What we're about

Do you love trying new vegetarian & vegan restaurants? Do you enjoy the company of fellow vegetarians & vegans? Are you occasionally frustrated that your meat-eating friends "don't get it," and do you wish to dine with others that have the same enthusiasm for vegetarian and vegan food that you do?

Welcome to our group. What I am especially proud of is all the wonderful members we have. We seem to attract some of the very nicest, most thoughtful people in New York. Given the focus of our group, I am not surprised.

New York has many excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurants, and new ones are opening all the time. Join us as we explore them all, and enjoy dining with some of the kindest, most gracious, most socially-conscious people in New York.

Plus, join us as we go out on the town to vegetarian and vegan friendly bars and lounges. And partake when we go to visit some outstanding music venues. Great ways to have delightful nights on the town in the company of a fun and friendly group of vegetarians and vegans.

We warmly welcome all vegetarians and vegans as well as those that are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Our meetup group was profiled in a news story on CNN's Headline News channel. Check out the video (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/04/05/exp-jvm-vegan-meetup.hln).

Now you can also follow us on Instagram @nycveganmeetup

Upcoming events (3)

Promoting Veganism in NYC - Union Square Park

Union Square Park

Promoting Veganism in NYC - Union Square Park - SW corner of the park at East 14th Street & Union Square West. Look for the "Veg Meetup" sign. This July 18th event will be outreach to the general public to promote and encourage a vegan diet & lifestyle. We will hand out literature in a welcoming manner so our audience will be open to seeing how great the benefits of veganism are for people, the non-human animals who share our world, and the planet itself. We will meet at the southwest corner of the park itself (East 14th Street and Union Square West, right on the corner of the park block) in Union Square at 6:30 pm (please arrive on time!). After a brief discussion on strategy and positioning of people, along with a few reminders for the group, we'll leaflet from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Then our group will reassemble at the park corner and walk over to a nearby, all-vegan restaurant to have dinner, discuss our experiences and thoughts, and socialize. We know that not everyone in our group is vegan, but on this day we will be promoting veganism. You are very welcome to join us even if you are not yet 100% vegan, but please understand that the literature we will hand out will promote a purely vegan lifestyle. Mostly on this day you will be handing out literature rather than talking to people, but if you do happen to speak with people, we are promoting a vegan diet and lifestyle for their tremendous benefits. Where to meet: We will be meeting at the extreme southwest corner of Union Square Park, where Union Square West meets East 14th Street. We'll meet on the actual park block, right on the corner. You will see us holding a "VEG MEETUP" sign. We will meet right at 6:30pm. You may want to plan on being there early in order to be on time. Don't be late! We will talk for 15 minutes and then disburse to various nearby locations in the park. We believe that grass-roots activism is vital in advancing the ideal, practice, and potential normalization of veganism in our world. So let's come together and do this, and also have fun while doing it! Thank You All Diana and David

Seitan's Helper Pre-Opening Party @ Precious Metal Bar #Bushwick

Seitan's Helper is launching a vegan sandwich kitchen at Precious Metal Bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn on August 1st - Owners of Precious Metal and Seitan's Helper have graciously extended the invitation to all of our NYC Veg*n Meetup group members to a special Pre-Opening Party on Wednesday, July 24th -- "Yeah!!" Welcome to Seitan's Helper/ Precious Metal Pre-Opening Party Meetup event! - Since 2016, Precious Metal has served as a neighborhood public house specializing in unique craft cocktails with a large selection of draft options. In contrast to the building’s former life as a slaughterhouse, Precious Metal now reside as a welcoming haven to all, serving cruelty-free beverages in an inviting, skylit setting. Adding to that, they are proud to announce as of August 2019, they'll be partnering with Seitan’s Helper, a small-batch, vegan deli offering compassionate takes on NYC classics. Cool fact - Precious Metal building was built in 1931 as an abattoir (a slaughterhouse) and was used a metal shop from 1973 to 2005. Pre-Opening Party will include free samples to NYC Veg*n Meetup members - don't forget to arrive hungry as they will have full-sized sandwich meals available to purchase of their favorite samples. Also, Precious Metal is an all vegan bar. Everything behind the bar is suitable for vegans to enjoy. Non-alcoholic drinks: soda, ice tea, juices, and mock-cocktails, are also available. Join us from 7:00pm-9:30pm Precious Metal Bar, 143 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY Check them out on social media : FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/preciousmetalbar WEBPAGE https://seitanshelper.com/ or Follow them on Instagram @preciousmetalbar; @seitanshelper For our new members: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. We'll be hanging out by the main bar area, and you can get to know all our wonderful members. This event has no cover and no minimum. But please do buy a drink/ food or two, or as many as you like. Dress comfortably! Oh, don't forget to come hungry to try out vegan samples! - Psst! They are looking for some good feedback. TRAIN DIRECTIONS: Take the M train to Myrtle Ave Subway Station, just 0.4 mile/ 9 min walk to Precious Metal Bar or Take the L Train to Morgan Ave Subway station, which is just about 0.6 mile/ 13 min walk to the venue. Join us for a fun and relaxed Pre-Opening Party event with fellow vegetarians and vegans. We would love to have you join us - Mark the day!! Karthik :))

