October 15, 2010

Celebrate World Go Vegan Week - October 24-31!

IMG_8787_250.jpgThe fifth annual World Go Vegan Week is taking place from October 24 through 31 this year! Vegan Week is an international campaign to promote a vegan diet as a compassionate, sustainable and healthy way of eating and living.

In celebration of Vegan Week, Mercy For Animals is working with restaurants to offer delicious new vegan options during the weeklong celebration. Participating restaurants span the four cities in which Mercy For Animals' offices are located: Chicago, Illinois; New York City, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Dallas, Texas.

If you live in one of the participating cities, be sure to stop by one of the restaurants for an incredible, cruelty-free lunch or dinner. Also, join friends from Mercy For Animals at special dine-out events taking place at each restaurant during Vegan Week! Please see below for details.

  • Chicago- Enjoy mouthwatering, classic Chicago sandwiches, pizzas and dogs - vegan style - at four classic restaurants: Drew's Eatery, New York Deli, Clark St Dog and Ian's Pizza. Click here for information on what the restaurants will be dishing out, dine-out events, locations and more.

  • New York City - Get ready to experience Latin-inspired, 100% organic vegan fare. GustOrganics, New York's premiere organic restaurant, has teamed up with Mercy For Animals and vegan chef and Super Size Me co-star Alexandra Jamieson to feature an exclusive vegan menu during World Go Vegan Week in October. Click here for information on what the restaurants will be dishing out, dine-out events, locations and more.

  • Dallas- Featuring upscale vegan culinary creations, ranging from Southwestern American to French cuisine by Dallas' most celebrated chefs at Salum (Executive Chef: Abraham Salum & Sous Chef: Al Haven), The Second Floor (Executive Chef: J Chastain), Tillman's Roadhouse (Executive Chef: Dan Landsberg), Bijoux (Executive Chef: Scott Gottlich) and Stephan Pyles (Executive Chef: Matt McCallister). Click here for information on what the restaurants will be dishing out, dine-out events, locations and more.

  • Columbus - Eat up mouthwatering, healthy wraps, classic sloppy joe sandwiches, chili, dogs and more - vegan style - from eight local restaurants, including Phat Wraps, Columbus Brewing Company, Knead, Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, Surly Girl Saloon, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails and Betty's Fine Food & Spirits. Click here for information on what the restaurants will be dishing out, dine-out events, locations and more.

Thanks to the prominent restaurants that are serving up enticing vegan options during the last week of October, Vegan Week is sure to be a delicious celebration of compassionate eating. We hope to see you at a participating restaurant between October 24 and October 31!

Don't live in one of the participating cities? Don't worry, you can still celebrate Vegan Week in your community by hosting a feed-in, setting up an educational display or exhibit, distributing literature, hosting a speaker, working with local restaurants to carry more vegan meals, or organizing a video screening. Click here to get started.

Click here for more information on adopting a vegan diet.

Click here to order a free Vegetarian Starter Kit.
 
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