Support and resources for new vegetarians
Some people find going vegetarian very easy but others need a bit of support. If you have vegetarian friends or family, don’t be afraid to ask them for advice – most vegetarians will be delighted to help.
How we can help
Join the Vegetarian Society
It's great way to strengthen your resolve and feel part something real. Non-vegetarians are welcome to join as associate members and our quarterly magazine and monthly e-newsletter will provide you with lots of recipes, ideas and inspiration. The members' mentor scheme can also offer invaluable support.
Find a local vegetarian group
The Vegetarian Society has affiliated local groups in many different parts of the country and they all welcome new members.
Chat and find support in our forums
Find support and help from other vegetarians in our forums, including one for new veggies.
Search our recipe collection
You can find loads of great recipes and if you're new to vegetarianism, try searching for simple recipes under 'preparation type'.
Our Going Veggie series of booklets may be particularly useful for you, as they're aimed at those curious about vegetarianism and provides a simple, clear and positive introduction to the many benefits of a meat-free diet.
The essential guide to going, being and staying vegetarian
Going Veggie...for the food.
A recipe booklet packed with mouth-watering, nutritionally balanced recipes.
Going Veggie...for the animals
Many people stop eating meat because of concerns over the way animals are killed for food and this leaflet highlights the extent of animal slaughter in the UK.
Going Veggie...for health and wellbeing
A balanced vegetarian diet is healthy and nutritious and this leaflet shows why.
Going veggie...for the environment.
A short and easy to follow leaflet looking at why going vegetarian is a positive choice for the environment.
We also offer lots of other free resources and information booklets for new and aspiring vegetarians.
Browse available information booklets
Order available information booklets
If you'd like to buy a vegetarian cookbook, doing so through our Amazon link, supports the Vegetarian Society's charitable work.
For specialist advice for young vegetarians, visit our Young Veggie website.