addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Dinner at Whole Foods Market (Lake Grove)

-posted by Jennifer G.-

Details TBA...we may be having a store-sponsored tasting before the regular "social" portion of the meetup. I will post more information as it becomes available.

The Whole Foods store in Lake Grove has an eating area with lots of chairs and tables, and the food bar is vegan-friendly (vegan items are clearly labeled, ingredients are listed).  You pay by the weight of your food. My total usually comes to $10-11.

As with all VLI meetups, please bring only vegan fare to the table. (Our policy is that "at VLI meetups, the food is always vegan, and everyone is treated with kindness." In other words, we expect everyone to enjoy a vegan meal together. Even if you or your guests don't think of yourselves as "vegan.")

We'll be hanging out in the far end of the eating area, near the children's play area, at least until 8:30 (the store closes at 10, so many of us take off by 9 to go shopping). Be aware that as it gets later in the evening, the food bar may run out of the more popular items.

NOTE: Whole Foods offers durable bowls, but not durable utensils. So I encourage you to bring your own utensils to avoid needing to take their plastic ones. I bring my own water bottle, too.

Hope to see you there!

Please update your RSVP status by 12 pm Monday, because seating is limited, and I'll be printing nametags for everyone who says they're coming.  We may need a headcount for the tasting, too.  If you need to reach me, call or text[masked]-5108.


Join or login to comment.

  • Jennifer G.

    I had such a nice time last night—I hope you did, too. Here's the link to Dr. Greger's talk I mentioned:

    July 16, 2013

  • Geir F.

    This was a nice and informal Meetup. As before: the people are great!
    Whole Foods is the place on Long Island where , if you're going out, you may have the healthiest food; i.e. grains, starches and vegetables, with little or no oil, sugar and salt added. Choose judiciously though: plenty of animal sourced and overly fat content fare is available:) Personally, I struggle to resist the dosa and the (fried) falafel, but today I did:)
    Of course, as always; we all owe a big thank you to Jennifer!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • judith j.

    I'm exhausted , I was going to try to make it but, the weekend got the best of me.

    July 15, 2013

  • Gary S.

    I'm going to try to attend but may not be able to. Sorry.

    July 15, 2013

  • bethbongar

    Sory I missed this fun dinner!

    July 15, 2013

    • Jennifer G.

      Beth, it's happening tonight—did you think it had already taken place? If you want to come, please let me know ASAP so I can print a nametag for you.

      July 15, 2013

  • Amanda L.

    I'll be here a little late after coming from work, but looking forward to seeing everyone.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm vegan for animal rights, on a quest to find same. Like discussing ethics and science.

    July 14, 2013

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy