San Diego Resources & Meetups

PlantDiego - San Diego's Plant-Based Support Group

Tracy Childs & Team

VeganDiego! (PDF) — Mike Weinberg
Great vegan resource that's updated on a regular basis - 100% Vegan Eateries, Catering, Classes, Businesses, Organizations, News & Updates!

Vegan in San Diego - Carly Morales 

San Diego Food and Restaurant Guides 

(Including Chef Gina's handy Guide to Vegan Substitutions)

San Diego Ladies Vegan Cooking Club — Stacy Patel

San Diego Vegans — Jared Meyer

San Diego Dining Guide - Last Chance for Animals

Optimum Health Institute (OHI)

Facebook Groups

PlantDiego Social - San Diego & Health Topics - Tracy Childs 

East County Vegans 

North County Vegans 

San Diego Raw Vegans 

Stay Healthy San Diego

San Diego Vegans 

South County Vegans 

Recommended Products/Meal Prep

Plant Based Meals

(San Diego's Whole Food, Plant Based meal delivery - Enter VEGAPPEAL at checkout and receive 15% off your first order!)

Protective Diet Plant-Based Broth Mix

Cuisinart 11-Cup Food Processor 

Vita Mix Blender/Food Processor

Omega 8006 Slow-Speed Juicer

Recommended Books/Ebooks/Guides

Veg-Appeal's Food Camp E-Book Guides by Tracy Childs and Jennifer Nemeth

The Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness by David Kater (recipes by Veg-Appeal's Tracy Childs & David Kater)

Vegan Starter Kit by Dr. Neal Barnard

Your Body in Balance by Dr. Neal Barnard (about hormones)

Vegan Under Pressure (Instant Pot)

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

The Evidence Based Eating Guide by Dr. Michael Greger (FREE ebook download)

How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts

How Not to Diet  by Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts

Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The End of Diabetes by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall

The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell

21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Dr. Neal Barnard

The Pleasure Trap by Douglas Lisle, PhD 

Food Over Medicine by Pamela Popper, ND

Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner

The Cancer Survivors Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back by Dr. Neal Barnard

My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselystyn

Yoga's Path to Weight Loss by Kathleen Kastner

The Food Revolution by John Robbins

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and in Life by Brendan Brazier

Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll

The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World


Veg-Appeal's Food Camp E-Book Guides by Tracy Childs and Jennifer Nemeth

SoCal LoCal Recipe eBook FREE from the PlantDiego Team

How Not to Die Cookbook by Robin Robertson and Michael Greger, M.D. 

Forks Over Knives The Cookbook: Over 300 recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe and Isa Chandra Moskowitz

How Not to Die Cookbook by Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts 

Happy Herbivore by Lindsay Nixon

Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes by Dreena Burton

The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook: Cook Once, Eat All Week with Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes by Del Sroufe

Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook by Ellen Jaffe Jones

On-line Recipes/Programs


Soul in the Raw

The Protective Diet 

Straight Up Food


Engine 2 Diet

Plant Powered Kitchen

Plant Based on a Budget

Fat Free Vegan


(all WFPB, some free recipes, paid membership also available)

Forks over Knives


(all WFPB, some free recipes, paid membership also available)

Documentaries (most also on Netflix)

Game Changers

Forks Over Knives


Plant Pure Nation

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead


Food, Inc.

Food Matters

What the Health

Eating You Alive 

Helpful Websites - sign up for updates!

Happy Herbivore

Forks Over Knives

Engine 2 Diet

Plant Based Dietitian

How to cook without eggs, milk and butter

The Vegan Lab: A Guide to Vegan Substitutions

Follow on Facebook


Food for Life San Diego


Dr. Joel Kahn

Dr. Garth Davis

Dr. John McDougall

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

Dr. Neal Barnard

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Kathy Freston

Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Rich Roll

Forks over Knives

Chef AJ

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