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The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Food Festivals in California

By / November 28, 2018
   
   

It’s no secret that Californians love a good kale smoothie. It’s also no secret that California is practically bursting with fresh fruits and veggies. So, it makes sense that the Golden State is home to a ton of vegan and vegetarian festivals.

Modern vegetarian food is about much more than lentil stews and tofu. There are plenty of innovative chefs doing delicious things with plants, and you don’t have to be a health nut or a hippie to enjoy them.

From vegan burgers and beers to edible flowers and superfruits, there really is something for everyone at these popular Californian festivals.

Central Coast VegFest

SLOUMC

Central Coast VegFest presents a day of talks, family activities, music, and of course, delicious vegan food.

Free

OC Vegan Fest

OC Vegan Fest

OC Vegan Festival is a a FREE plant-based food festival that showcases some of the tastiest dishes by the best vegan food trucks, pop-ups, and restaurants in Southern California.

Free

Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles

Chandler Boulevard

Vegan Street Fair is an annual all ages vegan food celebration where local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors come together to serve you vegan wares and bite-size portions of vegan eats!

Free

VegFest Los Angeles

Woodley Park

VegFest returns in 2019 with over 100 vendors, 50 food trucks, an oasis beer and wine garden, talks, bands, workshops, animal adoptions, and much more!

Free

San Diego Vegan Food and Drink Festival

San Diego

Experience the very best in vegan comfort food, craft brews, and wine and spirits in one of America's most beautiful seaside cities.

Free

South Bay Veg Fair

St. James Park

Join members of the vegan and animal rights communities from around the world as they dance, learn, connect, and feast on the some of the best vegan food California has to offer.

Free

Vegan Street Fair: LA Nights

The Federal

Enjoy two action packed nights full of entertainment, games, a live DJ, a beer and wine garden, and vegan culinary bad assery curated by @VeganFatKid.

$10 - $107 / RSVP

Long Beach Vegan Festival

Long Beach POA Park

All are welcome to this celebration of vegan lifestyles! Features live music, food trucks and vendors, ethical clothing, and competitions.

$5 - $15 / RSVP

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Matthew O’Shannessy is a writer living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Tasmania, Australia and moved to LA via Melbourne where he joined an art collective and worked for the Melbourne International Film Festival. His work has been published in various magazines and he’s currently co-editing an arts anthology. He lives in Echo Park, but you can often find him scouting out the San Fernando Valley.

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