Vegan Restaurant Campaign #vrcns

There are so many of us who have been working in various ways to promote veganism and vegan foods locally.   Yet, there is not a single vegan restaurant in the entire Napa and Solano county; many of us regularly drive 30 to 60 minutes plus to dine at a vegan restaurant.  Collaborating together will magnify our individual efforts, and hopefully, one day, we’ll have a vegan restaurant.

Some may ask, why do we want to dine at an all-vegan restaurant when there are nearby restaurants with vegan choices?

  1. A vegan or entirely plant-based restaurant can be a better dining experience
    1. Provides a a larger selection to choose from, versus the single vegan item available, or choosing an item and having to order it without meat/dairy
    2. There’s no risk of allergen contamination from non-vegan foods
    3. There’s no cues (visual or aromatic) of animal flesh or animal products
  2. Our dining dollars are not supporting an establishment that profits from the suffering & slaughter of sentient beings

Yet, given the lack of vegetarian restaurants in the county, or even a smaller endeavors like food trucks, it’s a big move for a vegan restaurant to open.

To lay the groundwork for a vegan restaurant to open, we need to create a business climate where vegan foods are seen as profitable.  Once we demonstrate that there IS a demand for vegan foods, then someone will eventually exploit that opportunity and open an all-vegan restaurant. (We’re already seeing that explosion with prepared foods.  Ben & Jerry’s now has 9 vegan flavors, Haagen Daz and Breyers have vegan flavors too.)

Creating a Vegan Business Climate

  • We need as many current restaurants to offer a Vegan Menu or vegan items on their current menu.
  • We support the restaurants, by dining vegan at them and encouraging with positive or constructive feedback as needed, so that they are successful for the restaurant and the diners
  • We need to promote those restaurants are and communicate that to the people who are looking for vegan dining options.
  • We need to increase awareness of our growing vegan community with the public, so that a business owner wants to target our area with a vegan restaurant (or vegan menu)

Are you ready to act? 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Join us by

  1. Volunteering in our campaign (sign-up form)
  2. Telling your friends that you just volunteered for our campaign
  3. Connect with us on Social Media
  4. Let’s work together with shared hashtags!  Please save and use, and let us know if we’re missing any good ones.
    1. #VeganRestaurantCampaign
    2. #vrcns
    3. #VallejoVeganRestaurantCampaign
    4. #EatVeganVallejo
    5. #EatVeganNapa
    6. #NapaVeganRestaurantCampaign
    7. #NapaSolanoVegans
    8. #WhatVegansEat

    Perhaps something fun for all the times we leave our county to dine vegan, like #LeftMyCountyForVeganFood

Thank you for reading about our Vegan Restaurant Campaign.  Please complete the sign-up form above to volunteer (so we can keep all the info in a centralized place).  We can be reached by email as well.

Related links

Ultimate Guide to Napa & Solano County

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