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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
  • 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: SUPER Restaurant

    Business profile: SUPER Restaurant

    Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Super is a Japanese-inspired restaurant and bar set in the oldest standing heritage building in the port town of Lyttelton . They have a fresh delicious menu with lots of vegan options, using plenty of local and organic produce, and a fully stocked bar. Check …»»


  • New date for Welcome fundraising buffet

    New date for Welcome fundraising buffet

    Due to Covid-19, this event was originally planned to coincide with Fathers Day. It has now been rescheduled to celebrate World Animal Day (4 Oct) and also World Vegetarian Day (1 Oct). Join us for a delicious all you can eat vegan feast at Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe. Sample menu Soups – …»»

Local news

  • Vegan pies back in stock

    Vegan pies back in stock

    The delicious vegan mince and cheddar pies from The Baker’s Son NZ are back in supermarkets! You can find them at selected Pak’nSave and New World supermarkets in Greater Christchurch. Click here for a full list....»»

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The monthly Vegan Night Mākete isn't just about food (though there is a lot of food!) - it's also about great live music!

Come be entertained again when the mākete returns to the Phillipstown Community Hub (39 Nursery Rd) on Saturday, September 26. We're still in winter hours, so will be there from 3.30pm to 7pm - rain or shine.
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