Good things come in threes. And a deliciously good thing is the third installment of the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, arriving at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, March 2-3.
We're talking free samples of raw-mantic foods, vegan ice cream, Indian delicacies, hemp-based foods, vegan jerky, vegan shakes, seitan creations, teas, TVP marvels, peanut butters, vegan cupcakes and dark chocolate, to name a few of our drool-inducers. And we’ll also feature top-shelf vegan authors, kick-boxing, yoga demos, puppet shows for the younger set, burlesque music, miles of cruelty-free merchandise to snag, raffles, health-conscious pep talks, cooking programs….
Last year, 6000 revelers lined up on the sidewalk, surged through the doors, and happily thronged the Festival. Prepare to join the crowd this year, because the third time's the charm!
Dates: Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM both days
General Admission (available at the door only): just $5 each day
Advance VIP Tickets: https://nycvegfoodfest.chirrpy.com
Food Fest Web Site: http://nycvegfoodfest.com
Meeting Up At The Veg Food Fest (Optional)
You may attend both days, or just one. Admission will be available for $5 each day, at the door, on the day of the event. I will be there both days, and I encourage you to do so if you can. This is a tremendously fun, educational, and tasty event!
For those that wish to, our Meetup Group will be meeting up at the Veg Food Fest both days. Each day (Saturday and Sunday) we will meet twice:
1. The first meetup will be at 9:30am (each day, Saturday and Sunday) on the entrance line to Food Fest. Just get on line when you arrive. I will be going up and down the line with a "MEETUP" sign looking for our members. We will all make a plan to meet inside at the beginning. Look for me and my "MEETUP" sign so you can be part of the plan. I will come right over to you, just call out to me when you see me with the "MEETUP" sign.
2. At 1:00pm each day (Saturday and Sunday) we will meet outside the front doors of the Food Fest (outside the front doors of the building itself -- the Metropolitan Pavilion). I will again have my "MEETUP" sign so you will easily see me and the group. At 1:10pm we will then all go back inside and eat lunch together at the food vendors.
These daily meetups are optional of course. You can RSVP and attend the Food Fest entirely on your own if you wish. But it is fun to meet up with other Meetup Group members for part of the event, and to have lunch with people from the group. Even if you have never been to one of our events before, come on along and make some new vegetarian & vegan friends.
This is one of my favorite events all year. Congratulations to Sarah Gross and Nira Paliwoda for producing these amazing and extremely successful events! The last two Food Fests were incredibly fun, educational, and wonderfully delicious. For a great time, please RSVP and attend.
Newly Added: Whether you are attending on Saturday or Sunday, you are invited to come meet us for a Sunday (March 3rd) Dinner at Zen Palate (also on 18th Street), at 5:30pm, right after the Fair finishes. Come and talk about all the things you learned, food you sampled, and fun you had!
For complete information and to RSVP: