• Vegetarian Society of Denmark

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Non-profit organization since 1896. Aids vegetarians and visitors to Denmark with specific information needs. Work includes includes political lobbyism and business collaboration as well as hosting nationwide talks with national and international speakers. DVF is in charge of "the Green Heart" label, which is a Danish label for vegetarian and vegan products, similar to the international V-label. Instagram: @vegetariskforening Twitter: @vegetariskDVF. Relocated from Sortedam Dossering 55.

8 Reviews

First Review by Smoelfine


Points +878

20 Oct 2023

Plant based forerunners

Great organization fighting for plant based eating. The name is a turnoff though, and animal rights do not seem like the number one priority rather than environmental or health concerns…

Pros: Productive Organisation, Makes things happen

Cons: Disprioritization of animal rights


24 Oct 2023

Hi Magnus. Thank you very much for your review of the Vegetarian Society of Denmark (DVF). I have two caps here (do you say that in English?😄) I am both a Happy Cow ambassador, and I am employed in DVF.
You are right that our main focus is om health and the environment. Not that we don't care about the animals (we do! And we even get at international recognition. More about that in a minute). But organizations like Anima and Dyrenes Alliance have animal rights as their main priority, and they do that part very good, so therefore the enviorment and vegan nutrition and health are our "niche", our main focus and the topics we know the most about.
We do however promote the animal rights message too. We invited Peter Singer and Melanie Joy back in 2018, and we hosted nationwide talks with Mickey Gjerris about the ethical aspect back in 2019. But then Corona hit... But we will definitely do more events like that in the future (unfortunately, events about ethics don't attract as many people as talks with Esselstyn or Greger about health).

Lastly, I would like to highlight the Standout Charity, we got by Animal Charity Evaluators in 2022.



Points +463

19 May 2022

Going for it

For an association of its size, it really goes for it in representing its members.


Points +541

23 Mar 2022

Hard work that creates a lot of results

During the last couple of years Dansk Vegetarisk Forening has really been present in the daily press and in political debates promoting a plant based food system. Great job

Pros: Great people , Hard work


Points +167

19 Apr 2021

Hard working NGO

Do a lot of work to promote plant based food - politicans, retail, foodservice, producers etc.
Hosts VeggieWorld, Copenhagen VegFest, dinners, parties, webinars, and more


Points +35

03 Dec 2019


Very established and broadly influential NGO.


Points +5094

17 May 2019

Great Organization

In 2015 I went to one of their lunch potlucks and enjoyed it. There was music and games and I won a water bottle.

I have also been to some of the talks they organise.

Pros: Promote vegan lifestyle


Points +3514

02 Jul 2017

Volunteer or join for dinner

DVF is a very active association, and there are often events you can volunteer in, or be part of - usually a summer party, a Christmas party, one for New Year, as well as monthly potlucks and our dinners at restaurants, planned by active members. This is a great way to meet others, interested in eating vegan.


Points +663

09 Jan 2017

very active society

The Danish Vegetarian Society is a very active organization for both vegetarians vegans and veg-interested people. They have lots of events, talks, meet ups and are active participants in the Danish media discourse.

As a member you regularly get a magazine and some great discounts at most of the veg places around town.

Pros: Active, Events

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