What we're about


This group is for meeting fellow vegans and for people who want to become vegan or find out if veganism is for them. If you're looking for guidance and support in making a transition to veganism, you've come to the right place. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to join this group, but please be sincerely interested in learning more about veganism.

Let's celebrate an animal and earth-friendly life!

Minneapolis Vegan Meetup is sponsored by the Animal Rights Coalition's (http://www.animalrightscoalition.com) Vegan University (http://www.animalrightscoalition.com/veganuniversity) program, which is designed to help you go – and stay – vegan in a way that works for you. Vegan University offers free Vegan Grocery Shopping Tours, Help! I’m Going Vegan, Plant-based Nutrition, Vegan Meal Planning, and Vegan on a Budget workshops, and a Vegan Mentor program, as well as cooking classes and Vegan Community Circle discussion groups. We’re here to help you get you across that finish line in your transition to a plant-based diet!

Thank you VegFund for your support of our programs!

Upcoming events (4+)

VegKins Holiday Party

5149 Bloomington Ave

VegKins is a Minnesota family group for vegan children and their parents. Join the holiday celebration!

A professional Santa will be on site from 9-10am, asking children what is on their wish list and handing out candy canes. Parents can take their own images.

Come for hot chocolate, snacks, games and activities.

Vegan Ham and Cheese Class

5149 Bloomington Ave

Just in time for the holidays! Learn on site or follow along LIVE. You'll become more confident in making incredible vegan meats and cheeses after this class.

Your instructor, Steve Leinen, will start off by making and baking a vegan ham. While that is in the oven, he'll show you how to make FOUR cheeses: a holiday cheddar cheese ball, Swiss cheese sauce, fresh mozzarella, and herbed feta.

If time allows, he might do sausage, pepperoni or roast beaf... but no promises!

What is promised, for those on site, is a ham and cheese sandwich! For everyone at home, you'll have to take your new skills and make your own vegan ham and cheeses.

Sign up to get instructions (coming soon) on how to join the live.

Pop Up at Ethique Nouveau - Ashley's Vegan Sweets

317 W 48th St

Ashley's Vegan Sweets is popping up again at our boutique. Stop by for incredible treats perfect for gifts this holiday season.

Truffles on a plate next to Santa's glass of almond milk, or a gift box stuffed into a stocking for someone on the nice list, or cookie dough jars for the in-laws or your coworkers... you don't want to miss this pop up!

Boxes of 5 truffles for $12
Truffle flavors:
Peppermint (vanilla mint cream over a dark chocolate mint ganache, cased in dark chocolate, topped with candy cane)

Cherry Cordial (dark chocolate covering dark cherry ganache, cherry cream, and a maraschino Cherry)

Twist on a Classic (a roasted hazelnut hidden inside chocolate hazelnut cream, crispy bits, and semi-sweet ganache..all encased in a dark chocolate shell)

Salted Caramel Pecan-not pictured. (whole roasted pecan atop chewy caramel and drizzled in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt)

Cocoa - not pictured. (Hot Chocolate ganache inside a dark chocolate shell)

Hot cocoa bombs
1 for $6
-Salted caramel
-Classic chocolate

Preorders recommended, deadline noon on Monday the 12th
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Volunteer Meeting & Potluck: How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Ethique Nouveau

Join us for ARC's monthly volunteer meeting & potluck! Bring a vegan snack or treat to share with the group for the beginning of the meeting while we discuss surviving the holidays as a vegan.

The holidays can be some of the toughest times for vegans, balancing relationships with family and friends and our own beliefs. This discussion will address issues like attending non-vegan holidays, entertaining family members, boycotting holidays altogether, and more. This is an opportunity for us to share our experiences, and give advice to one another in this often challenging time.

This event can also be helpful for those who may not be vegan, but who have vegan family members and would like to understand how they can be supportive!

Let us know you're coming here: https://forms.gle/ErPfLZHzud7p9fTG8

All are welcome! You do not need to be vegan to attend ARC events.


• For more volunteer opportunities, visit ARC's Google Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=6479s5ffs7p09ncuts0v5jegj4@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

• Or sign up to be an ARC volunteer and receive the monthly volunteer email: http://animalrightscoalition.com/volunteer/

Past events (1,095)

Vegan Nutrition Workshop

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