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 several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "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, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or
Vegetarians of Washington has written 236 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

We have moved

To all our loyal followers, Vegetarians of Washington has a new website which now incorporates all the postings (past and future) of this blog.  Wordpress will move the followers of this blog to be followers of the new site, so you will start to receive postings from our new site in the near future. You … Continue reading

Chocolate-Amaretto Truffles Recipe

Almond milk is a versatile alternative to dairy- and soy-based milks. Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or allergic to soy, you can still enjoy the rich, creamy goodness of milk. Almond milk has a pleasing light flavor and boasts a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than either dairy or soy milk—without any cholesterol or saturated … Continue reading

Something’s missing at the Paris Climate Conference

The grand strategic narratives around the COP21 conference in Paris will barely touch on one crucial aspect – meat and the massive greenhouse gas emissions that come from producing the livestock needed for it. The Paris talks are of vital importance, not just for climate change itself but for framing what kind of food policy … Continue reading

Jessica Chastain is vegan

Actress Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress for her role as Maya, the CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty, is a vegan. She has been a vegetarian for 15 years, and a vegan for six. Jessica explains, “It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While … Continue reading

Slavery in Seafood

The seafood industry in Thailand suffers from widespread worker abuse amounting to slavery, according to a recent report by the nonprofit organization Verité. Virtually all American and European companies that buy seafood from Thailand are at risk of receiving products tainted by slavery, according to this report, which was released on Monday. The report catalogs … Continue reading

Ben & Jerry’s New Vegan Line

Oh yes! Ben and Jerry’s is finally coming out with a dairy free product to fight global warming. In a statement responding to why it was taking the company so long to come out with their vegan line, they replied, “Simply because we want our ice cream to be the best ever, and when you’re doing … Continue reading

Liam Hemsworth is now vegan

Hunger Games star, Liam Hemsworth, says he now leads a vegan lifestyle and has even convinced his big brother to eat more veggies. Liam says, “I constantly get questions like, ‘How do you get your protein?’ and ‘How do you feel?”. Hemsworth goes on to say, “There are no negatives to eating like this. I … Continue reading

WHO says Meat Causes Cancer – they finally admit it!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally said what many already knew: red meat causes colon cancer. They say the evidence for processed meat is “strong,” classifying it as “carcinogenic [cancer causing] to humans.” The evidence for ordinary red meat was almost as high. They also found evidence linking meat to other cancers including cancer … Continue reading

Panera offers more Plant-Based Foods

Panera seems to get it. Somewhere a light bulb has been lit. Their food policy director, Sara Burnett, puts it well when she says, “We know that guests are increasingly seeking plant-based proteins for personal health reasons and/or to reduce their environmental impact. To that end, we have been adding plant-based proteins like edamame and … Continue reading

Vegetarian Food – A Wise and Delicious Choice

Food is there to be enjoyed! There’s no doubt about it. However, many people feel that they’re caught in a bind. They want to enjoy delicious food, but at the same time they worry that the food they most enjoy is the least healthy for them. Many people also feel that the idea of consuming … Continue reading

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