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Discover Chicago's hidden dining destination – The French Market!
Join us for dining and socializing with ChicagoVeg friends at the unique assemblage of more than 30 local food vendors under one roof at the Chicago French Market. The vendors include Vegan Now (Soul Vegetarian), Raw (100% organic raw vegan food), and many others that will have vegetarian/vegan options for us! Following lunch, there will be a special presentation by one of Chicago's newest food innovators, Imperfect Produce. Hear how this start-up delivery service aims to reduce food waste while supporting local farmers and improving access to healthy food. Free samples provided! There will be a check-in spot at the front of the seating area (umbrella tables) which is at the center of the French Market. Denice, your event host, will be there to check you in, give you a name tag (identifying you as a ChicagoVeg member to enable your discount), and provide instructions. Maps of the French Market will be handed out so that attendees can easily find the food stalls they want to visit. 11:00 - 11:30 Check in and social time 11:30 - 12:30 Walk, talk, and eat (as you go or back at the seating area) 12:30 - 1:00 Gather at the seating area for presentation by Imperfect Produce 1:00 - 2:00 Relax and more social time! Eat and pay-as-you-go enjoying an international array of vegan and vegetarian dishes offered at each unique food stall. Dishes range from small bites, soups, and salads, to entrees, desserts, beverages, and confections. Each vendor will be offering discounts to ChicagoVeg members. A number of stalls will feature special veg-friendly menu items created just for this event. Free giveaways and more! Please kindly respect ChicagoVeg's No Intoxicants Policy: https://meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/pages/No_Intoxicants_Policy Any question or comments? Car-pooling arrangements? Please use "Comments" section on the event page.

French Market

131 North Clinton · Chicago, IL

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

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