Vegan Meet-Up Group Offers an Outlet For Plant-Based Folk to Socialize Over Food

Jeannine Kienzle, Weavers Way Programs Coordinator

Two years ago, the Co-op hosted the first ThanksLiving at Mt. Airy Nexus, which was a great success. The following year, ThanksLiving doubled in size. As a result, we decided to roll the dice and establish a monthly vegan meet-up group. 

Our desire is to build community and awareness about veganism through sharing meals together while engaging our membership and having fun. In January, we hosted a soup swap at Summit Church in Mt. Airy and in February, we gathered at Kismet Cowork in Chestnut Hill for a cookie swap. On March 10, we’re hosting a Make Your Favorite Comfort Food event, with a mocktails and hors d’ourves gathering set for April. Stay tuned for more details about a collaboration with Awbury Arboretum in May. In June, we’ll hit the farm to focus on the local harvest.

The vegan meet-up group is open to everyone, from long-time vegans to vegetarians to curious omnivores and foodies alike. We want to encourage members to learn how accessible, delicious, and easy it can be to adopt a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle. Lean on this group for support if you’re a newbie to veganism; you’ll make new friends in your community. 

Check out the eNews as well as the Co-op’s Calendar of Events on the Weavers Way website for upcoming meetups. And consult Vegan Alert! in the Shuttle every month for new product suggestions, reviews and veg-related information.