Welcome! veg-fruit

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.


VSEP Spring Dinner

featuring Thomas Tadlock


Thomas Tadlock is a vegan bodybuilder and is a master trainer for three different fitness companies. He has been featured on multiple fitness DVDs and is recognized as one of the top 5 trainers in the USA by Star Trac, one of the largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the world. Thomas is the host of the Vegan Body Revolution show, the #1 ranked Fitness & Diet podcast on Podomatic.com and is author of the book Miracle Metabolism: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Quickly Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, and Heal at Any Age.


Saturday Feb 23rd, 6:00 pm

The Radisson El Paso Airport, 1770 Airway Blvd. (Atrium Tower Entrance, located on the south side of the building)

  • Cost: $22 members, $22 students with ID, $24 non-members, $10 children under 12.
  • Paid reservations are due Tuesday, February 19.

Reservations are open!


From the Prez

Celebrating 25 years, 2018 was a milestone year for the Veg Society of El Paso. Some significant changes were made and are in the works. We changed our name to The Veg Society of El Paso to better reflect our mission. Our new webpage should be unveiled before the beginning of the new year. We updated our logo (many thanks to Kristal Linney). We exceeded 300 members this year and intend to keep growing as we help our community learn and appreciate the benefits of a plant-based diet to themselves, the animals, and our environment. Our Training the Chefs events were a great successes. We are excited about our new partnership with the EPCC Culinary Institute and hope to host more cooking classes in their fabulous facility. One early outcome is that El Paso Providence hospitals will now feature a daily vegetarian dish in their cafes. Lots more is in store for 2019!

To close the year, we will have our annual Holiday gathering at my home on December 1st. We will also have a booth at this year’s Happy Hippie Holidaze at the Hal Marcus Gallery, stop by to say hi and to get some free vegan treats.

In January, Nour Mediterranean Café will host our restaurant hopper. The food is always delicious and they are adding new vegan items to their menu. Our Winter Dinner will be held in February and features vegan body builder Thomas Tadlock as the guest speaker. Learn how to increase your fitness and muscle mass at any age on a plant-based diet. Go to our Calendar of Events for more information on this and all of our upcoming events.

As you contemplate the upcoming holiday season, remember that there are many deserving animal advocacy groups both locally and nationally that would make excellent use of an end of year contribution. If you do choose to shop, you will be delighted to find many online vendors selling wonderful vegan items from food to clothing as well as a wide variety of books.

Make your New Year’s resolution to help someone close to you become aware of all of the benefits of a vegan diet and how easy it has become to lead a fulfilling life without harming animals and lessening their environmental impact.

Finally, I want to personally thank each of you for your commitment to the Veg Society of El Paso, and special thanks to those of you who have organized and attended potlucks, restaurant hoppers, quarterly dinners, donated raffle items at our dinners, tabled at a community event, fed the homeless, or help to bring new members to our society. We couldn’t have had such a successful anniversary year without your help!

Best wishes for a compassionate holiday season to you and your family. And, again, thanks for all you do on behalf of animals and our planet.

Liz Walsh

VSEP President


El Paso Best of Veg 2018

For the past 6 years VSEP and EP VegSnob have held a Best of Veg – El Paso contest among our local eateries.

It’s time to vote! The site is now open until December 16. Select or write in your favorite veg-friendly restaurants at bit.ly/2018VegFoodSurvey



VSEP-July2016Hosts Greg Lawson & Tom Linney with guest Hal Marcus in the KTEP studio.
Listen to  Greg, Tom, and Liz talking about the health, ethical and compassionate benefits of eating a plant-based diet.  
 Tune in to KTEP 88.5 for ACT Radio 
(Animal Concerns of Texas) on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
or, later, go to the archives at KTEP and click on the listen button


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Online shopping ?AmazonSmile

VSEP is participating in the Amazon Smile program! If you shop online at Amazon, 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases will be donated to VSEP.  All you have to do is visit smile.amazon.com and start shopping!

Need Cooking Inspiration or Vegan Friendly Material?


It’s at your public library!
They have many vegan cookbooks in both print and ebook formats. You can also download free digital copies of Vegetarian Times and other magazines.
Visit your nearest branch or elpasolibrary.org for more information.


Featured Blogs/Post:


Roman and Adriana Wilcox believe that every human has the right to good, clean, hearty food. Their belief and the classic Bob Marley song “One Love” helped create One Grub Community. The One Grub Community call themselves El Paso’s first meatless merchants, selling planted-based vegan food and strive to provide peace, love and grub. They’re a part of a small vegan community that’s growing in El Paso. “Food is a right, not a luxury. Access to healthy food is a human right and (Roman) shows…

Shared from https://www.theprospectordaily.com/2017/11/27/one-grub-strives-to-to-provide-peace-love-and-grub/

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!
Read about the environmental impacts of meat in the Washington Post.

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