Six percent of the population now identifies as vegan, and some of that population originates from Philadelphia. Despite being known for the meat-heavy Philly cheesesteak, Philadelphia has a growing reputation as a vegan eating destination, from pizzerias to brunch spots.

After a two-year hiatus, Philly VegFest is returning this Saturday. This time, they have over 40 vendors, companies, and nonprofits featuring their products and contributions to the community. The event will be free to attend, so feel free to bring along friends and family as you walk and pay-as-you-go. Enjoy live music and informative lectures as well as demonstrations.


Food vendors will include MomPopsMacro Vegetarian, Mo’Pweeze BakeryThe Lancaster Food CompanyBaba’s BrewKung Fu HoagiesLUHV FOOD, Yogi DogsSte MartaenFreakin’ Vegan and more. They’ll also have plenty of shopping and commercial corporations.

Richard Rogers Jr., director of Philly VegFest, said, “Philadelphia is just the right size that there’s still a sense of community.” The best part about vegan festivals is that guests don’t have to ponder and pick which foods they can enjoy, and which products they can purchase because everything is safe. Anyone who is interested in a vegan diet and lifestyle can attend, even if they aren’t plant-based themselves.

Lucky for the meatless among us (and the animals of course), there are a whole host of cruelty-free celebrations popping up these days, from New York to San Francisco to Miami. Philly VegFest will be on June 9th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. They’re located at Bainbridge Green, 300-400 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia.

Looking for more vegan food destinations?

Every week, we spot new vegan restaurant, cafes, and revamped menus for you to enjoy. We also have plenty of vegan cooking tips from our Food Monster App, so you can make the food from each and every festival you attend!


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