What we're about

The purpose of this group is to explore and celebrate being vegan in San Diego. We hope to attract more people to veganism with support, respect, patience and guidance.

We're a unique and dynamic group of positive people who value powerful topics like health and wellness, animal welfare, environmentalism and beyond. Some of us are lifestyle vegans, others may simply be committed to plant-based nutrition. And still others might be leaning towards veganism or vegan-curious. Maybe you're a vegetarian. Maybe you're an omnivore. Well, whatever you label yourself (or don't label yourself), join us and please, spread the word. We are an all-inclusive group.

Finally, please consider making a contribution of any amount to keep our social group up and running! We don't receive any financial support from any businesses and rely 100% on our members' contributions. It costs us $200/year to have our group on MeetUp's platform. Please Venmo us at @lionlover (Lion Lover) - https://venmo.com/u/lionlover - Thanks for your support!

Please complete your introduction and upload a real photo of yourself. The photo must show your face. No distant photos are allowed. This is mandatory. Please note that the approval process is a precautionary measure that we have to take to make sure everybody's having fun in a safe and relaxed environment.

This Meetup group has a "no-flake policy" for both attendees and hosts: if you RSVP and don't show up, you may be removed from the group. So, please keep your RSVP current out of respect for the hosts and especially those attendees on a waitlist. Our hosts take time out of their busy schedules to plan great Meetups for our members. With that being said, come join us. You won't regret it.

Members are welcome to host their very own Meetups within our group. Just reach out to Jenna to set something up.

DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. If you bring guests, you will also be responsible for their actions. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

- The SDV Leadership Team

PS: Today, Join us on Facebook where we have a large online group of members sharing conversations, tips and fun content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdvegans

Upcoming events (3)

Hike at Torrey Pines + Vegan Potluck at Peak (San Diego)

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Let’s get together and hike and have a vegan picnic after! This hike is very easy and we will be going at a relaxing pace. The hike is approximately 4 miles with an incline. Address is 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla CA 92037.
Parking is FREE if you park on Carmel Valley Rd (or if you find a spot off the S21 if you're lucky). Otherwise, you can pay for parking in the lot. We will meet at Lifeguard Tower 2 on the beach at 1000am. Please try to be on time we will leave at 10:00am sharp!

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HELP KEEP THE SAN DIEGO VEGANS MEETUP UP AND RUNNING!
Please chip in just $5, $10 or even $15 to help keep our group online. Our hosts pay $200/year for our Meetup hosting account and they rely 100% on our members' support. Just a few members chip in each year, so we really need your help. Thank you for your support! Venmo: Lion Lover @lionlover https://venmo.com/u/lionlover

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Vegan Oktoberfest at First Friday Night Market (La Mesa)

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Join Kevin, members and guests in attending the free, monthly vegan market at Grossmont Center at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, near Claim Jumper from 5pm - 7pm.

Details from the event:

We’ll be celebrating Vegan Oktoberfest with this First Friday Night Market, a monthly party celebrating the vegan lifestyle with all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, and goods! Enjoy a semi-rotating vendor line-up bringing some of southern California's best vegan-friendly businesses together for your enjoyment.

**Please leave pets at home and stay in to cuddle if you're not feeling well! Pets are not allowed within 20 feet of open food vendors per state law (service animals always welcome).

COST: Free! Open to all ages.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vegan in San Diego / First Friday Night Market / Grossmont Center

VENDORS

EATS
* Lady G’s Canteen
* Mama's Tamales & Pupusas
* and more announced soon!

DRINKS
* Being announced soon!

SWEETS & GOODS
* Kelly’s Croutons
* Embers & Blooms
* and more announced soon!

TIPS

* Entrance is free!
* This event is family friendly, although music may be loud.
* This venue is ADA accessible. If there is anything Vegan in San Diego can do to be of assistance, please feel free to reach out via comment, direct message on Facebook or Instagram, or email at [masked].
* Pets are NOT allowed within 20 feet of open food vendors due to state law. Service animals are welcome.
* Trolley, bus, carpooling, ridesharing and bike riding are encouraged. We are within walking distance of the Grossmont Transit Center stop.
* There is free, unlimited parking on site, surrounding the shopping center.
* Most vendors accept cash and card.
* Most vendors bring at least one gluten free menu item.
* No soliciting or signature gathering will be allowed at this event.

Please bring reusable straws and utensils! Plus reusable containers for to-go orders.

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Help Keep Our SDV Meetup Up and Running!
Please chip in just $5, $10 or even $15 to help keep our group online. Our hosts are responsible for paying $200/year for our Meetup hosting account and we rely 100% on our members' support. Just a few members chip in each year, so we really need your help. Thank you! Venmo: @lionlover https://venmo.com/u/lionlover

Board Game Night at Grossmont Center (La Mesa)

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Join Alex, other members and their guests for board game night at the Grossmont Center "Vegan Food Court". This will be a casual get together: all experiences welcome from beginners to board game enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your own favorite game! Bring as many guests as you'd like as well.

To find us, follow the map to any of the above three eateries.

This event will have two parts:
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Let's Eat!
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Let's Play!

For anyone who can't make it until later, that is ok! We will try to have a group or two with games that people can join midway.

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HELP KEEP THE SAN DIEGO VEGANS MEETUP UP AND RUNNING!
Please chip in just $5, $10 or even $15 to help keep our group online. Our hosts are responsible for paying $200/year for our Meetup hosting account and we rely 100% on our members' support. Just a few members chip in each year, so we really need your help. Thank you for your support! Venmo: Lion Lover @lionlover https://venmo.com/u/lionlover

Past events (849)

September 30th Vista Vegan Food Popup (Vista)

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