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

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.

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. 

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 *


Classic Pumpkin Pie in an Oat and Almond Crust

Gluten Free Chocolate Cheesecake *

*Gluten Free 

 Click here for a video of the food last year.


To register for the event, please click here.

Registration - discounted rates before Nov 1!

  • Early Adult VSDC Member ticket – $70.00

    Discounted price for VSDC adult members - by Nov 1 for members only!

  • Early Adult VSDC non-member ticket – $80.00

    for adult non-member of VSDC - by Nov 1

  • Early Child VSDC Member ticket – $45.00

    for child aged 3 to 11 - by Nov 1

  • Early Child VSDC non-member ticket – $50.00

    for child aged 3 to 11 - by Nov 1


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