Get your veg on at this market-style vegan food fest this weekend


Showcasing the edible wares of about two dozen of B.C.’s best plant-based vendors, a mini Veg Fest is happening this weekend in Vancouver.

Taking place in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, September 23 from 11 am to 5 pm, this market-style vegan food fest will be a one-stop shop for some amazing animal-free products.

Vegan doughnuts from Dipped Doughnut Co. (@plantbasedvancouver/Instagram)

In addition to the foods for purchase–like colourful goodies from Dipped Doughnut Co., tasty nut milks from NutMeg Mylk, tempeh from Tempea, and plant-based cheese from Blue Heron–Veg Fest will also have live music, beer, and the chance to chat with some of the region’s coolest plant-based food producers.

Here are the confirmed participants:

  • To Die For Bakery
  • Juice Truck
  • Amai Vegan Treats
  • Black Sheep Vegan Cheeze
  • Dipped Doughnut Co.
  • Kula Kitchen
  • Blue Heron Cheese
  • The Very Good Butchers
  • Yellow Basket Baking
  • Vegan Pudding & Co.
  • NutMeg Mylk
  • Hip Pies
  • Say Hello Sweets
  • Companion Bread
  • Tempea
  • Yoggu
  • Biota Fermentation
  • Chickpea
  • PlantBase Food
  • Smart Sweets
  • Living Lotus
  • Wholly Veggie
  • Rolling Cashew

The event goes on rain or shine (though we hear we’re supposed to get some shine this weekend).

Veg Fest 2018

When: Sunday, September 23 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 102 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom