-posted by Jennifer G.-
Please note that I've changed the start time to 6:30. This gathering at the Whole Foods store in Lake Grove is quite casual; I don't expect everyone to gather promptly at 6:30. If you want to show up later, that's fine.
If you want to show up early and claim some tables, great—let me know that you can help with that. Thank you!
The store's food bar is vegan-friendly (vegan items are clearly labeled, ingredients are listed). You pay by the weight of your food. My total usually comes to $10-11.
As with all VLI meetups, please bring only vegan fare to the table. (Our policy is that "at VLI meetups, the food is always vegan, and everyone is treated with kindness." In other words, we expect everyone to enjoy a vegan meal together. Even if you or your guests don't think of yourselves as "vegan.")
We'll be hanging out in the far end of the eating area, near the children's play area, at least until 8:00 (the store closes at 10). Be aware that as it gets later in the evening, the food bar may run out of the more popular items.
NOTE: Whole Foods offers durable bowls, but not durable utensils. So I encourage you to bring your own utensils to avoid needing to take their plastic ones. I bring my own water bottle, too.
Hope to see you there!
Please update your RSVP status by 12 pm Monday, because seating is limited, and I'll be printing nametags for everyone who says they're coming. If you need to reach me, call or text[masked]-5108.