London Vegan Potluck

London Vegan Potluck is back for another monthly night.

The potluck takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The potluck is in our snappy location in Central London just off High Holborn and we are getting upwards of 100 attendees each month.

How does it work? What is a potluck? A potluck is an event where like-minded people get together to share homemade food, swap recipes, make friends and talk about topics that interest them. What is a vegan potluck? It is the same as a potluck but with vegan food! There is no dairy, meat, honey or eggs. The food can be sweet or savoury and our event requires potluckers to provide an ingredients list with their dish as well as utensils to serve it with if required.

A donation of £1 is asked of every attendee to help cover costs.

Come along for a fabulous night of meeting without meat. If you have friends you would like to invite who are not on Meetup, RSVPs are also accepted via the Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/events/128108237379408/ and the Fat Gay Vegan website http://fatgayvegan.com/ldnveganpotluck/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a somewhat funny aside but actually a real problem... is there any way I can make it clearer to people that this is a vegan potluck, not vegetarian? Ha! Last night was the third month in a row where someone showed up with non-vegan food. Of course I understand some people are getting to grips with veganism and don't understand some ingredients, but last night an attendee put dairy yoghurt on the table and when quizzed said they thought it was a vegetarian potluck. So let's have some fun here... give me a new name for the event that makes it crystal clear that the potluck is vegan. Obviously London Vegan Potluck isn't good enough ;).

    6 · May 2

    • Ben Claridge

      Keep up the good work Sean! The vegan community loves you.

      2 · May 9

    • Jessica Stella Fox

      Hhhhmmm, taking Ben's use of the term 'hardline', I was thinking 'EXTREME VEGETARIAN POTLUCK' but this may cause even more confusion! So... a few ideas off top of my head *some derivative, but that' s half the fun!* Moo Free Feast; Eggless/Milkless/Honeyle­ss/Butterless VEGAN Potluck! >> Or airline security style; do they have 'non-Vegan' Detectors? > Anyway.... anyway..... can't think of anything else... Bye for now! :) x

      May 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    A quieter night but still with 63 people. I think it was a bit nicer like that... the 100+ can be a bit hectic.

    I have to say I am really confused as to why some people refuse to pay the £1 I ask. Out of 63 people, only 46 paid.

    4 · May 1

    • L.Galvin

      Jessica i did find these comments of yours quite funny 'To make light of this; here's something some may/may not find funny; all this time, I've been reading this debate/tiff, reading 'L.Galvin' , thinking a man was writing! Haha! & it's just made me smile or go 'Doh!' like Homer Simpson--must've been the Galvin bit, sounds like male sort of name' you must of been thinking i'm not sure i know L.Galvin

      1 · May 3

    • Storm Weathers

      okay then Linda came across differently though

      May 7

  • Amelia Pereira

    Wow, wow what a great conversation that is going on, it's great to see people expressing themselves and all only for a pound Wow wow. Entertaining

    2 · May 3

    • L.Galvin

      Hi Storm I just wanted to say that i respect your viewpoint and of course i don't know how well you know Robb but if you are judging him solely on this conversation with me and that alone then i personally think it's very harsh to say he is not a nice person.I have always found him to be quite pleasant .I do think he has the right to express how he feels and i believe that was all he was trying to do.I'm not trying to tell you what you should think not at all but i just saw it as a frank exchange of views .

      2 · May 4

    • L.Galvin

      I think it would be a shame if your opinion of him was formed and indeed shaped by this particularly exchange as that would be in isolation and in my opinion not an accurate relection of the whole person ( having read it back i personally wouldn't conclude that he was not a very nice person from the comments that he made) but once again that is just my view and if you have a different one then of course that's perfectly fine .I did think twice about replying but i was surprised and indeed saddened to read the latter part of your comment.

      2 · May 4

  • Shaun

    Here's my trifle recipe - http://www.londonveganmeetup.co...­

    4 · May 2

    • Shaun

      Josh... I feel your pain and sadly, like you no doubt, I have come to the rather melancholy conclusion that voracious vegans are not to be trifled with.

