Pittsburgh’s first-of-its-kind VegFest will turn the Northside’s scenic Allegheny Commons Park into a celebration of healthy vegan fare, animal advocacy and compassionate, ethical and sustainable living. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan or flirting with making the transition, you won’t want to miss this chance to eat your way through the region’s best vegan fare. Think healthy wraps, refreshing smoothies, spicy seitan wings, chili dogs, a falafel bar, vegan twinkies and much more. The event’s dizzying array of delicious food vendors includes Randita’s, Istanbul Grille, Onion Maiden, Taj Mahal, El Burro, Gluten Free Goat, Fortuitea Café, The White Rabbit Café, Pittsburgh Halal, Loving Hut and more.
While sampling vegan fare, attendees can shop ethically for artwork, crafts, resources and wellness products. Featured vendors include Olive & Marlowe, The Dog Stop, Red Lotus Foods, Hello Bully, Animal Rescue League, Western PA Humane Society, Arbonne and many others. Organized by the McKees Rocks-based nonprofit Justice For Animals, VegFest is presented in partnership with the summer pop-up series, Cedar Arts Market. Free for all ages, VegFest will also feature a kids’ craft area. Healthy bonus? Be one of the first 100 to arrive and receive a free goodie bag stuffed with products and coupons.
Pittsburgh VegFest will be held on Saturday, August 22, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Allegheny Commons East Park. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh VegFest 2015 Facebook page.