• Pre New Year Vegan Potluck Social!

    820 W. Belle Plaine Community Room

    Join ChicagoVeg Community for this New Year vegan potluck to meet new friends and share your time with more like-minded people like you! FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RSVP FOR THIS POTLUCK VISIT: WWW.MEETUP.COM/CHICAGOVEG/EVENTS/[masked]

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  • ChicagoVeg Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Potluck

    Center on Halsted

    Unlike Thanksgiving dining events in the previous years, per Facebook.com/groups/ChicagoVeg (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChicagoVeg/) poll, we will do a potluck-style event this year. Due to John Baran Hall capacity limits all who would like to attend are required to RSVP on the main event page: meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/244607358/). The main event page has all details about the event. Still any additional questions or comments? Car-pooling arrangements? Please use "Comments" section on meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/244607358/)

  • Purple Sprout Cafe Vegan Supper Club: Mexican Fiesta!

    Purple Sprout Cafe

    Purple Sprout Café and Juice Bar is proud to offer the first ever plant-based, organic and conscious Supper Club Series in the North Shore! Once a month, we gather for a private community dining event, each time with a different theme. Our theme for June is Mexican Fiesta, featuring vegan and raw vegan tapas style courses representing a variety of delicious Mexican cusine favorites. Some dishes include: tacos, rice and beans, non-tomato salsa alternatives, and a surprise traditional dessert, made plant-based style! The dishes we put together are plant based and guided by a fusion of macrobiotic, ayurvedic and raw food principles, exploring and mastering the bounty of produce and grain that is available within our reach. So come, try something new and fiesta with us! The cost is $40 per person. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-sprout-cafe-vegan-supper-club-mexican-fiesta-tickets-34518707383 For more information on Purple Sprout and our mission, please visit us via facebook or our website. https://www.facebook.com/PurpleSproutCafe/ http://purplesprout.com/

  • Purple Sprout Cafe Cooking with Kids

    Purple Sprout Cafe

    Looking for a new fun summer activity? Spending quality time with your kids in the kitchen is a great way to learn something new together and have a great time being creative. Join the Purple Sprout family for our Cooking with Kids day! In this hands on class, you and your little chef will learn how to make delicious vegan chocolate chip cookie dough from scratch and bake your very own cookies. As added fun, kids will be able to decorate their dessert creations! Cost is $15 per person, with children under 3 admitted for free! Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-sprout-cafe-cooking-with-kids-tickets-34517807692?aff=es2 To learn more about Purple Sprout Cafe, visit us on the web at www.facebook.com/purplesproutcafe or www.purplesprout.com.

  • Purple Sprout Cafe Vegan Supper Club: Japanese Favorites

    Purple Sprout Cafe

    PURPLE SPROUT CAFE VEGAN SUPPER CLUB PROVIDES A COMMUNITY ORIENTED ATMOSPHERE WHERE ATTENDEES CAN SHARE THE JOY AND ART OF VEGAN FOOD IN AN INTERACTIVE ELEGANT SETTING. OUR THEME FOR APRIL IS JAPANESE FAVORITES FEATURING VEGAN TAPAS STYLE COURSES REPRESENTING COOKED AND RAW JAPANESE FAVORITES, INCLUDING MISO SOUP, DRAGON SUSHI, NOODLES, SEAWEED, AND MORE! AND DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR UNIQUE DESSERT OF BLACK SESAME SEED ICE CREAM. THE DISHES WE PUT TOGETHER ARE PLANT BASED AND GUIDED BY A FUSION OF MACROBIOTIC, AYURVEDIC AND RAW FOOD PRINCIPLES, EXPLORING AND MASTERING THE BOUNTY OF PRODUCE AND GRAIN THAT IS AVAILABLE WITHIN OUR REACH. As an additional treat, instructors Karim and Irina Raimbekov will guide event attendees through an introduction to Reiki energy healing, where guests will learn basic techniques. Purchase your tickets soon before they run out! $40 per person. For more information on Purple Sprout and our mission, please visit us via facebook or you may also visit our website. https://www.facebook.com/PurpleSproutCafe/ http://purplesprout.com Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-sprout-cafe-vegan-supper-club-japanese-favorites-tickets-33590138007?aff=es2

  • Grand Opening at Kāl'ish Short Order Vegan!

