DŌVeS hosts their monthly vegan potluck lunches on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 12pm till 2pm, at ‘The Apartment’ at 35 Dowling Street in the inner city. *
The aim of these gatherings is to enjoy delicious vegan food with like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome at our potlucks - vegans and non-vegans alike - just as long as you are interested in and/or supportive of veganism, and any food you bring along is vegan. So feel free to invite your friends and family. Children are most welcome too.
Note: A koha (gold coin) is very much appreciated to help cover the cost of the venue, plus our other expenses!!!
Please bring a vegan dish to share. If you’re unsure what to bring, you can check out some of these websites for some very easy, affordable vegan recipes...
Camper Van Kitchen: www.facebook.com/vegansontheroad/
Cheap Lazy Vegan: www.thecheaplazyvegan.com/
The Buddhist Chef: www.thebuddhistchef.com/recipes/
Cooking With Plants: https://cookingwithplants.com/
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken: https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/recipes/
Loving It Vegan: https://lovingitvegan.com/
The Happy Pear: https://thehappypear.ie/our-recipes/
There are plenty of other good websites too. But vegan food doesn't have to be fancy. It can be as simple as tossing together a fresh fruit salad or a green salad, or bringing a bowl of hummus, with chips or a platter of crunchy vegetables for dipping.
If you are bringing food you've made yourself, we encourage you to bring a small piece of paper with a list of ingredients on it. Something about the size of a playing card would be perfect. This can help people with allergies to make informed decisions about what they are comfortable eating. It also allows people to learn new recipe ideas. (If you forget, we will have some post it notes you can use.)
The shared food is what makes these events great, so please do bring a dish if you can. But if you're genuinely unable to, you can still come along. Your company is what's important.
See you there! :-)
COVID19: This gathering will take place under the green, orange, and red traffic lights. Vaccine passes are not required, so if we are in red, the event is capped at 25 people. Masks must be worn except for when you are actually eating and drinking.
Note 1: Veganism is a social justice movement which has respect for non-human animals at it's core. We also acknowledge the environmental and human rights benefits of veganism, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
As much as is possible and practicable, vegans avoid ALL forms of animal exploitation. We avoid all animal-derived foods, and foods which contain these things as ingredients: even in small quantities. This includes foods derived from organic, free range, or wild animals.
To find out more about veganism and what foods are and aren't vegan, check out the 'About Veganism' page on our website: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/veganism.html
Note 2: If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements (other than being vegan) please let one of the DŌVeS organisers know at the gathering, or beforehand. DŌVeS is always more than happy to help people identify which dishes are suited to your needs, and which ones aren't.
Note 3: To find out when the next potluck is happening (and more!) join the DŌVeS email list here: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/contact.html
* See the DŌVeS website for a map of how to find The Apartment: http://dovesnz.weebly.com/monthly-potlucks.html