Yesterday, was the second annual Twin Cities Veg Fest. As last year, it was held at Coffman Union on the U of M campus. I was excited to try some new vegan food. Veg Fest is all about the tasty food right? Look at all the goodies in the grab bag!
Handing out the goodie bags. I was not one of the first 50, so I didn’t get free chipotle chips and guac. Parking this year was also more of a challenge due to a Gopher game happening across campus at the same time.
Inside was packed! A lot more people than last year. It’s great to see so many veg-curious people.
The lines were very long for Teese and Dandy’s marshmallows, so I hit up the Soy Delicious booth first for an awesome ice cream sandwich and some chocolate soy milk. I had to have more than one. Yum.
Next up was Punk Rawk Labs. A local vegan cheese maker. I’ve been meaning to buy some at the co-op to try it, so I was happy to see they had a booth. I’ve heard good things, and now I know why. Their cheese is cashew based and awesome. They released a new flavor at the show: nacho cheese. It was nice. I need to go get some.
To continue the tour of savory foods I had a variety of chips from Way Better Snacks. They were nice. Gluten-free and vegan. I liked the spicy one the best.
Kitty Corner Café was onsite serving up their awesome vegan love waffle. I written about them previously, and I couldn’t resist buying one. So good!
I also listened to a talk about vegan nutrition from Suzanne Sorensen to see if any new science had come out since last year. The new thing I heard was the vitamin D recommendations have gone up to 600mg. Living in MN, it can be hard to get enough sunshine year-round, so supplementation can be necessary. Get tested if you are not sure you’re getting enough. She mentioned that most people in MN are deficient regardless of their diet.
I had a nice time at TC Veg Fest. I enjoyed some tasty food, and had a nice time chatting with some new people. I’m looking forward to the next one!