What we're about

Plant Powered Metro New York is catalyzing the local movement for vibrant health through whole-food, plant based (WFPB) nutrition. We empower and support people who have chosen this diet and lifestyle, raise awareness  locally about the tremendous health benefits, and seek to bring about communal change. We are an independent member organization of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network.

Everyone is welcome to participate in our network at any place along the journey to health. Whether you are coming to this way of life via The China Study or Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Forks Over Knives or Dr. Greger, Engine2 or Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, you will find a community of like-minded friends who are learning from each other and eager to bring the benefits of WFPB nutrition to the wider community.

Our meetings are held online and at various locations throughout the boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and soon will include New Jersey as well.

To learn more, visit us at www.ppmny.org and join our mailing list.

Upcoming events (4+)

Dinner Social at Bunna Cafe

Bunna Cafe

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Join Plant Powered Metro New York in Bushwick to enjoy Bunna Cafe's plant-powered Ethiopian cuisine! You'll choose your meal off the menu and get to know other people in our health-seeking community.

Hold your seat with a $10 deposit that will be put toward group appetizers. Each diner will pay for their own meal at the restaurant. Registration is required by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 7th. After this time, no refunds will be offered.

Hosted by Elaine Perlman, Karina Pearse, and Rebecca Johnson.

This event is part of PPMNY’s Black History Month festivities celebrating the food, cultures, and lived experiences of generations of African Americans in America.

Shop With the Doc: A Culinary Medicine Grocery Tour

99 Ranch Market

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In celebration of Lunar New Year, Dr. Michelle Loy will introduce you to the hidden culinary gems within an Asian market. Learn about the health benefits of various leafy greens, root vegetables, exotic fruits, mushrooms, herbs, spices, grains, tofu, beans, and other traditional Chinese products that are healthy, fresh, delicious, and affordable. We will go aisle by aisle, introduce different foods, discuss the health benefits, and answer any questions about nutrition, cooking, recipes, and ingredient swaps.

Michelle Loy, MD, DipABLM, DipABOIM, DABMA, FAAP, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, her doctorate in medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College, her pediatrics residency training from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, and her integrative medicine fellowship training from Columbia University/Stamford Hospital. Dr. Loy is board certified in Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, and Pediatrics. She serves on PPMNY's Medical Advisory Board.

Plant Powered Book Club: How the Other Half Eats

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Our February book, How the Other Half Eats, explores inequality across the American dinner table. From her years of field research, sociologist and ethnographer Priya Fielding-Singh brings us into the kitchens of dozens of families from varied educational, economic, and ethnoracial backgrounds to explore how—and why—we eat the way we do. Read about the challenges families face, from food access to dietary restrictions, and how our experiences shape our relationship with food.

Our book club discussion is facilitated by Lynn Diamond, PPMNY's Associate Network Director & Director of Community Education.

Please note that this is a book group discussion and will not include a report on the contents of the book. For the benefit of everyone, please read at least half, if not all, of the book before joining us.

Event access is by donation or free to anyone unable to contribute. Please choose the option that fits you best and join us! Registrants will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.

Cooking with Chef Carole

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Explore the delicious world of plant-based baking and cooking without added oils, salt, or sugar. Chef Carole Levy, PPMNY Culinary Educator, will walk us through some of her favorite recipes, made with easy-to-access ingredients.

Event access is by donation or free to anyone unable to contribute. Please choose the option that fits you best and join us!

Registrants will receive recipes and a Facebook Live and YouTube link on the day of the event. Please note that Facebook Live and YouTube streams are available to viewers with or without Facebook or YouTube accounts.

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