Hey Vegan fans, this one’s for you! Pittsburgh VegFest is back, which features the cities best vegan food, cooking and food demonstrations, informative speakers, yoga, live music, shopping, and kids activities. And new this year–the happy vegan one-mile pet walk!

Veg Fest 2019
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There’s a reason why it’s been voted best food fest in Pittsburgh for two years in a row! Check out some of these delicious food vendors!

The Happy Vegan/Notcho/Nocheez

Veg Fest 2019
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Enjoy this dairy free cheese alternative which contains all natural ingredients. The cheese–less sauce is delicious! The notcho/nocheez is made from filtered water, ground raw almonds, nutritional yeast, peppers, lemon juice, onions, and sea salt. Try the classic, tangy, or hot! As they say, you’ll go nuts for it!


Veg Fest 2019
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Pittsburgh’s vegan-vegetarian Puerto Rican and Caribbean food features Pastelon (plantain lasagna), boricua style eggplant stew, arroz congri (rice and black beans), pumpkin pineapple curry veg chicken, and veg shrimp pasta salad! Salud, indeed!

2911 Vegan Bakery

Veg Fest 2019
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Check out these awesome gourmet desserts and gluten-free pastries. You have to try the vegan donuts! Also try the marble cake with almond frosting. And also the lemon tarts with berry compote and shortbread crust. On second thought, try it all!

The Pittsburgh Juice Company

Veg Fest 2019
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Enjoy the refreshing organic, raw, artisanal cold-pressed juices. Cool down with some blended superfood smoothies and raw vegan snacks. A must have for a summer afternoon!  

Rooted Ice Cream

Veg Fest 2019
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What is summer without ice cream?! Definitely have a scoop of this plant-based small-batch ice cream. All the flavors sound delish–roasted raspberry almond streusel, dark chocolate, and cinnamon basil with blueberry swirl!  

VegFest will showcase over 100 small business merch and wellness vendors– including Made by Hand, Leaf2Go, The Herbivore Clothing Company, Harm Less Threads, and more!

Here’s the official vendor directory! The event is hosted by the non-profit organization Justice for Animals.

When: August 10, 11am-5pm

Where: Allegheny Commons East, Northside

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

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