The second annual Atlanta Veg Fest took place on Saturday, November 9,11a-5pm, at Le Fais Do-Do in West Midtown. The free event had something for everyone with food samples, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities and dozens of exhibitors. Raising a youth that has had a plant- based diet from conception, this was the perfect Saturday outing to expose him to and teach him more about why I chose to deviate from the SAD (Standard American Diet).There were presentations throughout the day by internationally recognized speakers, including Afya Ibomu, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Annie and Dan Shannon, Victoria Moran and Fran Costigan. I missed them due to my focus on the really important stuff… FOOD. 🙂
I would like to point out that this is the second year this event has been held, and having attended last year, I must say they really knocked it out of the park this year. The location was great, spacious, the location was easy to find, parking was no problem. The only thing I would have liked to see was more food vendors that I had never tried before. I did get there about two hours before it ended, hungry, so I may have missed some.. I only saw two or three that had meals versus snacks. Food selections from Healthful Essence, with their delicious, vegan Carribean delights, Dough Bakery and Gutenfleischer’s Vegan Deli, Sevananda Co-op, Dulce Vegan (cupcakes, cheesecake, pie) and Revolution Gelato would have put a smile on the face of even the most staunch carnivore. Good stuff!!
Kingscreen (tshirt printers) had some really nifty organic cotton aprons, tote bags, and Veg Fest themed tees. Crazy Rumors featured a line of vegan and cruelty-free flavored lip balms and lip tints. Afya Ibomu had her books, DVDS, water bottles, and Nattral t shirt line available. There were several other vendors that had everything from soaps, candles, to cook books. One of the best things about this event is that most of the vendors were Atlanta-based, which is awesome.Also,most of the vendors gave me complimentary products with my purchases, which is always a plus. It’s always a plus to have a child friendly environment too. Atlanta Veg Fest, I’m looking forward to 2014 already. Gold “staHHr” for you. 🙂
Check the photo gallery below for my personal highlights.