Welcome Vegans and Vegetarians!The Austin Vegan & Vegetarian Association (formerly the Vegetarian Network of Austin) is Austin's longest-serving family-friendly social and educational vegetarian group, active in promoting vegetarianism in Austin since 1996. We aim to make it easier for new people to find out about vegan and vegetarian resources, businesses and activities in Austin.
The AVVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and charitable contributions are tax-deductible. If you're interested in helping support the AVVA's efforts, we encourage you to consider joining us as an AVVA Director. Directorships have different levels to fit your level of interest, and we offer Directors several benefits.
PotlucksWe have two potlucks each month, on the first Saturday and second Saturday. Our potlucks are relaxed and informal, and we welcome everyone, including singles and couples, families with children, new vegetarians and vegans, and especially people who are "veg-curious".
For the first Saturday, we have a "healthy" vegan potluck at a member's home in south Austin, to share good food that everyone can have, no matter what their dietary needs. We ask that in addition to being vegan, the dishes that our guests bring be gluten-free, low-salt, no processed foods, etc.
Our second saturday potluck rotates among members' homes around the area, and guests can bring any kind of (vegan) dish. Please join our potlucks meetup group at Meetup.com to get emails of our potluck announcements.
GatheringsWe also host a monthly meetup at Counter Culture, one of Austin's completely vegan restaurants, to welcome "new" people to our group.
"New" can mean being new to veganism, new to the Austin area, or just new to Austin's veg community. Please join our main meetup group at Meetup.com to get that event's announcements in your email, as well as for any others such as dine-outs, classes, film presentations, and tabling efforts at local events.
You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend our events, but we ask that you always bring a vegan dish to our potlucks and order vegetarian, preferably vegan, at our restaurant visits.