• Meetup: Dinner at Veggie Grill in Laguna Niguel (on La Paz)

    Please join Vegan Agnostic, Atheist, and Free Thinkers and Vegans of Orange County at the Veggie Grill in Laguna Niguel to enjoy perhaps the most successful and professional vegan restaurant chain in the world. But also to meet and chat with some of the brightest vegan/vegetarian/veg-friendly minds of Orange County :) Don't be shy, remember vegans don't eat animals so you have nothing to fear ") The last time we met here they gave us 4 free shares! Help support our Orange County vegan restaurants- we have already lost the Veggie Grill near UCI- don't let this VG be next! Helpful Hint: This is a good opportunity to either burn off a few of those Veggie Grill credits you have accumulated on the VeggieGrill app, or to add more! :) webpage: https://www.veggiegrill.com/ Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/veggie-grill-laguna-niguel

  • Meetup: Lunch at new vegan restaurant "Munchies"

    Munchies Diner

    Join us and the Orange County Veggie Meetup Group for a delicious “lunch at the Munch” at the newly established Munchies Diner! For those that love arcade games like pinball there is a large arcade on the second floor. Having Munchies here in the heart of OC is like having a quality vegan fast food restaurant (like a Plant Power Fast Food) right down the street from us- essentially a kind of vegan heaven :) I recently had their breakfast burger (which includes a vegan fried egg) and it was unbelievably delicious. Learn more about Munchies Diner here: https://www.munchiesoc.com https://www.facebook.com/munchiesvegandiner/ https://www.yelp.com/biz/munchies-vegan-diner-santa-ana Munchies address 515 N Main St Santa Ana, CA 92701 Phone number (714)[masked] Parking: Parking is free on Sundays in the garages and on the street. There is a garage close by on the corner of N. Bush and E. 5th street here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/515+N+Main+St,+Santa+Ana,+CA+92701/@33.74863,-117.8662991,99m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dcd907f1cc7ad1:0xce5e6db3e1645b86!8m2!3d33.749299!4d-117.867246 Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Meetup: Lunch at new vegan restaurant "Nourish" in Costa Mesa!

    Please join us for lunch at new vegan restaurant "Nourish" in Costa Mesa! From their web page: "Nourish was started in the Fall 2018, with a desire to serve and nourish: +our local community, by providing an oasis of fresh, nourishing, healing food. +all of humanity, through the example of delicious, properly balanced, healthful and satisfying plant-based eating. +the tens of billions of our fellow sentient creatures with no voice who are enslaved, used and killed for food every year. “We are creating our future selves with every bite we eat” " ***Note that Nourish does have ghee (a dairy product) physically in the restaurant but all of their main food is always vegan. The only items that use ghee are their chickpea ladu dessert balls and as a paid add-on for the Kitchari which are both clearly labeled as containing ghee. Website: https://www.nourishayurveda.org Menu: https://www.nourishayurveda.org/#menu Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/nourish-costa-mesa

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  • Meetup: Lunch at the Black Bean in Fountain Valley!

    The Black Bean

    Celebrate Father's Day with us and a delicious vegan lunch at the all-plant based Black Bean in Fountain Valley! We are so fortunate to have a plant based fast food restaurant in the heart of Orange County, so this is a great opportunity to get together and show our support :) From the Black Bean: "Free of guilt guarantee: allowing you to enjoy something without feeling unhappy that you are doing something bad. This is backed by our devotion to avoiding meat, dairy, egg, and animal cruelty; to lessening our ecological footprint, gas emissions, and global warming causes; and to employing fair trade principles." Check out their website and menu: https://www.theblackbean.com/ Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-black-bean-fountain-valley-2 Address: 9430 Warner Avenue (at Bushard Street) Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (657)[masked]

  • Meetup: Vegan Lunch at "the Wheel of Life" in Irvine

    The Wheel of Life

    This is for a quick lunch meetup for those members that can get to Irvine for lunch between 11:30-12:30. The Wheel of Life has a totally rockin' vegan lunch menu special- (a Panda-express like group of vegan dishes which they serve in 1, 2 or 3-item plates) which is maybe the best vegan lunch deal around because you can get 3 different lunch items for the price of one (including both fried rice and chow mein noodles). Ask yourself, "how many totally all vegan Panda-express-like lunch 3-item Chinese restaurants are there in Orange County?" Not many! At least it is a start. Remember you can always stop in, say hi, show your support, and grab your food to go for later. Hope to see you all there! Feel free to bring colleagues from work who are maybe interested in what a vegan Panda-express lunch is like. Web page: http://www.wheelofliferestaurant.com/index.html Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-wheel-of-life-irvine 4 of 5 stars with 600+ reviews- not too shabby!

