Vegan and Vegetarian Support in Kansas City

 


How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet

 


The Garden of Vegan: How It All Vegan Again!

 


Vegan Vittles: Recipes Inspired by the Critters of Farm Sanctuary

 


The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes

 


Cooking With Peta: Great Vegan Recipes for a Compassionate Kitchen

 

 


The New Vegan Cookbook: Innovative Vegetarian Recipes Free of Dairy, Eggs, and Cholesterol

 


Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World

 


The New Laurel's Kitchen: A Handbook for Vegetarian Cookery and Nutrition

 


Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen: Where Good Flavors and Good Health Meet

 


The Voluptuous Vegan: More Than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals

 

 


Everyday Vegan: 300 Recipes for Healthful Eating

 


Sinfully Vegan: Over 140 Decadent Desserts to Satisfy Every Vegan's Sweet Tooth

 


The Everyday Vegan

 


Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money

 


Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, Revised Edition

 


Animal Liberation

 


The Case for Animal Rights

 


The Vegan Sourcebook

 


The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family

 


Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life

 


Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally

 


Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth

 


The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups

 


Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)

 


The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World

 


Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat

 


Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition)

 


Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

 


Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

 


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Links to Vegan and Vegetarian Resources

This page features some great links to vegan and vegetarian resources and some veg-related animal rights, health, and environmental resources. VegKansasCity is not responsible for the below sites and takes no responsibility for their contents. to add your site. For more great links, visit SuperVegan's Vegan Web Directory.

Also be sure to check out The Vegetarian Channel, a search portal where you can easily find veg-friendly food, shopping, news, organizations, and more.

General

Activism and Veganism Article
A must-read for anyone wanting to actively make a difference in the lives of animals. This article discusses how to best approach vegan advocacy.

Animal Ingredients and Their Alternatives
A list of common additives that are derived from animals, and their alternatives.

Animal Rights and Vegetarian Ethics
Answers all the commonly asked questions, such as, "What about how other animals kill each other?", "What about killing plants?", "If God did not want us to eat meat, then why did he place animals on the Earth?" and "Shouldn't we focus on solving human problems before worrying about animals?"

GoVeg.com
Winner of the Veg Webbie 2006 Award: "PETA dominates the mainstream as the most high-profile proponent for animals, and this means its GoVeg website likely traffics more visitors than any other of its ilk. Good thing PETA sexes it up with a glossy interface, celebrity buzz that’s updated every two to five days, videos like Jonathan Safran Foer’s If This Is Kosher and the infamous World’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest. And don’t miss their kick-ass tools for organizers."

I Can't Believe It's Vegan!
A large list of products that just happen to be "accidentally vegan," including Hershey's chocolate syrup, Fritos, Ritz crackers, and a hundred and one other products that can be found in any grocery store. Being vegan has never been easier!

Meat!
A graphic look at the horrors of the meat, egg and dairy industries.

The Modern Vegetarian
The Modern Vegetarian is a meager, vegetarian/vegan resource. Our aim is to spread the word of vegetarianism, veganism, and animal rights.

Planet Vegan
Resource site for a vegan planet.

Vegan Peace
Striving towards peacefully sharing our earth. Includes a forum, e-cards and information about veganism, sweatshops, parenting, gay issues, cookbook reviews and ingredient definitions.

Vegan Police
Comical look at the more critical side of veganism!

Vegan Product Reviews
Veg Family's product reviews. Great way to know what you're getting before exploring vegan alternative products.

The Vegetarian Channel
Winner of Veb Webbie Award 2006: "An effective alternative to often-tedious Google searches, The Vegetarian Channel acts as a portal where one can find veg-friendly online resources. Browse tabs for food, shopping, lifestyle, environment, news and organizations, or just search by keyword. The fresh and lovely interface puts a mainstream face on vegetarianism for all the fence-riders out there who don’t want to live too far out on the fringe."

The Vegetarian Site
Extensive online vegan site promoting animal rights, vegan diet, and environmental awareness. Perhaps the best selection of vegan and hemp shoes on the web!

Veggiegirl.com
Information for vegans and potential vegans.

Veggie Label Petition
The Food and Drug Administration should require specific labels on all food products, stating whether or not there are animal derived products in the ingredients.

Veggie Petition
A petition to get companies to stop using animal products! And, put a label or something on the boxes to tell us whether their foods are vegetarian friendly.

City/Area Resources and Dining Guides

Happy Cow's Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants and Health Food Stores
Worldwide, searchable dining guide to restaurants and natural health food stores, including nutrition & health tips, recipes, living & raw foods, travel, veganism, and more.

London-Eating
The definitive guide to eating in London.

Los Angeles Vegetarian Restaurants
Vegetarian and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles County, CA.

Regional Guide
Restaurant and shopping guide for vegans and vegetarians.

SuperVegan
Veg guide to all things NYC.

UK Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant Guide
Customer reviews of 223 vegetarian and/or vegan restaurants in 110 UK towns and cities.

VegAlbany
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Albany, NY.

