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Canterbury’s dedicated hub for vegans and vegetarians

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How we support our community

One of our core functions is to support everyone within our community following, or interested in adopting, a vegan lifestyle. We do that by:

  • supporting members, volunteers and those seeking advice or support
  • educating the community about the benefits of a plant-based diet
  • visiting schools and offering guest speaker opportunities
  • advocating a healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle via our community events
  • running our annual Vegan Expo which has become a huge success
  • a community based monthly Vegan Night Mākete showcasing the best local plant-based foods and goods
  • selling cool things to raise funds to support local activities
  • publishing free fortnightly newsletters about local news and events
  • Business Directory scheme supporting businesses who provide vegan goods and services in Ōtautahi Christchurch and throughout Aotearoa 
  • offering a Vegan Angel service of meals and baked treats for those in need in our community

National news

  • Business profile: Plant Basics

    Business profile: Plant Basics

    PLANT BASICS Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Plant Basics aim to make living a plant-based lifestyle simple – one box of pantry essentials at a time. Products include delicious chia puddings, tofu scramble mix, and vegan staples like nutritional yeast and TVP. Order online or find them at The Collective at Riverside. Thanks to …»»


  • Thank you to our Vegan Expo sponsors!

    Thank you to our Vegan Expo sponsors!

    VEGAN EXPO THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Thank you to everyone who came to the Vegan Expo on November 8! We hope you enjoyed the films, speakers, cooking demonstrations, live music, cruelty free product providers and fabulous food vendors. Thank you to our sponsors – Christchurch City Council, Piko Wholefoods Co-Operative, PREP – Plant …»»

Local news

  • Christmas raffle winners announced

    Christmas raffle winners announced

    Congratulations to our 2020 Christmas raffle winners: Jon, Ro, Catherine Hair, Amanda Hall, Aleks Dorrance, Steph, Tasha, Dave Evans, Yani, Teresa Race-Wilson, Margaret, Vicki King, Nicky C, Corey Riggal, Jordan Borg, Alote Nelson, Mikayla Clapson, Tony, Sarah W, and Mel Oliver. All proceeds from the raffle go to helping the Christchurch Vegan Society put on events like the Vegan Expo Christchurch. And a huge thank …...»»

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We have cute new stickers (only $4 each or get three for $10), badges ($2 each or two for $5) and magnets ($4 each or three for $10).

You can order these and our existing merch (key rings, cookbooks, calendars and more) from our online store now:
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New vegan burger! Have you tried it yet? What’s your favourite burger in Christchurch?Happy 2021 everyone! 🎉 We're going VEGAN for this month's BURGER OF THE MONTH! If you're thinking it looks like the Luxe Bird you're pretty switched on...we've taken one of our most popular burgers and swapped out the chicken for fried cauliflower and plant-based ingredients to create "The Imposter" 🌱🍔
*Available only for January 2021 when ordered in-store, not included in the 2-4-1 Tuesday deal
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