|Vegan treats from Pennsylvania's Vegan Treats|
On Saturday September 11, take the 42 bus (almost all the way) to the 2010 edition of DC VegFest. 2009 fest was an unexpected surprise for me; I hadn't heard of the event somehow. The DC vegan scene is substantial and growing, but events like this are hard to miss. Anyway, now I know!
DC VegFest is not just about food, but it could be. Last year's festival darlings Vegan Treats of Bethlehem, PA will return to lead a stellar group of food vendors. They made the marvelous treats seen in the photo. The line stretched to over 50 people last year! No one left disappointed. Sticky Fingers, Sunflower Vegetarian, Bread & Brew, Amsterdam Falafel and Cafe Green will be present among others.
Of course vegan minded organizations will be present with full booths of literature, books, giveaways and information. I feel like there are way more this year than last. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Vegetarian Society of DC and Humane Society of the U.S. are the biggest names I recognize. There are over 25 total non-profit exhibitors presenting, at least, that many facets of living a vegetarian or veg friendly lifestyle. The for profit vendors include Portland's Herbivore, one of my favorite vegan clothiers.
DC VegFest is next Saturday (Sept 11) from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm and will be on the campus of George Washington University at University Yard, 2000 H Street NW. That's about 5 blocks from the closest 42 bus stop or much closer to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Get the full schedule and details on the DC VegFest website.