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Vegan pumpkin pie, piles of mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and succulent faux turkey roasts—what's not to love about Thanksgiving? Here at the VNHQ, we love veganizing holiday menus so much that we've created our very own collection of festive recipes for compassionate dinner tables: the VegNews Holiday Cookbook. Want to make dinner in a snap? Enter our annual VegNews Thanksgiving Feast giveaway, featuring a delicious Wellington centerpiece from Native Foods Café and an apple pie from BabyCakes NYC (both 2011 Veggie Award winners). Bring on the food and festivities this holiday season!


Planning the perfect Thanksgiving menu for friends and family is stressful enough, so we've gathered fall favorites so you can get cooking. From classic dishes like cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie to the truly decadent, these recipes will transform your dinner in an instant.

Magnificent Main Dishes:
Stuffed Maple Tofu
Seitan Holiday Roast
Apple & Nut Roast
Homemade Tofurky
Thanksgiving Casserole

Perfect Vegetables:
Roasted Asparagus
Rosemary Roasted Fennel and Zucchini
Roasted Artichokes
Lemon Caper Spaghetti Squash

Savory Sides:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Butter Sauce
Creamy Quick Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Wild Rice & Apple Stuffing
Mushroom Gravy
Classic Cranberry Sauce
Chive Biscuits
Crispy Wedge Fries

Decadent Desserts:
Easy Pumpkin Pie
Wheat-Free Pecan Pie
Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake
Gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bars
Pumpkin Spice Frozen Yogurt
Caramel Apple Pie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Vegan Chocolate Tart
Pumpkin Cake Roll
Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Need more recipes? VegNews and VegWeb have more than 15,000 vegan recipes at the ready. Get cookin'!


To take the guesswork out of your party planning needs, we've rounded up some tips and tricks to make this Thanksgiving easy as vegan pumpkin pie. And don't forget the most important rule when planning a great family get-together: Have fun!

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas from VN Editors 
Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
Advice for Handling Holiday Stress 
4 Tips for the Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving
Mainstream Mags Go Veg for the Holidays
Turkey-Free Holidays from the NY Times 
5 Ways to Prepare Pumpkin
Vegan Cocktail Guide
VegNews Holiday Cookbook
Fall Foods & Beer Pairings 
21 New Uses for Apples
Product Review: Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Product Review: Salted Chocolate Caramels
Product Review: Chai Latte Gelato
Product Review: Vegan Bacon Chocolate Bar 
Product Review: Cinnamon Roll Bread 
Product Review: Vanilla Coconut Milk 


We can't help but fall for our featured turkeys in this year's Thankful Turkey series on Meet Dale who loves to hang out with his companion Daphne, or spend time with Hildy who is considered the "peacemaker" at New York's Farm Sanctuary. Looking to adopt a feathered friend this holiday season for yourself or a loved one? Here are a few sanctuaries where you can sponsor a turkey.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary
Kindred Spirits
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary


Too busy to cook this holiday season? Let these veg restaurants and bakeries do the work for you. Here are a few of our favorite festive events happening around the country.

NEW YORK CITY: Family-Style Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner
NEW YORK & CALIFORNIA: Celebration for the Turkeys
LOS ANGELES: Thanksgiving Feast Cooking Class 
LOS ANGELES: Cruelty-Free Feast @ Native Foods Café
TEMPE, ARIZONA: ThanksLiving Dinner @ Green
SEATTLE: Meat-Free Meal @ Plum Bistro
CHICAGO: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Chicago Diner
FT. LAUDERDALE: Turkey-Free Menu @ Sublime Restaurant
SAN FRANCISCO: Prix-Fixe Feast @ The Plant Organic Café
SAN FRANCISCO: Decadent Dining @ Millennium
NATIONWIDE: 15 Veg Thanksgiving Events

Put together a five-star vegan dinner with made-to-order meals delivered right to your doorstep. We can't promise, however, that they'll do the dishes!

NATIONWIDE: Hazelnut Cranberry Roast @ Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe
NATIONWIDE: Holiday Wellington Roast @ Native Foods Café
NATIONWIDE: Holiday Dinner Delivery @ Buy Kind  
NATIONWIDE: Cinnamon Buns @ Cinnaholic 


Around this time of year, it seems like money just flies out the window, but we've got great deals to help you save your hard-earned cash. From celebrating Buy Nothing Day to special sales, enjoy the holidays without emptying your piggy bank.

FREE Annual VegNews Thanksgiving Feast 
FREE Sample: Nature's Path Granola Bars
50% off Vegan Cookie Spread
Save $1 on Organic Holiday Spices
Save 65¢ on Organic Sweeteners
So Delicious Coupon
Nasoya Tofu Coupon
Tofurky Coupon
Almond Milk Coupons

From all of us at VegNews and VegWeb, we wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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