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Want to learn more about Vegetarianism and Veganism?

There are already so many wonderful and extensive resources on the web full of great veg information, that rather than reinvent the wheel, VegOK would like to refer you to these very helpful sites below.  

VEG RESOURCES:

Vegetarian Resource Group
http://www.vrg.org/  

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.


ChooseVeg.com
http://www.chooseveg.com/  

Hosted by Mercy for Animals, ChooseVeg.com serves as a guide to vegetarian and vegan living.  It offers information on how vegism can help animals, the earth, and your health, provides suggestions for making the switch, and has a database of hundreds of veg recipes.


GoVeg.com: Vegetarian and Vegan Information
http://www.goveg.com/  

GoVeg.com provides plenty of information on why you should consider going veg (health, environment, workers' rights, world hunger, etc) and resources to help your transition (recipes, books, websites, testimonials, news articles.)


VegSource.com
http://www.vegsource.com/  

VegSource.com hosts a plethora of discussion boards on topics from veg science to veg beauty advice to veg raw diets.  There are also helpful sections on parenting, weight loss, and frequently asked questions.


VegForLife - A Farm Sanctuary Campaign
http://www.vegforlife.org/  

The VegForLife website is a comprehensive information and networking site, filled with hundreds of resources, recipes, and tips to help you on your veg journey.  It provides tips for making veg food and clothing choices, information on veg resources and veg activism, and even has sections devoted to veg kids and veg companion animals.
 

TryVeg.com
http://www.tryveg.com/cfi/toc/  

TryVeg.com, hosted by Compassion over Killing, offers information on the whys and hows of veg eating and living, including veg food and recipes, suggestions on transitioning to vegism, and how vegism is a way to live sustainably.
 

VegWeb
http://www.vegweb.com/  

VegWeb offers a multitude of veg-friendly recipes as well as articles on veg food/cooking and advice on finding coupons.  VegWeb also acts as a sort of social network with profiles, forums, a chat room, and blogs to link you to other VegFriends.


VEG ORGANIZATIONS:

North American Vegetarian Society
http://www.navs-online.org/

Founded in 1974, the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is a non-profit tax-exempt educational organization. Its focus is two-pronged. The first is to provide a support network for members, affiliated groups, and vegetarians in general. The second is to inform the public about how vegetarianism benefits humans, other animals, and our shared earth.
 

Vegetarian Union of North America
http://www.ivu.org/vuna/  

The Vegetarian Union of North America works to promote a strong, effective, cooperative vegetarian movement throughout North America. VUNA's aim is to supply vegetarian organizations and individuals with information that will help them organize and maintain a strong vegetarian lifestyle.  Membership is open to groups and individuals.


American Vegan Society
http://www.americanvegan.org/  

The American Vegan Society is a nonprofit educational membership organization teaching a compassionate way of living that includes veganism.


Vegan Outreach
http://www.veganoutreach.org/  

Vegan Outreach (VO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. VO is dedicated to reducing animal suffering by promoting informed, ethical eating.  


Vegan Peace

http://www.veganpeace.com/  

Vegan Peace is about striving towards peacefully sharing our Earth.  The website hopes to play a small role in inspiring people to strive toward a more peaceful world by showing that each of us plays a part in lessening the suffering so many people and animals go through every day.


VEG FOOD/HEALTH INFORMATION:


The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition

http://www.plantbased.org/  

The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition (IPBN) is a group of highly motivated, committed plant eaters and growers who bring over a century of life experience to educating the public about the benefits of plant-based nutrition.  The site includes resources, such as newsletters and information on gardening, health, and nutrition, and links to veg organizations and companies.


Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
http://www.vegetariannutrition.net/  

The mission of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group (VN DPG) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is to serve as the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for health professionals and the public.  As the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition, the vision of VN DPG is to promote global health and well-being by developing influential policy and comprehensive education and by supporting cutting edge research.


VEG PRODUCT SITES:


The Vegetarian Site

http://www.thevegetariansite.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv  

This site offers a large range of products from personal care to clothing and shoes to groceries and vitamins.  It also has books, videos, and DVDs available for sale.  The Vegetarian Site even has categories of products such as hemp products, raw foods, juicers and appliances, and safety footwear.


Pangea: The Vegan Store
http://www.pangeaveg.com/  

Pangea is literally THE vegan store.  It offers a huge selection of vegan products, including food items, body care products, vitamins, cosmetics, shoes, shirts, stickers, wallets, bags, and even men's dresswear.  Other items available are jackets and winter wear, books and videos, dog and cat products, and home, office, and cleaning products.  You can also find great vegan gift baskets, gifts and candles, and gift certificates at Pangea. 


Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique
http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com/  

This vegan boutique has women's and men's shoes, handbags, accessories, apparel, and beauty products available.  Gifts and gift cards are also available, so you can share cruelty-free shopping with friends, family, and co-workers!
 

Humanitaire
http://www.shophumanitaire.com/  

Humanitaire offers men's, women's, and unisex vegan footwear as well as clothing for men, women, and children.  You can also purchase animal-friendly wallets, belts, and accessories from this site.  To help spread the vegan message, Humanitaire also offers books, DVDs, videos, and other media for sale.


MooShoes
http://www.mooshoes.com/  

If you think that MooShoes only sells vegan footwear, think again! 
MooShoes has a great selection of wallets, belts, bags and purses, t-shirts and sweatshirts, cosmetics, winter wear and jackets, in addition to women's, men's, and unisex shoes. 
MooShoes also has a number of books, magazines, posters, videos, and DVDs for sale.


Ragazzi Vegan
http://ragazzivegan.com/  

Ragazzi Vegan offers both men's and women's vegan footwear with styles ranging from pumps, wedges, flats, sandals, boots, and workboots.  All Ragazzi Vegan shoes and packaging are completely free of animal products, and all shoes are produced in non-sweat factories and conditions.


Vegan Essentials
http://www.veganessentials.com/  

Vegan Essentials has products for men, women, children, babies, and even companion animals.  They offer a large range of bath and body products, including hair care, facial and skincare, cosmetics, fragrances, and other personal care products.  Other items for sale include home products, books, candles, shirts, footwear, outdoor wear, accessories, food and sweets, vitamins and therapeutics.



Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe
http://cosmosveganshoppe.com/  

Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe has a massive selection of 100% vegan, cruelty-free products.  In addition to bags, belts, wallets, clothing, accessories, and footwear, Cosmo's offers vegan cosmetics, vegan supplements, body care, facial care, dental care, and hair care products.  They have a huge and varied array of vegan food items, such as refrigerated vegan foods, frozen vegan foods, vegan sweets, vegan cheesy foods, snacks, energy bars, and even gluten-free products. 
Cosmo's also has home products, paper goods, dog and cat products, books and other media.