SuperVegan is made for vegans, by vegans.
We'd been frustrated time and again by sites catering to "vegetarians" - full of cheese recipes and "I eat fish, but..." We wanted to make a website we would actually use. There are a lot of wonderful vegan sites on the web but many are very specialized, or part-time labors of love. No one site had it all. We set out to make the missing super vegan website.
SuperVegan is independently owned and operated. We're based in New York City, and there is a big local bias to our coverage and listings. This may change over time, but for now, our goal is to do New York City right rather than risk spreading ourselves too thin.
We made this site for us, but we also made it for you, and we'd love to hear from you - what do you like and dislike? What did we screw up? What did we get right? What new features would you like to see on the site?
These are the people who make SuperVegan tick on at least a semi-regular basis.
Jason Das, Founder and Publisher
For a list of everyone who's ever written for us, see the archive page.
Jason is a co-founder of SuperVegan. He is responsible for most of the design and front-end code on the site, and more than a little of the content. Along with Deborah Diamant, Jason is a co-founder and co-organizer of Vegan Drinks.
Jason is also a freelance web developer and an artist in various capacities. You can keep tabs on his various rackets at JasonDas.com.
Once upon a Vegan Drinks, Sam swung a homemade peanut butter cup on a string in front of Olivia, repeating, "You're getting very hungry. You need a peanut butter cup. You will invite Sam to write for SuperVegan." And that's almost kind of sort of how Sam got to blogging for SuperVegan.
Before that fateful day, Sam blogged on her lonesome at Sam's Vegan Diner, where she occasionally posts something trivial.
Deborah is a proud member of the Still Awesome After Thirty Crowd. She rides a
20-year-old ten-speed bike Surly Steamroller and an Orbea (not at the same time), plays records, goes to shows, and keeps it vegan. She recently graduated from law school, where she co-chaired her school's chapters of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and National Lawyers Guild. She is now an attorney admitted to practice in NY and NJ. She spends her days advocating for low income tenants' rights at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and spends her nights in meeting after meeting after meeting with rad social justice types. (Prior to law school, Deborah went to art school to study painting, cobbled together a Master's thesis about artists' organizing tactics during the Vietnam era, and spent nearly a decade working for a national women's health non-profit organization.)
Deborah is a co-founder of Vegan Drinks and is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild's NYC chapter and reminds all AR activists to give a call to the Green Scare Hotline if the need ever arises.
I'm a computer programmer, band photographer, and entertainment writer from New York City. An intolerable hippie and insufferable vegan to most of my friends, I'll get involved in any cause that helps our environment or its inhabitants. I've been a vegan for 14 years now and am often reluctant to leave NYC for fear of starving. I recently became an anti-whaling pirate with the Sea Shepherd group, and if I could become a pirate to help cats too I would.
I also put up a donations page, if anyone wants to help me pay for plane tickets to my next Sea Shepherd campaign.
Patrick writes about food and restaurants for SuperVegan. He is an accomplished vegan cook and widely-regarded expert of New York City's vegetarian restaurants (by his friends) - his March '06 article in Satya magazine profiling some of the city's best veggie bets is still widely referenced and proudly displayed by restaurants in their windows.
Since tagging along with his college activist sister at the age of 12 to campaign against sweatshops, Patrick has organized scores of rallies, trainings, and conferences in the animal rights, human rights, and environmental movements.
When not writing for SuperVegan (or eating, cooking, or sleeping), he works to fight animal cruelty as the New York state director for The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization.
In his prior lives, he worked at a corporate PR firm where he handled media for the City of New York's animal rescue efforts through the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and the Chinatown neighborhood through The September 11th Fund's "Explore Chinatown" campaign, and was the executive director of the Student Animal Rights Alliance, a field organizer for Amnesty International, and a media assistant for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
He has also served as a lead organizer for the Animal Defense League and Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, student-area coordinator for Amnesty International, and youth advisory board member of the Center for Environmental Citizenship (now part of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund).
Patrick firmly believes a meal is not complete unless it has at least three courses.
Hi, I'm Andrea and I just can't get on board with the whole "write your bio in third person" thing. I'm writing it. You know I'm writing it. So why should I refer to myself as "she?" It's creepy in a way I'm just not comfortable with. Something else that doesn't sit well is my mom's insistence that my vegetarianism was inspired by the 1991 Billy Crystal/Norman The Cow vehicle City Slickers. If anything, that movie helped solidify my theory (at the tender age of 14) that middle-aged men aren't funny, that I should avoid, if at all possible, ever becoming one and that Jake Gyllenhaal is nice to look at in the face. I've cultivated two out of the three beliefs and am currently a single Vegan lady with occasional (read: constant) authority issues and a silver Prius. Hey fellas! Find out more about Andrea at ihateselfpromotion.com --see, that was weird.
Additional Credit and Thanks
We're grateful for the start-up support provided by Lantern Books, and for the efforts of founders Olivia Lane and Laura Leslie.
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