Eating & Drinking

Can you be a vegan athlete? Can you raise healthy vegan kids? And what is vegan shrimp?!? Questions answered at Veg Fest

Maybe you want to eat a more plant-based diet, but don’t know how to start. Or perhaps you’ve been a vegetarian for a long time and are looking to shake up your cooking routine? Maybe you just want to learn more about cruelty-free makeup and clothing?

Get to Veg Fest!

Mad Faux Cheese, a local 'cheesemaker'
Mad Faux Cheese, a local ‘cheesemaker’. Photo by Love Free Studio

Thousands of vegans, vegetarians, locavores, foodies, and curious omnivores will descend on the RA Centre this weekend for this annual celebration of plant-based living. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask everything you’ve always wanted to know but never got around to asking.

VegNature 'goat cheese'
VegNature ‘goat cheese’

Veg Fest
Find it:
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr.
Tickets: $5 (kids under 10 free)
Hours: 10am – 4pm (Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3)

You can check out the full schedule online, but here’s a taste of what’s in the line-up:

  • For the hummus lover: Omer Abdallah from the vegan eatery Chickpeas demonstrates how to make brilliant legume dishes.
  • For the sports nut: Superstars Meagan Duhamel and Georges Laraque are part of a four-person panel on vegan athletes.
  • For the foodie: The Buddhist Chef (aka Jean-Philippe Cyr) — of the famous cooking videos — hosts a cooking demo.
  • For the curious parent: A panel discussion of four experts discussing how to raise vegan children.
  • For the wannabe: A fitness expert and a nutritionist team up to answer any and all questions about vegan living.
Vegan shrimp noodle bowl! By Paradis Vegetarien / Nelakee. Photo: Nem Belair
Vegan shrimp noodle bowl! By Paradis Vegetarien / Nelakee. Photo: Nem Belair