What we're about

This is a group that has dinners in restaurants. While there is a number of vegan and raw groups, our focus is a little different. We are looking to have events at restaurants that will provide vegan and raw options at our events. It may not always be possible to have a raw option but that is one of our goals. We also host potlucks where all are welcome.

Another one of our goals is to have events at restaurants thay may not be only vegetarian/vegan or raw. We would like to show the traditional types of restaurants that there is a market for vegan and/or raw food and that it should be easy to incorporate into their regular menu.

We are an inclusive group so that means whether you are 100% raw vegan or a 0% vegetarian and you eat meat, you are still invited and welcome to our events.

We strive to have the events be fun, affordable and delicious.

We will have some rules to this group as well. They will be living rules and will chamge as we see fit to change them. Please realize that these rules apply to everyone, not just the person sitting next to you! ;-)

We will be doing an event a month (hopefully). If we get ambitious we may do more. We will be looking for some volunteer help the day of the event too. It would be great if you could assist.

We will primarily have events in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. If you have places that you would like to see an event held by our group, please give us the owner's name, contact information, and address. We are not opposed to going to the suburbs, but we want to go where we can get a good turnout as well since we are volunteers and want to maximize our efforts.

Some events will be purely social events, other events may have a speaker and/or demonstration. We will try to keep it varied so it is interesting.

Please read the rules we have posted on the message board.

Thanks for joining us and hope you enjoy our group!

Upcoming events (2)

Exciting Himalayan buffet at Himshikar Restaurant

Needs a location

$15.00

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE GIVING A FIRM COMMITMENT TO THE RESTAURANT AND IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR RSVP ON OR BEFORE MAY 28TH, OR ARE A NO-SHOW YOU WILL BE COMMITTED TO PAYING FOR YOUR RESERVATION.

THIS IS ON MONDAY, THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY! We are adding an additional seating. This one is earlier than the original.

Himshikar Restaurant is a restaurant located on the Northwest side of Chicago. It is located right across the street from Whole Foods at Cicero and Peterson. Do your shopping and have a great dinner!

There is easy street parking. The food will be excellent! It is a vegan healthy and individually home-cooked type food. Our menu is a good cross-section of what they offer!

Yes, it is all vegan. All for the price of $15. Yes, TAX AND TIP are INCLUDED! This is a CASH event. Please bring the correct amount to facilitate our efforts. You will pay at the event.

We will meet at 4 PM and have a social time until 4:15 PM to mingle with your fellow foodies. This restaurant is BYOB! Please arrive on time at 4 PM so we can check everyone in and start close to on time, especially since we have a second seating right after. We will need to be done and out by 5:45 pm!

The food will be served buffet-style.

The menu will consist of the following items.

The salad will be Kachoombar Salad - onions, tomatoes, cucumbers tossed in tangy lemon seasoning.

The Appetizers will be Veg Momo and Papad.

The Soup will be Mulligattwany.

The entrees are:

Cauli and Aloo Ko Tarkari - Cauliflower and potatoes in neplese herbs and spices.

Jhaney Ko Dal - slow cooked lentils in neplese herbs and spices.

Vegetable Biryani - basmati rice pilaf with sautéed vegetables, cloves, cumin seeds and fresh coriander.

Baigan Bharta - smoked marinated eggplant with onions and tomatoes.

Mixed Vegetable Curry - mixed vegetables, peas, cauliflower, beans in fenugreek, herbs and spices.

Chana Masala - traditional North Indian chick pea curry with herbs and spices.

Water and Indian Black Tea

Bread will be Pyaza Kulcha - flat bread with onions and seasonings

Join us for a fun evening with good conversation and a delicious meal.

REMEMBER IF YOU RSVP YOU ARE COMMITTED TO PAY FOR YOUR RSVP WHETHER YOU SHOW OR NOT UNLESS YOU CANCEL BEFORE MAY 28TH, 4 PM. THIS INCLUDES ANY GUESTS YOU RSVP FOR ALSO. WE ARE COMMITTING TO THE RESTAURANT. WE DO THIS TO KEEP THE COST LOWER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!

Exciting Himalayan buffet at Himshikar Restaurant

Needs a location

$15.00

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE GIVING A FIRM COMMITMENT TO THE RESTAURANT AND IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR RSVP ON OR BEFORE MAY 28TH, OR ARE A NO-SHOW YOU WILL BE COMMITTED TO PAYING FOR YOUR RESERVATION.

THIS IS ON MONDAY, THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY!

Himshikar Restaurant is a restaurant located on the Northwest side of Chicago. It is located right across the street from Whole Foods at Cicero and Peterson. Do your shopping and have a great dinner!

There is easy street parking. The food will be excellent! It is a vegan healthy and individually home-cooked type food. Our menu is a good cross-section of what they offer!

Yes, it is all vegan. All for the price of $15. Yes, TAX AND TIP are INCLUDED! This is a CASH event. Please bring the correct amount to facilitate our efforts. You will pay at the event.

We will meet at 6 PM and have a social time until 6:30 PM to mingle with your fellow foodies. This restaurant is BYOB! Please arrive on time at 6 PM so we can check everyone in and start close to on time.

The food will be served buffet-style.

The menu will consist of the following items.

The salad will be Kachoombar Salad - onions, tomatoes, cucumbers tossed in tangy lemon seasoning.

The Appetizers will be Veg Momo and Papad.

The Soup will be Mulligattwany.

The entrees are:

Cauli and Aloo Ko Tarkari - Cauliflower and potatoes in neplese herbs and spices.

Jhaney Ko Dal - slow cooked lentils in neplese herbs and spices.

Vegetable Biryani - basmati rice pilaf with sautéed vegetables, cloves, cumin seeds and fresh coriander.

Baigan Bharta - smoked marinated eggplant with onions and tomatoes.

Mixed Vegetable Curry - mixed vegetables, peas, cauliflower, beans in fenugreek, herbs and spices.

Chana Masala - traditional North Indian chick pea curry with herbs and spices.

Water and Indian Black Tea

Bread will be Pyaza Kulcha - flat bread with onions and seasonings

Join us for a fun evening with good conversation and a delicious meal.

REMEMBER IF YOU RSVP YOU ARE COMMITTED TO PAY FOR YOUR RSVP WHETHER YOU SHOW OR NOT UNLESS YOU CANCEL BEFORE MAY 28TH, 6 PM. THIS INCLUDES ANY GUESTS YOU RSVP FOR ALSO. WE ARE COMMITTING TO THE RESTAURANT. WE DO THIS TO KEEP THE COST LOWER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!

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