Welcome to Beantown!

The Boston Vegetarian Society seeks to help people, animals, and the environment by promoting a vegetarian way of life. We provide education, community, and outreach to encourage healthy plant-based eating and compassionate, earth-friendly living.

Boston Veg Food Fest, Virtually Yours

Established 1996 Boston Veg Food Fest celebrating 25 years

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tune in right here--and on the BVS Facebook page--starting at 10 a.m. to watch the festival livestreamed. We are compacting our usual two-day event into a lively two hours packed with renowned presenters, and a Virtual Vegan Marketplace.

Virtual Boston Veg Food Fest 2020 »


See Our Ads on the T?

Ad: Vegetarian. It's what's for dinner.

See BVS Recipes to find the three delicious recipes featured in our subway and bus ads, plus links to more ideas for scrumptious dishes that will both nourish and delight you.

Upcoming Events

BVS organizes a variety of popular events, and we hope you will join in! We offer cooking classes, speaker events and dinners, holiday events, author events, and more! We organize the annual Boston Veg Food Fest and do other outreach events as well. Our events are open and welcoming to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. View our Events Calendar!

What’s Cooking

See our Recipes & Cookbooks page for the special dishes featured in our ads, and a variety of veg recipe resources.

Come to Food Fest in October! We offer plant-based cooking demonstrations by top national chefs.

Dining out? See our huge list of Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Massachusetts.

Own a restaurant? See our Tips for Restaurant Owners. Entice vegetarian diners and their companions to your restaurant!

How to Go Veg

Ad: Do it for someone you love. Tonight, make it vegetarian.

Visit our Going Veg section for recipes, starter kits, nutritional information, and tips to get you started as a healthy, happy herbivore! Find online vegan cooking courses, cookbooks, veg-ucational documentaries, local organic and farmers markets, Boston area lodging, information on raising veg children, and more.

Any steps you take in the direction of a more plant-based diet will benefit you, the earth, and the animals — and BVS is here to help.

Being involved in BVS changed my life. It has increased my ethical awareness, my feelings of self-worth. I can’t imagine going back to the way things were before. BVS has been an unbelievably positive experience.”
 —Debby Bloom

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