About

Vegilicious is a volunteer-run non-profit organisation (155-959 NPO) whose main mission is to help mainstream veganism in Cape Town.

Our story starts in 2011, where we started out as a project under UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI). While both share the same passion for environmental sustainability, it became clear that Vegilicious had a separate overall mission and as interest grew, it was separately registered as a UCT student society in 2014.

Since then, the organisation has grown beyond the domain of UCT, and now operates for the wider Cape Town vegan community, and former UCT students who still want to be a part of Vegilicious’ mission.

About

Vegilicious is a volunteer-run non-profit organisation (155-959 NPO) whose main mission is to help mainstream veganism in Cape Town.

Our story starts in 2011, where we started out as a project under UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI). While both share the same passion for environmental sustainability, it became clear that Vegilicious had a separate overall mission and as interest grew, it was separately registered as a UCT student society in 2014.

Since then, the organisation has grown beyond the domain of UCT, and now operates for the wider Cape Town vegan community, and former UCT students who still want to be a part of Vegilicious’ mission.

We’re working to take veganism out of the fringe and into the mainstream, making the word “vegan” a more familiar and positive term for the average Capetonian, and showcasing the lifestyle as a viable alternative to the status quo: for health, environment, and animals.

We believe that the best way to inspire people to consider a vegan lifestyle is to let the food do the talking. So, most of our advocacy efforts centre around food-related events: cooking classes, film screenings with free food, vegan braais, food tastings, catered wellness weekends, vegan cheese & wine evenings and hanging-out with awesome, like-minded people – with food to share, of course!

Vegilicious still exists and thrives as a UCT student society, working in parallel with the NPO, to work towards a more vegan-friendly campus. One of our greatest achievements to date has been to help one of the largest food service providers at UCT introduce a wide range of vegan options in their outlets.

We’re working to take veganism out of the fringe and into the mainstream, making the word “vegan” a more familiar and positive term for the average Capetonian, and showcasing the lifestyle as a viable alternative to the status quo: for health, environment, and animals.

We believe that the best way to inspire people to consider a vegan lifestyle is to let the food do the talking. So, most of our advocacy efforts centre around food-related events: cooking classes, film screenings with free food, vegan braais, food tastings, catered wellness weekends, vegan cheese & wine evenings and hanging-out with awesome, like-minded people – with food to share, of course!

Vegilicious still exists and thrives as a UCT student society, working in parallel with the NPO, to work towards a more vegan-friendly campus. One of our greatest achievements to date has been to help one of the largest food service providers at UCT introduce a wide range of vegan options in their outlets.

Meet the team

Top-down, left-right: Nina Esterhuysen, Brendan Argent, Teagan O’Gorman, Matthew de Kock, Donovan Will, Leozette Roode, Garth Tavares, Muriel Argent

Meet the team

Top-down, left-right: Garth Tavares, Muriel Argent, Teagan O’Gorman, Donovan Will, Matthew de Kock, Leozette Roode, Nina Esterhuysen, Brendan Argent