VegChicago
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Chicago, IL.

VegCentralFlorida
Central Florida's online vegetarian resource guide.

VegCityFinder
Vegan and vegetarian resources for various cities around the country.

VegDC
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Washington DC.

VegDining
Online guide to vegetarian and vegan restaurants around the world.

VegEats!
Updated restaurant listings and reviews to improve your veg dining experience. Over 2000+ veg*n restaurant guides and 4500+ low-fat veg*n recipes to help find your next veg meal quickly.

The Vegetarian Channel
Winner of Veb Webbie Award 2006: "An effective alternative to often-tedious Google searches, The Vegetarian Channel acts as a portal where one can find veg-friendly online resources. Browse tabs for food, shopping, lifestyle, environment, news and organizations, or just search by keyword. The fresh and lovely interface puts a mainstream face on vegetarianism for all the fence-riders out there who don’t want to live too far out on the fringe."

VegHawaii
Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Supporting human health, animal rights, and ecology. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Hawaii state.

VegIllinois
Illinois online vegetarian resource guide.

VegMadison
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Madison, WI.

VegOhio
The easy guide to vegetarian and vegan eating in Ohio. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Ohio state.

VegPhilly
Your guide to vegan and vegetarian food in the Philly area. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Phillidelphia, PA.

VegPortland
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Portland, OR. VegSacramento
Sacramento vegan eating guide. Mobile optimized. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Sacramento, CA.

VegSanDiego
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in SanDiego, CA.

VegSantaCruz
Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in SantaCruz, NM.

VegSarasota
Your vegetarian and vegan guide to Sarasota, FL. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Sarasota, FL.

VegSeattle
The Pacific Northwest's most comprehensive resource for those interested in reducing the amount of meat and/or dairy products that they consume, for whatever reason and at whatever pace. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, and more in Seattle, WA.

VegSF
San Franscisco guide to vegetarian/vegan-friendly restaurants, stores, resources, and much more!

Bay Area Vegetarians
SanFrancisco Bay Area Vegetarians (BAV) group. Vegan and vegetarian resources, restaurants, events, and much, much more in SanFrancisco, CA Bay area.

VegTampaBay
Online resource guide for Tampa, Florida and all surrounding areas.

VegWorcester
Your guide to vegetarian dining in Worcester, MA.

Culture & Lifestyle

Herbivore Magazine
Herbivore Magazine started in the Spring of 2003 with the idea that there was exciting, vital culture coming out of the veg community. Our goal is to map it with humor, sensitivity, and passion. Our focus is on the art, music, humor, fashion, politics, activism and personalities coming out of the loose community of people who choose not to eat animals.

Veganica
Winner of Veg Webbie Award 2006: "Veganica provides a venue for veg artists to showcase and sell prints, paintings, crafts, music and so on. Often these mediums take on compassionate themes—but not always. Blogs and forums add meat—er, tofu—to the community buzz that elevates this site from a potentially flat interface to one that encourages interactivity, and with it, the mingling of like creative minds."

Vegan Straight Edge
A copyright free resource with a vegan & straight edge focus. (Straight Edge refers to a particular movement of individuals who don't drink, don't smoke, don't engage in promiscuous sex, and a lot of them are vegan as well.)

The Vegetarian Channel
Winner of Veb Webbie Award 2006: "An effective alternative to often-tedious Google searches, The Vegetarian Channel acts as a portal where one can find veg-friendly online resources. Browse tabs for food, shopping, lifestyle, environment, news and organizations, or just search by keyword. The fresh and lovely interface puts a mainstream face on vegetarianism for all the fence-riders out there who don’t want to live too far out on the fringe."

Vegetarian and Vegan Gay Group (VVGG)
We are an informal social and campaign group aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender vegetarians, vegans, fruitarians and raw foodies and their friends, and those who would like to be.

Dating & Personals

All4Vegan
Your vegan source for personal connections, information, inspiration, activation and much more, including V-Pals for meeting pen-pals, a vegan singles club, a vegan couples club, and Vegikids club for kids.

Aubergine Introductions
Vegan and vegetarian introductions, personals, and dating.

EcoRoommates.com
Find veg*n roommates/sub-letters.

GreenPersonals.com
Dating site for vegetarians, vegans, veggies.

VegetarianTeen.com
Packed with content provided by veg teens around the world, visitors will learn how to deal with skeptical non-veg family members, simple and healthful recipes, new vegan snacks, cruelty-free fashion, and even dating. Provides an excellent support network for teens everywhere.

VeggieConnection
Free vegan/vegetarian dating, friendship, and penpals service.

VeggieDate
Free vegetarian singles dating service (Adventist, Buddhist, Bahai, Taoist, Hindu, macrobiotic, raw food, vegan...).

Veggie Match Makers (VMM)
The contact service for vegetarians and vegans.

VegWeb Personals
Free vegan/vegetarian dating, friendship, and penpals service.

Events & Travel

Green Earth Travel, LLC
Vegetarian and environmentally friendly travel. The one-stop travel service for all of your vegetarian and vegan travel needs.

