About Veg Speed Date

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Meet Karine


Meet Karine!

I'm Karine Charbonneau, Owner of Find Veg Love. I've been vegan for 13 years. I am a relationship builder, connector of people, and I am super passionate about bringing veg singles together. I'm an event producer with over a decade of experience planning vegan weddings, the famous San Francisco Vegan Iron Chef competitions, the Plant-Powered Health and Fitness Series, and much more. Not to mention... (FLIP ME OVER!)

I’ve been putting on speed date events for vegans and vegetarians all over North America, since 2017. I’ve done events in over 100 cities and have connected close to 5000 people together!

Why Veg Speed Date?

I started Veg Speed Date because I know how hard it can be when you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian partner! I believe that finding a partner who shares your veg lifestyle is one of the keys to a happy relationship. There’s no explaining or defending to do -- you’re both on the same page. And...

Going crazy over avocado toast with someone is more fun than doing it alone 🙂

Meet our Contributors

Tess Challis
Tess Challis
Tess Challis is an author, vegan chef, and wellness coach.
Her five books include Radiant Health, Inner Wealth, The Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality!, Radiance 4 Life: The 4 Cornerstones of Ultimate Vitality, Get Waisted: 100 Addictively Delicious Plant-Based Entrees, and Food Love: Nourishing Yourself, Your Family, and the Planet.

Her greatest passion is helping others achieve both radiant health and inner well-being – all while enjoying the most delicious foods on the planet! In 2015, Tess founded “Be Radiant,” a holistic weight loss group for women. She also runs the Health-o-Licious Cooking Club, as a way of empowering people in their own kitchens from all around the world.

Find out more at www.TessChallis.com. And don’t forget to check out some of the informative and insightful articles on veg dating that Tess has written for us, but keep in mind, we save the best ones exclusively for our subscribers, so if you want free access, sign up for our mailing list!

Maya Gottfried
Maya Gottfried
The author of Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal (Skyhorse), Maya Gottfried has written award-winning books for children and contributed to outlets including VegNews, People online, KrisCarr.com, The Huffington Post, and Lilith Magazine.

Her most recent book for children, Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf) celebrates the residents of farm animal rescue and advocacy organization Farm Sanctuary’s shelters.

The New York Observer wrote of her work, “I can’t wait to see what [Maya Gottfried] writes next for adults. Because everything she had said was real, precise and full of meaning.”

Maya lives in Beekman, NY with her partner, Dietrich and their three adopted cats, Lucian, Bunny, and Gandalf.