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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea Saturday March 14 2015 - Sunday March 15 2015
Join vegan chef Jay Astafa (3 Brothers Pizza Cafe) for a three-course dinner of white-asparagus panna cotta, purple-cauliflower-puree–topped steak chimichurri and a carrot-coconut gelato with faux cheesecake to kick off this veg fest. What you can expect to eat during the two-day exhibition: meat-free samples like quinoa cheese puffs (I heart keenwah), hummus cup,; sweet-and-salty Fakin' Bacon chocolate (Rescue Chocolate), chef Hideyo Yamada's (Kyotofu) flaky mushroom Japanese tofu cake and Ann Nunziata's (Natural Gourmet Institute) triple-chocolate brownies loaded with red-hot spiced pecans, plus much more. Seminars on vegan living are happening all weekend, including Q&A discussions on plant-based eating, led by author Rich Roll, and the factory-farming industry with Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur.
Venue name: Metropolitan Pavilion
Address: 125 W 18th St
New York

Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Transport: Subway: F, M to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave; 1 to 18th St
Event website: http://nycvegfoodfest.com
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I was at Vegetarian Food Festival today!! It was really amazing to see the number of vendors/companies , who are seriously looking at catering to this lifestyle/Segment. The entrance ticket at the gate was $40, which I think is a little pricey . The price tag really did nt do any justice for the service- the floor was over crowded both with people, and the booth's were too cramped - there was not classification of type of industry or Non - profit , so I could surf only want I want to see; there were no signs or directions posted anywhere, people were allover the placing bumping into each other.. I have seen other event organized at Metropolitan Pavilion and they are of such great quality and have good utilization of space. We have really bump up the quality, if we are expecting to be taken seriously as an industry - we really need to put out best foot forward. I see an opportunity here!!