      4 · May 3

    • Jessica Stella Fox

      Yes.... I wasn't that late & the 'crowd' had scoffed most of the savoury dishes! I better be more with it next time & get there for 6ish rather than 6.30ish!! :)

      1 · May 3

  • Brian

    It was a really nice event as always, but there was a definite shortage of savoury foods this time. In fact. the food seemed to run out quicker than usual. Seems some people still relying on bringing drinks rather than food! I know some people don't have culinary capabilities, and some are coming straight from work and haven't been able to cook/prepare anything. Perhaps in future those people who can't make food could instead buy vegan food products from such places as M&S (http://health.marksandspencer.c...­ ) eg stuffed vine leaves, salads, olives, hummous, salsa, spring rolls).

    1 · May 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    I paid! (Right after Mr FGV's first speech). Would this help my credit rating for getting a mortgage on a house in Primrose Hill? There's one for sale in Chalcot Square (where Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Joan Bakewell live) for just £4.25million.

    3 · May 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm very happy to give financial references!

      3 · May 2

  • Vanessa Almeida

    Great evening, good food and lovely people!! :)

    2 · May 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry for leaving the 'e' from your name!

      May 2

    • tracey

      Thanks FGV - its a great event I hope to make it next month.

      May 2

  • David Anthony

    Another great night, cool low key vibe and some fabulous food and company!! Pay your £1 peeps to keep this event up and running as it is special and there's nothing else quite like it...

    5 · May 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool! Warm! Hot!

    May 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool! Warm! Hot!

    May 2

  • Christine

    wonderful food and people as usual

    1 · May 2

  • badger

    great food again, sorry i didn't make the pub guys and gals, but my leg gave up, so i gave up too and went home instead,

    1 · May 1

  • L.Galvin

    Can everyone remember to pay their £1 donation to Shaun.
    There are still people not doing so

    1 · May 1

  • Esmerelda

    Tried to make vegan banana bread but it didn't turn out so well so I'm resorting to buying a fruit salad from m&s! Going to bring a veggie friend and introduce her to this meetup group!

    May 1

  • Anne

    I have to work till 6pm. How long does the event last?

    April 29

    • Lesley Dove

      Obviously your grammatical error was too offensive Robb ;)

      1 · April 30

    • Ian McDonald

      You never know what's going on - whether they left Meetup, or this group, or why.

      So let's be welcoming. We all forget to say thank you sometimes :).

      April 30

  • Gabrielle

    If you are planning on eating/drinking, it is only fair that you bring something along (food or drink).

    4 · April 5, 2013

    • Jessica Stella Fox

      Do people not read the descriptions of things they RSVP to? I suppose they must get over excited at the title alone & just hit 'yes', 'yes', YES! :) x

      3 · April 29

  • zenith

    hope to bring some cake..

    2 · April 29

  • Robb

    Speaking of the pub, I assume everyone's happy with the Cittie of Yorke afterwards? With a bit of luck, the cellar bar will be half-empty again. (Or should that be half-full?)
    Here's a map: http://goo.gl/maps/ofXx8­

    1 · April 29

  • Lesley Dove

    Almost certainly coming this time. Will be on the Sock Mob right afterwards, so two Meetup events on one evening for me!

    1 · April 29

  • Siobhan Owen

    dang! Can't make it to this one...

    April 25

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully next month then?

      April 26

    • Siobhan Owen

      Deffo July! gives me time to perfect my tofu and crunchy veg summer rolls :)

      1 · April 26

  • Ben Claridge

    I should be able to make this one!

    1 · April 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is never the same without you, Ben!

      April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just been to my first vegan event today, the cakefest demo at the community centre on the cool Holly Lodge estate near to me in Tufnell Park. Let's try potluck with another event!

    1 · April 21

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This covers: Third party costs incurred by the group (but not Meetup.com's "organiser dues").

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