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Michael J.


VegKC Photographer


Kansas City, MO
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Organizer since:

April 16, 2014

Are you an herbivore, vegan, vegetarian, WFPB eater, veg-curious, ...?

Strictly veg based / vegan.

How/why/when did you become veg*n?

I was raised vegetarian, growing up around health conscious people and being in multiple classes on nutrition I decided in my early teens that it was obviously healthier to be vegan. It took about a year to change my habits and drop frozen yogurt. I have been reading labels ever since... don't think I could do it any other way.

What interests or issues are important to you?

Community, Veg Foodie events, Photography, Martial Arts, Ice Skating, Reading, Sci-Fi, Skiing, Rock Climbing, canoing, hiking, swimming, gourmet cooking, technology, board games, video games on occasion, hanging out with friends & doing assorted things, and all sorts of other things.

How did you find out about VegKC and/or this meetup group?

I visited my Mom, and she found/took me to the Chicago Diner vegan restaurant... we dropped by and it was awesome, surrounded by vegans + great food! I borrowed her computer once back and searched in KC, found VegKC & the meetup group! Ever Since...

What are a few of your favorite veg friendly restaurants?

There are a multitude... FüD, Blue Koi, Aladdin Cafe, Mud Pie, etcetera. A small Thai restaurant in Rockford Illinois that sadly closed down. :(


If you're looking for a very relaxed way to visit with other veg inclined people and explore great restaurants...

What Michael J. is saying about this Meetup Group

I would really miss it, if I hadn't found out about it. ;) It is really nice to meet a bunch of interesting new foodies who love hanging out. I've found out about all kinds of great restaurants, I wish that I had found out about even sooner.

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