The Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) in central North Carolina has organized a Thanksgiving feast at an area restaurant since 1993. Our event has become so popular that we believe we've hosted the largest vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving in the country for the last 11 years!
Our 2014 Thanksgiving Day feast will be held at Cafe Parizade in Durham; this will be our 16th consecutive Thanksgiving at this restaurant. Parizade has a gourmet flair for fresh ingredients with Mediterranean influences. Executive Chef Robert Adams has a well-deserved very strong reputation among peers and the dining public, and has proven over and over for us his passion for creating fabulous vegan dishes at Thanksgiving.
We will also have a pre-Thanksgiving feast at Irregardless Cafe in Raleigh on Monday, November 24, 6-9 pm. When Irregardless was opened in February 1975 by Chef Arthur Gordon, the area's longest established chef, it was Raleigh's first vegetarian restaurant. It no longer is all vegetarian, but features a number of tasty vegan dishes on its menu. Before we moved our huge event to Cafe Parizade, we had Thanksgiving at Irregardless in 1997 and 1998.
The FAQ has more information about our feasts.
- Prepayment required; payments are non-refundable
- Prices are the same for each feast:
- TVS Members: $27
- Non-Members: $30
- Children 5-10: $8
- Children under 5: free
As in previous years, we will be having a generous raffle at Cafe Parizade, with prizes ranging from gift certificates from area businesses to cases of whole food products, books, performing arts tickets, and much more. The raffle will begin around 3:30 pm. At our pre-Thanksgiving feast at Irregardless Cafe, we will have a small raffle that will begin around 7:30 or 8:00 pm.
We will sell raffle tickets with reservations. You will be able to pay for your raffle tickets when you make your reservation, and get your physical tickets at the event. We'll also sell tickets on the day of the event (cash only).