Next Meetup

Joint Plant-Based Potluck
Many of you remember Elmhurst SDA Church that organized International Vegan/Vegetarian Food Festival last month and then invited us for their plant-based (vegan) cooking class which all of us tremendously enjoyed! The church is doing regular Saturday vegetarian potlucks for their member and all ChicagoVeg members are invited to join the potluck on April 28th. They will make sure to mark all their dishes vegetarian/vegan this time so it would be easier for our vegan members. You can bring either vegetarian or vegan (always encouraged) dish to share but please mark it with an appropriate (vegan/vegetarian) label. As an added bonus please consider list your dish ingredients in case of someone has an allergy or just curious to know what's in it. Let's come to support this great initiative, taste some yummy food, and make new like-minded friends! Please use the "Conversation" area on the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and to post any questions or comments.

Elmhurst SDA Church

246 W. Butterfield Rd · Elmhurst, 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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