Next Meetup

Earth Day Celebration for Vegan Families with Kids!
Come to the Purple Sprout Cafe for a gathering of vegan parents with kids! Children will plant their own micro-greens to take home as well as they will make green smoothies. Purple Sprout Cafe will provide pots, soil, and seedlings so the children can grow their own micro-greens, as well as will provide ingredients for kids to pick from to make green smoothies samples! Cost is $7 per person paid in cash as you arrive. Space is limited - RSVP is required. Please RSVP by April 10th so everything can be prepared accordingly. Attendees are welcome to stay for lunch at their own cost. To learn more about Purple Sprout Cafe, visit This is a joint event between and the main groups. Free and easy parking right in front of the restaurant. Any question or comments? Car-pooling arrangements? Please use "Comments" section on the event page.

Purple Sprout Cafe

341 E Dundee · Wheeling, IL

What we're about

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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!

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