Veg Night Out! @ Elsie Rooftop #TimesSquare

Elsie Rooftop

Welcome to our monthly Veg Night Out! This month we'll be visiting Elsie Rooftop bar/restaurant located right at Times Square, NYC. Join us for a wonderful social event, weather permitting we will be hanging out or at a nice table setting. Elsie de Wolfe created the first penthouse in the 20’s. Also known as Lady Mendl, Elsie was an American actress, interior decorator, and author of the influential novel The House in Good Taste, and a prominent figure in New York, Paris, and London society - She always knew how to throw a party. Twenty-five stories up near Bryant Park sits the lavish Elsie Rooftop paying homage to society's doyenne. Bringing storied events all the way from Paris and London halfway across the world to New York City’s energy and savoir faire. Offering progressive mixology and an upscale seasonally focused light fare menu, which perfectly compliments every cocktail. Located on the 25th floor penthouse — Elsie is truly an all-season destination with stylish indoor and outdoor seating options. Join us from 6:30pm-9:00pm Elsie Rooftop 1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 Check them out on social media : FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/elsierooftop/ WEBPAGE https://elsierooftop.com/ or Follow them on Instagram @elsierooftop TimeOut states "The 25th-floor rooftop bar in midtown is dedicated to Elsie de Wolfe, the 20th-century actress, socialite and interior decorator. The team behind the Refinery Hotel decked out the indoor/outdoor space in a glam aesthic of 18th-century French style. Chef David Burke created a menu of elevated American plates, while the cocktails are named after Elsie's tony life (The Windsor, The Colony Club)." Haute Living compliments on the drink menu - "The upscale cocktail menu, which is an ode to Elsie’s historical story, complements the menu perfectly,with signature, bespoke cocktails including the Elsie de Wolfe—made with vodka, cucumber, rosé, lemon and sparkling rosé—the Windsor—made with vodka, strawberry, basil, lime and ginger beer—and the Colony Club—made with Mescal, Angostura bitters, pineapple agave and grapefruit. A hand-selected wine list is also available." With all the wonderful vegetarians and vegans who attend each of our events, every event we do is liked by our members, but our "Veg Night Out!" events are the most popular of all. People enjoy the fact they can mingle (speak with lots of different people), and they love the beautiful venues that we go to. Join us for a stellar evening of lively conversation and lovely surroundings with fellow vegetarians and vegans. For our new members: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. We'll be hanging out outdoors by the main bar area, and you can get to know all our wonderful members. This event has no cover and no minimum. But please do buy a drink or two, or as many as you like. Dress comfortably! Elsie Rooftop will be the perfect location for us to chill and enjoy the mid-summer evening. TRAIN DIRECTIONS: Take N, Q, R, W, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to Times Square 42nd St Station, just 0.1 mile/ 2 min walk to Elsie Rooftop. Join us for a fun and relaxed festive evening socializing with fellow vegetarians and vegans. We would love to have you join us - Mark the day! Karthik :))

Past events (624)

Live Piano Karaoke at Sid Gold's Request Room

Sid Gold's Request Room

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