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.

Upcoming Events

december 8 2016
Our 20th anniversary party at Citizen Eatery next week

The Austin Vegan & Vegetarian Association, founded in 1996 (as the Vegetarian Network of Austin), is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a holiday party for EVERYONE. Come join us Monday December 12th at Austin's newest vegan/vegetarian restaurant, Citizen Eatery, for a private party with plenty of food, a full bar with a signature drink, and live music.

We'll have the entire restaurant to ourselves, and Citizen Eatery will be serving us plenty of their multiple side items as family-style dishes for us to nosh on while having drinks. Then we'll all sit down together when they bring out our entrees to enjoy our meals and celebrate Austin's veg community.

You do NOT need to be a member to attend. The ticket cost is $27. Please purchase your tickets and make your entree choice at our Square store.

Citizen Eatery opened less than a month ago, on Burnet Rd between North Loop and 45th (with plenty of parking in back). This is a great chance to try many of their menu items and find out how good the food is! Their kitchen is entirely gluten-free, as are the three entree options. They do have non-GF buns from a different baker for the burger (but there is a GF bun option).

Your ticket price will include your choice of an entree from these three options:

  • BOLOGNESE Vegan bolognese sauce with organic veggie noodles
  • SHAKSHUKA Grilled tofu atop spiced tomato sauce and greens
  • CITIZEN BURGER House wood-smoked patty made with white beans, mushrooms, grain mix, kale & spices

Your ticket also includes the cost for side items served family-style:

  • Texas Tumbleweed (fried veggie noodles)
  • Citizen Fries
  • Yuca Fries
  • Butternut squash & sweet potato
  • Cheesy Cauliflower
  • Roasted Carrots with Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Wilted Greens
  • Black Beans
  • Side Salad

Ticket does not include cost of alcohol, but they do have a full bar.

Special Announcement

march 7th, 2015
Help the AVVA by shopping at Amazon

The AVVA is now registered with Amazon Smile, the donation service that allows you support nonprofits by shopping at Amazon. Just click on the button below, and sign in to your Amazon account if you aren't already. The AVVA will be registered as your nonprofit of choice, and Amazon will send a small percentage of the price of eligible purchases you make to us as a donation!