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!
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Upcoming events (1)

First 2022 Montrose Beach Potluck & Volleyball of the Season!

Needs a location

This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 12 summers!

• Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map on the event page or here: chicagoveg.com/potluck.htm) We will meet at a grass area SOUTH of the beach house - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose. If you see the big antenna and/or the big white building, just go a little SOUTH and you will find us!
• If you have difficulties to find us using the map on the event page, you can set your GPS to this coordinates:[masked],[masked],17 or use this google map link: google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B057'50.3%22N+87%C2%B038'06.6%22W where the red marker shows our location.
• Look for the "ChicagoVeg" sign

• Noon - 1:30 PM - Arrive, socialize, frisbee (introductions and start eating around 12:30PM)
• About 1:30PM - Volleyball begins!

• Driving: There is a lot of free parking by Montrose Beach, however some of the closer parking may fill up quickly, which is one of the reasons to arrive before noon! :)
• Public transportation: Several CTA buses stop at Montrose Beach, although it may be a bit of a walk to the picnic (< 1 mile). For more info: rtachicago.org/plan-your-trip
• Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation.

• Volleyball and net
• Drinking water
• Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels

• A beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Potluck Rules: meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/Potluck_Rules You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks: meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/boards/thread/[masked] where people shared some recipes from our previous potlucks.
• Please use Comment section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring.
• Please check what other people will bring and specify what dish you plan to bring as you RSVP so all of us won't bring a potato 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!

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

• This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes to the event page and will send an email.
• This is kids/family friendly event. Please respect our No Intoxicants Policy: meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/No_Intoxicants_Policy

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Welcome Spring Vegan Potluck!

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