CALIFORNIA VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
A FOOD FEST THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU
It seems food festival season is a year-round occurrence in Los Angeles. I guess the combination of great weather and access to so much good produce and eats just makes a food festival a no-brainer. Next up for foodies to dive into is the California Vegetarian Food Festival, which will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
Founded by U.S. Veg Corp, they’ve already set up vegan, plant-based food festivals in NYC, Arizona and California focusing on the growing vegan, vegetarian and eco-friendly markets. Since the launch of the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival in 2011, U.S. Veg Corp has compiled a highly-targeted audience of conscientious consumers, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, locavores, foodies, animal lovers and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Now with events established in New York City, Arizona and California, U.S. Veg Corp has plans for St. Louis, San Francisco and Colorado.
The two-day vegan festival, yes, vegan (plant-based), is open to the public and will offer wine and beer for guests 21+ and will be a showcase of 100% vegan innovation and goods, with cutting edge plant-based food, products, live music, fitness and kids activities, Saturday night film screening and much more. Food vendors will be offering free samples and meals for sale. This year, the charity partner is Best Friends Animal Society. And unlike most festivals and farmers’ markets in L.A., dogs are welcome!
Tickets range from $10 (1-Day Early Bird) to $75 (2-Day VIP). Kids 10 & under are free. General admission tickets include access to all presentations on the Speaker and Food Demo stages, as well as musical entertainment and fitness and kids activities. Many vendors will be offering free samples as well as full meals that will be for sale. VIP admission includes all of the above as well as a jam-packed goody bag, festival tee shirt, festival tote bag, and drink tickets.
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The California Vegetarian Food Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17 from 10am – 5pm at Raleigh Studios, located at 5300 Melrose Ave, in Hollywood.
Photography Cortesy of: California Vegetarian Food Festival