Past Meetup

VSDC 44th Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration - Advanced Payment!

This Meetup is past

300 people went

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St Nw · Washington

How to find us

**Must arrive by 1:00pm, when the event starts**

Location image of event venue


**The final deadline to register for this event (online only now) is Sunday, November 18th - no exceptions. PLEASE sign up now!**

The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration ( is a festive, annual gala that brings together vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike in a wonderful social setting. Sign up now to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with hundreds of people, enjoying a gourmet, plant-strong, whole food, all-vegan feast.

We promote a veg way of life for people, the animals of the world, and the planet.

The event includes an engaging guest speaker (Ruby Lathon, Roadmap to Holistic Health), live music, fun stuff for kids, exciting door prizes, and more. We will also have a silent auction with amazing items to bid on, and a prize drawing — much gratitude to our prize sponsors who will be listed on VSDC social media.


VSDC has moved to a new venue location for 2018. We will be at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, This has been a very successful event for years so we feel confident that you will be pleased again this year!

Online registration ends November 18.

Registration costs:
$75.00 - Adult, VSDC (paid-up) member
$85.00 - Adult, VSDC non-member
$50.00 - Children (3-11 years)
Free - Baby (0-2 years)

VSDC guarantees the attendance number with the hotel in advance so we're unable to give refunds.

Ruby Lathon, PhD
Founder, Roadmap to Holistic Health
Featured in the film, "What the Health"

Live Music,
Kids Activities

Our exciting, abundant buffet is plant-strong, vegan, with gluten-free options. This year's menu is (with slight variations possible):

Classic Vichyssoise of Fingerling Potato with Scallion and Snipped Chive

Presented with Herb Focaccia and Seeded Lavash with Cannellini Bean Dip and Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Eggplant-Walnut Polpettas, Fresh Basil, Parsley, Sauce Pomodoro

Root Vegetable Brochettes

Thai Fresh Vegetable Summer Rolls, Spiced Peanut Sauce

Southwest Salad of Creamy Lima Bean, Grilled Sweet Corn, Charred Poblano Peppers, Confetti of Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Sliced Cucumber-Cilantro-Chipotle Dressing

Baby Arugula, Roasted Virginia Pear, Fresh Shallot, Candied Pecan, Roasted Garlic Dressing, Crunchy Sprouts

Rosemary Braised Lentil Stew with Herb Roasted Romanesco

Quinoa Pilaf Filled Sweet Bell Peppers on Crisp Fried Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Roast Broccolini on White Bean Cassoulet, Balsamic Glaze and Crispy Wheat Berries

Truffled Edamame, “Raviolo’ Daikon Radish, Grilled Asparagus, Wonton Crisp, Black Garlic and EVOO

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Creme
Poached Pear with Blueberry and Orange Caramel
Decadent Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Icing, Mango-Passion Fruit Sauce

Some will be GLUTEN-FREE


Spiced cider, iced tea, freshly brewed coffee, and teas


Registration and other information are on the VSDC Thanksgiving page at:

The final day to register **online** is Saturday, November 18. Reservations are essential. ADVANCED PAYMENT ONLY. Absolutely no walk-in registrations. Please note that our event has sold out in recent years, so register early to confirm your seat. VSDC guarantees the attendance number with the hotel in advance so we're unable to give refunds.

Note: RSVPing on this Meetup page does NOT get you into the event, nor does it guarantee you a place "at the table". This meetup page is simply a way to alert and inform people about this wonderful event. Please go to the VSDC Thanksgiving webpage ( to register.


Please bring non-perishable donations with you to the event so VSDC can distribute to the following wonderful organizations:

— The Humane Rescue Alliance has been the DC area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife, going back to 1870. VSDC will accept vegan donations from the HRA's wish list ( at our Thanksgiving event.

— So Others May Eat (SOME) is a community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and healthcare, in addition to services to help break the cycle of homelessness. VSDC will be collecting nonperishable vegan food items for SOME’s food bank ( Please note that SOME requests that food donations be nonperishable and as healthy as possible. They can only accept canned soups labeled low-fat, low-sodium.


Thursday, November 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Washington. You must arrive by 1 pm but just after 12 noon is recommended.


Want to meet wonderful people and help VSDC at the same time?! VSDC is looking for a handful of volunteers who are registered for the event and can help at the registration or VSDC tables for about 45 minutes. If interested, please contact [masked] ASAP. THANKS.

VSDC looks forward to spending Thanksgiving with you