Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Preview - N.Y.C. Vegetarian Food Festival, March 1st and 2nd, 2014, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City


N. Y. C. Vegetarian Food Festival, March 1st-2nd, 2014, 11AM-6PM, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City.

By E. Joyce Glasgow,

The 4th annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival will take place on March 1st and 2nd, 2014, at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

This hugely popular event features the latest in vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, organic, non-GMO foods, cruelty free eating, environmental protection and animal welfare.

There will be over 100 vendors and non-profit organizations, dozens of food samples, including raw vegan chocolate, a kid’s area and a number of lectures and food demonstrations over the two days.

Some lectures will include:

“How to Live a Super-Healthy Life All on a Plant Based Diet”; “Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans”;  “Eating Vegan in a Non-Vegan World”; “Managing a Vegan Diet on a Shoestring”; “Relieving Stress and Anxiety with Traditional Chinese Medicine” and “Get Your Glow On: Fertility, Pregnancy & Beyond”.

Delicious and creative sounding recipe demonstrations will include:

“Korean Eggplant Tacos with Kimchee Mayo and Rutabaga Rarebit”; “Edamame and Beluga Lentil Sliders with Sprouts and Spring Onion Jam”;  “ Black Pepper Tofu Macaroni Salad”; “Compassionate Crab Cakes”; “Vegan Chocolate: Ganache the Great!” and “Okra and Chick Peas with a Coconut Tomato Curry Served on Spiced Poha”.

On March 2nd, there will be a raffle benefiting the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food.

Below is a video overview of the first New York City Vegetarian Food Festival (2011) and several others that take place around the United States.

The second video below is by raw vegan chef, Kristina Bucaram, one of this year's featured speakers at the festival.

For complete details on exhibitors, speakers, chef demos, other festival events, ticket purchase and directions visit