What we're about

Vegan In The Burbs is for anyone looking to have fun meeting new people while experiencing a variety of activities!

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, raw, plant-based, veggie-curious, or willing to experience life as a vegan for just a few hours you're welcome to join us as we explore the western suburbs of Chicago and beyond.

We believe being vegan is one aspect of a full life and our events will provide a range of experiences for people living life within a vegan group environment.

What to expect -
Food! Dinners, brunches, potlucks, picnics, deliciousness.
Movies, games, meditation, excitement and relaxation.
Volunteering, fundraising, presentations, demos, etc.

Upcoming events (4)

Vegan Dinner at Winberie's in Oak Park

Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

Is Winberie's one of your favorite restaurants, or one you've had on your list to check out? Either way, join us for the evening to share in some good company and tasty vegan food! Check out their menu here: http://oakpark.winberies.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Vegan-2018.pdf While we welcome all veggie-curious eaters, we do ask you order only vegan items at our meet-up events. We'll all be ordering off the menu individually and paying our own separate checks. Space is limited, so please RSVP by Feb. 19th. If you are unable to make it after RSVPing, we ask you to please update your RSVP by 2/19 so your spot will be available to someone else. Street parking is limited, but there is The “Avenue” Garage located on North Blvd (one block south of Lake Street and ¼ block east of Oak Park Ave., behind the US Bank building). ***VEGAN IN THE BURBS ALCOHOL POLICY*** Vegan in the 'Burbs is not responsible for any injuries sustained while under the influence of alcohol at any event hosted by Vegan in the 'Burbs and its organizers. Members may be asked by an organizer to leave an event if their behavior while under the influence of alcohol becomes disruptive to other members. Members may be removed from Vegan in the 'Burbs for any inappropriate behavior while under the influence of alcohol.

Vegan Cooking Demo with Alice and Friends owner Mun Wong

Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center

Is Alice and Friends one of your favorite vegan restaurants? Or have you always wanted to eat there but haven't made it into the city to try it yet? Either way you should come out to see Chef Mun Wong, owner of vegan restaurant, Alice and Friends, as she shares her passion for cooking Asian-inspired global cuisine! This delicious demo is being presented by the organizers of Veggie Fest. See link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrity-chef-mun-wong-owner-of-alice-and-friends-vegan-restaurant-tickets-54671459808?aff=ebapi&ref=eios Food demo will include Chow Mein and a Burmese Noodle Salad recipe. The event and parking are free!

Book Discussion! "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows"

Fountaindale Public Library

Come spend the afternoon with Vegan In The Burbs as we discuss Dr. Melanie Joy's "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows; an Introduction to Carnism." This book might be a great addition to your holiday wish list! It’s available on Amazon, possibly at your local library, or maybe a local Half Price Books. Learn more about Dr. Melanie Joy, her books, and activism here https://www.carnism.org Looking forward to seeing fellow bookworms!

Bingo and Vegan Meal at Warrenville Public Library

Warrenville Public Library District

Come out and test your luck in a fun game of Vegan Bingo with Vegan In The Burbs! The evening will start with a delicious vegan meal and mingling. Then the fun begins with 5 rounds of bingo with an awesome variety of prizes including a GRAND PRIZE of a cooking class provided by the wonderful Vegan Cafe in Lockport! **COST** $15.00 per person CASH ONLY Additional 50/50 cash raffle will be held to help the Vegan In The Burbs organizers raise the Meetup.com fees for the next 6 months of website use. Participation in raffle is optional. $1 per raffle ticket until they run out. We hope to see you there!!

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