NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Restaurants, Vegetarian Metropolitan Pavilion , Chelsea Saturday May 19 2018 - Sunday May 20 2018
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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

The eighth annual celebration of meat-free delights is a go-green fantasy, spotlighting small plates and samples from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, cooking demonstrations, and animal rescue and eco-information tables. 


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
Price: One-day pass $20, VIP two-day pass $75
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The energy at these events is amazing. Yes, it is crowded, but that is part of the fun. I love bumping into all kinds of people who feel passionate about the vegan lifestyle, from the animal advocates, to the plant-based cardiologists, to the National Gourmet Institute-trained chefs. And of course the food! Almost every booth has free food samples, so it is necessary to arrive hungry. If you come with non-vegans, they will be amazed at the deliciousness and variety of the foods available--vegans already know this, but they will probably discover some new products or restaurants they hadn't heard about before. There is always something going on: yoga classes, cooking demos, craft activities for the kiddos, book signings. The whole experience is just very fresh and inspiring.

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!!