by MPD
Categories: Causes, Eats, Events.

Hey, guess what?! It’s officially World Go Vegan Week! (Streamers, fireworks, noise machines!)

For those who don’t know (or can’t assume from the name), World Go Vegan Week is an international campaign to “promote a vegan diet as a compassionate, sustainable and healthy way of eating and living.” We like the way that sounds.

In celebration of the holiday, the animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals is working with various omnivorous restaurants across the country to offer brand new delicious vegan options.

“Thanks to the prominent restaurants that are serving up enticing vegan options during the last week of October, Vegan Week is sure to be a delicious celebration of compassionate eating,” says Mercy for Animals executive director Nathan Runkle. “We hope to see you at a participating restaurant between October 24 and October 31!”

Since many of our readers (and favorite celebs) rock that lean, green diet, we thought we’d post the list on the site for all to see. Check it out after the jump, and make sure to stop by one of the many restaurants working with Mercy for Animals on this cool initiative.

Chicago, IL– Enjoy mouthwatering, classic Chicago sandwiches, pizzas and dogs – vegan style – at four classic restaurants: Drew’s Eatery, New York Deli, Clark St Dog and Ian’s Pizza.

New York City, NY – get ready to experience Latin-inspired, 100% organic vegan fare. GustOrganics, New York’s premiere organic restaurant, has teamed up with Mercy For Animals and vegan chef and Super Size Me co-star Alexandra Jamieson to feature an exclusive vegan menu during World Go Vegan Week in October.

Dallas, TX– featuring upscale vegan culinary creations, ranging from Southwestern American to French cuisine by Dallas’ most celebrated chefs at Salum (Executive Chef: Abraham Salum & Sous Chef: Al Haven), The Second Floor (Executive Chef: J Chastain), Tillman’s Roadhouse (Executive Chef: Dan Landsberg), Bijoux (Executive Chef: Scott Gottlich) and Stephan Pyles (Executive Chef: Matt McCallister).

Columbus, OH – Eat up mouthwatering, healthy wraps, classic sloppy joe sandwiches, chili, dogs and more – vegan style – from eight local restaurants, including Phat Wraps, Columbus Brewing Company, Knead, Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, Surly Girl Saloon, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails and Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits.

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  • Raleigh R. Pinskey

    Here’s to a hugely successful World Go Vegan Week. “Forks Over, a film that also “promotes a vegan diet as a compassionate, sustainable and healthy way of eating and living” is screening on Oct 27th at Tower Theatre. After the screening is Q&A with cast member Dr. Matthew Lederman, executive producer Brian Wendel and firefighter/author Rip Esselstyn.