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The Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competiton

The NYC Vegan Bake-Off Dessert Competition in February was such a delicious success, and made us feel so warm and fuzzy (and like we needed a nap after our sugar crash), that we’ve put together another scrumptious vegan cooking competition. This time around we’re ditching the utensils all together and digging in with our hands: Get your gullets ready for cruelty-free finger-lickin’ appetizers at the NYC Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition!

Whether you’re into traditional bar food bites — a la fabulously seasoned french fries or not-pigs-in-a-blanket — amuse-bouches that aim to please in their all-natural vegan glory, or want to go all-out with surprising savory snack creations, head to The Bell House on Sunday, June 2 for the skint’s Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition. The event is open to 15-20 everyday chefs who have got the tapas to compete for the title of The Bestest, as voted for by judges and attendees. From dips and spreads to crostini and mini-sandwiches to sushi rolls, mock chicken wings, and beef-less BBQ and beyond, the Vegan Cook-Off is sure to be a bountiful buffet of goodness.

To help crown the lip-smacking savoriest of them all — and to award a $250 cash prize to the first-prize winner — judges Terry Hope Romero (VegNews's Best Vegan Cookbook Author award three years in a row for Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, amongst others), NYC's beloved Blossom Restaurant Managing Partner Michael Parkin, and resident carnivore and BBQ master behind New York Magazine’s 5-star review of BrisketTown, Dan Delaney will happily indulge in the day's delicious vegan spread.

Aspiring competitors should check our website for details on how to sign up. But if you just want to be fed and brush elbows with other local veggie seekers, tickets for The Vegan Cook-Off are $12 in advance and $15 at the door day of. And to wash down all the cruelty-free deliciousness, we'll be providing a list of vegan-friendly beer, wine, and liquor available for purchase.

Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of to eat and vote (includes a free raffle ticket)


Purchase tickets here:


Free to compete. Competitor applications close Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm.


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  • Carmella

    Had a great time!!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Dan

    wonderful people, wonderful food. I had so much fun I didn't want it to end.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Andrea A.

    Lots of good food and a festive atmosphere.

    June 2, 2013

  • chris w.

    Today's the last day for entries! If you or someone you know would like to enter, please head over to our website and fill out the entry form.

    To show our appreciation for referrals, if you refer someone who ends up getting selected to compete, you'll receive 2 comp tickets and 2 drink tickets for Sunday! You can use them for yourself, give them to family/friends/frenemies/etc.. Just have your referral mention your name and email on the application, and if they're selected we'll notify you asap. Just have them enter before 11:59pm tonight!

    Don't forget, first place is $250 cash, and other prizes were donated by Pure Food and Wine, Rawvolution, MooShoes, and more!

    Good luck! We hope to see you Sunday!

    May 28, 2013

  • Shawnette

    Me + 2 :-) woo hoo

    May 28, 2013

  • Demetrius

    Enjoy yourselves and please post pics here!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town. I'm sad I can't make it!

    May 22, 2013

  • chris w.

    Ok folks- today's the last day to enter to compete in the Vegan Cook-Off 6/2! Get your applications in by 11:59pm tonight. Good luck!

    May 17, 2013

  • chris w.

    the skint is giving away two pairs of tickets to theVegan Cook-Off. This is the only scheduled giveaway we have:

    1 · May 1, 2013

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