Go veg. Save the planet.
Your Place to Socialize, Share, and Grow on Your Plant-Based Journey.
A Growing Vegetarian Community

Learn helpful tips
and recipes by attending our
cooking classes.


Dining out is a great way
to have fun with
like-minded people.


Attend our lectures
and learn about the benefits
of a plant-based diet.

Whether at a hall, picnic area or member’s homes,
potlucks are a great way to socialize
and taste a wide variety of dishes.

A Growing Vegetarian Community

Your Place to Socialize, Share and Grow on Your Plant-Based Journey

Our Purpose

A community for vegetarians and vegans

VSSJ offers opportunities to come together to discover the many benefits of a plant-based diet through education, outreach, and support for vegetarians, vegans, and those on their journey towards a plant-based diet.

VSSJ events are open to the public. Everyone is welcome: vegetarian, vegan or veg-curious.

Join Our Mailing List

Receive your free Veg Starter Guide, get weekly highlights on upcoming events, plus our Monthly Newsletter.

Get Involved

Attend an Event

From potlucks and restaurants trips, to speakers and outreach opportunities, there is a VSSJ event for everyone!

Join or Donate

Membership has great benefits: restaurant discounts, and more. Want to support what we do? Make a donation.


We value any amount of time that you can contribute to our non-profit organization. Find out how to get involved.

Some Quick Links & Resources

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Chunky Bean Spread

(Makes about 3 cups for 12 servings) Delicious on fresh whole-grain or rye bread, you can use leftovers of this tasty spread as a dip …

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Corn Relish Salad

(Serves 6 to 8) This relish-like salad is as colorful as it is tasty. 4 cups thawed frozen or cooked fresh corn kernels (about 5 …

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Chocolate Chip-Raisin Blondies

(Makes 9 squares) These chunky blondies are a delightful way to finish a picnic. 1-½ cups unbleached or whole-wheat pastry flour ½ cup rolled oats …

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Half A Billion Fewer Animals Were Killed Since 2007

Because People Are Eating Less Meat Have you transitioned to a plant-based diet? Do you make an effort to reduce the amount of animal products …

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Pinto Beans With Watercress or Arugula

A simple hearty salad that packs a lot of flavor (Serves 6) 2 cups canned or cooked pinto beans 1 cup watercress or arugula leaves, …

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Join VSSJ and Start Saving Today!

Here is a complete list of all the discounts and benefits that VSSJ’s members receive.  Starting with restaurants and businesses in New Jersey, then Philadelphia. Click …

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