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For vegans and anyone interested in a humane, plant-based lifestyle. Tips for getting started below (click Read more) or at for access to all the links. 
We meet for socials, vegan dinners, brunch or lunches at Charlotte area vegan restaurants. Occasionally we schedule trips to Asheville and its vegan restaurants, and visits to area rescue farm animal sanctuaries.**
Most Events limit attendance to 8 to 12, so if you sign up, but can't attend, please change your RSVP so another member on the Event waitlist can have your place.  
We have the right to decline membership or terminate membership for individuals who send spam to other members, for profiles without an actual name, not maintaining a recent facial photo, event crashing, or for "RSVP No Shows" or day of Event cancelations.
Get started on a whole foods plant based diet*: Getting-started-on-a-low-fat-whole-food-plant-based-diet
Reasons not to have dairy*: read how cruel dairy "farming" is, and how unhealthy it really is for humans.
7 day kickstart guide to living plant based*: 
Vegan 2017 documentary (46 min.) has motivating factual information*  
More motivation to live plant based is in The Game Changers documentary on NETFLIX*. Trailer:
Climate Healers promoting VEGAN life to save our planet from environmental catastrophe. Most of this Earth's poplulation needs to become vegan by the year 2026 to save Earth
*plant based recipes:
Vegan info plus Charlotte restaurants and vegfest events:
Find restaurants that offer vegan and vegetarian options with the free Vanilla Bean app or the HappyCow App.
16 vegan and vegan friendly restaurants in Charlotte:

Support Charlotte's plant based (vegan) restaurants: 
Oh My Soul, 3046 N Davidson St
Ma Ma Wok, 11914 Elm Ln
Sanctuary Bistro, 6414 Rea Road 
Fern, 1419 East Blvd (vegan but has dairy cheese options)

**By signing up for any event posted in this group, you acknowledge that you are aware (and have made any+ guests) aware of potential risks, dangers or hazards associated with any Event activity, you (or your guest's) freely assume all risks, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of the group and the Event Host from any and all liability arising from your (or your guest's) participation in this group's Event activities.
*Medical Disclaimer: All events, content, and information presented are for social or educational purposes only, and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any medical or other health condition. This Meetup group, including any content herein, does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be and should not be used in place of the advice of your physician. Before starting or changing any diet, consult your physician. The food and nutritional information listed is readily available on the Internet with source links provided, and is for educational purposes only. No representation is being made regarding the content of any other web sites which you may access from this website. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.