MARTY'S V BURGER
The goal of Marty's V Burger is to bring reasonably priced food to as many people as possible, while continuing to open minds and palates about how incredible vegan food is. Their signature burgers, mac and cheese, drumstix, crabby patties have been pleasing palates around NYC. Known for succulent, delicious and comforting food, Marty's Burgers have received high praise from both vegans and non-vegans. They just opened their first location at 134 E 27th Street in Manhattan.
Chef Rootsie of Veggie Grub welcomes you to the Veggie Grub Experience! Veggie Grub is a New York based vegan catering company that also offers culinary classes and restaurant consulting. Chef Rootsie is the Mastermind behind the Veggie Grub experience. She has developed a concept of making the vegan version of familiar meals that are traditionally made with meat. Popular items include vegan shrimp gumbo, vegan chick'un salad wraps, popcorn tofu fried chick'un, and her 2017 award winning, “Shaka-Zulus Cheezy Feet Mac and Cheese.”
NY FARM ANIMAL SAVE
Vigils and Advocacy
NY Farm Animal Save (NYFAS) is a sister organization of Toronto Pig Save. They hold peaceful vigils to bear witness to the suffering of animals in NYC and the Hudson Valley area. They seek to educate the public through bearing witness, community outreach and education where the main issues are the suffering of animals, animal experimentation, human health and environmental well-being. They can be found online at www.nyfarmanimalsave.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYFarmAnimalSave/
Miriam Chisholm, the founder of NY Farm Animal Save, will be speaking on the main stage at the Veggie Pride Parade 2019. For a full lineup of speakers, click here.
Volunteer Service Group
Animal Connection is a website to connect to animal sanctuaries offering various opportunities such as local volunteering, live in volunteering, paid opportunities and touring. They also host trips to Animal Sanctuaries to support them and bring people to connect with animals. To learn more and to get involved, stop by their table at the event, or visit www.animalconnection.info.
BROOKLYN QUEENS ANIMAL SAVE
Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save bears witness to the animals awaiting to be slaughtered for food at live markets in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Their goal is to promote compassion for all living things, respect and appreciate their existence.
Founder Katerina Trabazo will be speaking at the 2019 Veggie Pride Parade on the Main Stage. For a full lineup click here.
COMPASSION OVER KILLING
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national nonprofit animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with an additional office in Los Angeles, CA. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all, both human and nonhuman. Since 1995, COK has served as an unwavering force bringing about positive changes for animals and thanks to many generous supporters, they have come a long way in their short history: starting as an all-volunteer high school club and evolving into a national voice for animals.
COK's Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach, Jess Carter, along with Outreach Manager Carissa Marks will both be doing cooking and herb planting demonstrations at Stage 2, as well as speaking at the Main Stage during the festivities.
RESPONSIBLE EATING AND LIVING (REAL)
Vegan Lifestyle and Education
Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) educates the public on how personal dietary and lifestyle decisions affect individual human health and the health of the planet. Education is provided through events, websites, print material, podcast and video programs regarding plant-based diets and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. The corporation's information benefits the general public, empowering people to make healthy, environmentally-friendly diet and lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.
Foughnuts is the first baked doughnut store in New York established in 2016 by entrepreneur Rebecca Romero. Together, she teamed up with Pastry Chef, Lisa Namio, to create a new impression on doughnuts. Baked, not fried in oil, with options that are vegan and gluten free. Each is handmade from scratch using natural ingredients. Flavors so unique, you won’t believe they’re vegan.
SNACKS OF SUBSTANCE
Vegan Protein Snacks
Snacks Of Substance creates snacks using only calories that count. Creating 100 calorie snacks from the ground up, they beat out the competition with our amount of protein, heft, and decadence. They only use plant-based ingredients because they believe that we’ll continue to do well as long as we do good.
Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut chain restaurants are newly opening around the world. It is an invitation to gourmet cuisine made with wholesome vegan ingredients, offering an accessible starting point for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet. Loving Hut is currently the fastest growing International vegan fast food chain in the world with branches in Milpitas, Palo Alto and San Francisco. Internationally, branches are currently open in Formosa (Taiwan), Au Lac (Vietnam), Singapore, Indonesia, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More branches will be opening in various locations all around the world in the coming months.
