Here’s How to Make Vegan Friends in Your Town

by Sarah Von Alt|
November 7, 2017

Whether you’re new to vegan eating or a veteran vegan living in a new place, getting to know other vegans in your area will help create an important support system of people who share many of your beliefs and interests.

As we’re all well aware, vegans still make up a relatively small part of the population, so making vegan friends is crucial to maintaining your happiness and, in some cases, your vegan lifestyle. Here are a few tips for meeting other vegans in your town:

• Volunteer With a Local Animal Charity

Attend local animal charities’ events, or consider lending your skills and volunteering your time. You’re pretty much guaranteed to meet other people who are passionate about protecting animals!

• Try Meetup

Meetup is a great way to meet new people, including vegans! Look for a vegan, vegetarian, or animal rights meetup in your town. If you don’t find one, consider starting your own—it’s easy! And don’t forget to check Eventbrite for vegan events.

• Visit a Farmed Animal Sanctuary

Look for a sanctuary in your area where you can spend time with rescued farmed animals. Not only is this a great way to meet other vegans; it’s a great way to connect with animals who will get to live out their lives in peace.

• Join an Online Community

There are plenty of Facebook groups specific to towns or cities. These can help you meet people near you and find out about upcoming events, including the increasing number of veg fests popping up around the world.


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