Click here for the Vegtoberfest Calendar!

Click here for an updated PDF copy of the Diner’s guide (last updated October 2015)

Inspired by the Vegan Buddy program, in Victoria B.C, this is essentially a mentoring program. We match up experienced vegetarians, vegans or raw vegans with people interested in becoming veg*ns. The goal is to help answer any veggie related questions, share shopping and cooking tips and provide the assistance needed to help others on the veggie path. Mentoring can be done by email, phone, in person or a combination of all three, whatever works best for you and your buddy.

If you’re interested in being a part of this, then click here!

Upcoming Events

25% OFF Meatless Monday for Vegetarian Month

Oct 5, 10:00am

Organic Cafe at Earth's General Store

October is Vegetarian Month and the Organic Cafe is celebrating by supporting Meatless Mondays by offering a 25% off discount for all cafe created items (soups, salads, hummus, sandwiches and wraps). We are making it VERY easy for people to participate in #MeatlessMondays by offering a really good discount so hopefully people will show up and discover how delicious and healthy a plant based meal can make a person feel.

Meet-up at Olympia Ethiopian Restaurant Cafe

Oct 29, 6:00pm

Olympia Ethiopian Restaurant Cafe and Catering

Join us and others as we indulge in authentic Ethiopian cuisine (buffet-style). Cost is $18! Please try to arrive around 6 or 6:30pm! We can't wait to see some new faces!

Vegtoberfest Potluck

Oct 24, 5:30pm

Riverdale Community Hall

Everyone welcome! Speaker: Brianna Jabusch - Dietician - presents information on the best selling book “The Blue Zones" and how we can arrange not only our food but our social environment to align with those who enjoy the longest lives on Earth. Bring a vegan dish enough to serve 6 people as well as your own plate, utensils, and cup!

The Very First Vegan Pub Stumble! (SOLD OUT ~ Please join wait list)

Oct 23, 6:30pm

The Buckingham

Join us and some other awesome vegans/vegetarians for the first annual Vegan Pub Stumble! The event is going to begin at 6:30pm at The Buckingham! This will be followed by The Pourhouse (8:45/9pm) which is a quick walk down Whyte Ave (their new menu has a lot of options!) and then from there and those remaining, we will figure out the last location... maybe Funky Buddha?! Please RSVP so we know the names of everyone attending! We are limiting the attendees to 25 so hurry before they're gone! Please note that the attendee must supply themselves with food and drink. *UPDATE* Due to the large demand of this event, the tickets have all been claimed. Please join the wait list that is available through the ticket link and await further instructions!

Mindful Eating with Michelle Brewer

Oct 15, 6:30pm

Riverdale, date to be released to confirmed attendees prior to the event

Join us for a guided mindful meal meditation. It is astonishing that something so simple can produce profound discoveries and change. Please bring your own veggie meal (no eggs), plate and cutlery. Meals will not be shared. The cost is $10/person at the door. The location will be shared to the attendees of the Facebook event prior to the event date. It is being held in Riverdale.

Vegan S'Mores around the Campfire with Koach Karlssen!

Oct 9, 7:00pm - Oct 9, 9:00pm

Near Bonnie Doon/Mill Creek (Exact address to be provided to confirmed attendees)

Join Koach Karlssen as she leads a sharing of experiences to affirm the choices we make and help us get to where we want to go. Koach Karlssen will help us build a stronger, more understanding, relationship with ourselves and our community. Come prepared to share your story! Please RSVP at the link provided. The location will be released to all registered attendees! S'more supplies will be provided, including vegan chocolates, dandies, and graham crackers (if we find vegan ones... if not, we will find something)!

Free Meditation followed by Padmanadi Brunch

Oct 3, 9:00am

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

Free meditation session with Maharishi YEG at 9am, followed by a delicious vegan brunch at 10am. You can come to one or both. For more information on the meditation session, visit www.facebook.com/MaharishiYEG. To register, please email Eric at eSwanson03@gmail.com!

Vegan/Vegan-friendly Restaurants in Edmonton

A huge thank you to Heather de Rox for sharing the following information that she gathered about vegan-friendly restaurants in Edmonton! We hope you find it to be helpful!

New Places

Vegan Business Directory

Want to find vegan businesses in our area? Have a vegan business you want to advertise? Please send an email to info@vofa.ca with the following information:

  • Business Name
  • Contact Person
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
  • Website
  • Type of Business/Institution
  • Products Available
  • Totally Vegan or Vegan Products Available?

What is the VVoA?

Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta (VVoA) is a registered, non-profit society formed in 1989 to serve people who are interested in learning about, adopting and/or maintaining a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. VVoA is a non-political and non-religious organization run solely by volunteers. We strive to be a reliable source of information concerning vegan or vegetarian, health, environment and animal rights issues.

The VVoA regularly organizes social events such as potlucks, diners club meetups, tablings, and bake sales. We also host speakers and films for educational purposes. You do not have to be a vegan or vegetarian to participate in our events; everyone is welcome!

We encourage you to purchase a membership to VVoA, which helps pay for event expenses. In return, your membership card provides you with discounts at many of VVoA’s events, as well as at participating restaurants and shops. For more information, please visit our Diner’s Guide page.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to volunteer with the VVoA.


Want to get involved with the VVoA? Click here to view vacant posts, here for a list of volunteering opportunities, or email info@vofa.ca to learn about the many other ways that you can participate.

21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program

Join the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program! The 21-Day Kickstart is live from the first through 21st of each month! Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet.