L.A.’s Eat, Drink, Vegan Food Festival

I’ve always been open about trying new things when it comes to satisfying my taste buds, and the vegan food world has always sparked my curiosity and has given me food experiences that I’ll never forget. Whenever I try some really good vegan food, my first reaction is always, “I can’t believe this is vegan??!” or “I can’t believe this isn’t meat????!” It’s a type of food artistry that always leaves me surprised and I love it. It deserves an applause for being delicious, ethical, and good for you. I had a really great time at Eat, Drink, Vegan in Pasadena, California this past weekend. It was one of the best food festivals I’ve ever been to with over 100 different restaurants and vendors to choose from, endless sampling of beers and kombucha, and everything I ate was so mouth-watering and unique. It was a vegan foodie’s dream, and even if you aren’t vegan, you’d still be blown away at how much effort and love is put into making these plant-based foods. Stephanie, who is one of my closest friends and v Vegan,  has been trying to get me to go to this festival for the past two years I think, and I’m so happy I finally got to experience it with her and our friends. My boyfriend, who is a non-vegan, even enjoyed it, which makes me so happy. I felt so much light and warmth being around a community that cares about being kind to animals, our planet, and even ourselves. There were so many booths promoting self-care and self-love, and it felt really refreshing to be around others that are health-conscious and actively want to put good things into our bodies. I was very inspired after this weekend and hope to keep practicing this perspective in my every day life. 

 The festival took place at the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Golf Course which made the scenery and surroundings so green and refreshing, perfect for vegan nom-ing. And the weather was super nice. I would've been cranky if it was hot.
The festival took place at the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Golf Course which made the scenery and surroundings so green and refreshing, perfect for vegan nom-ing. And the weather was super nice. I would’ve been cranky if it was hot.
 Our group!
Our group!
 Blood orange and pineapple beer in our cute souvenir shot glasses that we got for free.
Blood orange and pineapple beer in our cute souvenir shot glasses that we got for free.
 This was amazing. The Herbivorous Butcher is a vegan butcher shop located in Minneapolis and they make this double decker chicken fried steak that is so genius and soooooo crispy, savory, and delicious. This was one of the first things we ate and it already made me pretty full lol. BUT NO WORRIES. I kept eating.
This was amazing. The Herbivorous Butcher is a vegan butcher shop located in Minneapolis and they make this double decker chicken fried steak that is so genius and soooooo crispy, savory, and delicious. This was one of the first things we ate and it already made me pretty full lol. BUT NO WORRIES. I kept eating.
 Vegan sushi!
Vegan sushi!
 Mac and cheese pizza. Need I say more. One of my favorite things I ate.
Mac and cheese pizza. Need I say more. One of my favorite things I ate.
 Dragon Fruit Kombucha.
Dragon Fruit Kombucha.
 Truffle Vegan Burger all the way from the UK.
Truffle Vegan Burger all the way from the UK.
 Steph typed out her own game plan of what we were going to try lol
Steph typed out her own game plan of what we were going to try lol
 Vegan Hot Dogs with elote mmmm. Mine had bits of vegan chorizo.
Vegan Hot Dogs with elote mmmm. Mine had bits of vegan chorizo.
 The venue was a perfect place for us to just lay down blankets, relax, and digest lol.
The venue was a perfect place for us to just lay down blankets, relax, and digest lol.

As the sun was setting, we all decided that our stomachs were too full to eat more. It was nice to even just walk around the whole place and see the different booths that were selling merchandise and different products. The festival was between 2pm-8pm for general admission, but we left around 7pm when it was last call for drinks lol. 

 Thanks to this guy for driving and sharing all the foods with me :)
Thanks to this guy for driving and sharing all the foods with me 🙂
 Happy girl. I'll definitely be back next year. For more information about the festival, visit the festival's website  here .
Happy girl. I’ll definitely be back next year. For more information about the festival, visit the festival’s website here .

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