Join like-minded vegetarians and vegans as we explore life & Los Angeles. Almost every week we'll do something, whether it's trying out a new restaurant, having a potluck at someone's house, or perhaps a veggie picnic at a drive-in. Enjoy great food and great company. All are welcome. Check out our list of over 100 events!

The Vegetarian Dining Club was founded in the summer of 1908 by Jeremiah Price and Matthias von Besiex. It was the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and possibly the first east of the Mississippi.  For more about us, read our history.

We have revived their legacy, and try to live up to their early guiding principles, which included:

  • All are welcome! You don't need to be a vegetarian or vegan to join us or come to our events. We don't particularly care what you eat and we won't try to convert you.
  • No networking or self-promotion! We are not a vehicle for promoting any member, their business, or cause, no matter how related they may be. We gather for social reasons, nothing less, nothing more.
  • 'Yes' means YES!  If you RSVP yes, you better show up!
  • Regulars get preferential inclusion in events. 
  • ...see our complete rules...


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Welcome Vegetarians & Vegans!

  • April 14, 2012 · 7:30 PM

    The Vegetable Garden

    6 Vegetarians & Vegans | 5.00 5.001

    We're heading to the celebrated The Vegetable Garden website, described on their site as: For 15 years, The Vegetable Garden has been Maryland's award-winning vegetarian... Learn more
  • January 28, 2012 · 7:30 PM

    Journey to Yuan Fu Vegetarian!

    5 Vegetarians & Vegans | 5.00 5.003

    We're heading to the famous Yuan Fu restaurant in Rockville, MD home to such beautifully crafted faux meat dishes as "Veggie Duck with Chinese Broccoli" and "Crispy Soft... Learn more
  • September 30, 2011 · 3:00 AM

    The Vegetarian Dining Club is Dead! Long live the vegetarian dining club!

    6 Vegetarians & Vegans | 5.00 5.001

    Friends, vegetarians, vegans, lend me your ears!  On or about September the Vegetarian Dining Club is returning to the noble and good stewardship of Jim Price, the... Learn more
  • August 7, 2011 · 10:00 PM

    Voyage to The Veggie Grill

    4 Vegetarians & Vegans | 5.00 5.002

    Heading to our frequent haunt, The Veggie Grill in El Segundo. Afterwards a stroll to the nearby Starbucks, Pinkberry, or gelato place.
  • July 29, 2011 · 10:30 PM

    Friday Night at Native Foods

    4 Vegetarians & Vegans

    We're heading to the always popular Native Foods, to enjoy the wonderful food, and learn from the table center pieces about what books Chef Tanya is reading and what... Learn more
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  • New Member
    Nuta Nuta­ joined
    July 30
    "Hi! to meet other vegetarians"
  • New Member
    Valerie G. Valerie G. joined
    July 30
    Valerie G.
    "My name is Valerie Grange-Samuell.­ I am the co-founder of the Buddha B Yoga Center, DC's Proud to be Vegan yoga studio and Jivamukti yoga affiliate."
  • New Member
    Buddha B Yoga C. Buddha B Yoga C. joined
    July 27
    Buddha B Yoga C.
    "The Buddha B Yoga Center (BBYC) is Washington DC’s “Proud to be Vegan” Yoga Studio and Jivamukti Yoga Affiliate."
  • New Member
    David David­ joined
    July 2
    "I've been vegetarian for 18 years, grew up in the area, looking to mingle."
  • New Member
    Star Star­ joined
    June 28
    "Hi i'm Star. I've recently become a Pescetarianism and I'm interested in learning as much as possible about a plant based diet."
  • New Member
    Dany S. Dany S. joined
    June 27
    Dany S.
    "8 year vegan, DC native, trying to make vegan fine dining the "thing"­ in the DMV"
  • New Member
    Larry W. Larry W. joined
    June 14
    Larry W.
    "I'm a recently retired Federal bureaucrat who enjoys good conversation, all kinds of music, and interesting dining experiences."
  • New Member
    Jesse R. Jesse R. joined
    June 6
    Jesse R.
    "Looking to meet other DCers"
  • New Member
    Leslie Leslie­ joined
    May 25
    "I recently moved back to the area after grad school and am looking for veg friendly social events"
  • New Discussion

    "I'm looking to rent a room or to find a potential roommate with whom to search for a place. Please contact me if interested. Thanks!"

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Vegetarian Dining Club
Founded Jun 5, 2008
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$10.00 if you feel like it

This covers: We have parties and events, and this will help defray our costs.

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