Nestled between lakes Mendota and Monona in South Central Wisconsin, Madison boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita in the nation. While many of these claim to offer vegetarian options, many of them are simply being dishonest. We'll help you sort those out. This website is one of many VegCity sites serving as a one stop comprehensive vegetarian and vegan dining guide. (Please see the Resources section for other cities.) We also have listings for housing and grocers in the area that are veg friendly, and lists of local vegetarian and animal rights organizations.

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May 21, 2016- VeganFest returns to Madison June 18.

May 05, 2015- Mad City Vegan Fest is June 27.

June 07, 2014- Mad City Vegan Fest is today.

March 12, 2014- The Cheese Factory in Wisconsin Dells is all vegan now! Dobra Tea has closed.

April 09, 2013- The Dandelion Vegetarian Food Cart has closed.

May 12, 2012- VeganFest returns to Madison June 9.
We should be caught up now on updates

May 14, 2011- Madison is getting its own vegan festival! June 19 at Goodman Community Center.
The Dandelion Food cart is back!

January 03, 2010- Madison gets a new vegetarian restaurant! The Green Owl Cafe has opened.

March 07, 2009- Anandas in Wisconsin Dells has closed. There's a vegan choclatier in Madison

October 18, 2008- Caspian Cafe has closed, the owners retired.

September 12, 2008- If you don't see your review/addition up within a week please resend it.

April 26, 2008- Started updating this site again. There's an active vegetarian meetup group now (with some excellent meetings at local restaurants.) Sadly, Country Life Restaurant has closed due to a zoning issue.

Local Vegan and Vegetarian Social Groups

Looking for more vegans in the area? Come help build a community. Click on the links below to join and vote for a venue.

Madison Area Vegetarian Meetup Group

Madison Vegan/Vegetarian Gathering on Zanby

VegMadison Email Listserv

As part of our goal to build and support a thriving Veg community, we set up an email listserv. Announcements about upcoming events in the community will be posted on the list. These events include the various meetups, speakers, activist events (protests and demonstrations), potlucks, and much more.  Enter your email address below to join.

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