The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration is an annual event that brings together vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians to enjoy compassionate and healthy vegan food in a wonderful and warm social setting.

The 2019 VSDC Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from 12-4pm at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. 

To register, please click here

You may also get tickets through our Eventbrite page here. 

Click on this FB Live video for a preview of many of the amazing dishes for this year!

VSDC is excited to announce that our featured speaker this year will be Erica Meier executive director of Compassion Over Killing (COK), a non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC.

Since 1995, COK has worked to expose farmed animal abuse and promote veg-friendly eating by employing a variety of strategies, including hard-hitting undercover investigations, groundbreaking pro-active litigation, successful corporate campaigns, and empowering public outreach programs.

In addition to ending the egg industry’s misleading “Animal Care Certified” claim, under Erica’s leadership, COK has persuaded food giants including Subway, Dunkin Donuts, BOCA Foods and Morningstar Farms to add vegan options to their menus. Erica has also appeared in several major news stories on CNN, ABC’s Nightline News, the Washington Post, LA Times, and more.

These accomplishments along with many more earned her the coveted National Animal Rights Hall of Fame award in 2013.

Before working at COK, Erica served as an animal control officer in Washington DC, rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.

Video of Erica's talk: https://www.facebook.com/vegsocietydc/videos/768341303633711/

The Thanksgiving event programming also includes exhibitors, exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser, an all-ages kids activity, and live music. So join us to celebrate with hundreds of people with a gourmet, all-vegan feast!

We have a delicious and abundant feast planned. The buffet is all-vegan, with non-GMO ingredients, and many gluten-free options. 

Please bring vegan, non-perishable donations with you to the event so VSDC can distribute to the following wonderful organizations:
— The Humane Rescue Alliance. Their wish list is:
— So Others May Eat (SOME). VSDC will collect nonperishable vegan food items for SOME’s food bank:http://www.breadforthecity.org/give/donate-goods/). Note: SOME requests that food donations be nonperishable with canned soups labeled low-fat, low-sodium.

**Click here for a video to preview the food for this year**

Planned 2019 Menu: 


Sesame Lavash with Burnt Eggplant Dip, Muhamara* and Lentil Pesto Spread*


Fall Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds *


Chopped Salad of Romaine, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Baby Kale, Shaved Watermelon Radish and Pickled Red Onions with a Creamy Shallot Dressing *

Autumn Salad of Salt Baked Beets, Endive, Shaved Fennel, Crushed Walnuts, Arugula and a Polly Seed Agave Vinaigrette *

Roasted Artichoke Vegan Ravioli in Pomodoro Sauce, Garlic Broccolini, Cashew Cheese, Fried Basil 

Vegan ‘Creamy’ Risotto, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut Squash, Roasted Maitake Mushrooms *
Olive Oil and Herb Roasted Potatoes * 

Garlic and Shallot Green Beans *

Stuffing with Local Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, Currants and Tofu

Maple Syrup Baked Sweet Potatoes with Vegan Marshmallows *

Citrus Cranberry Sauce *


Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Mousse 

Apple Cobbler *

Chocolate Cup with Dark Chocolate Mousse * 

*Gluten Free 


Iced Tea
Warm Apple Cider

The Grand Hyatt is offering a cash bar for vegan wine and beer.


To register for the event, please click here.

Registration (sorry but no refunds can be given)

  • Adult VSDC Member ticket – $75.00

    Discounted price for VSDC adult members

  • Adult VSDC non-member ticket – $85.00

    for adult non-member of VSDC

  • Child VSDC Member ticket – $50.00

    for child aged 3 to 11

  • Child VSDC non-member ticket – $55.00

    for child aged 3 to 11


A Vegan Life Inc.

American Shakespeare Center 

Chaia Tacos

Coconut Bliss

Creating Space DC 

Daiya Foods 

The Dalal Family 

DC Vegan @New Deal Cafe 

Ecologia: Edible + Ecological Landscapes 

Equinox Restaurant

Grand Hyatt Washington 

GreenFare Organic Cafe

Herbivore Clothing Co.

Follow Your Heart 

Flower Child 

Flying Fox Press 

Focal Pointers


Jane Esselstyn’s Well, Now! Camp


Kelley Farm Kitchen

Brandon King & Christopher Hooten 

Leigh Scott, Olive the Thyme Kitchen



MOM'S Organic Market

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Susan Prolman, Activism for Animals

Jon Robertson, Vegan Heritage Press

Robin Robertson's Global Kitchen

Rose City Vegan Chocolatier


Bob Taylor 

United Poultry Concerns 




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