Bay Area Vegetarians
10/13 SF Walk for Farm Animals - Join our Team
Walk for Farm Animals   

Many animals raised for food cannot walk. Chickens who lay eggs are crammed into cages so small that they don't have space to lift their one wing, much less walk. Pigs and veal calves are confined in narrow pens.

Let us walk for those who can't.

The SF Walk for Farm Animals helps fund Farm Sanctuary’s rescue and protection campaigns. "Animals are Friends, not Food" is the team name for Bay Area Vegetarians. If you can't walk with us on that date, then show your support with a donation! Your sponsorship of any participants in the walk would be gratefully appreciated.

All funds go directly to Farm Sanctuary (Bay Area Vegetarians is participating as a team in the event; we do not receive any funding from this effort.)

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New Monthly Events

The Silicon Valley Lunch, hosted by Chris, BAVeg co-founder and webmaster, will lunch at selected vegetarian restaurants. The inaugural lunch is this Thursday 9/20 at Merit Vegetarian, a very new Sunnyvale restaurant featuring Vietnamese cuisine, including faux meat as well as vegetable-based entrees. Future locations could include Garden Fresh and Kokila's.

Sharon's first dinner at Fragrance Land in Cupertino is Thursday 9/27. Fragrance Land is a new Chinese vegetarian restaurant. It gets high marks from early reviewers: "Highly recommended", "Very nice people & really good food", and "We're in heaven. We loved it". So join Sharon and BAVeg and check it out!

And, please support our pretty new East Bay event, the 3rd Sunday dinner at Central Vegetarian in Alameda on 9/23. This is Mike's first time hosting so let's give him our thanks & support!

Please see event calendar for details of all events

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9/22 Native Garden Vegan Food Party
Vegan Food Party   

Join us Saturday 9/22 to celebrate the last day of summer at Bay Area Vegetarians' Native Garden Vegan Food Party in Pacifica (10 minutes south of SF). Vegan Food Parties are designed for like-minded individuals to share good food and conversations. The emphasis is on preparing your favorite vegan dishes to share, or you can be bold and "animal test" your new recipe on hungry volunteers.

Ann and Reeba will be hosting it in their native plant garden in Pacifica from noon to 4 pm. Please RSVP for address. There's also a possibility of hiking at nearby San Pedro Park afterwards. And, as with all of our events, everyone is welcome, both veg & non-veg.

Whether you love looking at plants, or you love eating edible plants, this is the VFP for you!

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Veg IQ Answers & Giveaway
Veg IQ Answers   

It was great fun to see the answers come pouring in from all around the Bay Area and beyond. Three winners were randomly selected and have been contacted.

The correct answers to the quiz based on "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Dr. Caldwell. B. Esselstyn, Jr. in the August Newsletter are: C, True, B, and True. (See August newsletter for questions.)


Ultimate Guide Updates
Top Ten Ultimate Guide Restaurants   

Merit Vegetarian, a Vietnamese restaurant, is now open for business in Sunnyvale. If you love the variety of faux-meats and vegetable entrees featured at Golden Era/Lotus, you'll also enjoy Merit which is incredibly similar style (and reportedly in the same family). Chris is hosting a lunch there on Thursday.

For regular updates, check out our Guide News Blog

With 1,259 reviews in the Ultimate Guide, these vegetarian restaurants are ranked the best.

Top Ten Vegetarian Restaurants

1) Vegetarian House, San Jose - 4.55
2) Pizza Plaza, Oakland - 4.52
3) Cha-Ya, Berkeley - 4.5
4) Garden Fresh, Mtn View - 4.47
5) Good Karma, San Jose - 4.38
6) Tofoo Com Chay, San Jose - 4.29
7) Millennium, SF - 4.22
8) Shangri-La, SF - 4.20
9) Golden Lotus, Oakland - 4.14
10) The Manzanita Restaurant - 4.14

Agree or Disagree about the Top Ten? Then say something about it, with an Ultimate Guide review.

How to review a restaurant in the Ultimate Guide


Heart Smart Cooking
Heart Smart Cooking   

Tis the season for red and green! And yellow and purple and orange .... Chef Alex shares her 7 favorite ways to eat tomatoes.

Heart Smart Cooking


Event Calendar
Event Calendar   

09/18 Letter Writing Party - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
09/20 Silicon Valley Lunch (new) - Sunnyvale Add event to your local calendar
09/21 Outreach at SF Heart Walk - SF (Justin Herman Plaza) Add event to your local calendar
09/22 Native Garden + Vegan Food Party - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
09/23 Veg Leafleting at Now & Zen Festival - Golden Gate Park Add event to your local calendar
09/23 Vegan Book Club Discussion: Star of The Sea - SF Add event to your local calendar
09/23 Central Vegetarian Dinner (NEW Monthly event) - Alameda Add event to your local calendar
09/26 Garden Fresh Vegan Dinner - Mountain View Add event to your local calendar
09/27 Marin Vegan Food & Fellowship Dinner - San Rafael Add event to your local calendar
09/27 Fragrance Land Dinner (NEW Monthly event) - Cupertino Add event to your local calendar
09/29 FogFest Parade Leafleting - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar

10/02 Lunch, Munch & Mingle - SF Farmer's Market, Ferry Building Add event to your local calendar
10/06 KFC Cruelty Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
10/09 Happy Bamboo dinner - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
10/13 Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary Work Event - Stockton Add event to your local calendar
10/13 Walk for Farm Animals with BAVeg! - SF Add event to your local calendar
10/13 Vegetarian House Dinner - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
10/14 Grass-and-Lake Vegan Food Party - Lake Temescal (Oakland) Add event to your local calendar

11/04 Food For Thought Book Club: Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir - SF Add event to your local calendar

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For latest news and events for Bay Area Vegetarians, check out the News Blog and Event Calendar. We don't always announce it, but event photos are added periodically to the gallery, too.


September 2007
In This Issue:
SF Walk for Farm Animals - Join Our Team
New Monthly Events
Native Garden Vegan Food Party
Veg IQ Answers & Giveaway
Ultimate Guide Updates
Heart Smart Cooking
Event Calendar

New Book - Vegetarian Bay Area

Now available at
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BAVeg Resources:
Veg Food Finder
Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the Bay Area
Veggie Mentor Program
Articles and Guides
BAVeg News
Discussion Forums
Mailing Lists
Local Events Calendar
BAVeg Frappr Map
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