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Breaking News: Vegan Pizza

After working with Vegan Outreach, two pizzerias are experimenting with vegan cheese!

Lala’s Wine Bar + Pizzeria

This week, popular Denver pizzeria Lala’s Wine Bar + Pizzeria added Daiya vegan cheese to their menu. And in even bigger pizza news, regional pizza chain WisePies Pizza & Salad is now testing out vegan cheese at their Tempe, Arizona, location!

WisePies Now Testing Vegan Cheese

The demand for vegan cheese options in pizza restaurants is growing, and we’re excited to be a part of the movement!


Joe Coleman: The Vegan Monk

Meet Joe Coleman—“The Vegan Monk”—a contemplative professional bodybuilder who’s defying pro-athlete stereotypes. Read his interview with VO Community Engagement and Events Manager Roxanne Hill to learn about his journey to veganism.

Joe Coleman: The Vegan Monk


April Giveaway: Meatless Book

Hats off to our friend Kristie Middleton, Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society of the United States. She just released her first book, Meatless, and we’ve got the inside scoop—plus a giveaway!

April Giveaway: Meatless Book


Lea Bars

If you were impressed with Wendy Gabbe Day’s kid-friendly pudding and smoothie recipes, you’re going to want to check out her easy and nutritious homemade snack bars!

Lea Bars


Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake

Vegan pizza—casserole-style! Get Gena Hamshaw’s recipe.

Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake
Photo: © Gena Hamshaw / The Full Helping


Recent Feedback

Lana, Alex, Sharon, and Margaret with UVM mascot
Above (from left) is VO New England Outreach Coordinator Lana Smithson with volunteers Alex Bonfiglio, Sharon MacNair, and Margaret Arzon.

Steady rain and snow all day at the University of Vermont didn’t stop a great group of volunteers from giving a voice to animals. Alex Bonfiglio is starting a veg group on campus and today she heard from a bunch of students interested in joining. Margaret Arzon is a grad student who helped for the second time (first time was last semester). Sharon MacNair has been active for years with a group called Green Mountain Animal Defenders. Olivia Marelic [below, right] and Emma Schoeppner [below, left] came by between their classes to give leafleting a try.

Sharon told me her group has had volunteers in the past who mentioned they went veg after getting a leaflet on campus. Alex heard from someone who said he still has his leaflet from years ago and it’s helped him be vegan ever since.

I’m so thankful for these volunteers making it a really great day!

—Lana Smithson, VO New England Outreach Coordinator, 3/31/17

Emma, Alex, Lana, Sharon, and Olivia at UVM

Today I met DyJahashon [below], who is studying theater at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. After I gave him a Compassionate Athlete leaflet, he came back to tell me he’s going to start eating vegan. The leaflet from Vegan Outreach was the final push after he had seen a lot of people on Instagram who looked healthier by going vegan.

—Sean Hennessy, VO Greater Ohio Outreach Coordinator, 3/29/17

DyJahashon at BGSU


Upcoming Events

Gainesville Veg Fest • April 8 • Gainesville, FL
More info.

Santuario de Karuna • April 8 • Tijeras, NM
VO will be serving up vegan lasagna and ice cream for an informational, family-friendly event at Santuario de Karuna. Contact Victor Flores at for more info.

Indy VegFest • April 29 • Indianapolis, IN
More info.

Community Earth Day Fair • April 29 • Alamogordo, NM
More info.

Berkeley Vegan Earth Day • April 30 • Berkeley, CA
More info.

VegFest Los Angeles • April 30 • Encino, CA
More info.

More upcoming events.


Animals are individuals who have a value independent of their usefulness to others


Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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