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Why Veg?

Prevent Needless Suffering

Farm animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish. Yet 10 billion animals are slaughtered each year in the US after spending their lives languishing on factory farms with almost no legal protection from horrible cruelty. Generation after generation, animals born on factory farms suffer intense confinement, brutal mutilation, and a gruesome and violent slaughter.  Read more

Improve Your Health

healthPlant-based foods provide us with all the nutrients we need, minus the saturated fat, cholesterol and contaminants found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. Vegan diets protect us against heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, and several types of cancer. The American Dietetic Association states that vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate for all ages, and can help prevent and treat certain diseases.  Read more

Protect The Environment

earthThe UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change says we should eat less meat to combat global warming. Factory farms are poisoning and depleting our potable water, arable land, and clean air. More than half the water used in the US goes to animal agriculture, and since farmed animals produce 130 times more excrement than the human population does, the run-off from their waste greatly pollutes our waterways. The single most important thing you can do to reduce climate change, conserve water and protect the environment is to go veg!  Read more

Veg News

VegSanDiego Welcomes Gelato Vero Caffé Upstairs

August 19, 2015 -- Enjoy a vegetarian breakfast or lunch at Gelato Vero Caffé Upstairs. Vegan options available too!

VegSanDiego Welcomes Cafe Gratitude

July 28, 2015 -- Cafe Gratitude celebrates its grand opening Wednesday July 29. Try their offering of 100% organic plant-based dishes, fresh pressed juices and gluten-free pastries to-go. Catering services too!

VegSanDiego Welcomes Naked Cafe

June 19, 2015 -- Vegetarians will find many options at the four locations of Naked Cafe. Several clearly marked vegan items are available too.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Yard House

June 18, 2015 -- Yard House offers drinks and a notable selection of clearly marked vegetarian items, including 14 Gardein™ dishes!

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