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Elisa B.


Pittsburgh, PA

Member since:

October 29, 2012

Are you vegan, vegetarian or just curious?

I have been eating a mostly raw plant based diet for about three years, but not strictly.

What is your favorite local vegan-friendly restaurant?

I LOVE extraVEGANza at Schwartz Living Market, the Amazing Cafe in South Side, Aladdins in Squirrel Hill, and Eden in Shadyside.

Are you the only vegan or vegetarian in your family?

My husband, Stan, eats a mostly plant based diet too. Our daughters are getting closer to Whole Foods, Plant Based! :)

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I am a developmental optometrist with a practice in Squirrel Hill and a Somatic Movement Educator that loves to move! My main project and life direction at this time is at 1317 East Carson Street, the home of Schwartz Living Market, An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living. The market is in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side. extraVEGANza offers wonderful healthful organic vegan food and goodies. We plan to expand the vegan selections as more vendors come forward to fill the space. Go to and the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page if you are curious to learn more or if you are interested in vending. Questions can be directed to [masked] or[masked]

What are you hoping to get out of this meetup?

I'm looking forward to meeting people that are like minded and sharing healthy plant based meals together!


Since my visit to the Hippocrates Health Institute in 2012, my husband and I have been eating and drinking a mostly raw vegan diet. I personally feel much healthier and continue to enjoy this amazing transformation!

What Elisa B. is saying about this Meetup Group

The Pittsburgh Vegan Meetup is an awesome group of individuals!

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