Welcome! Columbia Veg is a South Carolina (Midlands area) community group for vegans, vegetarians, and those exploring a plant-based lifestyle for ethical, environmental, spiritual and/or health reasons.

You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to join, you just need to eat vegan/vegetarian at events. Our potlucks are vegan so everyone can eat everything.

(A vegan eats no animal-derived ingredients, including meat, seafood, dairy, eggs and honey; a vegetarian eats no meat or seafood but does eat eggs and dairy products).

Our events can include dinners at local veg-friendly restaurants, potlucks, raw food events, vegan outreach/tabling, local farm tours, hikes, movie or documentary nights, veg-themed book club meetings and other ideas members come up with.

If you have an idea for an event or would like to host a gathering, please email an organizer!

Because the purpose of our group is to meet each other in person, everyone is encouraged to use their first name as their profile name and post a photo.

Dues are $1 per meetup attended, or $5 per year.  This goes toward the fee Meetup charges to maintain the website and various other expenses.

*Be sure to like our page on Facebook.

If you are interested in helping animals please join our sister group, the SC Animal Advocacy League as well.

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Vegan? Vegetarian? Veg-curious?

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 11:00 AM

    Brew Day and Veg Food

    4 Veg*ns

    Another brew day!  This is a cross post with the Beer Brew group. I have a guaranteed weekend off and girlfriend is going to be out of town.... that means I have to... Learn more
  • April 16 · 6:15 PM

    Dinner at Al Amir!

    4 Veg*ns | 4.50 4.502

    Al Amir is a wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Offered is a wide selection of vegan delights including hummus, Damascus bread,... Learn more
  • April 12 · 10:00 AM

    Carolina Wildlife Baby Shower

    15 Veg*ns

    Hi everyone; time for giving back while spending time with adorable wildlife, including babies hand fed!  Carolina Wildlife is approaching their very busy season (other... Learn more
  • March 22 · 6:00 PM

    Good Old Fashioned Potluck Dinner!

    22 Veg*ns | 5.00 5.006 | 7 Photos

    How about a good old fashioned potluck dinner? When:  March 22, 2014 (Saturday) @ 6 pm. Where:  Uncle Fester's Sports Bar, 522 Devine Street, Columbia, SC (right... Learn more
  • March 12 · 6:30 PM

    Dinner at Ariana's Greek Restaurant

    15 Veg*ns | 4.50 4.503

    Come on out and sample a unique take on Greek and Mediterranean food.  Mo, the owner and chef, is a master of hospitality, making you feel as if you are dining at his... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Cindy Moores Cindy Moores joined
    Cindy Moores
    "Ethical vegan who tries to share the health benefits of eating cruelty free."
  • New Member
    Jeff Jeff­ joined
    "Moved to SC last year still making new friends. I work offshore on a ship so I am gone half of the year. Explored vegitarian in the past but didnt know anyone else who was one."
  • New RSVP
    Carla Walker
    Apr 27
    Pizza Day @ Mellow Mushroom (Vista)
    Sunday 12:30 PM
    11 going
  • New comment
    Ginny Cornett

    "can you put me down for a "maybe­" for right now?"

    Read more…

  • New Member
    Ginny Cornett Ginny Cornett joined
    4 days ago
    Ginny Cornett
    "I'm new to the area and a 25+ year vegetarian. Former marine biologist, started and ran a dog rescue helping dogs from "dead dog beach" in Puerto Rico (placed over 500 dogs in 4 years of rescue group)."
  • New comment
    Knk Farm Knk Farm commented on Brew Day and Veg Food
    4 days ago
    Knk Farm

    "Kevin sends his regards, he will not be able to make it, he was not able to get back to Columbia in time. Sorry"

    Read more…

  • New Member
    Ariana Ariana­ joined
    4 days ago
    "I'm Ariana, I go to USC and I'm newly on the high carb low fat low sodium vegan lifestyle. I'm looking for some local vegan friends!"
  • New Member
    Adam Smith Adam Smith joined
    5 days ago
    Adam Smith
    "Im just reaching out trying to find others with similar interests and veiws. I am a vegan and I am also straight edge so its kind of hard to meet people."
  • New comment
    Marian Marian­ commented on Dinner at Al Amir!
    5 days ago

    "Turnout was low due to cancellatio­ns on relatively short notice, but it was nice to be able to converse as a small group."

    Read more…

  • New Member
    Charmain Sweat Charmain Sweat joined
    6 days ago
    Charmain Sweat
    "My name is Charmain. I'm a 31 yr old mom of 2 boys. I am vegetarian, but my boys are not."

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Founded Sep 15, 2010

Membership contributions

$5.00 Per year

This covers: The fee Meetup charges for maintaining this website + other expenses.

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Simply bring to a meetup and the organizer will collect from members.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Your organizer closes their Meetup Group
  • Your organizer removes or bans you from their Meetup Group

Our Sponsors

  • VegFund

    VegFund has provided us with grants for food samples and doc showings.

  • Good Life Cafe

    Columbia's only raw vegan restaurant! Monthly raw educational potlucks!

  • Tíos Mexican Café

    A cozy place to meet; special veg black bean soup and vegan cheese!!

  • Lamb's Bread Vegan Cafe

    Wonderful, all vegan food with soul!

  • Ankh Life International Vegan Cafe

    All vegan restaurant with oodles of character & tasty mock meats.

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