What we're about

What the group is about: Vegans In Dunedin is all about bringing people together who are already vegan, or who are interested in learning about and exploring veganism.

(Note: Although the group was originally established as a stand alone group, it is now affiliated with DŌVeS: The Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society (http://doves.org.nz/).)

Who should join: Everyone is welcome to join, wherever you are in your vegan journey. If you want to learn more about being vegan, discuss issues like animal rights, sustainability, plant based health, or simply spend time with like-minded people, then this is the group for you!

What members can expect: Meeting other lovely ethically-aware people at various cafes, eateries, and grassy places to talk all things vegan, and enjoying loads of delicious vegan food in the process!

Upcoming events (4+)

Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society (DŌVeS) Monthly Vegan Potluck

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Kia Ora.

DŌVeS hosts their monthly vegan potluck lunches on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 12pm till 2pm, at ‘The Apartment’ at 35 Dowling Street in the inner city. *

The aim of these gatherings is to enjoy delicious vegan food with like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome at our potlucks - vegans and non-vegans alike - just as long as you are interested in and/or supportive of veganism, and any food you bring along is vegan. So feel free to invite your friends and family. Children are most welcome too.

Note: A koha (gold coin) is very much appreciated to help cover the cost of the venue, plus our other expenses!!!

Please bring a vegan dish to share. If you’re unsure what to bring, you can check out some of these websites for some very easy, affordable vegan recipes...

Camper Van Kitchen: www.facebook.com/vegansontheroad/
Cheap Lazy Vegan: www.thecheaplazyvegan.com/
The Buddhist Chef: www.thebuddhistchef.com/recipes/
Cooking With Plants: https://cookingwithplants.com/
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken: https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/recipes/
Loving It Vegan: https://lovingitvegan.com/
The Happy Pear: https://thehappypear.ie/our-recipes/

There are plenty of other good websites too. But vegan food doesn't have to be fancy. It can be as simple as tossing together a fresh fruit salad or a green salad, or bringing a bowl of hummus, with chips or a platter of crunchy vegetables for dipping.

If you are bringing food you've made yourself, we encourage you to bring a small piece of paper with a list of ingredients on it. Something about the size of a playing card would be perfect. This can help people with allergies to make informed decisions about what they are comfortable eating. It also allows people to learn new recipe ideas. (If you forget, we will have some post it notes you can use.)

The shared food is what makes these events great, so please do bring a dish if you can. But if you're genuinely unable to, you can still come along. Your company is what's important.

See you there! :-)

COVID19: This gathering will take place under the green, orange, and red traffic lights. Vaccine passes are not required, so if we are in red, the event is capped at 25 people. Masks must be worn except for when you are actually eating and drinking.

Note 1: Veganism is a social justice movement which has respect for non-human animals at it's core. We also acknowledge the environmental and human rights benefits of veganism, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

As much as is possible and practicable, vegans avoid ALL forms of animal exploitation. We avoid all animal-derived foods, and foods which contain these things as ingredients: even in small quantities. This includes foods derived from organic, free range, or wild animals.

To find out more about veganism and what foods are and aren't vegan, check out the 'About Veganism' page on our website: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/veganism.html

Note 2: If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements (other than being vegan) please let one of the DŌVeS organisers know at the gathering, or beforehand. DŌVeS is always more than happy to help people identify which dishes are suited to your needs, and which ones aren't.

Note 3: To find out when the next potluck is happening (and more!) join the DŌVeS email list here: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/contact.html

  • See the DŌVeS website for a map of how to find The Apartment: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/monthly-potlucks.html

Monthly Casual Vegan Lunch - Let Them Eat Vegan!

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Kia ora.

Come and join us for our monthly casual lunch meetup and hangout at Let them Eat Vegan - Albion Lane, Dunedin 9016, NZ (side entrance of Mall 218).

Have some yummy, locally made, vegan kai. Kōrero with friends, new and old. No expectations, just a nice casual meet up for people with open minds and lots of aroha to share!

This event happens the 4th Friday of every month. No meetup in June due to Matariki, and not on in December.

All welcome, whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just open minded/transitioning!

Bring your friends, whanau and mahi colleagues (even the omnivores, we like to show them how amazing vegan food can be).

Most people arrive around 12.05/12.10 as some come in their lunch break (like myself) and it allows time to walk there.

Let Them Eat Vegan is a staple in the Ōtepoti vegan scene, with a daily changing menu of both hot and cold options, and sweet treats to die for (but not literally, it’s all vegan!)!
While your there, pick up some of their award winning cheeses or deli creations.