International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
Winner of 2006 Veg Webby Award for Best Traveler's Resource: "For travel junkies who want to stay well connected to the veg community while they roam, the International Vegetarian Union website is a godsend. It connects users with local vegetarian groups, publications, dining spots and discussion groups in hundreds of countries around the world. Other nifty features include phonetic translations of “I am vegetarian” into dozens of languages, a free listserv for international news junkies, and a database of veg accommodations for that perfect B & B stay in Burkina Faso and beyond."

Meatout
Every March 20th, thousands of Meatout supporters educate their communities and ask their friends, families, and neighbors to pledge to "kick the meat habit (at least for a day) and explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains."

Vegetarian Summerfest
The annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society. A five-day experience packed with cutting-edge educational sessions, including health and nutrition, lifestyle issues, cooking and recipes, animal rights and compassionate living, earth stewardship, and exercise and fitness.

VegFest
Seattle's annual Vegetarian Food Festival (one of the largest in the country) includes over 400 food samples to try, cooking demonstrations by chefs from all over the country, speakers on the latest nutrition information, and a huge selection of books. Held every March (date varies by year).

VegVoyages
Vegetarian and vegan adventure tours to exotic locations in Asia. 100% vegetarian adventure tour company based in the USA who provides vegetarian & vegan tours to exotic locations in Asia.

World Vegan Day
Celebrating ways of living free from animal products that benefit people, animals, and the environment. Held world-wide every November 1st.

Family & Companion Animals

Feeding Vegan Kids
Site devoted to parenting vegan children.

Growing Vegans
Nutrition from birth to adolescence.

International Vegetarian Union (IVU) Youth Pages
Site for and about vegetarian teens, including news, games, resources, and more.

VeganCats
Cruelty-free food alternatives for cats and dogs. Vegan owned and operated. All products are 100% vegan!

Vegetarian Baby & Child
Vegetarian Baby & Child, the magazine of vegan and vegetarian family life.

Vegetarian Dogs
Many of you are wondering if a vegetarian or vegan diet might be appropriate for your animal friends. Fortunately, your dogs can be vegetarians! Vegetarian Dogs provides answers and gives directions to easily purchase (see resources) or prepare a healthy meal.

Vegetarian Teen Online Magazine
By teens, for teens. Everything you ever wanted to know about veg teen life.

VegetarianTeen.com
If you haven't discovered VegetarianTeen.com, you don't know what you're missing. Packed with content provided by veg teens around the world, visitors will learn how to deal with skeptical non-veg family members, simple and healthful recipes, new vegan snacks, cruelty-free fashion, and even dating. Provides an excellent support network for teens everywhere.

Vegetarian Youth Network (VYN)
A grassroots, web-based organization run entirely by, and for, youth who support compassionate, healthy, globally-aware, vegetarian/vegan living. The Network is committed to providing support and encouragement to vegetarian youth through programs that emphasize inter-personal communication and peer support.

Veg Family
A web-based magazine featuring more than 800 pages of information with new content published monthly. The goal of the magazine is to assist parents in raising happy, healthy vegan children by offering tips, expert advice, information, articles, and a connection to other vegan families.

VegPets.com
VegPets.com is home to information and discussion on vegetarian/vegan diets for companion animals. Vegetarian and vegan companion animal guardians can learn more about and find help with breaking the last link to cruelty in their homes.

Health & Nutrition

Compassionate Cooks
Compassionate Cooks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to make informed food choices and to debunking myths about vegetarianism through cooking classes, nutrition courses, supermarket tours, workshops and lectures, farmed-animal sanctuary tours, and cooking DVDs. Compassionate Cooks gives people the tools and resources they need to prevent disease, optimize their health, and create new habits that benefit the Earth and all its inhabitants.

Neutraceutical.com
Vitamins and supplements that are 100 percent vegan.

NutritionMD.org
Now you can start putting nutrition to work for better health. NutritionMD is here to help. This Web site provides information for both health care providers and consumers on the role good nutrition plays in overall health, as well as how it relates to the prevention and treatment of specific conditions. You can also find guides on how to make over your diet, answers to specific nutrition questions, and delicious recipes. This Web site is operated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which has over 6,000 member physicians interested in the role nutrition plays in good health. The information on this Web site was developed by PCRM president Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Rick Weissinger, M.S., R.D., Brent J. Jaster, M.D., Scott Kahan, M.D., and Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., in consultation with many medical and nutrition specialists.

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Staying a Healthy Vegan
A guide to nutrients and nutritional issues.

Vegan Food Guide Pyramid
A detailed listing of the foods in the vegan food pyramid.

Vegan Health
Articles, books, and resources on vegan health issues, meal plans, weightlifting, and more.

Vegetarian Vitamin
Strictly vegan–suitable vitamins, supplements, and herbs.

Veg RD
Nutrition questions answered by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD.

VegSource
Over 10,000 vegetarian & vegan recipes, discussion boards, nutritionists, medical doctors, experts, authors, articles, newsletter, a community of nice people sharing an interest in health, diet and the planet!

Message Boards & Forums

VeganFitness
An online forum, covering vegan nutrition, food, diet and sport issues. Winner of Veg Webbie Award 2006: "The people behind veganbodybuilding.com created Vegan Fitness in early 2004. This thorough, popular message board is moderated, meaning you won’t encounter the mean-spirited banter that occasionally mars the medium. Athlete profiles and an image gallery keep the focus on community, and fellow fitness buffs swap advice about getting B12 or proper stretching before a big race."

The Vegan Forum
This international, vegan discussion board with a general forum, subforums about traveling& children and off-topic issues. Free ads and local forums are offered.

VeganFreak.net
Winner of a 2006 Veb Webby Award for Hip Online Forum: "Podcast listeners know Bob and Jenna Torres from Animal Voices Radio, and bookish types will recognize them as the authors of 2005’s Vegan Freak. These Cornell University PhD grads have now taken on the web with their Vegan Freak forum, which teems with dialogue on topics ranging from cage-free eggs, the Sopranos, David Foster Wallace and Tom Cruise’s weirdness. Thankfully, the charged and intellectual debate usually dissipates into humor."

The Vegetarian Channel
Winner of Veb Webbie Award 2006: "An effective alternative to often-tedious Google searches, The Vegetarian Channel acts as a portal where one can find veg-friendly online resources. Browse tabs for food, shopping, lifestyle, environment, news and organizations, or just search by keyword. The fresh and lovely interface puts a mainstream face on vegetarianism for all the fence-riders out there who don’t want to live too far out on the fringe."

Vegetarian Teen
If you haven't discovered Vegetarian Teen, you don't know what you're missing. Packed with content provided by veg teens around the world, visitors will learn how to deal with skeptical non-veg family members, simple and healthful recipes, new vegan snacks, cruelty-free fashion, and even dating. Provides an excellent support network for teens everywhere.

Veggie Boards
Directory and message boards specializing in veg*n and animal rights issues.

VegPeople
VegPeople is a privately owned, non-profit, ad-free online community message board consisting of like-minded individuals exploring the world of veg*nism. There are many forums within the site for all kinds of discussion on all kinds of topics.

VegSource
Over 10,000 vegetarian & vegan recipes, numerous discussion boards, nutritionists, medical doctors, experts, authors, articles, newsletter, a community of nice people sharing an interest in health, diet and the planet!

News & Magazines

The Animal's Voice Magazine
Winner of the Veg Webby Awards 2006: "Acclaimed writer Laura Moretti founded and published Animal’s Voice Magazine between 1986 and 1997, and the good news for the well-read activist is that the magazine has made a recent comeback. But don’t assume this organization slacked off in the interim; it’s created the premier online resource for AR advocates, clocking in with no less than 10,000 links, 5,000 free-for-the taking graphic images, the most comprehensive e-newsletter of its kind and a rich editorial database. Prepare to lose yourself for hours in this wormhole."

BiteBack
Controversial magazine about animal liberation, Bite Back is a 32-page quarterly magazine, "full of direct action reports, prisoners, stories and photos."

DawnWatch
An animal rights and welfare news and media watch. Subscribe to the DawnWatch alerts if you would like to be kept up to date with news of animals in the media.

Go Vegan Radio
The planet's first and only commercial vegan radio show!

Herbivore Magazine
Our focus is on the art, music, humor, fashion, politics, activism and personalities coming out of the loose community of people who choose not to eat animals.

In a Vegetarian Kitchen with Nava Atlas
Online magazine feature monthly vegetarian articles about cooking vegetarian.

No Compromise
Controversial militant, direct-action publication of grassroots animal liberationists and their supporters.

SATYA
Vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, social justice.

Nosh Magazine
Nosh is vegan, organic, and DIY. Nosh aims to reflect and encourage the growing trend towards vegan and organic food choices in the United States. Environmental news packs each issue, alongside vegan recipes and columns on health and well-being.

Vegan Blog: The (Eco)Logical Weblog
This is the weblog for GetVegan.com. Devoted to animal rights, ecological consciousness and the politics of sustainability. Daily news with commentary/context as necessary.

Vegan.com
E-zine provides cooking suggestions, articles and links to food outlets. Includes recipes and book reviews.

Vegan News
A vegan newsletter containing recipes, info on veganic gardening and wildlife gardening, book and product reviews. There's also a bulletin board, links and articles.

Vegan Porn
News and information for vegans who get it.

VegBlogs
VegBlogs fetches the latest veg*n (vegan and vegetarian) blog posts from around the web to help you find stories and podcasts that interest you.

The Vegetarian Journal
Practical tips for vegetarian meal planning, articles relevant to vegetarian nutrition, recipes, natural food product reviews, and an opportunity to share ideas with others. All nutrition articles are reviewed by a registered dietitian or medical doctor. The 36-page Vegetarian Journal is ad-free.

Vegetarian Teen Online Magazine
By teens, for teens. Everything you ever wanted to know about veg teen life.

