Vegfest! June 20, 2011
I attended VegFest on Main Street yesterday, which was awesome. Vegetarian, vegan, and animal-rights related booths stretched for over 2 blocks, and there were thick crowds of Car-Free Vancouver Day attendees sampling wares, checking out goods, and picking up literature.
I picked up a great new non-leather belt from Nice Shoes, enjoyed dim-sum lunch at Whole Vegetarian, and ran into Janna of Astrosatchel Accessories. There’s also several new vegan/vegetarian bakeries in town: The Gluten Free Epicurean, Sprout Vegan Bakery, Sustainably Sweet, and a chocolatier, Zimt Artisan Chocolates. Of course, Edible Flours had a booth as well, and were so popular they sold out. Oh, plus a shout out to Karmavore for being there as well! I’m so glad to see so many vegan businesses starting and thriving in Vancouver!