What we're about

Welcome to ChicagoVeg – Chicagoland Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Foodist Community.

ChicagoVeg is the largest Chicagoland community for vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists to socialize and meet like-minded people. We organize a range of fun activities and educational events in the city and the suburbs. Whether you are vegan or not vegan, we welcome everyone who is interested in a vegan/vegetarian/raw lifestyle for any reason - ethical, environmental, health, or spiritual. We support a nonjudgmental community where everyone can feel welcome to express their opinions, socialize, and have fun! Some of the fun activities include the following: exchanging vegan recipes (raw and not raw), vegan food potlucks, dining out at local vegetarian/vegan/raw restaurants, lectures pertaining to the vegetarian/vegan/raw lifestyle, and outreach events that promote a vegan lifestyle. We see the importance of educating others about advantages of veganism/vegetarianism, and we believe that a continuous education and supportive community are vitally important to sustain a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.


Join us for delicious raw food/vegan/vegetarian meals, share your favorite recipes, discuss living a healthy vegetarian/vegan/raw food lifestyle, support green/eco living, and make new friends!

Everyone is welcome, from the vegetarian/vegan/raw food-curious to the 100% vegetarian/vegan/vegan-raw-foodists.

In addition to our monthly events, ChicagoVeg is also the lead organizer of the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP). The goal of the parade is "Celebrating the Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle!" Featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and tons of fun, CVPP is a wonderful all-encompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We encourage everyone, vegans or not vegans, to come and walk, socialize, learn, and of course celebrate the Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle with us!

Click HERE (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/join) to join us to hear about our upcoming event!

Upcoming events (4)

The Secret to Longevity and Living the Life You Love

Come and join us for an afternoon with Brian Clement, Director of Hippocrates Health Institute, as we learn about the power of natural healing and living the life YOU love! Doors open and vendor fair at 1:00pm. Keynote with Brian from 2-4pm, followed by a Q&A and book signing. We will have amazing treats and juices from Pure Juice Cafe, wheatgrass and sprouts from Chicago Indoor Garden and much more. TICKETS ARE $15, and include *FREE WITH ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE* a Hippocrates magazine subscription and a Laminated Lifestyle Chart (available at the event), with advanced registration at: http://Brianinchicago19.eventbrite.com Purchase your ticket early, space is limited. This event will sell out. For more information contact Cyndi[masked] or [masked]

FREE Plant-Based (read Vegan) Cooking Class

Elmhurst SDA Church

Join us for FREE Plant-Based Cooking Class hostedby the Community Lifestyle Center at the Elmhurst SDA Church! - Recipes - Cooking Demonstrations - Food Tastings Let's come to support this great initiative, learn new recipes, taste some food, and make new like-minded friends! Please use the "Comments" area on the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and to post any questions or comments.

Vegan Cooking Class

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The date and time may change. Please stay tuned for an official announcement for this event.

Vegan Potluck
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We are looking for a location for this potluck (50+ people). The date/time is open (TBA). Please send a message via ChicagoVeg suggestion form (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/suggestion/) with your suggestion!

Past events (396)

"The Carnivore's Dilemma" Free Screening

Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church

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