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 177 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

Pamela Anderson feeds prisoners vegetarian food

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson fed Arizona prisoners a meat-free lunch on Wednesday and they appeared to like it. Anderson visited the Maricopa County Jail at the invitation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who took meat off jailhouse menus in September 2013 as we previously reported. The vegetarian policy has saved the county at least $200,000 a … Continue reading

Adam Richman goes vegan

Man v. Food star Adam Richman has some shocking news: He’s gone vegan! Man v. Food is an American food reality television series on the Travel Channel. Richman, who routinely devoured steaks, burgers, and other meat laden products on the television series, said that he’s been vegan for about three months as he trains for … Continue reading

Thirsty in California

Since we last reported on the drought in California and how a vegetarian diet could help, the drought has only gotten worse. As Californians cut residential water use by 25 percent under Governor Jerry Brown’s unprecedented mandatory restrictions, pressure on the drought-stricken state’s water resources continues to come from its robust agriculture industry, which accounts … Continue reading

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

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