There’s never been a better time to try vegan. The inaugural Newton Vegan Chef Challenge kicked off on May 1st. Local chefs have been competing for the dining public’s 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 about two weeks left, until May 31st, 2024. 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 31st on the Newton Vegan Chef Challenge website.

Eighteen local businesses and chefs have signed up and are offering incredible vegan options this

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

In early June, you’ll be invited to attend our Awards Ceremony, where winning dishes and chefs will be
celebrated. For Challenge updates, please visit the Vegan Chef Challenge website.

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

The Vegan Chef Challenge 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

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