Social Networks for Denver-Boulder Region
Online Vegetarian Groups that Users Can Join
VegDen will attempt to list only a limited selection of online social networks with preference given to those that appear to be well established and relevant to vegetarianism. We hope to link about 10 to 20 active local vegetarian social networks here.
- Boulder and Beyond Vegan Meetup Group <Meetup.com/ColoradoVegans> -
- Carnival Cafe group on Yahoo <groups.yahoo.com/groups/CarnivalCafe> - This group is for people who worked or dined at
Carnival Cafe (formerly aka "Little Kitchen"), circa 1971-77, a buzzing popular Boulder beehive serving vegetarian meals when vegetariansm was still naiscant but nevertheless more visible in Boulder than elsewhere. Members of this group connect to a lot of early vegetarain and natural food interests around Boulder. Some of you might also recall other local 1970s veggie places including Hannah Kroeger's New Age Foods, a vitamin shop that had a popular vegetarian lunch room, Green Mountain Grainery in an old wooden building at 9th and Arpahoe, where all-vegetarian natural food was sold in bulk from barrels and was one of the first retailers to sell Celestial Seasonings herbal tea in hand sewn bags, Corn Mother Cafe on North Broadway where Gene and his wife cooked veggie meals, Down to Earth Produce at 16th & Pearl. owned by the vegetarian brothers Al and Steve Kraus, Celestial Seasonings employee lunchroom that was vegetarian until 1977 or '78, and Cow of China, a microscopic sized hole-in-the-wall soy products cafe at 18th & Pearl, that became White Wave and later Silk Soymilk before Steve Demos sold it to Dean Foods and then launched NextFoods, maker of GoodBelly ProBiotics more recently. You might also recall a vegetarian produce market called The Marketplace, circa 1975, at Arapahoe Avenue and Broadway, situated to the rear of what later became the first Alfalfa's store and then a nationwide chain. Some of you may also recall the vegetarian grocery at 18th & Pearl called Crystal Market in the 1980s, that later became the nonvegetarian Wild Oats natural food chain. At some time or other, just about everyone in Boulder's early natural foods community ate or worked at Carnival Cafe, situated in an old ramshackle wooden building at Broadway and Walnut. It was an early oasis of counterculture and veg-food in a town that would later become known for it's natural foods industry. (Carnival Cafe group is public but you must join to see the photo section).
- Carnival Cafe on Facebook <to be linked soon> -
- Denver Vegan on Tumblr <DenverVegan.Tumblr.com> - (details later)
- A Vegan Life Colorado on MeetUp <MeetUp.com/AVeganLife> - based in Denver (details later)