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 vegan truly is the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the earth.


      Save the Date


VSEP Restaurant Hopper


@ Piedmont Cafe


When: July 28th at 5 pm

Where: 4172 N Mesa St suite A

Details coming soon!



Join VSEP today and receive these member benefits: Subscription to VegNews, Discount prices for our quarterly dinners, and discounts at local vegan friendly restaurants.


VSEP has a new YouTube channel!

Did you miss a recent event? VSEP now has a YouTube channel were we will post videos of our invited quarterly dinner speakers. We are in the process of refining our recordings but if you want to check out the talk by Thomas Tadlock or Clifton Roberts, please subscribe to our new EP Veg Society channel at this link.


From the Prez

Welcome to Fall! More and more people are turning to a vegan lifestyle as they learn about the contributions of animal agriculture to climate change, how animals across the global are declining because of human impacts to habitat, and how their own physical and mental health can benefit from a plant-based diet.

We would love to have more frequent and diverse events but we need your ideas, leadership, and participation.

Do you have ideas for celebrating the Great American Meat-out in March, Earth Day in April, or how to reach out to youth or other groups, or for updating our webpage?

If so, we welcome you join us at our board meetings. We have many openings for leadership opportunities and welcome your ideas and suggestions. Our Board meetings are being held virtually at this time.  Check out our calendar of events at www.vsep.org for details on these meetings and all of our upcoming events.

Once again, thanks to all of you for helping VSEP a successful organization – we can’t do it without you! Please join us at our monthly board meetings, volunteer, host a potluck, or attend one of our events. New ideas are always welcome and the more you participate, the more we can do to promote a more healthy and compassionate vegan lifestyle.

Liz Walsh

VSEP President

P.S. Have some extra time this fall, volunteer with VSEP! See our open positions by going to vsep.org and clicking on the VSEP leadership link.


VSEP-July2016In Memory of Greg Lawson (1950-2022). Greg Lawson & Tom Linney with guest Hal Marcus in the KTEP studio.
Listen to Tom and Liz talking about the health, ethical and compassionate benefits of eating a plant-based diet with a variety of guests.   
 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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Veg News Items

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.