New Jersey Vegan Events and Festival Info

Everyone is welcome at NJveg events:  vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious!  Our events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.

Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.  If you’re not on our mailing list, you can sign up here.  If you use Google Calendars, add NJveg.org@gmail.com to see our events.

NJveg upcoming events:


 
 

Catered Gourmet Vegan Dinner
Wednesday December 11, 6:45pm
Vaulted Cuisine, Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center
1 High St, Mt Holly NJ 08060

Join NJveg for a special 4-course vegan dinner, prepared by RCBCCAC students!  We’ve had very enjoyable meals here the last 9 semesters and are continuing our tradition this semester!  These dinners assure the students – future chefs – that providing vegan options is essential.  A gift of a vegan cookbook is made to each student as additional encouragement!

All-vegan menu:

  • Butternut Squash Soup w/ sweet potato, rosemary, pear, pesto
  • Chic n” Caesar Salad, Chickpea fritter
  • Lentil and Quinoa Bolognese w/ Fresh Orecchiette
  • Cashew Cheesecake


Ticket sales have ended
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Get tickets here.  NJveg members:  $27; Non-members:  $32; RCBC students:  $30, plus service fee.
(includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra)


Holiday Potluck and Vegan Bake Sale
Sunday December 22, 2pm
Society Hill Clubhouse, 550 Chesterfield Dr,
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Join NJveg for a holiday potluck and a vegan bake sale to raise funds for a central NJ animal rescue or sanctuary (to be voted on at the event)!

Contributions for the bake sale are welcome!  Please note that a bake sale contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution.  Please bring a non-dessert contribution for this potluck.  Microwaves and a refrigerator are available.

NJveg members: $3 ($8 family); Non-members: $6 ($15 family) (to cover venue rental).  Be green: get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!  (We will have extras.)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.  Please RSVP by 12/21 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Lunch at Properly Fueled

Saturday January 4, 1pm
1-1/2 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ, 07753

 

Join NJveg for our first Burlington County restaurant outing, at this vegan-friendly restaurant!
Menu:  https://www.properlyfueled.com/menu

Space is very limited.  Please RSVP (required) by 1/2 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


(tentative) Potluck in Neptune

January TBD
Neptune, NJ, 07753

 

Join NJveg for our first Monmouth County potluck, a joint event with Vegan In NJ!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.  Please RSVP by TBD to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Potluck in Princeton

Sunday February 16, 1:30pm
St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau St (@ Moore St), Princeton, NJ 08540

 

Join NJveg for our first Princeton potluck!  We’ll be meeting in the basement Spiritual Center.  Parking lot and entrance (green “Spiritual Center” sign is next to the entrance; avoid side doors) are in rear of building.  A microwave and freezer are available.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for cleanup.  Please RSVP by 2/13 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Member Meeting & Vegan Buffet

Sunday March 1, Noon-2:30pm.
The Moth Coffeehouse, 42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

 

Join NJveg for our first member meeting.  The Moth Coffeehouse (a vegetarian, vegan-friendly cafe) will be providing a vegan buffet!   Additional details coming soon.

*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. ***

Get tickets here.  $25 (non-members $30), plus service fee.


Outreach – Georgian Court University Wellness Expo

Saturday March 14, 11am-4pm
Casino Auditorium, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

 

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Outreach – Mercer Green Fest (pending confirmation)
Saturday March 21, 11am-4pm

Rider University Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence, NJ 08701

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


5-course Gourmet Vegan Meal Catered by Lady and the Shallot

Sunday April 19, 1pm
Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ  08648


Lady and the Shallot is a completely vegan, gluten free, and nut free restaurant located inside the Trenton Farmers Market.  A 5-course gourmet meal is being put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu TBD.

Our 2 prior meals here in March & October 2019 were among the highlights of the year, and drew raves – including from one of our members, “The best meal I’ve ever had!”

NJveg members $40, non-members $45, plus service fee.  Tickets on sale soon.

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to an animal rescue or sanctuary TBD.


 

Additional events planned or in the works (venue suggestions needed):

  • Potluck (with Vegan in NJ) in Neptune – January 11 or 12
  • Restaurant Lunch in the Lambertville area – January
  • Vegan Thali in East Windsor – early February
  • Outreach – Georgian Court University Wellness Expo, Lakewood – Saturday March 14, 11am-4pm
  • Outreach – Mercer Green Fest, Rider University, Lawrence – Saturday March 21, 11am-4pm (pending confirmation)
  • Lunch at The Baklava Lady, Englishtown – mid or late March
  • Educational outreach
  • Volunteer work days
  • Potlucks (and game parties)
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Catered gourmet vegan meals
  • Historic tour/hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • The first Trenton Vegan Fest!

Please let us know what you’re interested in.  Contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com  or  609-557-7077 (text/voice).


View our previous events here.

Below you will find our Facebook events calendar.

You may click on the events to RSVP.  We are sharing events all around the state of New Jersey.