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Let’s Meetup!

“Humans are social beings,” explains Chicago Veg Meetup Chairman Vadim Moskalin. “It’s much easier for people to achieve their goals when they have a support system. Meetups provide this support system and allow people to expand their social circle by connecting with others who have similar interests. So many people who joined our meetup group have told us that they gave up being vegetarians/vegans because they did not have any support around them. Now they are thrilled to discover our community and have an opportunity to meet like-minded friends.”

Meetups are gatherings of people interested in the same thing who use the Internet to create real-world meetings. More than 2,000 meetup groups around the globe get together each day with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. The world’s largest free network of these local groups is Meetup (, whose mission is to help people around the world self-organize and revitalize their community. Meetup’s website makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up, face-to-face.

Local Meetup Groups

These Chicago area meetup groups are related to vegetarian, vegan and raw foods:

• Arlington Heights area veg and vegan group

• Chicago Veg Kids – Chicago area veg and vegan families group

• Chicago area veg, vegan and raw group

• Chicago area vegan group

• Living food, vitality and transformation group

• North Shore raw food group

• Palatine area raw food group

• Taste of Vegan Chicagoland group