• Brunch Dine-Out at Munch

    Munch

    Greetings! We’re going to kick off 2019 with a hearty brunch at Munch (http://www.munchrestaurant.net/) in Oak Park! Located in a neighborhood filled with fun and lively shops, Munch offers an assortment of predominantly vegan fare. The full brunch-specific menu, which is only available Saturdays and Sundays, includes tasty options such as tofu scramble, breakfast tacos, avocado toast, vegan bacon and sausage, pancakes, combo plates, breakfast sandwiches, sides, and more. Munch opens to the public at 10:00 a.m., but the restaurant is opening a half hour earlier just for us to ensure that all Vegan Chicago members who RSVP are accommodated. If you plan to attend, please try to be on time, as we may not be able to save seats after 10:00 a.m. As Munch is BYOB, if guests of legal drinking age prefer their brunch to be accompanied by Bloody Marys, mimosas, or any other alcoholic beverages, they are welcome to bring them. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. Munch accepts cash-only, and a cash machine is located within the restaurant with an associated charge of $1.00 per transaction. Munch is within walking distance of the CTA Green Line Harlem/Lake station. For those driving, there's a parking lot located a few doors south of the restaurant (on North Boulevard), as well as street parking. For those who would like to walk off a bit of their meal afterward, nearby shops that may be of interest include Ten Thousand Villages, Pumpkin Moon, Paper Source, Beer Shop, and Scratch 'n Sniff. If you sign up and then find you can no longer attend, please update your RSVP as soon as possible to open a spot for someone else. Hope to see you there! Debra

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  • Vegan on Tap: Off Color Brewing's Taproom

    Off Color Brewing Taproom The Mousetrap

    We had so much fun at Off Color Brewing's Taproom in October that we're headed back! The taproom is called "The Mousetrap." There are no actual mouse traps. Instead, there is terrific local beer, plus wine and a full bar. It's BYOF (bring your own food) - so feel free to do so. The Mouse Trap is close to the North/Clybourn red line station. On street parking is also available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. • Please register by Thursday, December 6. Check out Off Color Brewing's website at: http://www.offcolorbrewing.com/ Read more about the nice dog in that photo: https://www.facebook.com/OffColorBrewing/photos/a.455693294537950/2150427481731181/?type=3&theater Thanks and see you at The Mousetrap!

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  • Vegan Chicago's 16th Anniversary Celebration!

    Moonlight Vulture

    Greetings! December marks Vegan Chicago’s 16th anniversary and we hope you’ll join us at Moonlight Vulture (http://www.moonlightvulture.com/) to help us celebrate! Upon check-in near the door, guests will receive a name tag and a raffle ticket for prizes that will be given away during the event. From there, attendees can socialize and optionally order from Moonlight Vulture’s vegan menu selections (http://www.moonlightvulture.com/menu-1/). As Moonlight Vulture is BYOB, attendees of legal drinking age are welcome to bring the alcoholic beverage(s) of their choice. There will also be non-alcoholic options for purchase. There will be seating for approximately 30 people. With that in mind, if attendance exceeds 30 people, I kindly ask that, if you’ve secured a seat, if you’ve already eaten, and if you see someone in need of a seat to eat or for other reasons, please consider offering yours. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with others! Vegan Chicago’s membership consistently continues to grow and, with the current figure at 5,800+, we couldn’t be happier. As the longevity and success of any group is attributable to the support of its members, on behalf of the Vegan Chicago organizing team, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of you. You’re wonderful! Please consider joining us for this anniversary celebration. If you’re unable to attend, we hope to see you soon. Thank you for choosing to live a compassionate life. Debra and the Vegan Chicago Organizing Team

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  • Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck

    Kilbourn Park Fieldhouse

    $8.00
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  • Vegan on Tap: The Beer Shop

    Beer Shop

    By popular request, we're headed to The Beer Shop in November. Join us! The Beer Shop features a constantly-rotating selection of top beers from around the country, plus cider, wine, and soft beverages. It's BYOF (bring your own food). We'll bring some snacks to share. Feel free to do the same. The Beer Shop is a two-minute walk from the Harlem green line stop and Metra's Oak Park station. There is also parking. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM. • Please register by Wednesday, November 7. The Beer Shop's website is at: https://www.beershophq.com/ It's located around the corner from Munch, which is one of Chicagoland's most charming veg restaurants. You might want to dine there before the meetup, or order to-go and eat at The Beer Shop. https://www.munchrestaurant.net/

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  • Vegan on Tap: Goose Island's Fulton Street Brewery & Tap Room

    Goose Island Beer Company

    You know the beer, but have you been to the tap room? Join us at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room! Famous local beer plus other drinks. The tap room is BYOF (bring your own food). We will bring some vegan snacks to share. Feel free to do the same. Fulton Street Tap Room is about a ten minute walk from the Ashland Green Line stop. On-street parking is readily available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Note the Tap Room closes at 8:00 PM. • Please register by the morning-off. Check out Goose Island's website and be sure navigate to the Fulton Street Taproom info: https://www.gooseisland.com/ Thanks and see you at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room!

