American Vegan Society

  • Org Organization
  • Vegan
    ( 2 reviews )

56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, New Jersey, USA, 08328

AVS nonprofit educational membership organization teaching veganism. Hosts local events as pilot projects for national use in encouraging vegan cuisine. Sells books and t-shirts - phone ahead to shop in person.

2 Reviews

First Review by JohnnySensible

A Real Present: Honoring History, Creating Future - Edit

Do you know:
Who was the first person to extensively tour the U.S. lecturing to promote veganism?
Who wrote the first cookbook in the U.S. with the word vegan in the title?

American Vegan Society is the longest-running vegan organization in the United States. AVS has a wealth of vegan knowledge, impressive magazine archives (American Vegan and Ahimsa issues dating back to 1960), and lots of current vegan book titles. AVS is actively shaping the future of vegan cuisine with pilot projects- results are shared to inspire change nationally.
Current campaigns include #VeganCuisineMonth, #DynamicHarmlessnessDay (Nov2), and #VeganGeneration3.

Become a member at
Phone ahead 856-694-2887 to visit.

Answers to above questions: H. Jay Dinshah, Freya Dinshah

Disclosure: This "review" written by Anne Dinshah, vice president of AVS and the daughter of founder H. Jay Dinshah.

Pros: meet AVS President Freya Dinshah, purchase all the vegan book gifts you need, plan to attend an event

Cons: relies mostly on hardworking volunteers, needs donations to this 501c3 nonprofit

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The Dinshahs & friends - Edit

I have a well-read copy of 'XXIII World Vegetarian Congress Cookbook' by Freya Dinshah - North American Vegetarian Society, 1975.

Enjoying this book very much triggered me to learn more about the US society.

In their own unique way the team in Malaga have been spreading vegan information continuously the late 1950s.


Here is a fine interview detailing their many years of vegan activism -

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