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+)

Hare Krishna Temple Dinner & Talk ($12)

Hare Krishna Temple

Here's the amazing menu for this almost all you can eat dinner we'll be eating in the temple, most of us on cushions, some on chairs: • Malai Kofta in Coconut Curry Sauce, • Cauliflower and Potato Subji • Rice • Pakoras with Mint/Coriander Chutney • “Maha Blanca” coconut cream cake • Lemonade Cost is $12 per person paid BY CASH on arrival to the Meetup organizer at the event. Exact change is much appreciated. (All money goes to the temple. The temple is buying food for us in advance. Those cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will be asked to pay the cost of their meal.) Sundays are too crowded with the regular congregation to accommodate us for a meal. So, the temple would prefer we come on Saturday so they can make a special vegan meal for our group, as well as have a Q & A session and tour of the temple. The Hare Krishnas have a long history of promoting a shift away from meat for compassionate reasons. Our group is in no way affiliated, but we are pleased to drop in now and again to learn more about this interesting group.

Questions About Following a Plant Based Diet?

Choices Markets

Registered Holistic Nutritionist D'Arcy will be giving a tour to teach us about the foods available and the nutrition considerations of following a plant based diet. Izzy and Carl will be your Meatless Meetup hosts. Come armed with your questions and challenges. This is a FREE plant-based nutrition tour at Choices Market in SOUTH SURREY. D’Arcy Furness graduated from CSNN (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) and believes wholeheartedly in the positive power of change and is passionate about helping people to shift their “eating paradigm”, to eat more plants to achieve a healthy weight without dieting, and to simplify healthy meal planning. Learn to: -Ensure you are consuming all the nutrients necessary for a healthful vegan diet -Identify good protein sources -Understand healthful eating in general -Prepare quick, healthful meal and snacks It's going to be fun and there are only 12 spaces, so don't think too long and hard about whether to register. If you register, please show up so you do not unfairly keep waitlisters out.

Gourmet Vegan Dinner in Maple Ridge

Humble Roots Cafe & Deli

4 course Menu: Appetizer course Portabella trio: - parmigiana fries - carpaccio - Duxelle & crostini Salad course - Fiddleheads, wild greens with an oxalis vinaigrette, house-feta & enoki crisps Main course - Barbeque pulled Jackfruit served with a parsnip & potato mash & roasted veg - Seitan pot-roast served with a wild rice pilaf, mushroom gravy & roasted veg Dessert course - S’more cheese cake

Vancouver Vaisakhi Street Festival w/ Free Food

All India Sweets Restaurant

We had a marvellous time last year. Can't wait for this year! 1pm is the best time to go because there is more food to choose from than at the beginning. Also, some people may want to stay for the parade, which does not start until later in the afternoon. This is an actual meetup, not simply an announcement of an event, so we will wait for you on the street corner for a few minutes. We won't be able to all walk around together, though, so we'll break up into small groups. Vaisakhi is a huge annual Sikh celebration and parade. In many ways Sikhism is a beautiful religion in that it specifically focuses on the freedom and equality of all people. Women, for example, have entirely equal status with men in this religion. To celebrate Vaiksakhi, besides the parade, business and families set up tables on the street and graciously offer free vegetarian food to strangers. As far as we know, there is never meat offered at this event. The love and graciousness with which the food is often offered is something to experience. And the food is good! Some food is vegan but not all. Ask first if you want to be sure. The streets are packed with people and there is lots to see--music performances, dancing, the parade and people watching are the main highlights. Don't expect to get close with a car. The streets will be packed with people. We'll have a memorable experience checking it out. Can't wait!

Past events (671)

Vegan Filipino Dinner

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery

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