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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 Purple Mint

November 27, 2015 -- Purple Mint in Allied Gardens is an all-vegetarian Asian restaurant offering many vegan options.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Civico 1845

November 27, 2015 -- You'll find a selection of your favorite Italian dishes on the all-vegan menu at Civico 1845 in Little Italy.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Kafe Sobaka/Restoran Pomegranate

November 20, 2015 -- Georgian, Russian, and California cuisine meet at Kafe Sobaka/Restoran Pomegranate in Golden Hill.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Veggilish Fresh & Healthy

October 8, 2015 -- After shopping in Horton Plaza, walk a few blocks to have lunch at Veggilish (open weekdays lunch hour only).

VegSanDiego Welcomes 7th Ave. Pub

August 30, 2015 -- 32 beers on tap, and a vegan menu too! All in the 7th Ave. Pub inside the Wholefoods Market in Hillcrest. is a project of the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL).