About Us

At Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine

Vegan Tours NY was started by Verena Erhart out of a love for food and showing people what New York has to offer. 

She has worked as a tour guide for years, leading group trips in Europe (bus tours for teenagers and river cruises for seniors) and local tours in NYC. Previous to starting her own tour business, she worked in international affairs and holds a degree in communications, anthropology and development studies.

She loves animals (her dog Truffle is pictured above), loves to travel the world (this is where she's been so far), to cook, spend time in nature with her husband and dog. She also loves to taste and learn about beer and also runs beer tours called Hoppytrips. A native of Austria, she speaks fluent German, as well as good Spanish, some Italian and a little bit of French. She's lived in New York for 9 years and still finds new things to do.

She is a Certified Vegan Life Coach through the Main Street Vegan Academy, a certified beer server (studying for Certified Cicerone) and has a wine certification through WSET (level 2).

If you're interested in joining our team, please email us at eat@vegantoursny.com!