For this week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday, I want to show off what I ate (and what I gawked at) at the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, which took place this past weekend. It was two fun-filled days with lots of friends, food and random goodies. This was the third festival, and my favorite so far.
Miyoko gave everyone samples of five different types of her incredible vegan cheeses. There’s no need to milk cows when you can make something this good at home with nuts!
On Saturday I snuck out of the festival with Christy Morgan and went to Beyond Sushi for lunch. The first time I had their food was at the 2011 Veg Fest, and I’m really happy their have their own restaurant now.
On Saturday after the festival, Dennis and I stopped at Terri and got juices and sandwiches to go. Dennis had a vegetable panini and I had a “chicken” caesar wrap.
Back on Sunday for Day 2! I spotted Red Radio‘s Erin interviewing Gene Baur and Michelle from Herbivore.
Sunday’s lunch was a chickpea melt panini with potato salad from Harmony Cafe Kitchen and a strawberry juice concoction from I don’t know where. Both were delicious.
Some of the festival’s food offerings came from the Cinnamon Snail (I had a donut that I snarffed down fast that I could photograph), cupcakes from Jersey’s own Pink Frosting Bakery, cake samples from two time Cupcake Wars champ Doron Peterasan from Sticky Fingers Bakery, chocolates from Rescue Chocolate and dips and spreads from The Regal Vegan.
Of course, there were non-vegan vendors as well. Catskills Animal Sanctuary had a table, as did No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier. There were books from Book Publishing Co and t-shirts from Herbivore Clothing.
I bought a copy of Ellen Jaffe Jones’s Eat Vegan on $4 a Day and had Christy Morgan sign my copy of Blissful Bites. I also had Miyoko Schinner sign my Artisan Vegan Cheese book. Sadly though, my bag full of books went missing somewhere on the way home. I filled out a lost and found report at Penn Station and I’m really hoping it shows up!!