Moving toward a plant-based diet? Here are a variety of resources to help you on your way. From a list of veg-friendly restaurants to an archive of vegan recipes, we’ve got you covered. We hope that these resources will help you to continue on your path of compassionate living.
Free Veg Starter Guides
- A comprehensive website: ChooseVeg.com
- A nine-page pamphlet: Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating
- Our annual magazine: Twin Cities Veg Living
VegGuide.org is our world-wide guide to veg-friendly restaurants. It has over 17,000 entries and 13,000 reviews.
Check out our Dine Out Locations page for a listing of Twin Cities veg-friendly restaurants where we’ve hosted community dine outs in the past. We hope this list gives you some good ideas for where you can find vegan cuisine if you’re in the Twin Cities area. You can also check our page for Veg Eating at the University if you’re looking for places to find plant-based food on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cites.
Take a look at the winners of our Twin Cities Veggie Awards to learn where to find the most outstanding vegan products in the Twin Cities. This annual award program showcases a few of the highlights in the spectrum of what the thriving Twin Cities veg community has to offer.
If you’re wondering how to make some awesome vegan meals at home, here are some handy links to have at your fingertips:
- Our recipe archive features dozens of culinary creations, including main dishes, sides, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, breakfast, desserts, and beverages.
- The internet abounds with free vegan recipes. We recommend The Post Punk Kitchen and VegWeb for a reliable selection.
- Check out our Tips for Vegan Baking to learn how to make decadent baked goods without using dairy or eggs.
A vegan diet is not automatically a healthy diet, but it can be. Educate yourself about plant-based nutrition with these reliable sources:
- Food Guide for Vegans is a single article with general guidelines for eating well on a plant-based diet. It was created by registered dietician and vegan Ginny Messina and can be found on her website theveganrd.com.
- VeganHealth.org is a website maintained by Jack Norris, registered dietitian, vegan, and Executive Director of Vegan Outreach. He keeps it up-to-date with the latest research on nutrition topics of interest to vegans.
- Vegan for Life, by Jack Norris, RD, and Ginny Messina, MPH, RD, is an excellent book on vegan nutrition.
- Veganism in a Nutshell offers basic tips on vegan nutrition. Published by the Vegetarian Resource Group, it’s a useful guide for anyone transitioning to a plant-based diet.
Feeling the support of a like-minded community is vital for continuing on the path to plant-based eating. If you’re in the Twin Cities area, consider attending our events. We host monthly dine outs and potlucks for the purpose of building community. If you live elsewhere, search online for a local group or make connections through social media.
Speaking Up for Animals
If you’d like to learn more about how to advocate for farmed animals, take a look at our guides and how-to’s. These cover a variety of animal advocacy topics:
- Planning a Veg Fest from Start to Finish
- Planning a Large Potluck
- Guide to Taking Pictures for CAA
- Guide to Running Effective Meetings
- Guide to Effective Leafleting
- Guide to Effective Tabling
- Guide to Pay-Per-View
- Guide to Etiquette and Frequently Asked Questions
- Guide to Effective Postering
- Guide to Designing Posters and Flyers
- Guide to Effective Chalking at the U of M
- Guide to Being a Friendly Animal Advocate