Eating veg is a serious issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it! Join us tomorrow night for an exclusive screening of Vegucated. This upbeat documentary follows three meat-eating New Yorkers who answered a Craiglist ad to go vegan for 6 weeks. It’s funny and moving, and afterwards you’ll have a chance to talk about your veg experiences and ask questions.  And yes, there will be snacks.

But don’t fill up on movie snacks…eat out after the movie! There are several restaurants in the area supporting Oakland Veg Week. Try Lin Jia or YaYu Ethiopian on Lakeshore or The Lake Chalet set on beautiful Lake Merritt.

If you can’t get a sitter for this movie-and-dinner date night, you can relax at home with this movie (available on Netflix instantly), or this.  Make your honey a delicious new vegan dinner—try something decadent and comfort-food-ish like Cheeseburger Pie, Tater Tot Casserole, or Irish Coffee Cheesecake.  Enjoy!

We hope you’re having a fun veg week. Let us know if we can help you in any way!

Alex, Dana, Jaci, Kristie, and Michelle

Featured Event

Come on out and party with Oakland Veg Week, Tremor Low, and NoNo Burger! Join us at 6 tonight (Wednesday, April 18) at hot new Oaktown bar, Vitus. If you haven’t heard Tremor Low, you need to change that. A favorite post-punk band from right here in Oakland, they’ll be able to perform one concert during OVW12. Several band members are vegan and vegetarian and when they heard about OVW12 they cleared their schedules so they could perform! No No Burger will be on hand with their decadent new burgers. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

Recipe ideas

“The Betty Crocker Project” is a website you’ll want to mark as a favorite, and share on Facebook! Chef Annie Shannon is making vegan versions of all the old favorites, and sharing the recipes and photos for free. Every time we visit her site we get hungry!

Pink Slime?

This is a really bad time to be meat. It seems like every time we check the news these days, we read about “pink slime in meat,” another recall, or a new Harvard study proving that “meat increases mortality.” Too bad if you own a slaughterhouse, but a great time for you to be trying new veg foods!

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