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There’s never been a better time to try vegan. The Inaugural Newton Vegan Chef Challenge kicks off on May 1. Local chefs will be competing for your votes with creative and delicious plant-based menu options. Veganism is on the rise, and you’re invited to see why.

It’s Easy to Participate

GO! You have one month—from May 1 to May 31. Go to the Newton Vegan Chef Challenge website to see the list of participating restaurants and menu items.

EAT! Sample the unique vegan dishes being offered by your favorite local restaurants.

VOTE! Vote for your favorites either at the restaurants or by May 31 on the Newton Vegan Chef Challenge website.

There are currently 14 businesses participating in the challenge and more are expected to join soon:

  • Ward 4
  • Inna’s Kitchen
  • Sweet Tomatoes Pizza
  • Thistle & Leek
  • Johnny’s Luncheonette
  • Farmstead Table
  • Tommy Doyle’s
  • Baramor
  • MIDA Newton
  • O’Hara’s
  • Paddy’s
  • House of Tandoor
  • Olivia’s Bistro
  • Che! Empanada
  • Farm Grill & Rotisserie
  • Sandwich Works

Winning dishes will be announced in early June. For Challenge updates, please visit the Newton Vegan Chef Challenge website.

10 Weeks to Vegan: Feel Great About What’s on Your Plate

The Vegan Chef Challenge also invites diners to experience the many benefits of a plant-based diet by signing up for the free 10 Weeks to Vegan program. This guided challenge gives participants everything they need to get started with eating vegan. Each week, participants learn to replace one animal product with a vegan version, while receiving nutritional tips, product recommendations, and recipes. To learn more, please visit:

The Vegan Chef Challenge is hosted by Vegan Outreach, an international, nonprofit organization aiming to reduce animal suffering by promoting a vegan lifestyle through education and making vegan options more accessible.