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 (4)

Tentative Bowen Island Hike and Tacos

Horseshoe Bay Terminus

Join us for a hike on Bowen Island. You won't need a car. The 20-min. ferry ride to Bowen Island (Snug Cove) costs $10.45 plus tax / passenger, round trip. You can take bus 250 and 257 from downtown to get to Horseshoe Bay.

We'll meet at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal on the benches in front of the ticket wicket at 11:00 am to catch the 11:25 am ferry. We'll take the 2:55 pm ferry home. **Purchase Ferry Ticket first then come meet at the benches by the orca sculpture. If you arrive late we will be in the waiting room**

Hike:
Dorman Point Look-Out
Time & Elevation: One hour , 300 ft.
Difficulty: Easy
Access: Easy, right from the ferry terminal
Main Attraction: Viewpoints
Please wear running shoes or hiking boots.
***If you are not very active this might not be the hike for you. We will be hiking at a moderate pace.***

Right from the ferry dock, hiking up to Dorman Point is a great way to get a sense of Bowen Island’s geography. The 2.5km/1.5mi hike takes about 1.5 hours return. While there are some steep climbs, reaching the summit of this arbutus tree-strewn plateau offers a striking view of Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver across the Queen Charlotte Channel. Also visible to the southwest is the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Vegan Lunch:
Branch on Bowen Cafe. Vegan tacos (1 FOR $5, 3 FOR $13) and vegan ice cream (1 scoop 5.25 | 2 scoops 7.50).
***We are asking everyone to order vegan food items***

After lunch we can take a quick hike uphill for 15 minutes to reach Artisan Square, a thriving community of galleries, wellness venues and eateries.

We'll stop in at Artisan Eats Café - for coffee, they do have a few vegan items and also some amazing artisan breads.

***Will be rescheduled if it rains***

(Date uncertain): Snackluck & How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

At this gathering, our talk will be: “How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind”, with Dr. Doug Lisle, psychologist and very entertaining standup comic (on DVD). Topic is also of interest to people who want to lessen the hold junk foods, and sugar and fats have over them.

The event is held at Vancouver Co-housing, an intentional co-housing community. Please bring some vegan snacks to share. We ask for a twonie donation to cover the cost of the DVD and Vancouver Cohousing's cost of hosting us (hot water, soap, TP etc.).

NB. While we are big fans of the plant-based diet, everyone is welcome at our events, from omnivore to vegan.

What to bring? Anything you enjoy eating as a snack but please make sure it contains no animal products--that means no meat, dairy, whey, gelatin, eggs, and seafood--so that everyone can partake.

NB. Please do not bring peanuts or peanut ingredients.

Salt, Oil, and Sugar: The Good and the Bad (postponed indefinitely)

When we are through COVID and can gather
Come to hear on DVD fascinating speaker, Dr Michael Klaper, speak on Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad, The Ugly (on DVD). Could your favourite flavours be hurting you? What are the tasty alternatives?
Also hosted by Vesanto Melina, Registered Dietitian and best selling author.

The event is held at Vancouver Co-housing, an intentional co-housing community. Please bring some vegan snacks to share. If you like, you can bring items that do not include added sugar or oil--though this is not essential. We ask for a twonie to cover the DVD cost and Vancouver Cohousing's cost of hosting us (hot water, soap, TP etc.).

NB. While we are big fans of the plant-based diet, everyone is welcome at our events, from omnivore to vegan.

What to bring? Anything you enjoy eating as a snack but please make sure it contains no animal products--that means no meat, dairy, whey, gelatin, eggs, and seafood--so that everyone can partake.

NB. Though peanuts are nutritious, please do not bring peanuts or peanut ingredients. Thanks!

Visit to Veg Expo

Vancouver Convention Centre West

VegExpo is Canada’s largest everything vegan & vegetarian show.

We're meeting at 11am at the entrance doors to the show. You must have your ticket by then or buy them at the purchase tickets booth.

Discover the benefits of a plant-based diet, sample and discover new products and services you can implement into your lifestyle and to meet others that share the same passion.

VEG EXPO will be a day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, green home zone, take a break in the ‘vegetation lounge’, get inspired by a natural vegan fitness showcase, plus enjoy free samples and giveaways and much more.

Discover the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle through cooking demonstrations from celebrated local chefs, or sample and discover all the products you need to lead and live a better life.

You can check out the website at http://www.vegexpo.ca

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The Spencers' Free Online Plant-Based Cooking Class

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