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  • Vegan Chicago at Midwest March for Animals 2018

    Federal Center and Plaza

    Activists from across the midwest will be converging on Chicago for the first Midwest March for Animals! Vegan Chicago Organizer, Mauricio is taking a lead role in this coalition effort. We, as vegans, are allies in the political struggle for those who are oppressed by human supremacy. In this spirit we will show up and take the streets to bring attention to their plight. If this is your first or 100th march please consider joining Vegan Chicago as we march! ✊ "Join activists from across the Midwest and beyond to march for the rights and liberation of animals! Be a part of history in Chicago as we march, rally, and speak out against speciesism. We will also be discussing the intersections of human oppression including farm and slaughterhouse workers rights, as well food justice and access issues in Chicago. This space welcomes all friends of animals." – Midwest March for Animals https://www.facebook.com/events/670406463369685/

  • Chicago VeganMania After Party & Activist Social

    Native Foods Cafe - Loop

    Part of the Midwest March for Animals (midwestmarchforanimals.org) weekend of events, and in collaboration with Chicago VeganMania, Native Foods, and Chicago Animal Save, please join Vegan Chicago as we host the official 2018 VeganMania after party and activist social! After VeganMania, join us at the Loop Native Foods for a social where you can meet and mingle with vegans who have traveled from all over for this incredible weekend of events. Native Foods will be graciously hosting and staying open an extra hour later than usual in order to accommodate us. The event will be a loose social where guests are free to join us any time between 6-10pm. In addition, members from various animal justice activist groups will be in attendance giving you the opportunity to meet them face to face and learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. Hope you can join us and celebrate our growing vegan and activist community in at this fun, social event! ----------------------------------------------------------- SCHEDULE: - 6:00 -7:00 PM: Open Social - 7:00 - 7:15 PM: Introductions, Event Info and Upcoming Events - 7:15 - 8:30 PM: Open Social - 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Participating Groups Info Session - 9:00 - 9:45 PM: Open Social - 9:45 - 10:00 PM: Wrap Up and End ---------------------------------------------------------- PARTICIPATING GROUPS (in alphabetical order): - Chicago Animal Save: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoAnimalSave/ - Midwest March for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMarchForAnimals/ - Sanctuary Moon: https://www.facebook.com/SanctuaryMoon.org/ - Species Revolution: https://www.facebook.com/speciesrevolution/ - Vegan Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/VeganChicago/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganChicagoLiving/ ---------------------------------------------------------- Also, please make sure to join Midwest March for Animals at their other activist events before and throughout the weekend of VeganMania: Tabling at Chicago VeganMania 2018 Saturday 10/13, 10am - 5pm @ Broadway Armory Midwest March for Animals 2018 (Rally and March) Sunday 10/14, 12-3pm @ Federal Plaza October Vigil for Animals Monday 10/15, 4-7am (see event info for location)

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  • Vegan Chicago @ Chicago VeganMania

    Broadway Armory

    Hello! In lieu of an October dine-out, Vegan Chicago will be tabling at the 10th annual Chicago VeganMania festival (https://newleafalliance.org/), at Broadway Armory. If you attend the event, please consider stopping by booth #50 to say hello… we’d love to see you! Debra and the Vegan Chicago Organizer Team

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  • Vegan on Tap: Off Color Brewing's Taproom

    Off Color Brewing Taproom The Mousetrap

    Sorry for the short notice on this meetup. Please join us at Off Color Brewing's Taproom, called "The Mousetrap," on Friday! There are no actual mouse traps. Instead, there is terrific local beer, plus wine and a full bar. It's BYOF (bring your own food) - so feel free to do so. The Mouse Trap is close to the North/Clybourn red line station. Off street parking is also available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. • Please register by Friday afternoon. • Weather permitting, we'll be at outside tables. I suggest wearing layers in case it is cool. Check out Off Color Brewing's website at: http://www.offcolorbrewing.com/ Read more about the nice dog in that photo: https://www.facebook.com/OffColorBrewing/photos/a.455693294537950/2150427481731181/?type=3&theater Thanks and see you at The Mousetrap on the 14th!

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