Vegetarian Times Magazine
Every month the magazine provides a variety of delicious meat-free recipes, cooking tips and entertaining suggestions, and comprehensive coverage of the latest research on alternative health, fitness, nutrition and supplements.

Veggie Life Magazine
The nation's premiere veg cooking magazine for today’s health-conscious consumer.

VegNews Magazine
VegNews provides up-to-date information on living a compassionate and healthy lifestyle.

VegTV
An all-video site, their videos feature veg-related news from around the world, infomercials for veg-related products, educational segments, and much more.

Organizations

Local Organizations:

Animal Outreach of Kansas (AOK)
We are an all-volunteer activist group committed to peaceful, compassionate actions that educate and encourage ourselves and others to protect, rescue, and advocate respect and kindness for all animals.

Animal Rights of Kansas City (ARK)
ARK stands for Animal Rights of Kansas City. We are a non-profit group of animal rights activists operating in the Kansas City Metro Area. Our group operates under the belief that animals exist for their own purposes, and are not ours to be eaten, worn, experimented on, used for our entertainment, or otherwise exploited. We believe in using peaceful means to educate the public about our beliefs and to encourage ourselves and others to treat our fellow creatures with respect and dignity. We are committed to changing the relationship between humans and animals from one of dominance and submission to one of harmony and compassion. You can click on the images at the left of the screen to learn more about animals used in food, fashion, labs, entertainment, and as companions.

Bridging The Gap
Our mantra is "connection." We all live upstream and downstream from someone else. We're all in this together and that's how we work. Together. With businesses, schools, governments and you. Volunteer today!

Faces of Food (FOF)
FOF is a new group in KC dedicated to ending factory farms. Their mission statement: Faces of Food empowers individuals to make food choices that promote healthy ecosystems, humane treatment of animals, and a sustainable, community-based food system.  We provide education and resources regarding current food systems, encourage support of local alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture and inspire individuals to eat mindfully, with respect for animals, plants and the global community. Our calendar includes meeting dates and times. Contact Emily for more information.

Green Drinks KC Meetup Group
Green Drinks KC is an opportunity to meet up for friendly, lively conversation with an interesting mix of like-minded people. The goal of Green Drinks KC is pretty simple: good times shared among people working in, or interested in, environmental and sustainability issues.

Kansas City Food Circle
Local veg group dedicated to community food systems and sustainable agriculture.

Kansas City Raw Food Meetup Group
Meet fellow Raw Foodists near you! Come to a local Raw Food Meetup to have fun, share raw food meals, and discuss vegan diet and health issues. Anyone interested in the raw/live food diet and lifestyle is welcome!

KC Organics and Natural Market
Providing greenhouse fares (lettuces, greens, carrots, tomatoes, etc.), winter-store items (potatoes, braided garlic, onions, yams, meats, dried veggies...), canned goods (jams, jellies, tomatoes, salsas, etc.), baked goods (whole grain loaves, sweet breads, scones, etc.), and holiday gifts.

The Kansas City Raw Food Meetup Group
This is a social gathering allowing our community to share delicious healthy meals and learn from each other. You don't have to be a raw foodist to attend.

Kansas City's Vegan & Vegetarian Meetup Group
The Kansas City Vegan and Vegetarian Meetup site is run by VegKC.com and used to collect RSVPs for events, like potlucks and meetups, and to allow KC's vegans and vegetarians to meet each other and socialize online.

No More Homeless Pets KC Meetup Group
We are a coalition of local animal welfare organizations and people who care about ending the problem of pet over-population. We are trying to generate a spirit of partnership and cooperation in the Kansas City animal welfare community.

VegKansasCity.com (also VegKC.com)
Vegan and vegetarian outreach and support in Kansas City. A place to learn about Kansas City's veg-friendly restaurants, markets, and more. You are here.


Organizations Elsewhere:

American Vegan Society
The American Vegan Society is a nonprofit educational membership organization teaching a compassionate way of living that includes veganism.

AnimalConcerns.org
A project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental and animal rights/welfare resources since 1991. This community serves as a clearinghouse for information on the Internet related to animal rights and welfare.

Citizens for Healthy Options In Children's Education (CHOICE)
CHOICE was launched in 1994 by a group of concerned parents to promote a choice of wholesome plant-based meals and nutrition education in our nation's schools.

Compassion Over Killing (COK)
Working to end animal abuse, COK primarily focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman. EarthSave
Supplies information, support, and practical programs to those who have learned that their food choices impact environmental and human health.

Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
FARM is a national educational organization advocating a plant-based diet and humane treatment of farmed animals through eight grassroots programs.

Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's largest farm animal rescue and protection organization. They operate coast-to-coast shelters and a national rescue and adoption network that is directly saving and providing lifelong care for thousands of rescued farm animals. They also wage groundbreaking campaigns and investigations and educate people about farm animal suffering through education and outreach projects.

The Fund for Animals
One of the largest, most active, and successful organizations working for the cause of animals throughout the world.

