Welcome Vegans and Vegetarians!

The Vegetarian Network of Austin is Austin's longest-serving family-friendly social and educational vegetarian group, active in promoting vegetarianism in Austin since 1996. We aim to make it easier for new people to find out about vegan and vegetarian resources, businesses and activities in Austin.

We have at least two meetings each month, a potluck dinner held at one of our members' homes, and a restaurant visit for lunch or dinner a local vegetarian or vegan establishment, or at least one with a vegetarian-friendly atmosphere and menu. We also sometimes have food classes, film presentations, and tabling efforts at local events.

We produce a newsletter for Austin's vegan/vegetarian community five times a year, Austin Vegetarian Living, that's mailed out to our directory and distributed around town at various eateries and shops. We also produce a podcast on roughly the same schedule.

If you're interested in helping support the VNA's efforts, we encourage you to consider joining us as a VNA Director. Directorships have different levels to fit your level of interest, and we offer Directors several benefits.

You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend our events, but we ask that you bring a vegan dish to our potlucks and order vegetarian at our restaurant visits.

may 18 2013
Vegan Bake Sale to benefit Kate to the Rescue coming soon

Attention bakers! And baked-goods eaters! After a couple of postponements, our own edition of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is set to take place on Sunday, June 1st. We'll be in the same place as one of last year's locations, Counter Culture on East Cesar Chavez. All proceeds will benefit Kate to the Rescue in Pflugerville.

We need everyone's help to make this a big event and raise as many donations as possible! You can contribute to in three ways:
  1. Bring your own vegan baked goods to donate to the bake sale! Some ideas would include cookies, cupcakes, cake slices, brownies, fruit bars, kolaches, etc. We also need sugar-free and gluten-free items to broaden our offerings. NOTE: loaves of bread are the least popular item at bake sales, so we don't recommend baking bread, unless you're doing gluten-free bread.

    We will have four places you can drop off your baked goods the day before: at our lunch meetup at noon on Saturday (May 31st) at North Loop House and Yard, or at three locations (north, central and south) in the evening. If you choose one of the evening locations, you'll be emailed the address.

    PLEASE SIGN UP to contribute using our online form.

  2. Come volunteer to help out at the event itself! We can use help setting up, putting out items, and taking donations.

  3. Come buy some delicious vegan baked goods! It's by donation as the goods are not priced, so please be generous.
Austin's vegan community has been putting on bakesales for years now and every time they get a little bit bigger, the offerings become more elaborate, and the amount of money we get to donate to organizations that help animals or people in need gets a little bit heftier. They need your help in making this happen again this year!