Look out for our 'meetup' sign on the table!

For updates, either keep an eye out on this Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-in-Dunedin/), or on the DOVeS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dovesnz), or in the Dunedin Vegans & Vegetarians Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/dunvegnz).

All MoH COVID19 guidelines must be adhered to.

Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society (DŌVeS) Monthly Vegan Potluck

Needs a location

Kia Ora.

DŌVeS hosts their monthly vegan potluck lunches on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 12pm till 2pm, at ‘The Apartment’ at 35 Dowling Street in the inner city. *

The aim of these gatherings is to enjoy delicious vegan food with like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome at our potlucks - vegans and non-vegans alike - just as long as you are interested in and/or supportive of veganism, and any food you bring along is vegan. So feel free to invite your friends and family. Children are most welcome too.

Note: A koha (gold coin) is very much appreciated to help cover the cost of the venue, plus our other expenses!!!

Please bring a vegan dish to share. If you’re unsure what to bring, you can check out some of these websites for some very easy, affordable vegan recipes...

Camper Van Kitchen: www.facebook.com/vegansontheroad/
Cheap Lazy Vegan: www.thecheaplazyvegan.com/
The Buddhist Chef: www.thebuddhistchef.com/recipes/
Cooking With Plants: https://cookingwithplants.com/
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken: https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/recipes/
Loving It Vegan: https://lovingitvegan.com/
The Happy Pear: https://thehappypear.ie/our-recipes/

There are plenty of other good websites too. But vegan food doesn't have to be fancy. It can be as simple as tossing together a fresh fruit salad or a green salad, or bringing a bowl of hummus, with chips or a platter of crunchy vegetables for dipping.

If you are bringing food you've made yourself, we encourage you to bring a small piece of paper with a list of ingredients on it. Something about the size of a playing card would be perfect. This can help people with allergies to make informed decisions about what they are comfortable eating. It also allows people to learn new recipe ideas. (If you forget, we will have some post it notes you can use.)

The shared food is what makes these events great, so please do bring a dish if you can. But if you're genuinely unable to, you can still come along. Your company is what's important.

See you there! :-)

COVID19: This gathering will take place under the green, orange, and red traffic lights. Vaccine passes are not required, so if we are in red, the event is capped at 25 people. Masks must be worn except for when you are actually eating and drinking.

Note 1: Veganism is a social justice movement which has respect for non-human animals at it's core. We also acknowledge the environmental and human rights benefits of veganism, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

As much as is possible and practicable, vegans avoid ALL forms of animal exploitation. We avoid all animal-derived foods, and foods which contain these things as ingredients: even in small quantities. This includes foods derived from organic, free range, or wild animals.

To find out more about veganism and what foods are and aren't vegan, check out the 'About Veganism' page on our website: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/veganism.html

Note 2: If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements (other than being vegan) please let one of the DŌVeS organisers know at the gathering, or beforehand. DŌVeS is always more than happy to help people identify which dishes are suited to your needs, and which ones aren't.

Note 3: To find out when the next potluck is happening (and more!) join the DŌVeS email list here: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/contact.html

  • See the DŌVeS website for a map of how to find The Apartment: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/monthly-potlucks.html

Monthly Casual Vegan Lunch - Picnic in the Octagon!

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Come hang out with a friendly bunch of people in the wonderful Dunedin sunshine (hopefully) in the Octagon!

BYO lunch, or buy lunch from one of the fantastic Dunedin cafes nearby (Watsons, Let Them Eat Vegan and Kind are all fully vegan, ask us if you would like some other suggestions!).

Everybody is welcome, whether you are already vegan, transitioning, or just open minded and curious. Bring your friends, whānau (family) and work colleagues, whether they're vegan or not. It's always great to show non-vegans how amazing vegan food and company can be - trust me we're not that scary!

This event is continuing to run through the red traffic light setting. A Vaccine Pass is not required to keep it inclusive, so we are allowed a max of 25 people (our lunches are always under this amount). There will be a COVID19 contact tracing poster to scan.

There will be a sign saying 'Vegans in Dunedin - Meetup', we will be sitting in the upper half of the octagon on the grass, in line with the Robbie Burns statue.

This event happens on the last Friday of every month (other than December).

For updates, either keep an eye out on this Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-in-Dunedin/), or on the DOVeS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dovesnz), or in the Dunedin Vegans & Vegetarians Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/dunvegnz).

All MoH COVID19 guidelines must be adhered to.

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