Upcoming Vegan Events

by Dianne Wenz

Dianne Wenz Veggiegirl.jpg

Fall is a good time to be vegan in Montclair, but you don’t need to follow a plant-based diet to enjoy the upcoming events this season.


Celebrate Vegan Day

Saturday September 21st, Noon to 4:00

Williams Sonoma

630 Valley Road, Upper Montclair

Due to the amazing turnout at the first vegan celebration, Williams Sonoma is expanding and bringing more notable local vegans to celebrate this wonderful lifestyle! Vegan or not, there will be something for everyone including; giveaways, discounts, demonstrations, and LOT'S of fabulous plant based food!

Local Vegan Chef Sally Owens will be doing food demos, Miss Nicky will be passing out her delicious gluten-free cookies and Abe from PositiviTea will be making smoothies.  Vegan Health and Lifestyle Coach Dianne Wenz (that’s me!) will also be on hand with food samples.


Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore Book Signing

Sunday, September 29th, 1:00pm

Watchung Book Sellers

54 Fairfield Avenue, Montclair

Come meet Laura Theodore from the PBS cooking show Jazzy Vegetarian! Laura will be joining us on Sunday, September 9th for a talk and book signing at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair. Copies of her newest book Jazzy Vegetarian Classics will be available for purchase. 

Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian, is a popular vegan chef, television personality, radio host, award-winning singer and compassionate cookbook author. She is the creator of the Jazzy Vegetarian, and author of Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious and Jazzy Vegetarian Classics. Laura is presently the on-camera host and co-producer of the Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show on national Public Television. She is also the host of the Jazzy Vegetarian radio show on Blog Talk Radio. (By the way, I will be on Laura’s radio show this Wednesday at 1:00!)


Meatless Thanksgiving Cooking Class

November 5 & 12, 7:00pm

Adult School of Montclair

100 Chestnut Street, Montclair

For whatever reason -- health, love of animals or concern for the environment -- more people are eating meatless these days, and chances are there will be a vegan or vegetarian at your table this year. This two-part course will show you how to make delicious meat- and dairy-free dishes that will please everyone this Thanksgiving, from appetizers to desserts.

I’ll be teaching this class with Jenna from Good Good Things. Register on the Adult School’s website.


Vegan Holiday Baking Cooking Class

December 3, 7:00pm

Adult School of Montclair

100 Chestnut Street, Montclair

Think it's impossible to bake delicious holiday treats without dairy and eggs? Think again! Learn the secrets of creating treats like mouthwatering cookies, brownies and bars without eggs, milk or butter. All treats are suitable for serving to guests or giving as holiday gifts.

I’ll be teaching this class with Jenna from Good Good Things. Register on the Adult School’s website.