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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!

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

Upcoming events (2)

Post-Halloween Vegan Dining at Manna Kitchen!

Manna Kitchen

PLEASE READ AND AGREE WITH THE EVENT 'RSVP TERMS' BEFORE RSVP! Join us for a delicious dinner and support the newest vegan restaurant in Chicago suburbs! The restaurant is generously offering a special price (~25% OFF) for us for one of the these three appetizers: - Crispy Crab Cakes - Fried Chik-n Wings - Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (GF) and one of these three entrées: - Manna Burger - Schnitzel Platter - Korean Bibimbap Bowl (GF) Our price will be only $5.50 for an appetizer and $9.00 for an entrée above. The restaurant is not making money with these special introductory prices for us. So only one order of 1 appetizer and/or 1 entrée per person, and no "to-go" orders. Any other items in the restaurant and the store will be available for 10% OFF purchase for the event attendees. You can check details for menu items and prices at https://orders.cake.net/11202659 The restaurant will do their best to follow COVID considerations to accommodate us, however, we are all adults and can decide for ourselves how much we are comfortable (or uncomfortable) to expose ourselves and choose to join (or not to join) the event. Please RSVP early as the space is limited and expected to be filled quickly. You could cancel at any time up to 48 hours before the event without being responsible for your RSVP. RSVP TERMS: BY RSVP FOR THE EVENT YOU COMMIT TO PAY FOR YOUR RSVP WHETHER YOU SHOW OR NOT UNLESS YOU CANCEL 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT. THIS INCLUDES ANY GUESTS ON YOUR RSVP. IF YOU COME, YOU PAY FOR WHATEVER YOU ORDER. IF YOU DON'T COME (UNLESS CANCELED ON TIME), YOU PAY $12 ON-LINE (ORGANIZERS WILL CONTACT YOU). Please share this unique opportunity to enjoy some great vegan food with your friends but please RSVP ASAP. We won't be able to accommodate more people than on the event RSVP list. Please use the "Comments" area at the bottom of this event page to offer/ask for rides and post any questions or comments.

Vegan Potluck
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

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!

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