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

*Important* 2017 Elections: Call for VSDC Board Nominations

    Your opportunity is here to help lead VSDC to even greater heights. We are announcing the 2017 elections for the VSDC Board that will serve a two year term for up to five (5) candidates. To be eligible to run, you must be a VSDC member, a vegetarian or vegan, and submit a candidate statement by Saturday, May 6, 2017. Click on the link below to learn more.

  • Election Information for Candidates and VSDC Members

ongoing Activities and Events

pcm-massive-wave-fb-1-430x287April 29 (Sat): Join VSDC and the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors at the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate! Hundreds of thousands of people will converge in Washington DC, at a critical time to march for our climate and our future.


pcm-massive-wave-fb-1-430x287May 13 (Sat) & May 14 (Sun): VSDC is excited and proud to be a Partner with the DC Green Festival and encourages all our members and friends to attend!! VSDC can also use help at our booth in volunteer shifts so we can reach thousands of people with our important message that a plant-strong, vegan diet & lifestyle is vital for environmental sustainability. Green Festival® is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event – a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. It offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

For discounted admission and for VSDC to receive a contribution for every person that purchases a ticket to the festival, please go to the DC Green Festival link here and click on the “TICKETS HERE” icon. Enter this special promotional code XDC177Z4T and choose “Bill Back $5 Ticket”. We’ll see you there!


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.