Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast and Raffle

Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) is delighted to announce our 2023 Thanksgiving Day feast (all vegan) will be held at Parizade in Durham, NC! This is the 25th year that Parizade is hosting our Thanksgiving Day feast!

In addition, there will be a Pre-Thanksgiving feast at the vegan restaurant Coco Bistro & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Seatings, prices, and other details are down below the Reservation Requests section. An FAQ is also available. Read the press release.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Thanksgiving feasts!

Photos taken at the Photo Booth (the password is available to those who came — it's on your picture)

Photos from our Pre-Thanksgiving at Coco

WRAL story: Triangle Vegetarian Society hosts annual plant-based Thanksgiving feast

Reservation Request Period

  • Reservation period opens = Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11:30 AM
  • Reservation period closes = Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:30 AM
  • Reservation requests for both Thanksgiving and Pre-Thanksgiving feasts will be accepted during this period.
  • Like in recent years, we will use a "lottery" style system for reservations, so there's no advantage to reserving early in the reservation request period or late in the period.
  • Payment is required at the time you request your reservation.
  • More details about the reservation/lottery process.

Thanksgiving Day Feast and Raffle – Nov. 23, 2023

TVS has a decades-long history of having a large vegan Thanksgiving, the largest in the country since 2004. This year we return to a Thanksgiving Day feast at Parizade in Durham.

Details:

  • Parizade, 2200 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705
  • We will have inside seating as well as outside seating available. On the reservation request form, you will rank the available seating times in order of preference, including the inside and outside options. You will also identify the seating times/options that will not work for your party. The event concludes at approximately 4:00 PM; stay as long as you like after you arrive.
  • Available Seating Times:
    • 11:30 AM (Inside seating only)
    • 12:00 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
    • 12:30 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
    • 1:00 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
    • 1:30 PM (Inside seating only)
    • 1:45 PM (Inside seating only)
  • Menu: 2023 Tentative Menu
  • Prices:
    • Adult TVS Member: $48.50
    • Adult Non-Member: $56
    • Child (5-10 years old): $20
    • Child (under 5 years old): Free

    Note: The prices are the same as in 2022. Please know that we lose money on the meal and try to make up by selling raffle tickets. We are absorbing much of the cost of the meal; you will have the opportunity, if you wish, to make a donation on the reservation form. On the other hand, we never turn folks away due to financial concerns. Please contact us if you want to discuss a "scholarship" to attend at lower or no cost, an opportunity that we always make available.

  • We will again have a photo booth at the event, so wear your smiles! :) Below is this year's backdrop in case you want to color-coordinate.

    Photo booth purple backdrop

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast – Nov. 21, 2023

We will have a Pre-Thanksgiving feast at the vegan restaurant Coco Bistro & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Details:

  • Coco Bistro & Bar, 101 Glen Lennox Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • We will have inside seating as well as outside seating available. On the reservation request form, you will rank the available seating times in order of preference, including the inside and outside options. You can also identify seating times/options that will not work for your party. We expect heaters to be available for outside seating but we'll have indoor windows-closed seating appropriate to the weather.
  • Available Seating Times:
    • 6:00 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
    • 6:20 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
    • 6:40 PM (Inside and Outside seatings)
  • Menu: 2023 Tentative Menu
  • Prices:
    • Adult TVS Member: $38
    • Adult Non-Member: $42
    • Child (5-10 years old): $15
    • Child (under 5 years old): Free

    Note: The prices are the same as in 2022. We never turn folks away due to financial concerns. Please contact us if you want to discuss a "scholarship" to attend at lower or no cost, an opportunity that we always make available.

  • Save on Tickets with a TVS Membership

    A discount will be available to those who have a current TVS membership. You will be able to renew your membership or sign up for a new membership on the Thanksgiving reservation form.

    Not sure of your membership code to access your existing membership account? When you begin the reservation process, you can request that the code be emailed to the address on file.

    Raffle

    As in previous years, we will be having a raffle at Parizade, with prizes ranging from gift certificates from area businesses to cases of whole food products, books, performing arts tickets, and more.

    At our Pre-Thanksgiving event at Coco, a smaller raffle will take place.

    You will be able to buy raffle tickets when you make your Thanksgiving event reservation, and will get your physical tickets at the event. We may also sell tickets at the event (cash only).

    History and Photos

    You can learn about the history of our Thanksgiving events and see photos taken in 2015 at our feasts at Parizade, Vegan Flava Cafe, and Kipos Greek Taverna.

Parizade
Guests enjoying our 2005 Thanksgiving feast at Parizade