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 174 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

Millions of Vegetarians and Lots of Food to Choose From

My oh my, the times are changing! There are now millions of vegetarians in the country, even more are moving that direction, and the range of food choices they have grows every year. A recent Harris poll, showed that 3.2 percent of U.S. adults, or 7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet. In addition, 10 percent … Continue reading

The Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign

The Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign Teach doctors to use this powerful medicine Are plant foods the miracle drugs of the 21st century? It may seem surprising to think that a vegetarian diet could be used in just the same way doctors use drugs and surgery, but those who promote the medical benefits of a vegetarian diet have … Continue reading

Remembering Famous Vegetarians

This month we remember Martin Luther King, and the black vegetarians who have contributed so much to the civil rights movement. Let’s also remember other great vegetarians who have contributed to civil rights, or the development of a better life for us all, throughout American history. Many people are surprised to learn that Cesar Chavez, who … Continue reading

Fly the Veg-Friendly Skies

Every year the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) reviews the veg friendliness of airport food around the country. 2014 marked the first year SeaTac was included in the survey. In its debut on the list, Seattle takes off in second place. With 90 percent of restaurants offering at least one healthful option, travelers won’t … Continue reading

Veg Japan – off to a great start!

In Tokyo, local vegetarians are dedicating themselves in the New Year to getting local mainstream restaurants to offer more vegetarian options, as part of the lead up to the 2020 Olympics. In a bright, modern restaurant in west Tokyo, a quiet revolution is being plotted. About 30 vegetarians have met to discuss how they can … Continue reading

Vegetarian diet: cool in more ways than one!

Vegetarians may be cooler than ever, in light of another record-breaking year for global warming. With 2014 now on the books, it’s officially taken the title of hottest year on record. That ranking comes courtesy of data released Monday by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the first of four major global temperature record-keepers to release their … Continue reading

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

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