Humane Farming Association (HFA)
HFA has gained national recognition and respect through its hard work and its highly visible, highly successful campaigns. HFA's comprehensive programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposes, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care and refuge for abused farm animals.

In Defense of Animals
In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by raising the status of animals beyond that of mere property, and by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue.

North American Vegetarian Society
Founded in 1974, The North American Vegetarian Society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the vegetarian way of life. Since its inception, NAVS has been affiliated with the International Vegetarian Union. During this time we have organized and sponsored annual vegetarian conferences including two world events.

Pasado's Safe Haven
Pasado's Safe Haven is one of the premiere animal rescue organizations in the United States dedicated to 24-hour rescue and rehabilitation of dogs, cats, and farm animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. PETA focuses its attention on factory farms, laboratories, the fur trade, the entertainment industry, and a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Vegan Action
Vegan Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the animals, environment, and human health by educating the pubic about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and encouraging the spread of vegan food options through our public outreach campaigns.

Vegan Outreach
A non-profit organization dedicated to reducing animal suffering by promoting a vegan lifestyle through the widespread distribution of illustrated booklets, Why Vegan and Try Vegetarian. Has great resources and information for activists or anyone wanting to educate their friends and family.

Vegan Society
Dietary guides and information, membership and merchandise. Opportunities for Vegan Businesses and those taking their first steps into veganism.

The Vegetarian Resource Group
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.

Vegetarian Youth Network (VYN)
A grassroots, web-based organization run entirely by, and for, youth who support compassionate, healthy, globally-aware, vegetarian/vegan living. The Network is committed to providing support and encouragement to vegetarian youth through programs that emphasize inter-personal communication and peer support.

Viva! USA
Viva! is a dynamic organization campaigning on behalf of animals killed for food. We do investigations of factory farms and then produce campaign materials for students and activists, helping people change to a veggie diet!

Recipes

Above Rubies
Non-dairy cheese recipes.

The Cheap Vegan
E-zine filled with creative ways to be frugal.

Free Vegan Cookbooks
You can download onto your computer and print out. Really funky-cool!

From Sad to Raw!
"This page is a list of recipes I've found (or created) on my raw journey." Hundreds of 100% raw recipes.

Frugal Recipes
Lots of cheap-to-make recipes, all suitable for vegans, low fat and wheat free options marked.

International Vegetarian Union Recipes
Vegetarian recipes from almost every country of the world.

Living and Raw Foods
Hundreds of 100% raw recipes submitted by users. Living and Raw Foods is the "largest community on the Internet dedicated to educating the world about the power of living and raw foods."

NutritionMD.org
This Web site is operated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which has over 6,000 member physicians interested in the role nutrition plays in good health. The information on this Web site was developed by PCRM president Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Rick Weissinger, M.S., R.D., Brent J. Jaster, M.D., Scott Kahan, M.D., and Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., in consultation with many medical and nutrition specialists.

Parsley Soup
Lots of lovely healthy and not-so-heathly vegan recipes.

The Post Punk Kitchen
The Post Punk Kitchen is a vegan cooking show based in New York. Their web site has lots of recipes as well as telling you how to buy the DVDs of their episodes.

RawTimes Raw Recipes
Recipes and ingredients that are 100% raw.

Scented Nectar's Page of Tastiness
Links to vegetarian recipe sites run by people all over the internet. It's like having hundreds and hundreds of free vegetarian cookbooks!

Vegan Connection
Vegan recipes and information, restaurant reviews, vegan survey, information on finding vegan products.

veganfood
Vegan food from alt.food.vegan and beyond! A very simple site for vegans, vegetarians, herbivores, and omnivores.

The Vegan Kitchen
Lots of printable vegan recipes from soups to chocolate bars - holiday section too!

Veganline Recipes
Veggie recipe search engine with 1500 pages of links indexed from one search box. Links to other vegan recipe search engines.

Vegan Mania
Vegan recipes from around the world.

Vegan World Order
Vegan World Order is concerned with nothing other than the economic reality that vegans want food tailored to their lifestyle, and here you will find recipes and restaurant listings that address those needs.

Veg Cooking
Winner of Veg Webby Award 2006: "The work PETA has invested in the web really shows at Veg Cooking. This site is of the soft-core persuasion for veg newcomers, and offers up chef Q&A, cooking tips, recipes galore and scores of other resources."

VegEats!
Over 4500+ low-fat veg*n recipes to help find your next veg meal quickly.

Veggie Delights
Yahoo group to exchange recipes and discuss products for vegetarians & vegans alike.

VegSource
Over 10,000 vegetarian & vegan recipes, discussion boards, nutritionists, medical doctors, experts, authors, articles, newsletter, a community of nice people sharing an interest in health, diet and the planet!

VegWeb
One of the largest and greatest sources for vegan recipes, cookbooks, coupons, links, newsletters, and personals.

Shopping & Auctions

A Different Daisy
Internet store offering hundreds of vegan products from cruelty-free manufacturers: AnimalRightStuff Message Shirts, cosmetics, candles, gourmet food and candy, vegan gift baskets and much more! Low prices and shipping rates!

