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We are an active and dynamic group with events happening in and around the Puget Sound, and in many other parts of the state from time to time. We are the largest vegetarian organization in the Northwest and one of the largest in the country. Run by full-time, experienced professionals, we also have a large team of advisers from major, relevant sections of the community, including medical, religious and business leaders.

Our mission is to help improve the health and well-being of people and the world we live in, both by encouraging mainstream Americans to discover the advantages and pleasures of vegetarian food, and by providing support and service to the vegetarian community.


A wealth of resources including restaurant reviews, a business directory, lists of cookery courses. You can find the best places to do your shopping and they will even help you to find a job.


A Healthy Vegetarian Food Festival

Postponed until May 13-14, 2023!

Vegfest is postponed until May 13 & 14, 2023. It will be held at a new and larger venue, the Washington State Fair Events Center Pavilion. Please stay tuned and check back here for updates and additional information!


We recommend this collection of vintage recipes, revised and made vegan, by our friend Laura Crotty.


Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, certified health and wellness coach, author and speaker. As a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, “Dr. Yami” champions the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease.

Dr. Yami is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She also holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition and is a certified Food for Life Instructor.

In 2013, Dr. Yami founded VeggieFitKids.com to educate families about the importance of making healthy food choices and show them how easy it can be – even with today’s busy schedules. In her podcast, Veggie Doctor Radio, she explores diet and nutrition, healthy habit formation, behavior change and motivation. New episodes are released weekly, featuring leading experts in plant-based nutrition and healthy living.


Reconnecting humans to nature, there has been many traditions that have been lost through the ages. Whispering Woods botanicals LLC goal is to bring back that ancient wisdom of plants, stones, and the energy of the elements.

Whispering Woods botanicals LLC has been created for the energies of the woods to share their knowledge, using plants consistently in diet and topically can have a profound effect on our overall well-being. Our diet has the biggest impact on our overall energetic field, by consuming the right plants, either by avoiding allergy, balancing Dosha, or avoiding processed food / large amounts of sugar.

I'm hoping by starting this journey with Whispering Woods botanicals LLC, that I can bring people closer to nature.

Cookery classes

Vegan + fun + inspiring cooking classes! 🌱

As a vegan chef with the Humane Society of the United States, I travel around the country to teach institutional foodservice chefs, cooks, and dietetic professionals how to meet the growing demand for vegan meals and implement plant-based options into their menus.

At home in Seattle, I created Rainy Day Vegan to help everyone find ways to be true to our values and make ethical choices even when it might not seem simple. Let me show you how easy it is to eat vegan with tasty swaps to familiar dishes, and create delicious meals free of meat, dairy, or eggs.

Trimazing offers health and lifestyle coaching and classes in whole food, plant-based eating, with vegan ethics in the greater Seattle area and online throughout the US and beyond!

Vegan chef 🌱

Virtual Cooking Classes

Want to make vegan cheese, cook the best tofu you've ever had, or create anything else Gina can dream up. The classes use Zoom, you can participate in the live class, or view the recorded class whenever you want.

Seattle private chef/teacher. Recipes are vegan, often GF, can be macrobiotic.

I teach group and private plant-based cooking classes.


Helping animal advocates be more effective through research. 🐷🐰🐱🦁

Faunalytics' mission is to empower animal advocates with access to research, analysis, strategies, and messages that maximize their effectiveness to reduce animal suffering.

Animals need you, and you need data. We conduct essential research, maintain an online research library, and directly support advocates and organizations in their work to save lives. The range of data we offer helps our movement understand how people think about and respond to advocacy, providing advocates with the best strategies to inspire change for animals.