SuperVegan Logo

As of October, 2013, SuperVegan is no longer under active development.
The site content remains online in the interest of history.

We are still active on Twitter:

To keep informed about future projects of SuperVegan, join the SuperVegan Projects mailing list:

The Amazing Instant New York City Vegan Restaurant Finder

Where?

 Either within
or 

How Vegan should the restaurant be?

(check all that apply)


Want more options? Try our mildly overwhelming advanced search page.

Search

 the entire site:

The End of SuperVegan as We Know It

Filed under: Obituaries SuperVegan

sv_ad_eatandgossip_150x300This is the last blog post on SuperVegan. Observant readers will have noticed that updates to the site have slowed considerably. At this point, officially hitting “eject” is the right thing to do, rather than pretending the tape is still playing.

Thanks to the wonderful people did work for the site over the years. While I own SuperVegan and named it, I was only one of several founders, and one of several dozen people who contributed.

Thanks to our readers, supporters, and fans. I know we helped a lot of people have a better vegan life, and that was always the point.

The web has changed a lot since SuperVegan launched February, 2006. And the vegan world has changed a lot in that time, too. SuperVegan never set out to make sense as a business (for better or worse), but instead prioritized providing information and resources for those committed to ethical veganism. We kept it up pretty well for a while.

I’m not closing SuperVegan because that work is done, but simply because my collaborators and I have got too many other things to do. Many of the problems we set out to solve in 2006 still exist. Many of the gaps we sought to fill remain unfilled. Hopefully by stepping aside, we’ll make it easier for other sites to be more active and do a better job providing information for vegans than we have been lately.

We’re keeping the vast majority of the old content up online, at least for a while. Because I’m a sentimental fool, sure, but also because keeping information available is the right thing to do. It’s always a bummer when content disappears from the web. We will, however, close comments on posts, and clearly label everything as archived/ossified.

It is entirely possible that future projects will occur under the aegis of SuperVegan. Some of them may resemble things we’ve done in the past. Some may be totally new territory. If you want to stay in the know, join the SuperVegan Projects mailing list.

We’ll keep our Twitter account going for now. People seem to like that, and it’s a small enough commitment.

Vegan Drinks NYC will continue under its own steam (though we’re taking the month of October off; the next event will be November 21).

Comments will be open on this post for a while, if you have anything to say about it.

Bye for now,
Jason

7 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Lisa

    on #

    You all will be missed! I’ve been following since SuperVegan first launched (7 years, really??) and am sad to see you go. I’d love some links to what you and your collaborators are up to in other corners of the web. Thanks for all you’ve done here, and take care.

  2. Comment by

    Dave

    on #

    SV has been one of the best things about vegan NYC. I truly admire all the amazing work you’ve done.

  3. Comment by

    JL

    on #

    I went vegan in 2010 – after eight years vegetarian – and this site was one of the firstI found when looking for ideas, support and restaurants (I lived in NY at the time). Thank you for the time and effort you put into providing a resource for NY (and beyond!) vegans. It was truly appreciated.

  4. Comment by

    Constance

    on #

    This site was very helpful when I visited NYC. Thanks for all the great information. I wouldn’t have starved, but I ate much better with your help. Best wishes for the future.

  5. Comment by

    Anne

    on #

    I’m glad Laura Leslie asked me to write for SuperVegan all those years ago (2008 according to my first archived post). I’m happy to have been able to contribute to the site, which was truly a vital part of the NYC vegan community.
    Jason, best wishes on your next endeavor and I hope to see you around soon!

  6. Comment by

    Insufferable Vegan

    on #

    Although I feel the above comment by RUTLEDGESybil33 on the closing of SuperVegan says it way better than I ever could, let me just add that what I went to SuperVegan for was the opinion of Jason Das. Although I didn’t always agree with him, I always wanted to hear his take on the hot vegan topic of the moment. That is what I will miss about SuperVegan, though I hope to still get that in 140 word bursts on Twitter. (It was also always fun to read that Andrea Wachner lady’s prose; she funny. I wish she’d use her specialneedseater.com site for good, not reubens.)

  7. Comment by

    Jennifer Greene

    on #

    Wow—I came to the site today to introduce it to a new vegan, and I’m discovering this news. I have really appreciated SuperVegan as a fantastic resource, so I’m feeling a twinge of sorrow to see “the end” announced, but I understand your decision, and wish the SuperVegan crew all the best. Y’all would be justified in retiring now, knowing what a huge contribution you made with this site, but it sounds like you’ve got plans for more great projects, and I’m definitely joining the mailing list. So thank you: thank you for providing a way to stay in touch, thank you for the great meals you guided me to over the years, thank you for helping build vegan community in NYC. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Instagram