I was so happy to attend this year’s Vegandale in Toronto. I had attended last year and was so excited to see the different vendors this year. Entry this year was $10 for early birds and $15 at the door. There were lots of brands that had booths such as Daiya, Silk, Yves and Magnum offering full sized free samples – you definitely got your money’s worth.
Like last year, we brought our own reusable bags, containers, cutlery and water bottles to ensure we were reducing the amount of waste that tends to be produced at these types of food festivals. And like last year, Vegandale came equipped with a refillable water bottle station with cold water for both you and your furry friend!
I also enjoyed seeing so many restaurants having their own booths as well, such as Fresh and Planta Burger. It was great to see so many local restaurants offering their specialties off their menus. We had ordered the Southwest Burger from Planta burger with their truffle fries – my absolute favourite and served crispy with ketchup!
I also made my annual trip to the Good Rebel to stock up on some vegan staples like soy curls and TVP. I love that they now offer shipping across Canada so I can stock up all year round. Definitely check out their website! They offer a wide variety of vegan products, from pantry staples to frozen products, such as Beyond Meat sausages.
Last year the event was held on both Saturday and Sunday but this year it was only held on Saturday, which did make the line ups a bit lengthy. We waited especially long at Ital Vital for about 15 minutes, but it was well worth it. We enjoyed their Jerk with rice and sides. Luckily we brought our own containers because we packed it up and ate it for dinner at home!
I look forward every year to Toronto Vegandale where I can explore and be inspired by all of the loca vendors. It seems like this festival is getting bigger and bigger every year and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for years to come. Don’t forget to check out my video to see the experience.
Now set forth and be savvy!