Welcome Vegans and Vegetarians!
The Austin Vegan & Vegetarian Association (formerly 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.

The AVVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and charitable contributions are tax-deductible. If you're interested in helping support the AVVA's efforts, we encourage you to consider joining us as an AVVA 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.

News and Announcements

january 27th, 2015
Vegetarian Tex-Mex Dinner at La Mancha this Saturday

We're hosting our next dinner at La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern. This meal will be vegan and vegetarian. House Margaritas will be happy hour prices for the whole event!

We're starting our membership drive at this event. If you've been considering joining the AVVA, this is a great time to help us build momentum for 2015. Individuals are just $20 and households can join for $30. There'll be many new benefits afforded to members in this year.

Featured items are veggie fajitas and enchiladas. Of course there will be chips and salsa and plenty of guacamole.

Saturday January 31st, 6:30pm
La Mancha Tex-Mex Tavern
2203 Hancock Drive, Austin [map]

All events for the Austin Vegan & Vegetarian Association are free for anyone to attend. Children and families are welcome as well. Come join the fun, see some old friends and make new ones!