DC VegFest kicked butt this past weekend! DC residents no longer have to travel to other cities to get their VegFest kick because this is the real deal. Thousands turned out for a beautiful day in Yards Park this past Saturday. It was a fantastic day of cooking demonstrations, speakers, vendors, and vegan food galore!
The highlights of my day were listening to Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show talk about how going vegan changed her life for the better. And listening to Joe Yonan, editor of the food section of the Washington Post talk about going vegetarian and running the food section of a major newspaper.
After that, I walked around and found top-notch vendors selling everything from cute veg-inspired t-shirts to beautiful soaps.
There was a lot of food to try including Treeline vegan cheese (my fave!), Whole Foods Market garlic kale salad, SunRAWise cheese, Better Bean Company's seasoned beans, and Joy Bliss Raw's chocolate.
The line for Vegan Treats was like "seriously?" I mean, they had their own ropes to keep the line under control. Crazy!
And there was a lot of food to buy including Khepra's raw food, Bread & Brew's amazing nachos, and Craft Kombucha's yummy lemon kombucha.
Non-profits were in abundance including Vegan Outreach, The Humane League, FARM, and PCRM.
There were cooking demonstrations in the kids areas by none other than Sticky Finger's founder Doron Petersan.
And best of all was the wonderful veg-friendly vibe. Kudos to Compassion Over Killing for knocking it out of Yards Park this year!