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By DC EcoWoman Dawn Bickett

DC Ecowomen take note: Vegfest is just around the corner.

Never been? Then you are in for a treat. Or—if you are me—several. DC Vegfest is an annual festival of all things meat- and dairy-free—great for ecowomen who avoid animal products, or just enjoy good food.

Next Saturday, you can explore vegan vendors, munch on plant-based foods, and be inspired by speakers and cooking demonstrations all day long (or at least 11am-6pm).

And another plus—the festival is near the Navy Yard Metro Station at Yards Park, so no need to increase that carbon footprint with driving.

Here’s what to expect:
Food

Washington, D.C. has great vegetarian options scattered across the city. But at Vegfest, restaurants like Amsterdam Falafelshop, Bread and Brew, Pete’s Apizza, Sticky Fingers, and Mango Grove are lined up to provide everything from samples to full meals. Vegan sweets shops and stands with new vegan food products also dot the festival with freebies to try or to bring home.

Speakers

In between meals, there is plenty of time to hear from an assortment of speakers from the vegan and vegetarian community. The speaker lineup ranges from chefs to news anchors, all connected by their advocacy of the plant-based diet. This year, highlights include vegan ultra marathoner Rich Roll and cooking demos by Cupcake Wars winner Doron Petersan and vegan chef Ayinde Howell.

Good Causes

Many of the exhibitors at Vegfest will be there for educational, rather than epicurean, purposes. Animal welfare organizations, health groups, and even the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility will be in attendance to get new folks engaged and excited about their causes.

If you enjoyed the Green Festival this weekend—or you are sad you missed it—then the DC Vegfest may be right up your ally.

Don’t miss out on this chance to explore vegan, vegetarian, and vegetarian-friendly cuisine and organizations in Washington, D.C., no matter what your eating preferences.

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