Plant Based Diet Resources

The only way to ensure you don’t contribute to animal cruelty and the number one source of pollution in the world is to become vegan.



Local Vegan/Vegetarian Resources


Humane DC Resources

 DC Vegan Restaurants, Caterers and Producers

Great Vegan Substitutes for Meat and Dairy

Great Vegan Recipes


  • Local Vegan Meet Up/Chat Rooms Groups
    • A Vegan Life
      • A Vegan Life is an educational non-profit that holds events (seminars, cooking demos, pay-per-view, leafleting) to promote choosing a vegan lifestyle.
    • DC Vegan Drinks
      • DC Vegan Drinks is a community of vegetarians, vegans, and veg-curious DCists. We network, socialize and have fun over good food, drinks and company.
    • Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC)
      • VSDC has monthly all-vegan events that may be of interest to those in the vegetarian community. VSDC organizes restaurant visits; book club discussing fiction and non-fiction; singles events; LBGT Veg Out group; African-American Networking Group; Children’s Play Group; vegan potluck picnics and our annual vegan life affirming Thanksgiving dinner.
    • DC VegFest
      • The DC VegFest is an annual festival & year-round celebration of veg eating – organized by Compassion Over Killing
    • Facebook Groups
      • Black Vegans Speak
        • BVS is a group started in early 2017 that invites those who are life long Black vegans to those who are transitioning vegans and those who follow a plant based diet (No Meat or by products), to improve their health through community dialogue utilizing a holistic approach that will help promote and enhance Black Unity. 
      • DC Area Vegans
        • Facebook group for DC and surrounding-area vegans: for support, great finds in the area, etc.
    • DUG Network: Plant Based Diet DC Organization List


  • Veggie DC Guides
    • VegDC
      • Vegetarian Guide to Washington, D.C. and Surrounding Areas.
    • Happy Cow
      • Free online vegetarian restaurant guide, sorted by country and region, providing vegetarian and vegan restaurant dining and health food store locations.



National Organizations and Resources

  • Vegan Society
    • The Vegan Society provides advice, as well as campaigns on, ways of living free of animal products for the benefit of humans, other animals and the planet.
  • Black Vegans Rock
    • Black Vegans Rock is a new digital space that seeks to highlight and celebrate black vegans who are doing incredible work everyday.
  • Veg Fund
    • Provides grants to vegan activists to support their outreach efforts. We fund events worldwide that inspire people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle.
  • Fish Feel
    • Organization devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection


The Good Food Institute

  • The Good Food Institute works in an underutilized but critically important area by promoting and developing competitive alternatives to animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. They provide support in a variety of ways to cellular agriculture and cultured meat companies, including building relationships with distributors and retailers and driving R&D of the products.

Invisible Vegan

The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. Over the past three decades, obesity, coronary heart disease, and diabetes have steadily grown as the leading causes of health problems in America, disproportionately impacting the African-American community in particular. This documentary offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on the dietary trends among African-Americans, showing how intertwined histories of slavery, twentieth-century socioeconomic inequalities, and the rise of Big Food, have led to the increased consumption and dependence on meat, processed, junk, and fast food.


Non-Food Vegan Options


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