  • OC Vegan Fest (No Host Event)

    253 E 3rd St

    This is a No Host event From the venue: OC Vegan Fest is hosted by OC Vegan Village in Partnership with East End Kitchens! Sunday June 2nd from 11AM to 6PM located at 253 E 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA. As always this is a FREE EVENT! Invite the entire family this is a safe, friendly, inviting atmosphere! Featuring 25 Cruelty Free Vendors, this is the perfect event to kick off the summer!! Parking is located around the surrounding neighborhood or at the 4th St Market Parking Lot. Featured Vendors: Nodoh Brand, Munchies Vegan Diner, My Vegan Panda, Black Bean Burger, Dank Vegan, La Vuena Vida, The Fat Vegan, Enjoying Earth, Baked Vegan Sweets, Charlie The Brownie Man, Vaffles, Mama Chingona, Tiger Matcha, Leche Co, Vissano Company and more.... You can RSVP to this FREE event here. https://ocveganfestjune2nd.eventbrite.com

  • Meetup: Hike at Peter's Canyon Regional Park

    Peters Canyon Regional Park

    Join us and Long Beach Vegans for a Saturday morning hike at Peter's Canyon Regional Park in Orange. The hike will be 1 and 1/2 hours long and is moderate. We are all meeting at 10am and leaving at 10:15am so if you arrive later than 10:15am just run along the trail to meet us. Remember to dress in comfortable hiking clothes and bring water! :) After the hike we may checkout the new restaurants Protein Plants Cafe in Orange, "Munchies" in Santa Ana, or Meade's Green Door, or some other nearby vegan/vegetarian restaurant for lunch. Parking is $3. If for some reason there is no parking you can park for free on Shadow Pines off of Loredo and White Oak, the street before the entrance. It will be a five minute walk to the beginning of our walk. Look for Permit Only signs which are posted in most of the residential area across from the park, with the exception of the Shadow Pines neighborhood. Restrooms and water fountain at entrance. Julie M. will lead us on the Lake View Trail, 2.5 miles and maybe continue on the Peter's Canyon Trail to make it closer to a 1.5 hour hike. Please bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen if necessary. Meet at the benches at the Park Entrance on Canyon View. Here is a map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B047'02.1%22N+117%C2%B045'43.6%22W/@33.7841748,-117.762315,203a,35y,283.04h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d33.78391!4d-117.76211

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  • Meetup: Dinner at Native Foods in Costa Mesa

    Native Foods Cafe

    Join us for dinner at all-vegan Native Foods. What better way to treat yourself to some delicious vegan food and friendly vegan company? Beyond that we can help out and chip in to the success of this Costa Mesa mainstay of plant-based food. The special this month is the Chicken Cordean Bleu, but they have a lot of other delicious items including soup and salads, shareables, bowls and plenty of mouth-watering hand-holds. As if that was not enough there is a Memorial Weekend special: New Q, you guys! Backyard BBQ, that is!! Our MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL is a bowl packed with crispy breaded BBQ cauliflower, mac ‘n cheese, steamed kale with roasted corn and bacon bits, Southern slaw, and green chile cornbread! In store TODAY through MONDAY!!! # Parking: Native Foods will "vali the valet!" (validate the valet), if you do not like valet or the parking lot is completely full, there are parking lots across the street near Wahoo's. Menu: https://www.nativefoods.com/media/1638/q2-2019-dine-in-system-web.pdf Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/native-foods-costa-mesa-2

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  • Vegan Spring Fling

    Vestal Headquarters

    instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/veganspringfling/ main page: https://gardenamp.com/vegan-spring-fling/ tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/veganspringfling-garden-amphitheatre-tickets/9072965 From Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2297777867133110/ ========================================= Garden Amp presents: Vegan Spring Fling! Featuring Vegan Food Vendors from all over Southern California. Sunday, May[masked] Tickets: $10 DOORS AT 4:00 ALL AGES | BAR FOR 21+ | VENDORS | DJs | BANDS was: Garden Amphitheatre 12762 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840 is now: Vestal Headquarters 730 W 17th St · Costa Mesa , ca @VEGANSPRINGFLING @PLANTPARTYPEOPLEOC @PRGRAMMEHQ @GARDENAMPHITHEATRE =========================================

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  • Meetup: Road-trip to Plant Power Fast Food in Encinitas!

    Plant Power Fast Food

    The majority have spoken and chosen Plant Power Fast Food as the destination of choice for this our first vegan road-trip into San Diego County! Encinitas is only a hour south of Orange County so it is about as far from us as Los Angeles is. There will still be time after this to attend the Vegan Spring Fling in Garden Grove for those that plan on attending that. For those that want to explore more vegan delights in Encinitas, we may check out The Lion’s Pack for vegan cookie dough and soft serve, EVE or Modern Times for a beer, kombucha and/or desert. In addition a stroll through the nearby Self-Realization Fellowship grounds might be a nice way to walk off our lunch :) So please join us for a Sunday lunch at Plant Powered Fast Food in Encinitas! from their home page: https://www.plantpowerfastfood.com ==================================== FRIENDS, We believe that one of the most powerful decisions that any of us can make is to decrease the amount of animal products in our diet. Most of us already know about the effects of meat and dairy production on our planet: It’s the single largest contributor to green house gasses and is enormously wasteful of our precious water resources. The consumption of meat and dairy is also now understood to be a key contributor to a rising number of health problems. We feel that there’s a better way. How about burgers, fries, salads, shakes, and other tasty treats made entirely without the use of animal products, GMO’s or artificial ingredients and served to you in 100% biodegradable materials? We’re all moving pretty quickly these days but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy some nourishing fast food that feeds your soul and makes your mouth happy. After all, you deserve it, don’t you? We warmly invite you to come on by and enjoy a delicious meal or snack that’s kind to our animal friends, easy on the planet and good for the body you live in. -The Plant Power Fast Food Family ==================================== Yelp Page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/plant-power-fast-food-encinitas

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