Alternative Outfitters
Winner of 2004 PETA Proggy Award for Best Cruelty-Free Online Vendor. Offers shoes, handbags and wallets, watches and jewelry, t-shirts, belts and belt buckles, cellphone pouches, cosmetics, skin and hair care, and much more. Free shipping on orders over $100.

Animal Rights Stuff
Seller of animal rights message shirts and related items.

AFA Online Store
The AFA Store was created to supply resources that will assist you in making the transition toward a vegan lifestyle. If you are already vegan, we offer resources to help spread the message of cruelty-free living. All profits go to support Action for Animals' work!

April Marie Mai
A Kansas City local! Check out her excellent vegan & vegetarian designs at her online store.

Cari Amici
"We specialize in selling cruelty-free and vegan products for your health and your home. It is our mission to eliminate animal suffering by showing people that they need not exploit animals for food, cosmetics, clothing and other household items."

Compassionate Mall
Shopping Mall featuring cruelty-free, vegan, vegetarian products, pet supplies & miscellaneous.

Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe
Vegan-designed, handmade porcelain pottery, wallets, makeup, books, supplements, dental care, soaps, snacks and sweets, and so much more!

Cruelty-Free Shop
The animal-friendly online superstore! Bringing together the biggest names in ethical, cruelty free shopping—all on one site. Animal friendly, ethical, vegan products delivered to your door, straight from the supplier.

Dirty Kitty
Vegan soap works.

downBOUND.com
Downbound stands firmly in favor of alternatives to abusive sweatshop conditions, animal exploitation, and environmentally unsustainable practices. All of our products are fair labor, vegan, organic, and as environmentally friendly as possible. Downbound does the research and provides you with the detailed product information required to make educated and compassionate consumer decisions.
VegKC Tip: A great place to find vegan dog and cat food!

dropSoul.com
A proud supporter of Farm Sanctuary, specializing in vegan, fair labor, and eco-friendly products, such as USA made 100% recycled glassware (tumblers, goblets, vases), organic cotton towels (experience them at the Farm Sanctuary B&B), USA-made organic sheets, home wares, USA yoga gear, USA hemp furniture, hemp clothing, vegan shoes, organic cotton clothing, unique recycled gifts, mindful T-shirts, and more. Vegan owned and operated.

EatRaw.com
Providing easy access to the best raw, live, organic vegetarian & vegan foods.

Electric Tofu
T-shirts, mugs and stuff for people who think.

Ethical Wares
A wide range of vegan footwear including shoes, trainers, walking boots, sandals and slippers, plus fair trade clothes, jewelry and bags, music by vegan artists, vegan chocolate and carob bars, non-leather belts, vegan candles, essential oils, Bach Flower Remedies, and a range of aromatherapy products.

Fatfreevegan.com
Fat-free vegan recipes!

Food Fight!
Fun vegan grocery store located in Portland, OR. Offers an array of "fake meaty stuff, candy, cheesy-ish, chocolates, baked stuff, chips, exotics, staple goods, healthy snacks, stuff for the body, things to read, and miscellany." If vegetables could wear a bright pink mohawk, this is where they'd go.

GAIAM
Every kind of earth-friendly vegan product you can imagine, from clothing, household tools, cleaning products, recycled paper goods, and so much more. Includes a section devoted to Whole Foods Market grocery store items you can buy online.

The Herbivore Clothing Company
We make veggie-themed clothes without the use of sweatshop labor. We offer fashionable alternatives for conscientious shoppers. We want you to look good and feel better.

Kansas City Food Circle Directory of Local Organic and Natural Food Producers (PDF file)
A directory of Kansas City's organic, sustainable-yield farmers and "humane" ranchers, and information about how to contact them, including home delivery and food buying clubs. Tip: Download the free Adobe® Reader® if you're unable to view this file.

Kansas City Organics and Natural Market at Minor Park
Kansas City's first exclusively organic market. Come join us for out 15th year of "wholesome food through sustainable practices." Our organic family farmers offer fresh picked, locally grown produce, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads and pies, fresh brewed "fair trade" coffee and more. We also provide eco-products, with organic hand-made bar soaps and body care items, hand made cards, wood crafts, and candles. Music, chef demonstrations, and more. See Web site for details and map.

The Mail Order Catalog for Healthy Eating
The Mail Order Catalog for Healthy Eating has been selling vegetarian food products and cookbooks since 1983. Bringing you quick-cooking, vegetarian meat substitutes for over 20 years. We're proud to offer hundreds of products and books that help you eat better and live longer!

MooShoes
"High fashion with a conscience." Large selection of leather-free vegan shoes, belts, apparel, and accessories for men and women. Based in New York City.

Mushycat
Includes vegan, vegetarian, and animal rights-related buttons, bumper stickers, and more.