    Kal'ish Short Order Vegan

    !!!--> PLEASE READ TO THE END BEFORE RSVP <--!!! Kāl'ish (http://www.kalishvegan.com/) is the most recent 100% vegan restaurant in Chicago that will have its grand opening week January 8 to 14. They offered special deal: Free dessert to ChicagoVeg members (Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg)) with any entrée order all day on January 11, 2017. Yes, you can come at any time on January 11th to claim your free dessert (without RSVP) as ChicagoVeg member or come to join us for this special dinner (RSVP is required at Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/236184674/)). Menu: Starter: - Cream of Mushroom and - Kāl-House Salad Choice of Entrée (each includes Scratch Biscuit): - Fried Chicken & Gravy on Mashed Potato w/ Collard Greens or - Winterloaf w/ Port Glaze on Mashed Potato w/ Buttered English Peas Complimentary Dessert: Chocolate Crème Cupcake w/ Berries & Crème Complimentary Soft Drink/Coffee/Tea The price is only $18.50 (tax and tips included!) while regular price is $26.50+tax. The space is very limited. This special dinner is by pre-paid RSVP only via the main ChicagoVeg event page: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/236184674/) This event posting is for information purposes only. There is no need to RSVP on this event page. For more info about the dinner and to RSVP: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/236184674/) Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event!

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  • The Last Montrose Beach Potluck & Volleyball Of The Season!

    This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 6 summers and the last ChicagoVeg beach event of the season! More RSVPs at Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/233929551) LOCATION: • Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map above) We will meet at a grass area south of the boathouse - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose. • See the picture above or a better picture here (http://files.meetup.com/265380/Picnic_Location.jpg) • Look for the "ChicagoVeg" sign • Mike (http://www.chicagoveg.org/members/356631/) will be wearing a white "Doo Rag" with black trim TIMING: • Noon - 1:30 PM - Arrive, socialize, frisbee (introductions and start eating around 12:30PM) • About 1:30PM - Volleyball begins. TRANSPORTATION: • Driving: There is a lot of 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: tripsweb.rtachicago.com (http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com/) • Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation. WHAT WE WILL SUPPLY: • Volleyball, net • A large plastic tarp for setting • Drinking water • Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels WHAT TO BRING: • A beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Potluck Rules (http://www.chicagoveg.org/pages/Potluck_Rules). You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/boards/thread/7521957/10/) 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! CONTACT: • Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the main event page to offer/ask rides and post any questions or comments: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/233929551/) NOTE: This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes to our website and will send an email. Feel free to come either for potluck or volleyball or both! Pictures from 2015 below...

  • Vegan Ice Cream Social!

    Alice and Friends

    Treat yourself to an afternoon of old-fashioned fun and yummy, cruelty-free indulgence at our Vegan Ice Cream Social! Join us for this celebration of compassion and community benefiting both ChicagoVeg (http://www.chicagoveg.com/) and Mercy For Animals (https://www.facebook.com/mercyforanimals/)! We will be serving 5 different flavors of incredibly tasty Temptation Ice Cream, courtesy of Chicago Vegan Foods (https://www.facebook.com/chicagoveganfoods/). >>> For more info and to RSVP: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/) <<<

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  • Veggie Fest 2016 - Free Admission!

    Veggie Fest

    Join over 150 ChicagoVeg members (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/231025328/) coming for Veggie Fest 2016! Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian festivals in North America with more than 20,000 attendees during two days of the festival! And it's right in Chicagoland! ChicagoVeg (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/) is an official sponsor of Veggie Fest (http://www.veggiefestchicago.org/)and we will be hosting a booth at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. There will be numerous veg-related vendors, speakers, food demos, music performances and other activities. While we setup the meetup at noon so it could be easier for everyone to meet each other next to ChicagoVeg booth, we won't have it as a regular/formal meetup, so you can also come at any other time to say Hi and to hang out at our booth. For more info: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/events/231025328/) For volunteering: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/messages/boards/thread/[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/messages/boards/thread/49829875) For car-pooling: Meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/messages/boards/thread/[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/messages/boards/thread/49829888) Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

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  • Montrose Beach Potluck & Volleyball

    Montrose Ave Beach

    This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 6 summers. LOCATION: • Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map above) We will meet at a grass area south of the boathouse - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose. • See the picture above or a better picture here (http://files.meetup.com/265380/Picnic_Location.jpg) • Look for the "ChicagoVeg" sign • Mike (http://www.chicagoveg.org/members/356631/) will be wearing a white "Doo Rag" with black trim TIMING: • Noon - 1:30 PM - Arrive, socialize, frisbee (introductions and start eating around 12:30PM) • About 1:30PM - Volleyball begins. TRANSPORTATION: • Driving: There is a lot of 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: tripsweb.rtachicago.com (http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com/) • Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation. WHAT WE WILL SUPPLY: • Volleyball, net • Aerobies (like Frisbees, but better) • A couple of large plastic tarps • Drinking water, ice • Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels WHAT TO BRING: • A beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Potluck Rules (http://www.chicagoveg.org/pages/Potluck_Rules). You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/boards/thread/7521957/10/) 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! CONTACT: • Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask rides and post any questions or comments. • For last minute issues (e.g. you can not find us) you can try to call Mike at[masked]. NOTE: This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes to our website and will send an email but if you are not clear if the event is "on", contact Mike (http://www.chicagoveg.org/message/?recipientId=356631) Feel free to come either for potluck or volleyball or both! Pictures from 2015 below...

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