The Vegetarian Society of DC (VSDC) is an educational nonprofit organization promoting the tremendous benefits of vegetarianism through education, community-building, and social activities. VSDC welcomes people wherever they are on the path to an all-plant, vegan diet and lifestyle.

Creating communities for your health, the animals, and the planet since 1927.


News and Updates

DC VegFest - Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Join us on September 24th! We are very excited about the upcoming DC VegFest at Yards Park across from Nationals Stadium, just one block from the Navy Yard Metro Station. Join more than 15,000 people from 11 am to 6 pm at the largest vegetarian celebration in the nation’s capital. Enjoy free food samples, dynamic speakers, cooking demonstration, kids’ activities, and more.

Founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997 and hosted by our wonderful friends at Compassion Over Killing, this free festival highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing veganism in our world today. VSDC is a proud Carrot Top Sponsor of the festival. We hope to see you there!

election of VSDC directors


ongoing Activities and Events

VSDC cooking classVSDC organizes community-building activities each month to include include African-American networking group, LGBTQ group, children’s playgroup, book club, restaurant visits, singles group, cooking classes, our annual vegan Thanksgiving feast, and more. Our events are open to members and non-members.

Learn more about our activities and events


Why Should You Join VSDC?

By becoming a member, you’ll be supporting the work VSDC does to educate the public about the benefits of an all-plant, vegan diet. You’ll also receive our award-winning newsletter, VSDC News, and discounts at local restaurants and businesses.