Vegan in San Diego supports all things vegan in San Diego County in an effort to facilitate mindful and compassionate choices, foster a collaborative community and advocate against exploitation and oppression.
Founded in 2015, we are dedicated to facilitating mindful, compassionate lifestyle choices through a plant-based diet and vegan philosophy. We host a list and map of San Diego County’s vegan options in an effort to make it easier for residents and visitors to make compassionate choices. We work to foster a collaborative community by hosting and promoting nearby vegan events/meet-ups, highlighting vegan businesses throughout the county, sharing local vegan news, and supporting an interactive network through social media. Our theory is that supporting and promoting vegan businesses in our area ensures their longevity (yay for us!), and encourages more vegan businesses to open locally (more yay!).
The vegan lifestyle is motivated by a philosophy that rejects the commodification of other beings. Vegan in San Diego stands against exploitation and oppression. Veganism encourages people to be mindful about how their choices affect others and encourages decisions that do less harm to animals, people and the planet.
This service was launched in February 2015 with this website, followed by the Instagram page @veganinsandiego and accompanying hashtag: #veganinsandiego. Both serve as a digital menu of all of San Diego’s vegan options — submitted by YOU.
We exist to help you find everything vegan in San Diego county, including events and services (like doctors, apparel and other vegans for hire). If you have a vegan business or offer vegan services, please reach out to us! Planning a vegan-related event? We’d love to spread the word for you (or help, if you need).
Drop us a line! We’d love to hear from you. We can be reached in several ways:
Vegan In San Diego
P.O. Box 711946
Santee, CA 92072
Carly M. — Carly founded Vegan In San Diego in February 2015 to help the San Diego vegan community find vegan options, and create a greater sense of community. Carly uses her background in Communications and her degree in Journalism to research and report on local vegan news. She has been vegan since December 2013, and vegetarian since November 2008.
Kelly B. — Kelly is a San Diego based freelance food writer, photographer, and pizza nerd. Her work has appeared in Serious Eats, Blackboard Eats, Edible OC, Pizza Today, LAist and elsewhere. She is known for her descriptive honesty and has served multiple stints as a vegan food festival judge.
Josh M. — Josh is the Vegan In San Diego team’s official photographer. He enjoys capturing and retouching vegan food photos. Josh went vegan in January 2015, after about two years as a vegetarian.
Dustin & Joana H. — Dustin and Joana are the duo behind @halnez_foodness, a San Diego based vegan couple who have been vegan since June of 2015. They enjoy exploring San Diego food scene through their relatively new vegan lenses, as well as veganizing their childhood favorite foods.
Dash Eye — Dash is a San Diego based reggae DJ who has been spinning with the Tribe of Kings since 1998. Dash has been vegan since 1999 and graduated from the Vegan Lifestyle Coach from Main Street Vegan Academy in April 2017. You can catch Dash Eye at his weekly and monthly events, find him weekly on Dash-A-Fire Podcast: Reggae and Vegan Lifestyle, and download any of his many mixes featuring artists such as Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Marlon Asher, Ray Darwin, Courtney John, J Boog and others.