Forget any misconceptions you may have about vegan foods and expand your dietary horizons! This year's 4th annual VegFest – a celebration of raw, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine - was a booming success as guests from all walks of life poured through the doors to view exhibits, demonstrations, and guest speakers; and to taste delicious vegan / vegetarian goodies! All for only $3 addmission (free for those under 17 years old). This event has definitely grown in the last couple of years and the new venue was much more accomodating to the growing crown (although the woman's bathroom was still a 20 minute wait).
Many wonderful speakers and vendors helped make this a worthy and successful event. Here are just a few:
Learn more about making changes to your diet from the Sacramento Vegan Society, whom is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all living creatures. This social group meets monthly for a community potluck and guest speakers. Whether you're just "vegan-curious" or looking to make a complete switch to a vegan lifestyle, check out an upcoming event: visit the Sac Vegan Society website or join the Sac Vegan Society Meetup group
Go veg with the Sacramento Vegetarian Society. Sac Veggie Society promotes vegetarian / veganism through education, community, outreach programs, and social events. As the first vegetarian Grange in the country, Sac Veggie Society is also an advocacy group, speaking out on many issues that relate to vegetarianism (including animal rights, environmental issues, and public heallth concerns). Expand your awareness and visit Sacramento Vegetarian Society's website
Formerly known as Sugar Plum, the Plum Vegan Cafe and Bakery served up the best vegan brownies in Sacramento at this years VegFest! The entire event was buzzing with talk of the yummy goodness. Their brownies are by far not the only notable dish they serve. Visit the Plum Vegan cafe at 2315 K street in Midtown Sacramento and enjoy one of their other many delicious vegan lunch or dinner entrees, burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, or bakery treats (especially the brownies). Check out the menu and catering services on the Plum Vegan Cafe website or "like" The Plum Vegan Cafe on Facebook
Another yummy product was the dairy-free nacho 'cheese' sauce that covered the nachos at the very busy Love & Joy booth. These nachos were a hit and it's all due to the Nacheez. This sauce – made from raw cashews and bell peppers – only has 20 calories per 2-tablespoon serving (as compared to 90 calories for your basic run-of-the-mill dairy based nacho cheese). Check out the Nacheez website and try a jar of mild or spicy for only $6.50!
Serve your delicious vegan goodies on handmade stoneware by Lisa Johnson, The Dreaded Potter. Each quality piece is beautifully created individually the old fashioned way: on a pottery throwing wheel – no two are exactly alike! Visit The Dreaded Potter website or "like" The Dreaded Potter on Facebook
100% vegan. 100% nutrition. 100% awesome. No, I'm not talking people food, I'm talking about specially formulated food for your pooch! V-dog has the vitality and longevity of your dog in mind with their complete and balanced nutrition dog food. Learn more by visiting the V-dog website
Keep your feelers out for next years awesome event and be sure to join in this delicious experience.
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