Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written four nationally published books, including our latest book "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style. Our other books are the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook", and our guidebook to vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants in Washington and Oregon, "Vegetarian Pacific Northwest". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or Amazon.com.
Vegetarians of Washington has written 168 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

Former Burger King Chairman starts Vegetarian Company!

We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday gift! Former Board Chairman of Burger King, Brian Swette, has launched a vegetarian food company. The new company, Sweet Earth Natural Foods, touts its natural ingredients, such as nourishing grains, plant based proteins and vegetables. From the look of its products, which include seitan, veggie burritos, and … Continue reading

Slaughterhouse Hotline

A new hotline (1-888-209-7177) was just launched by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) so that workers can more safely document the abuse of animals. As the old saying goes, “if slaughterhouses had glass walls we’d all be vegetarians.” The slaughterhouse operators know this better than anyone, which is why they have pushed … Continue reading

The Country with the most Vegans

We all know that India has the highest percentage of vegetarians in the world, but what country has the highest percentage of vegans in the world? The answer is Israel. Israelis are starting to flock to veganism and forego all meat and animal products, to the point where even the military now has options for … Continue reading

Diabetes – Now you can do something about it

Plant foods are powerful medicine for diabetes (Type II or Adult Onset). Medical researchers have discovered that a plant based diet is very effective for both preventing and helping to reverse diabetes and pre-diabetes. In some cases it’s even more powerful than drugs. It’s a good thing too. America needs strong medicine when it comes … Continue reading

Ebola is caused by Bushmeat!

It turns out that Ebola is yet another epidemic disease, along with influenza, and resistant bacteria, which we get by consuming and/or producing meat. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that 75 percent of all new and emerging infectious diseases in humans come from animal origins. According to the World … Continue reading

This Veggie Burger bleeds!

There’s now a veggie burger that actually bleeds! But don’t worry, it’s not real blood, just part of the new trend of making meat substitutes, or as the industry calls them meat analogues, as much like the real thing as possible, but without the meat of course. Scientists at the company Impossible Foods company say … Continue reading

Vegetarians in the Military

In observance of Veteran’s Day, Vegetarians of Washington asks you to join us in honoring all the service men and women, past, present, and future. Please remember especially all the vegetarians in the military today and everyday. One such vegetarian was United States Marine Captain Alan Jones of Quantico, Virginia, nicknamed Captain America. Although crippled … Continue reading

The Paleo Fantasy Continues

Since the mistaken notions and thinking behind the Paleo Diet have continued since our last posting debunking it, we thought we would add a little more refutation to it. Writing in her new book, the Paleofantasy, anthropologist Professor Marlene Zuk, says that the claim that Paleo Man did not consume grains and grain-like plants has … Continue reading

Vegetarian way grows around the world

We’re happy to report that the vegetarian way of eating continues to grow world over, north and south. The latest countries to gain new notice are India and Sweden. Palitana, an Indian city, has become the first all vegetarian city in the world.  Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a … Continue reading

We’re Eating Too Much Meat!

The world is eating too much meat, and that’s bad news for the earth’s forests, arable land, and scarce water. That’s the conclusion of a report released this week by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute. Global production of meat hit a new high of 308.5 million tons last year, up 1.4 percent, according to the United … Continue reading

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