Expand your horizons.
The Vegan Norway app helps you find vegan friendly options in Oslo, Bergen and beyond. Our team of experts have personally been to and reviewed every place in the app to make sure that you are in safe hands whether you are vegan, veggie or just want to cut down on your meat consumption. Think of our app as a digital version of a city guide book which is just focused on vegan friendly places to eat and shop. The app is free and has over 8500 users in Norway. There are over 200 vegan friendly places in Oslo and over 50 vegan friendly places in Bergen and we are adding more places every day. The next city we are coming to is Trondheim, follow us on social media to stay up to date with what we are up to!
How do I use the app?
The app opens up and shows you a map of where you are. Surrounding your position on the map you will see some little red dots. These are vegan friendly places near to you! Amazing, right? Click on one of these dots and more information about this place will slide onto your phone at the bottom of the screen.
Click the menu icon in the search box to see our main menu. Here you can find three filters to help you narrow down the places listed on the map. Toggling these will allow you to switch from seeing all places to only seeing our recommended list, or maybe only seeing shops? It's up to you.
Why go vegan?
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. There are many reasons to pursue a vegan lifestyle for example; preventing exploitation of animals, improving health, caring for the environment, and ethics. There are also many ways of being vegan, from burger fanatical junk food vegans to strict health vegans who love their raw food, any food you can imagine probably has a vegan version somewhere out there.
Now its easier than ever before to be vegan with vegan food becoming mainstream and people from all walks of life adopting a compassionate lifestyle. Read more on what veganism is here.
Join our team
We started Vegan Oslo with just an idea and have developed it into not just app but a community of people who also want to do more to promote and spread veganism. We now have a team of vegan friends from all over the place who help us curate and update the content in the app, help us test new app features, and represent Vegan Norway at the events, parties and product launches that we get invited to.
Do you want to get involved in our mini revolution? As part of the Vegan Norway team you will be making a real change in helping promote veganism in an accessible way. Find out more!
We care about animals and humans.
At Vegan Norway we recognise the need for an intersectional and kind space within the animal advocacy community in Norway. Whilst promoting and making veganism more accessible via our app is our main focus we believe it is important to look at oppression in a broader context too. That's why as well as our app we also write a blog, host events, and create other fun stuff which relates to animal advocacy work from an intersectional perspective. We believe that all oppression is connected and strive to be as kind and considerate to humans and their struggle whilst we engage in our animal advocacy projects.
- Promote any pseudoscience or alternative therapy which doesn't have strong medical proof.
- Encourage aggressive or oppressive activism.
- Secretly try to sell you anything. If we ever do sponsored posts they will be clearly marked as such.
- Show pictures of dead or tortured animals on social media.
- Use human suffering as a prop or metaphor in our animal advocacy work.
- Be mean to people that eat meat.
- Make any lame vegetable puns or jokes...
(ok that last one was a lie, we totally will.)
We will always:
- Write detailed and descriptive reviews of every place in the app, including our own personal recommendations.
- Show that there are many different ways to be vegan, through interviews, recipes and articles exploring different cultures, lifestyles, and traditions.
- Promote products and companies that we feel are of good quality and relevant to our readers.
- Use kindness, reason and research to stand up for animals and humans.
- Engage with and listen to our community to help them find the information they are looking for.
- Back up our claims with sources and facts.
- Strive to make our app the best it can possibly be.
- Be honest, personal and realistic.
A VERY NORWEGIAN EXPERIENCE
Norway is a country that is rich in culture and tradition. You might think it's impossible to take part in most norwegian culture as a vegan. But we're here to tell you, you can! We know where you can get vegan skillingboller and waffles, how to make vegan versions of 'makrel i tomat' and 'leverpostei', where you can go for synthetic traditional dresses and even where to get the best vegan christmas food. Oh, and don't throw your cheese slicer away as theres loads of vegan cheese for you to use it on!
We would love to connect with you socially, so we can make the app work best for you. Follow our facebook page to connect with other vegans and great vegan places in the city. Check out @vegannorway on twitter for interesting stuff relevant to veganism in Norway. If you use instagram we would love to see your pictures of your vegan experiences. You can follow us @vegannorway and we will regram posts tagged with #veganoslo #veganbergen and #vegannorway as well as some great tips from the blog and the new places that pop up around the city.