If you're already veg or vegan, it's time to take your veg pride out of the closet; if you're just soy-curious, there's no better time to check out the city's many vegetarian restaurants throughout October. Founded by the non-profit North American Vegetarian Society in 1977, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated nationally... though I'm sure you'll see more events here in NYC than, for example, where my parents live in Arizona.
So check out the following veggie & veg-friendly events this month, or take the pledge to go veg for 30 days. Or click here to find more ways to get in on the action.
Food Network's Wine and Food Festival- running October 9th through October 12th, it'll be tasting and TV chef heaven and the proceeds go to Food Bank of New York and Share Our Strength.
Natural Products Expo East- this one's only a Fung Wah ride away. Held in the Boston Convention & Expo Center from October 16th through 18th, with 1,200 manufacturers/companies of organic and eco goodies.
Brooklyn Goes Veg- the vegetarian spin on Restaurant Week from October 19th through 25th. Check the site for the list of participating restaurants.
Vegan Drinks- Thursday, October 30th. Vegetarians & vegans unite... over drinks! Can it get any better?
And because one good celebration deserves another, mark November 1st on your calendars- it's World Vegan Day!