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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 2018 VSDC Thanksgiving Celebration will be held November 22, from 12-4 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC.

    To Register via vsdc.org, please click HERE; otherwise see other options further below.

We’re excited to announce Ruby Lathon, Ph.D., as our featured speaker this year! 

Dr. Ruby Lathon is a certified holistic nutritionist and inspires with a powerful story of recovering from thyroid cancer through alternative treatment focused on a whole food, plant-based diet. Dr. Lathon was featured in the hit documentary, What the Health and will be featured in two upcoming health documentaries. Dr. Lathon worked as a researcher and an award-winning engineer, and now teaches others how to re-engineer their health and live disease free.

The 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. 

2018 Menu (Click here for a video of the food!) 


Classic Vichyssoise of Fingerling Potato with Scallion and Snipped Chive*

Presented with Herb Focaccia and Seeded Lavash with Cannellini Bean Dip and Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip


Eggplant-Walnut Polpettas, Fresh Basil, Parsley, Sauce Pomodoro

Root Vegetable Brochettes, Wild Flower Agave Glaze*

Thai Fresh Vegetable Summer Rolls, Spiced Peanut Sauce*


Southwest Salad of Creamy Lima Bean, Grilled Sweet Corn, Charred Poblano Peppers, Confetti of Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Sliced Cucumber-Cilantro-Chipotle Dressing*

Baby Arugula, Roasted Virginia Pear, Fresh Shallot, Candied Pecan, Roasted Garlic Dressing, Crunchy Sprouts*

Entrees and Sides

Rosemary Braised Lentil Stew with Herb Roasted Romanesco*

Quinoa Pilaf Filled Sweet Bell Peppers on Crisp Fried Brussels Sprouts*

Garlic Roast Broccolini on White Bean Cassoulet, Balsamic Glaze and Crispy Wheat Berries

Truffled Edamame, “Raviolo’ Daikon Radish, Grilled Asparagus, Wonton Crisp, Black Garlic and EVOO


Mini Pumpkin Pies with Creme

Poached Pear with Blueberry and Orange Caramel*

Decadent Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Icing, Mango-Passion Fruit Sauce

* Gluten-free options


$75 – Adult, VSDC member 

$85 – Adult, VSDC non-member

$50 – Children (3-11 years)

Free – Baby (0-2 years)

OPTION 1: REGISTER ONLINE via vsdc.org by clicking HERE

NOTE: You will have to register each person individually until you have included everyone in your party. The deadline to register online is Sunday, November 18, 2018



VSDC prefers online payment but will accept this mail-in form (download it here) with checks made out to “VSDC.”

Your envelope must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 13 and mailed to:

VSDC Thanksgiving, 9001 Good Luck Rd, Lanham MD 20706


This is a good option if you are buying multiple tickets, but carries higher convenience fees.

Remember: You must register in advance, walk-ins will not be accepted. All registrations are final and seating is first-come first served. Guests are asked to arrive at noon for registration and appetizers. Doors close at 1 pm, when the meal starts.

Your registration is not confirmed until we receive your payment and send you a confirmation (preferably by email). If you have not received a confirmation for your registration by Monday, November 19, or have other important questions, please contact thanksgiving@vsdc.org.

We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you!


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