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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life on our planet by educating the public about the benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. We promote compassion toward animals, the environment, and humanity by choosing to live cruelty-free. Adopting a plant-based diet makes perfect sense for many reasons. Vegetarians and Vegans enjoy great health, inner peace, and a strong connection with the earth and the environment. We come from all walks of life and all areas of the world. We are all ages, colors, and cultures. Regardless of your reason for your interest in vegetarianism, we invite you to explore our site, contact us, attend our dinners and meet nationally and internationally known vegetarians, get involved and join our society. See for yourself how going vegetarian or vegan truly is the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the earth.


Veg News Items


Amazon will now donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to The Vegetarian Society of El Paso when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com).

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Support The Vegetarian Society of El Paso by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Meatless Mondays@ Eloise

Eloise, the featured Restaurant Hopper for June is now celebrating Meatless Mondays by offering a 20% discount off all vegetarian and vegan menu items.  View the menu at www.eloiseelpaso.com.

Veggie Tuesdays Return to Tom’s

Back by popular demand, Tom’s Folk Cafe has brought back Veggie Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday evening, Tom’s will feature a special vegetarian or vegan dish not currently on the menu.  Tom’s is located in the UTEP area at 204 Boston Ave.

Stand up to Ovations Food Services

Opening day at the El Paso Chihuahuas’ new stadium was overshadowed by the creative food options.  Unfortunately, veg options were underwhelming.  Current veg options include a hummus platter with black bean hummus, edamame hummus, and classic garlic hummus with pita chips (unsure if it’s vegan), Chihuarrines (fried wheat snack, vegan), cheese slice of pizza from Peter Piper Pizza, ballpark nachos (chips & cheese sauce) and popcorn.

Baseball stadiums across the nation, both professional and AAA, have better vegetarian and vegan options like veggie dogs, burgers, sausage, and more.  El Paso deserves the same!

Fill out the survey at the Ovations Food Service site to voice your opinion.  The name of the stadium is Southwest University Park.



Best of Veg Logo

Introducing the VSEP Best of Veg Awards!

El Paso’s Vegetarian and Vegan Food Scene has grown so much, it’s time to host our own Best Vegetarian Food of El Paso awards. We’ve come up with over 20 categories like best veggie burger, best appetizer, best tacos, best food truck and more.

  Best of Veg Winners 2013!



From the Prez

Hi Everyone,

VSEP had a great spring, thanks to all of you for your commitment and participation in the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.  We learned about the state of the vegetarian/vegan movement from our own Greg Lawson, and how we can use psychology to help us be more effective advocates for animal- and earth-friendly lifestyles from Nick Cooney.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend the dinners, you might want to pick up a copy of one of Nick’s books (Change of Heart:  What psychology can tell us about spreading social change or Veganomics:  The surprising science of what motivates vegetarians from the breakfast table to the bedroom) for some fascinating summer reading.

If you would rather get out and mingle with like-minded (and fun) people, our restaurant hoppers are hopping and we now have a Vegan Drinks meetup!  We have enjoyed great food and conversation at several veggie friendly establishments.  And the number of restaurants featuring healthy

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Featured Blogs:

Speaker from our May 4, 2013 Quarterly Dinner blogs about El Paso and us (VSEP)! Click Here to read!

A Transatlantic Conversation on Veganism: The Final Frontier with Charlie Moores and Jaime Newlin

El Paso Veg Snob by Lisa Martinez  Find out what’s cooking around El Paso with the city’s best blogger! Read Lisa’s review of the Singapore Cafe here!