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Join like-minded vegetarians and vegans as we explore life & the greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area (from DC all the way up to Frederick, MD). Every few weeks we'll do something, whether it's trying out a new restaurant, having a potluck at someone's house, or perhaps a veggie picnic at a park. Enjoy great food and great company. All are welcome. Check out our list of over 120+ events!

The Vegetarian Dining Club was founded in the summer of 1908 by Jeremiah Price and Matthias von Besiex. It was the first of its kind in Washington, DC, and possibly the first east of the Mississippi.  For more about us, read our history.

We have revived their legacy, and try to live up to their early guiding principles, which included:

    All are welcome! You don't need to be a vegetarian or vegan to join us or come to our events. We don't particularly care what you eat and we won't try to convert you.

    No networking or self-promotion! We are not a vehicle for promoting any member, their business, or cause, no matter how related they may be. We gather for social reasons, nothing less, nothing more.

    'Yes' means YES!  If you RSVP yes, you better show up!

    Regulars get preferential inclusion in events. 

    ...see our complete rules...

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