A Vegan Paradise

standard April 7, 2013 Leave a response

I love Austin. I really cannot say that enough. When I found out the first annual Texas VegFest was happening here last year, I was really excited. Then I looked at my calendar and realized there was no way I could make it back from Philadelphia that weekend.

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Thankfully, this year the date was wide open. I also had the opportunity this year to volunteer at the festival, which was even more exciting. Not only did this afford me a way to see the festival without roaming around aimlessly by myself, but I got to put my work skills to use in an environment that I love. I worked as a Team Leader of volunteers helping to organize the sponsor and vendor tables. This meant front row access to delicious vegan food. Yes, please!

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On top of delicious food, there were fantastic speakers, live music, and a children’s activity area. I was really excited to see Austin local Christy Morgan, who is a vegan chef, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, who ended up sick and unable to attend at the last minute.

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The best part about VegFest to me was having all the vegan food vendors I have been meaning to go visit all in one location. With my crazy travel schedule since we have lived in Austin, I have not had a chance to visit many places on my ever growing list. I was not ready to leave this city without ever tasting some of the amazing vegan dishes I had heard so much about.  At VegFest, I got to eat at every place at once. Truly, a vegan paradise!

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There is really something for everyone here. I was amazed while listening to Christy’s cooking demo at the number of vegan-curious questions that arose. Many people are just scoping it out, trying to figure out how to change their diet and lifestyle, how to live healthy lives.Texas VegFest is a great place to see how awesome, fun, and easy a plant-based lifestyle can be.

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If you’re in Austin next year, you must go to Texas VegFest! I promise your stomach will thank you.

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