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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.

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

Upcoming events (5)

Raw Vegan Potluck at Zest Raw Vegan Culinary Cafe

ZEST RAW VEGAN CULINARY CAFE

Let's meet for the first ChicagoVeg potluck in 2021!

Zest Raw Vegan Culinary Cafe supports us providing the space for the potluck. You can check their website to learn more about the place: www.zestrawveganeats.com Due to the space constraints we limit the event to 35 people and require everyone who wants to attend to RSVP.

WHAT TO BRING?
• Please bring a RAW vegan, non-alcohol beverage/dish to share. It can be either your own dish (preferably) or you can buy it as long as you know all ingredients. This time we will be consistent with the place that is hosting us and be enjoying healthy raw vegan (vs just vegan) food.
• Please use the “Comment” section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring.
• Please check what other people are bringing and specify the dish you plan to bring as you RSVP, (so all of us won't bring a kale salad! :)
• Although we will supply them, we encourage you to bring your own plates/bowls/cups/utensils (to be more eco-friendly)
• The expectation to have a great time!

NOTE 1: All attendees are expected to exercise necessary precautions due to COVID19 situation at their own discretion.

NOTE 2: Please don't forget to change your RSVP if you may not come so another person can take your spot. Three Strikes Policy is in effect: https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/[masked]/Three_Strikes_Policy

NOTE 3: Please be respectful to ChicagoVeg No Intoxicants Policy: https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/No_Intoxicants_Policy

Please use the "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any questions or comments.

International Vegetarian Food Festival

Elmhurst SDA Church

Join us for the 10th Annual International Vegetarian Food Festival hosted by Elmhurst SDA Community Lifestyle Center!

Experience the taste of U.S.A, Chile, Italy, Greece, Kenya, Romania, Puerto Rico, Mexico and more!

Cash should be exchanged for food tickets at the door: $1.00 per ticket. Credit Cards will be accepted for a small service fee.

Please note that masks are required for this event. The food booths will be located inside the Community Lifestyle Center, whereas the tables and chairs will be conveniently located outside the building by the parking lot area to ensure a safer environment and avoid indoor overcrowding.

Parking: You may park on the premises or at Timothy Christian School South Parking Lot (188 W Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126)

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 Pool Party Potluck at Joni's In Aurora

2025 Gardner Cir W

Let's meet for another vegan potluck!

WHAT TO BRING?
• Please bring a vegan dish or/and a non-alcohol beverage to share. It can be either your own dish (preferably) or you can buy it as long as you know all ingredients.

• Please use the “Comment” section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring.
• Please check what other people are bringing and specify the dish you plan to bring as you RSVP, (so all of us won't bring a kale salad! :)
• Although we will supply them, we encourage you to bring your own plates/bowls/cups/utensils (to be more eco-friendly)
• The expectation to have a great time!

The space is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP for you and your guests to attend.

Parking: driveway is reserved for those who need it most. Street parking is available. Please do not park in front of mailboxes.

Entry: Please enter on the left side. This is the side where the garage is. This is the only side with a gate.

Pool Safety: Our pool is 38x18 and 3.5 feet at the shallow end and 6.5 feet deep end. Anyone who cannot swim or is not a strong swimmer as well as anyone who under age 7 should be wearing a safety device.

NOTE 1: All attendees are expected to exercise necessary precautions due to COVID19 situation at their own discretion.

NOTE 2: Please don't forget to change your RSVP if you may not come so another person can take your spot. Three Strikes Policy is in effect: https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/[masked]/Three_Strikes_Policy

NOTE 3: Please be respectful to ChicagoVeg No Intoxicants Policy: https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/No_Intoxicants_Policy

Please use the "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any questions or comments.

Nature Walk and Educational Tour in Fullersburg Woods

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

Let's hike in Fullersburg Woods!

It's a relatively short hike (between 2 and 3 miles). We will be going in a relaxed manner to enjoy the surroundings. However, we may take some additional small routes if we are still in a mood.

Your hike lead Tom will offer an informal educational tour about variety of different wild plants.

The walk will be a perfect place to connect with nature, as well as to socialize, discuss "green" topics, and make new like-minded friends!

This is a joint event with Chicagoland Green and Eco-living (CGE) group (https://www.meetup.com/eco-living) so expect more good people join us for the hike! The event is limited to 15 people for each group (30 max). Please RSVP only either at ChicagoVeg or CGE at group event page (not on both).

Direction: Turn to the main entrance to the park from Spring Rd. Park your car on the parking lot by the Visitor Center. We will be gathering right behind the Visitor Center by the river. The picture above is showing where exactly we will be meeting.

Special note: This is an outside event that subject to a weather conditions. An message will be posted on the event page if it will be canceled, otherwise we will be meeting as it planned. Please check your email or the event page, if doubt, before arriving.

Special note 2: Some of us will come earlier for the morning Tai-Chi practice in the woods. Here is more info: https://www.meetup.com/ChicagolandTaiChi

Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

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