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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: T.Hai Street Eats

    Business profile: T.Hai Street Eats

    T.HAI STREET EATS Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Vegan Night Mākete regulars T.hai Oriental Street Eats make authentic oriental street food, specialising in Thai food and beverages. * Click here to sign up to our Business Membership Scheme or email for more info. »»


  • Vegan Expo 2021 date confirmed!

    Vegan Expo 2021 date confirmed!

    SAVE THE DATE VEGAN EXPO Indulge in a scrumptious plant-based food and lifestyle extravaganza with inspirational speakers, green living ideas and dozens of cruelty free stores when the Vegan Expo returns to Christchurch on Sunday, November 7. Follow our Facebook page or dedicated Expo website for more.»»

Local news

  • No meat Monday at The Monday Room

    No meat Monday at The Monday Room

    NO MEAT MONDAY THE MONDAY ROOM The Monday Room is hosting a special vegan five-course degustation on March 1, which they hope will be the start of ongoing No-Meat Monday events at The Monday Room. Just $55 per person or $95 with vegan wine matches. Email to book your spot....»»

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Social feeds

Are you a vegan friendly business? Join us our monthly Mākete and/or our annual Vegan Expo (this year happening on November 7) to share your awesome food or products with Christchurch’s growing vegan community and those interests to learn more about plant-based living. PM us for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
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To celebrate Christchurch Pride 2021 the Veggie Rainbow Community group invite you to their dinner at Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe at 6pm on Thursday. You don’t need to be vegan to attend but it is requested that out of respect for the group only vegan food is ordered. Come meet and socialise with other vegetarians and vegans from the rainbow community. Just pay for what you eat and drink.Bookings essential so please contact Ro at: or Ph: 021 0225 3650 to confirm your place.Cost: Pay for your meal and drinksAge: Open to all ... See MoreSee Less
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