Lantern is your source for books on animal advocacy, veganism, religion, social justice, and family therapy. We publish books for all wanting to live with greater depth and commitment to the preservation of the natural world
CULTURE & ANIMALS FOUNDATION
Vegan Arts Foundation
CAF is an all-volunteer-run, non-profit organization whose mission is to support artists and scholars in advancing our understanding of and commitment to animals. By providing annual grants to scholars and artists, the Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) aims to appeal to individual intellect, creativity, and compassion, and build a deeper understanding of human–animal relationships and a greater respect for animal rights.
Vegetable Slut is a New York City based vegan rock n roll t-shirt and accessories line founded by vegan activist Kneel Cohn. All of their tshirts, totes, pins, patches and stickers are hand made using environmentally friendly materials, sweatshop free and completely vegan. The purpose of our gear is to send out a vital animal rights message in a fun, cool, and unique way. A portion of our proceeds are always donated to animal advocacy groups. Rock on!
PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)
Advocacy and Education
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. The organization works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
Political Action Group
NYCLASS is a NYC based political action and animal rights non-profit organization dedicated to ending the abuse of New York City's carriage horses, enacting animal rights legislation into law, promoting policies and laws that provide plant-based food in schools and hospitals, improving the city animal shelters, and electing pro-animal candidates to office. NYCLASS is committed to fighting for all animals by working on New York City and State legislation and embracing grassroots efforts to educate and activate the public. Visit www.NYCLASS.org
VEGAN JUSTICE LEAGUE
The Vegan Justice League is working hard to bring the free market to US farm policy. VJL is raising money to hire a squad of lobbyists to convince Congress to stop giving incentives to the livestock industry with unfair subsidies. Many people think we're taking a stand against animal agriculture by 'voting with our dollars.' Meanwhile, our government undermines our efforts by subsidizing animal ag corporations with our tax dollars. So, despite our veganism, more animals die, and meat and cheese surpluses build up in federal storage lockers. It's unjust and it's wasteful. This is why VJL is mobilizing. We are recruiting monthly donor members to fund lobbyists in DC to give vegans -and the animals in our food system- a voice at the political table. After all, when you're not at the table, you're on the menu - some of us quite literally. Join VJL in bringing justice to farm policy, so that when we vote against animal agriculture with our consumer dollars, those votes count. www.VeganJusticeLeague.com. Become a monthly donor member for as little as $7.50 a month.
US Political Party
The Humane Party is America's first political party that is committed to rights for all animals—not just the human kind—, full realization of an ecosystem-neutral, sustainably prosperous economy, and running only candidates who have committed to humane values both personally and politically. We expect to run another U.S. Presidential candidate in 2020, along with candidates in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. We will also run candidates for state governor and state legislature offices. And we need volunteers nationwide right now! The Humane Party 's "Thunder Fund" is the sponsoring organization of the 2018 Veggie Pride Parade.
Advocacy and Education
Fish Feel is the first organization devoted to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and compassion. It primarily serves to help educate the public as to why these animals are deserving of our admiration and appreciation, the immense problems caused by the exploitation of them, and how we can help them. Fish Feel is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Founder Mary Finelli will be making a speech on the main stage of the Veggie Pride Parade festival in Union Square Park.
ALLIANCE TO END CHICKENS AS KAPOROS
Advocacy and Education
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is an association of groups and individuals who seek to replace the use of chickens in Kaporos ceremonies with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement. The Alliance does not oppose Kaporos per se, only the cruel and unnecessary use of chickens in the custom. AECK has been organizing protests at Kaporos sites yearly since its formation in 2010 and has used various tactics including illuminated billboard truck with loudspeaker, billboard in Times Square, open letter to Mayor deBlasio in the NY Times, and community outreach. AECK filed a lawsuit against the city to demand enforcement of 15 laws broken by this bloody practice.
Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, located in the mid Hudson Valley, is home to more than 100 rescued farmed animals. We restore them to health and provide them with a lifelong home where they can live as they were meant to, surrounded by love for the rest of their lives. In doing so, we hope to raise awareness about the plight of animals raised for food and the benefits of a vegan diet for the animals, human health, and the environment. We are dedicated to spreading compassion and respect for all living beings.
Indian Fusion Vegan
V-Roll introduces the famous Indian khati roll into the world of vegan cuisine. With three tasty plant-based variations of traditional beef, chicken and keema khati rolls, V-Roll packs the heat into one warm and flakey flatbread. V-Roll delivers satisfaction at the expense of no animals, because that's just how we roll.
JOHANNA’S RAW FOOD & THE NEW GREEN DEALS
Plant Powered Protein Power
The New Green Deals
MAH WAH VEGETARIAN MARKET
Mah Wah Vegetarian Market is New York's largest frozen vegan distributor of alternative meat. Come stop by their table at the Veggie Pride Parade's post parade expo to try some delicious, unique vegan food samples!
VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE
Stop by the Veggie Pride Parade table and find out how you can get involved for next year! Also, bring your own Clothing Items and see "the Veganater" Nate Hill with Las Vegan Life and have your item 'stamped' with our logo or the V for vegan!
REACHING OUT FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS (ROAR)
Entertainment and Outreach
ROAR! works to inspire people through leafleting, public speaking, singing, networking, performing, maintaining an e-newsletter, designing and distributing vegan t-shirts and producing a weekly TV show, episodes of which can be seen by signing up for their e-newsletter. ROAR! acknowledges the unity of ALL life and believes in the changeless law of constant change, the wisdom of the heart and the power of truth – to bring about a vegan, egalitarian, communally shared, joyful, just, peaceful and loving world.
Moringa Food Brand
Kuli Kuli is the largest moringa brand in the US. Moringa is a tree with leaves that provide powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. It is grown abundantly in the tropics, and is known in ancient cultures as the "Tree of Life." Kuli Kuli sources only the highest quality, most nutritious moringa through direct relationships with family farmers and women’s cooperatives around the world.
HIP HOP IS GREEN
Hip Hop is Green is a pioneering movement led by a team of artists and performers that use the power and influence of Hip Hop to speak to youth and spark positive changes in their lives. They provide powerful, life changing programs for underserved, low income urban youth and their families. They are on the vanguard of the new trend of people open to health, wellness and discovering new products. Hip Hop is Green has worked with several plant based brands to introduce new communities to plant based food, and to date they have served over 7,000 plant based meals to urban youth and families and established chapters all over the US and London. They are the pioneers in this new Green Age of Hip Hop and they make being healthy cool to youth people and families.
Several volunteers with the organization will be performing on the main stage at the 2109 Veggie Pride Parade including TK “The Vegan Rapper.” The NYC chapter founder, “Doc G” will be speaking on the main stage.
SUPREME MASTER TELEVISION
Supreme Master Television airs constructive and inspiring multicultural programs that cover a large variety of topics and foster a greener, healthier and more compassionate modern lifestyle.
VEGAN FUTURE NOW
Education and Outreach
Vegan Future Now is a grassroots organization dedicated to vegan education, advocacy, and outreach. We do not believe that non-human animals are the property of human-beings; nor do we believe that humans have the right to enslave, abuse, or commodify animals, or to exploit them for food, clothing, experimentation, or entertainment. Vegan Future Now was founded in 2014 by animal rights activist, Eric Walton.
Bunny Treats is a Brooklyn "sweets and eat's" small company. They are 100% vegan and use only organic sugars in our sweets. It is their mission to show the world that vegan versions of the treats they love can be just as delicious, but be healthier and cruelty free.
VSpot Organic is located at 12 St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan. The Brooklyn start-up came into existence to fill the vegan void in Park Slope’s restaurant community, and quickly built a loyal following by offering locally sourced Latin-vegan cuisine. 10 years later, VSpot expanded into Manhattan’s Lower East Side with its second location.
VSpot is the Official Afterparty sponsor of the Veggie Pride Parade, with dinner and dancing starting at 7:45 p.m. on April 14. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased Here!
VIVA VEGIE SOCIETY
Publishing and Outreach
VivaVegie Society [501(c)3] is a New York City-based vegan advocacy organization, founded by Pamela Rice, the author of 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian. Founded in 1991, the group began by engaging in creative street outreach, later branching out into numerous publishing projects, including a groundbreaking magazine, The VivaVine. In 1999, the group opened the Vegetarian Center of NYC, keeping it running for over 15 years. In 2008 the group brought the then European-based Veggie Pride Parade to North America, coordinating the event for 10 consecutive years. As of 2018, the group plans to start an interactive YouTube channel, concentrating on exposing subsidies to the meat industry in its many forms.
Outreach, Organization and Education
The Humane League’s mission is to reduce the suffering of as many animals as possible, as effectively as possible. They work to reform the way farm animals are treated while also inspiring people to make more compassionate food choices. Their strategy includes hard-hitting corporate campaigns and wide-ranging outreach and education programs, supported by an extensive network of organizations, activists and supporters around the world. In the US, they have on-the-ground organizers in major cities across the country. These grassroots staff build and strengthen local communities of changemakers that support their work and spread their message, amplifying their ability to create meaningful change for farm animals.
YOUTH BUDDHISM COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (YBC NY)
Lifestyle and Education
Youth Buddhism Communications Center was established in 1984 in New York City. The organization focuses on spreading Buddhist teachings of Compassion and Wisdom. The center is opened daily and is staffed by volunteers who are predominantly vegans. Y.B.C.I. hosts a vegan dinner every year dating back to 1993, to support the vegan living style. Y.B.C.I embraces the belief the "Freedom to All Beings" begins at the dinning table. The all-vegan dinner encourages and reminds people to think of life beyond humans and to spare the lives of other creatures who are usually sacrificed. Since 2000, over 1,000 guests attended the banquet each year. Proclaiming a Vegan Day encourages mankind to continue the faith of " Freedom to All Beings" in this world and have a greater respect for life. The center also set up a website www.greencompassion.US to provide the information about veggie diet and living with bilingual options (English and Chinese).
Lifestyle and Education
Jewish Veg encourages and helps Jewish people to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment.
DAVID GREENE MEETUP GROUP
Lifestyle and Education
With over 13K members, David Greene's Vegan meetup is a great way to connect with other like-minded people in NYC. Come make friends, meet David and his group and get connected at the Veggie Pride Parade!
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
Publications, Education and Outreach
Vegetarian Resource Group has been advocating a vegan lifestyle from before the word "vegan" was even made popular. For 35 years they have been sharing recipes and nutrition information dedicated to educating the public on the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to their publications, they hold cooking classes, provide college scholarships, organize vegan restaurant guides and family meal planning. For a full list of their resources visit www.vrg.org.
DIRECT ACTION EVERYWHERE (DxE)
Activism and Community Building
Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is an international grassroots network of animal rights activists seeking to shift societal and political institutions to achieve liberation for non-human animals through the enactment of legislation that recognizes and protects their personhood. Activists organize under DxE’s platform to erect a movement that transforms individuals into agents of change by engaging in nonviolent direct action and community building events.
Protest and Activism
The Animals' Battalion is NYC based grassroots animal rights organization. With the sole focus of advocating for the rights, interests and well being of all animals, the Animals' Battalion participates in every area of animal protection- education, outreach, protest, legal activism and rescue across a variety of issues.
"I hold the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man, from the cruelty of man." -Mahatma Gandhi
UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS
Education and Activism
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. They hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. They seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. They provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore.
Founder Karen Davis will be speaking on the main stage of the 2019 Veggie Pride Parade.
VOTERS FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS (VFAR)
Education and Political Action
VFAR (formerly Empire State Voters) helps elect candidates who support animal protection, lobbies for stronger laws to stop animal cruelty, and holds elected officials accountable to humane voters.
Executive Director Allie Taylor will be speaking on the main stage of the 2019 Veggie Pride Parade.