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Food at our events is vegan but anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint by eating more plant based meals, even if never planning to go fully vegan, is welcome. We require members to use a real first name and face photo so we can recognize each other at events.

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. We recommend Earthsave Canada (https://www.earthsave.ca/) for information about the plant based diet.

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 last minute cancellations and no shows harm our group and our relationship with restaurants and can even result in our volunteer hosts having to pay for others' meals, we ask that you pay for your meal via e-transfer for set menu events if you no show or cancel without adequate notice. Repeated no shows will result in removal from the group.

Meatless Meetup aims to be a safe space for all. If you experience any form of harassment, please contact a host immediately. Those causing other members to feel unwelcome or unsafe, including in the form of abusive direct messaging outside of events, may be removed from the group.

Upcoming events (4+)

Japanese Dinner at New Vegan Restaurant: Vegan Shoku

2260 W 41st Ave

Be the first of your friends to check out the wonderful Vegan Shoku. Join us in Kerrisdale in the private VIP room at Vegan Shoku for a Japanese vegan dinner.

Because of so many last minute no shows, this is a prepaid event. The address to send your e-transfer will be visible when you RSVP. Those not sending an e-transfer within 24 hours of RSVPing will be removed from the event but are welcome to reregister. Refunds will be processed, with a $2 processing fee, up to 24 hours before the event. After that time, diners are free to cancel and get someone else to take their place.

For $30 inclusive, each diner will enjoy:

• 1 small bowl of miso soup

• 3 pcs vegan salmon avocado oshi (pressed and seared sushi)
***Vegan salmon is made from konjac flour and tapioca starch

• 3 vegan crab oshi (pressed and seared sushi)
***Vegan crab is made from tofu

Chef Special Roll

• 3 pcs Paradise roll
(Yam tempura, vegan cream cheese, spicy mayo , yam sticks)

• 3pcs Alaska roll
(Vegan crab meat, avocado , smoked salmon, tobbiko)

• small portion of chicken teriyaki rice bowl

• small portion of beef teriyaki rice bowl

• 2 pcs yam tempura

Special thanks to our sponsor, vegan realtor, Laura-Leah Shaw, at ReMax/Crest Realty. Contact her at[masked] laura-leah.com

Quarry Rock Hike and lunch at Sorry Coffee Co

4342 Gallant Ave

Finally Quarry Rock is open again!

Join us for a hike in Deep Cove at Quarry Rock followed by a bite to eat at the Sorry Coffee Co. If you are not driving public transit is available. Take the 95 from Burrard Station to the Kootenay Loop, then take the 130 to Phibbs Exchange, at Phibbs Exchange catch the 212 to Deep Cove. Stop is Naughton Ave. It's a 2 min walk to Cafe. (Approximately an hour from Downtown on the bus or a 30 min drive) **If you are driving or would like to carpool please leave a comment in the comments field. **
Note: Parking is limited in Deep Cove. It's best to park on Deep Cove Rd before you get to Deep Cove. It's a short walk.

We'll meet in front of the Sorry Coffee Co. It's a 10 minute walk to the trail head.

Quarry Rock
Time: 1.5 hours
Elevation: 100 meters/ 325 ft
Difficulty: Easy but note there is some elevation gain.
Access: The start of the Baden Powell Trail/Quarry Rock begins along Panorama Drive just beyond the park area.
Main Attraction: Viewpoints
Please wear hiking shoes or runners.
If you don't hike or are not very active this might not be the hike for you. We will be hiking at a moderate pace.

Just off the shores of scenic Deep Cove in North Vancouver sits a large rocky outcrop known as Quarry Rock. A hiking trail which is also part of the easternmost section of the Baden Powell Trail, leads to this point offering scenic views of Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra.

Vegan Lunch:
Sorry Coffee Co. The Cafe has a lot of vegan options such as Smoothies, Wraps, Bowls and Soup. We will be ordering off the menu.

This is a vegan event so all food ordered must be vegan food items

Will be re-scheduled if it rains


Special thanks to our sponsor, vegan realtor,
Laura-Leah Shaw, at ReMax/Crest Realty.
Contact her at[masked] laura-leah.com

Volunteer Work Day + Vegan Potluck at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

Join us for a beautiful Summer day in helping the animals at The Happy Herd Sanctuary in Aldergrove!

The Happy Herd is a farmed animal sanctuary for animals either abused or at risk, owned by Sanctuary founders Diane and Stephen. On 4 wonderful acres, you can find the many rescued animals roaming freely. They have goats, sheep, chickens, cows, pigs, turkeys, ducks, cats, a dog, and a wonderful friendly donkey named Baby!

We will start the day with a tour/orientation of the sanctuary.

Please now fill out the release of liability for the sanctuary on this online form here: https://signup-can.keela.co/waiver-signing. Each person must read and agree to the waiver before the start of the event.

Join us in helping out with important tasks and getting ready for summer at the sanctuary, all the while getting to know the Happy Herd residents, as well as some fellow animal lovers!

Some tips for volunteering at the Sanctuary:

  • Be sure to wear farm appropriate attire: boots or rubber boots, clothing that can get dirty, gloves & a mask if you’re sensitive to dust when cleaning stalls.
  • There is a volunteer room where you can leave items & a bathroom at the back of the property, next to the donkey and cow areas, beside the feed room.
  • Be sure to ask Diane what you can feed and how much.

There will also be lots of time to visit with the animals and take photos.

Drivers are definitely needed to get out to the sanctuary, so please post if you have a vehicle, if you are willing to drive others, and what city/part of the city you are in (passengers pitching on gas is definitely welcomed and a kind gesture!)

We will enjoy a vegan potluck to celebrate after our hard work! Please bring a plant-based dish to share, with no animal products, including dairy, honey or gelatin. Please bring your own cutlery, plates and a drinking cup.

Volunteers must be 16 years and older.

Visit www.happyherd.org and on social media to find out more about this haven for animals!

Special thanks to our sponsor, vegan realtor,
Laura-Leah Shaw, at ReMax/Crest Realty.
Contact her at[masked]. Laura-Leah.com

Vegan Chinese Dim Sum!

Po Kong

Can you believe we haven't been for dim sum since February?

Dim sum is great but dim sum in a group is the BEST because you get to sample so many items! Let's try a slightly different menu from our previous visits.

$ 20 CASH ONLY / person. (Price includes tax & tip)
CASH ONLY, CASH ONLY, CASH ONLY. Did we mention cash only?

Our all vegan set MENU:

  1. Healthy Congee
  2. Jai Gluten Combo
  3. Deep Fried Crispy Vegetarian Drumsticks
  4. Steamed Bean Curd Skin Wrap
  5. Snow Fungus Dumpling
  6. Vegetarian Steamed Bun
  7. Deep Fried Tofu with Golden Spice
  8. Spicy Veggie Chicken with Chinese Broccoli
  9. Spicy Green Beans

This is a set menu, containing gluten, with each diner getting some of each dish. Substitutions are not possible but you can skip a dish and still leave relatively full.

We'll be seated at large round tables, approximately 10 to a table. Upon arrival, check where to sit then pay the host at your table in CASH once seated.

N.B. Please note, to maintain our positive relationship with the restaurant, those cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will be expected to e-transfer payment for their meal to the host.

Those not answering the RSVP question will be removed but are welcome to reregister and answer the RSVP question.

Busses stop right nearby and there's plenty of free parking, but it can take a while to find, so give yourself plenty of time to ensure you get there on time as we cannot guarantee seats can be held long if the restaurant is busy.

One last thing: CASH ONLY. :-)

Past events (917)

Vietnamese Vegan Dinner at Buddha Chay

Buddha Chay Restaurant