What we're about

We're foodies with an environmental conscience & concern for animal welfare.

Meatless Meetup is run by a group of volunteer hosts who believe it to be of critical environmental importance that we drastically reduce our meat and dairy consumption.

Food at our events is vegan but we're not a vegan club. Anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint by eating more plant based meals, even if never planning to go vegan, is welcome.

We ask members to use a real first name and face photo so we can recognize each other at events. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us, from collecting cash at restaurants to helping out at potlucks. If you want to meet more people at events, get in touch.

N.B. As your volunteer hosts can be asked to pay for no show diners, we ask that you be willing to pay for your meal at our events if you cancel without adequate notice.

Upcoming events (5+)

Chinese Vegan Dinner & Fundraiser for SPEC

This event is being held in support of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation's School Gardens Program. The program provides the opportunity for students to learn about food security and how to grow their own organic fruits and veggies, while teachers learn to incorporate fun and thought provoking agricultural topics into their curriculum. All are welcome, including those who do not normally follow a meatless diet. Our All Vegan Menu: • Assorted Vegetables and Wonton soup • Deep fried Crispy Vegetarian Drumstick • Tasty Fresh Shitake Mushrooms • Spicy Green Beans (not very spicy) • Orange Cutlets • Bean Curd Skin Rolls with Black Bean Sauce • Four Kinds of Vegetables with Portuguese sauce hot pot • Spicy pan-fried noodle with vegetables (not very spicy) • Spicy Kung - Po Diced Veggie Chicken (not very spicy) • Brown Rice We have kept the price for this event to $18 (CASH only), including tax & tip, to keep it affordable for all to attend. We do request, however, that diners bring some extra cash to help us raise funds for this worthwhile program. Dinner payment will be collected by a volunteer at each table. N.B. Please note that as this is a set-menu event, those cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will be asked to pay the cost of their meal.

Movie night in White Rock!

White Rock Community Centre

Join us for a screening of PlantPure Nation which is being shown by the White Rock Social Justice Film Society. The movie starts at 7pm but we are meeting at 6:30 pm. Admission is by donation. There will be a Q and A session after the film. PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. After renowned nutritional scientist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell gives a stirring speech on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, his son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner work together to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Once the legislation goes into Committee, agribusiness lobbyists kill the plan. Undeterred, Nelson decides to try his own pilot project in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. PlantPure Nation explores the topical issues of the small family farmer, food deserts, modern medicine and the challenges of getting plant-based nutrition included in the political process. We will meet as a group in the Community Centre lobby. Please arrive on time (6:30pm) so that you will be able to sit with the group. Look for Izzy in the lobby - she will be wearing a bright pink coat!

Paliotti's Italian Restaurant -- Here We Go Again Folks!!!

Paliotti's Italian Restaurant

Crispy Gnocchi with coconut curry cream sauce and a tasty soup to warm those winter-chilled bones. $21 including tax. If you missed it last time, we're going back to Paliotti's! This will be our third time. We had over 80 people attend last time; the whole restaurant was full! Paliotti's in Maple Ridge has a 4-page full vegan menu separate from their regular menu. The owners hope to create a fully vegan restaurant in the near future, and they are off to a fantastic start! I've had some pretty good vegan food in Vancouver and beyond -- some of it so-so, and some of it just inedible, but I can say with confidence that Paliotti's serves some very delicious food and for those who live outside of the big city, well forget about the long drive, the traffic, and the horrendous parking -- Paliotti's in Maple Ridge is a pleasure to visit and with some food that easily tops what you'll find in Vancouver. There are various drinks available for individual purchase, as well as delicious desserts for those with larger appetites! Paliotti's Italian Restaurant 12018 Edge St · Maple Ridge, BC 7PM-9PM See photos of their food: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Candygrain-143196449727216/photos/?tab=album&album_id=143208909725970

French Vegan Dinner

Needs a location

Details TBA.

Past events (662)

Dinner at Virtuous Pie UBC - with new Small Plate menu

Virtuous Pie - UBC Wesbrook Village


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