Nick Baker - Local Kansas City Wheatgrass and MicroGreens, (816) 377-3997
Grows wheatgrass, sunflower greens, pea shoots, and other micros. Uses effective micro-organisms (EMs-beneficial bacteria), plants in a medium of worm castings (high nutrient), and uses full-spectrum light bulbs as well as natural sunlight in a constant experiment to find the most perfect growing conditions to maximize nutritional value of the living food. If anyone has ideas for microgreens they would like me to grow for them, I am open to those ideas, and put seed orders in every month or two from a couple local farms. I can also supply some of the ingredients to grow your own. Some prices: 10" x 14" flat of wheatgrass = $10; 10" x 14" flat of sunflower greens = $10.

Otsu Vegan Boutique
Just when you thought you've seen all the vegan products out there, along comes Otsu. Unique and clever vegan products you can't get anywhere else. And some you can.

Pangea Vegan Products
Vegan products including from clothes, body care, leather alternatives, stickers, books and videos, dog and cat products, and much more. Voted #1 shopping place for veg*ns for 3 years running!

PickYourOwn.org
Listing of where to go to pick your own apples, pumpkins, x-mas trees, etc. Includes listings for Kansas and Missouri.

Shock Therapy Shirts
"Hardcore shirts for serious activists! 'Cause fighing 4 animal rights isn't supposed to be 'cute!'" Sweatshop free, US made, and organic cotton shirts. Buttons and bumper stickers individual or wholesale. $1 per shirt is donated to a different NFP goup bi-monthly.

The Vegan Motorcyclist
Tips and links for finding vegan motorcycle gear.

Vegan.com
Bookstore (featuring over 100 vegan-related titles) and home to Erik Marcus' "Erik's Diner" news program.

VeganCats
Cruelty-free food alternatives for cats and dogs. Vegan owned and operated. All products are 100% vegan!

VeganErotica.com
An adult site selling hand-crafted vegan leather (a.k.a. "pleather") items.

VeganEssentials
Everything a vegan needs, including shoes, food and sweets, cosmetics, personal care products, and more!

Veganline.com
Vegan shoe shop with its own range of breathable gear, online since 1998. Beltmakers and wholesalers.

Vegan Street
Original and stylish vegan message gear on organic cotton and hemp. We also have a full webzine dedicated to the promotion of veganism.

VeganUnlimited
"At Vegan Unlimited our goal is to provide you with all of the cruelty-free products you need for everyday living. We offer a great selection of non-leather goods, cosmetics, delicious snacks and foods, supplies for companion animals, and much more to make vegan living not only possible but convenient."

Vegan Wares
Premium Quality, cruelty-free, vegan & non-leather shoes, boots, sandals, belts, purses & wallets. Repairable, recyclable, durable, ethical and comfortable!

VEGBAY.com
Free online auction for the Veg/Green/Animal Rights communities.

Vegecyber
Veg food. Offers numerous types of frozen vegetarian and vegan products shipped right to your door!

Vegetarian Belts
This is where you can buy the best non-leather belts in the world! You can also buy bracelets and handbags too. All products on this site are from Truth, a Canadian company whose unique products are made with the highest quality. Everything is made in Canada. In 2003 PETA voted Truth "Best Leather Replacement Clothing Company in North America" and honored them with a Proggy Award.

The Vegetarian Channel
Winner of Veb Webbie Award 2006: "An effective alternative to often-tedious Google searches, The Vegetarian Channel acts as a portal where one can find veg-friendly online resources. Browse tabs for food, shopping, lifestyle, environment, news and organizations, or just search by keyword. The fresh and lovely interface puts a mainstream face on vegetarianism for all the fence-riders out there who don’t want to live too far out on the fringe."

The Vegetarian Site
We offer complete online vegan shopping including leather-free footwear & accessories, personal care products, discounted books, videos, and more.

Vegetarian Store
VegetarianStore.com offers delicious veg food choices for people interested in a healthier, meatless, and low-cholesterol but great-tasting veg diet. VegetarianStore offers top-quality veg food products.

Veg Sex Shop
Winner of Veg Webbie Award 2006: "If you don’t consider milk protein and beef tallow-derived glycerin acceptable in the bedroom, get your condoms, lubes and other accessories at Veg Sex Shop for discreet delivery. The wilder at heart will dig reads like The Ethical Slut and x-rated playthings, and can also peruse the links page for all kinds of racy sites like Hot Punk Girl and the shop’s own sister site, Veg Porn. Five percent of sales goes to Scarleteen, a nonprofit sex education site for teens."

VegXing
At VegXing.com you can submit and vote for designs that we'll print on a T-shirt, canvas bag, apron, hat, or whatever the veg community asks for. VegXing is vegan-owned and community-powered.

Zappos ("Vegetarian Shoes" section)
The Zappos Web site has an enourmous "Vegetarian Shoes" section. It lists just about every make and model of vegetarian shoe on the market today! Tip: Please note that vegetarian doesn't always mean sweatshop-free or environmentally friendly, so we encourage you to do your own research if that concerns you (and why wouldn't it?!)—but this is a great place to start if want to find some veggie shoes!!

 


 


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