  Further, by networking with BVS, GBBCC, MARC, BVA, NEAVS, other veg groups, and other meetups, we get to know one another.

Grasshopper, My Thai, Veggie Planet, Veggie Galaxy, Clover Food Lab, True Bistro, Red Lentil, Organic Natural, Life Alive, and others vegan hangouts are our favorite meeting sites.

We're always "BECOMING a vegan group"; BRING SOMETHING VEGAN-ORIENTED TO SHARE (newspaper clipping, book or DVD, photos, etc.) with other attendees as a way for them to get to know you and you to know them. Sharing IS "becoming" for veg*ans.

What and how can we share? A news article, a story with a vegan interest, some information (old or new) with a vegan slant, a memento of traveling as a vegan, info on a great vegan website or resource or event, etc.  Be creative.  Pleasantly surprise us.

A Vegan Meetup is held on the 1st Saturday of each month - 11:30 am to 2 pm
at either
Clover Food Lab
Harvard Square, Dunster Street? of Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

or Clover Food Lab or elsewhere (watch the announcements; Clover Food Lab is the default location)

Vegetarian Happy Hours [Happy Hour with Vegetarians] or monthly dining out group
Join us AND the other Vegetarians-Of-Boston Meetups for the regular Vegetarian Happy Hours - or monthly dining out group
2nd Thursday of the Month - (site varies)
1st Saturday of the Month - 11:30 am-2:00 pm (site varies, often at Clover in Harvard Square)
3rd Sunday of the Month - 4:00 pm-6:30 pm - Grasshopper -

We hold other events at an all-vegetarian restaurant, often by following the events of local vegetarian and animal rights groups.

Dinner with Dharma is held monthly at the Greater Boston Buddhist Cultural Center (GBBCC) in Cambridge, MA - $10 for the all-vegan buffet.  March-October

We also tag along with BVS (, BVA (, Vegan Meetup events, and MARC.

Vegans - If you're here (in one of the designations below), you belong in THIS GROUP

Former Vegetarian, Now Vegan
Fruitarian Vegan
Longterm Vegan
Newly Vegan
No Animal Products Vegan
No Leather Vegan
On the Veggie Vegan See-Saw
Organic Vegan
Raw Vegan
Tofu Rules!

Vegetarian Who Leans Vegan
Animal Rights Vegan
Eco-friendly Vegan
PETA-oriented Vegan
For Religious Reasons a Vegan
Non-Vegan, But Seriously Interested as Practicing Vegetarian
Abolitionist Vegans (Animals should no longer be treated as property)
Anti-PETA (PETA harms the vegan movement more than helps)
I Support the A.L.F. (Supporters of the direct action taken by the ALF)

Vegetarians - If you're here (in one of the designations below), you belong in the Vegetarian Meetup

Casual Vegetarian
For Religious Reasons vegetarian (but not vegan)
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
Macrobiotic Vegetarian (no fish)
Macrobiotic Vegetarian (with fish)
Occasional Vegetarian
Organic Vegetarian

Partial Vegetarian
Raw Vegetarian
Social Vegetarian
Transitional Vegetarian
Animal Rights
Flexitarian (not a vegan but preferring vegetarian)
Non-Vegetarian, But Interested

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