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The Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival

Neighbourhood | Written on July 25, 2016

If we were asked to describe Liberty Village’s 2016 summer event roster, the word that would probably spring to mind first is, “diverse”. It feels like, with the incredible range of activities that we have written about in our Live in Liberty blog and attended in and around our neighbourhood, this summer season in particular has been exceptional. We’ve been to car races, beer festivals, flower markets and concerts. We’ve made stops at incredible neighbourhood restaurants, enjoyed fresh fruits and veggies from our local farmers’ market, swapped items at a massive garage sale, watched movies in Liberty Village Park and rocked out to summer jams and a neighbourhood street party. And to think that the summer isn’t over yet! With this upcoming event, our sensational Liberty Village summer is about to get even better…or should we say, tastier? Next up on our epic summer “To Do” list? The Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival!

Photo from ClubCrawlers

Photo from ClubCrawlers

Get out your mobile device and mark your digital calendar because this awesome event will be for one day only! The Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival, in all its delicious meat-freeness, will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 11:00am to 7:00pm. And before our meat-loving blog readers pass on this incredible food fest, we should let you know that the list of vendors who will be in attendance come near and far – close to home and from outside our borders! Attendees can expect to be spoiled by wealth of vegan foods and products that originate in Toronto, as well as other parts of Canada and other countries! You’re also bound to be impressed by the quality (and deliciousness) of the items that will be available. We’re talking sweets, beauty products, alcohol, ice cream, meat alternatives, pizzas, pastries, tacos, sandwiches, juices, gluten-free and soy-free products, snack items, coffees and oh so much more! Here is a taste of some of the vendors who will be on site at this year’s event:

Photo of Doomie's Vegan Big Mac from TorontoLife

Photo of Doomie’s Vegan Big Mac from TorontoLife

Doomie’s

Field Roast Grain Meat

Doug McNish

Nona Vegan

Tori’s Bakeshop

Sweets from the Earth

 Photo from Yam Chops

Photo from Yam Chops

Yam Chops

Wood and Water

Charlie’s Brownies

Animal Liberation Kitchen

Coco Bananaz

Two Bears

Photo from Cocovie Naturals

Photo from Cocovie Naturals

 

Cocovie Naturals

Southbrook Vineyards

Soup Girl

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company

Ipanema Valley

Nina’s Natural Beauty

Clean South

Sizzle Pie

Photo from 31 Dover

Photo from 31 Dover

 

Eristoff Vodka

Cinnister Vegan

Sweet Teeth

Clean South

Karmah

Living Chocolate

Thiru’s Gourmet

Alltrueist

A Real Handful

Photo from The Vegan Nom

Photo from The Vegan Nom

The Vegan Nom

Abokichi

Dolled Up Desserts

Fauxmagerie Zengarry

Good Food for Good

Chill Pops Toronto

Rise Above

Sweet Hart Kitchen

Photo from Insauga

Photo from Insauga

 

The Cold Pressery

Carrots N Dates

Arlo’s

We promise you, there’ll be something, actually, make that a few things there for everyone— vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike! And what space in our area is big enough to contain all this vegan awesomeness? This year’s Toronto Vegan Festival will take place at the Fort York Garrison Common. That’s less than a 10-minute walk for us at Liberty Central By The Lake Two!

Vegan Fest - Photo from Pexels II

And what’s a festival without entertainment? Last year’s event featured musicians from a range of genres including reggae, pop, alternative, rap and rock. The organizers of this year’s event promise the talent at the 2016 Festival to be just as varied. The full line-up of performers will be revealed soon but since last year’s event included Marcio Novelli, Matt Zaddy, Meghan Morrison, Gaiaisi and Courtney Stone, can you blame us for having very high expectations for this year? We’re sure we won’t be disappointed!

Vegan Fest - Photo from Unsplash II

Who knew that going meat-free could be so much fun! Tickets for entry to the Toronto Vegan Festival can be purchased in advance online at an early bird price of $10; group pricing is also being offered with a pack of 4 tickets available for $30.00 and a pack of 8 tickets available for $55.00. VIP pricing begins at $20 and includes 3 drink tickets. Admission is free for children who are 12 years old and younger who are accompanied by a ticket holder. Food and drink tickets will be available on site at the event.

Photo from BlogTO

Photo from BlogTO

Last year’s event really was spectacular and we anticipate that the Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival, now in its second year, will be returning bigger, better and with even more meat-free goodness! For updates about this year’s event, follow the Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or visit them on their website.

 

Written by L. D. Moore