Fresh ideas for your meals!

Potluck rules!

Vegan lasagnaWhile there are few vegetarian or vegan cooking classes offered outside Auckland – Timaru and Invercargill being the exceptions – shared potluck meals is another way of tasting new foods and swapping ideas. Most of the Vegetarian Society branches throughout NZ offer regular open potluck meals – invaluable ways of meeting friendly, like-minded foodies. Their useful site also includes a selection of recipes

Plus there’s the Vegan Society which has a facebook blog for vegans hunting for flats or flatmates looking for vegans.

Cooking classes:


Vegetarian cooking class 14 June 10am-12.30pm at TTEC. $15.

A resource from a Timaru-based vegetarian grocery shop with an online service as well.Stocks a range of vegetarian staples and supplements, including Textured Vegetable Protein, preserved fruit and veggies, ready to eat meals and desserts.

Book at & find more info here


Inv.VeganSocVegan cooking classes are run on Sundays 3-5pm by the local Seventh-day Adventist Church – themselves vegetarians but this is an open (non-religious) class – the focus is on promoting vegetarianism. All welcome.


The energetic Invercargill Vegan Society also hosts regular pot-luck dinners

For your copy of the Guide to Vegetarian Dining out in Aotearoa/New Zealand – where to find over 50 exclusively vegetarian cafes email $9.95 + postage $1.70.


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