Hi All! I hope you had a beautiful weekend! I'm still in a food coma from yesterday... We attended the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. Needless to say, we ate our way through! When is Rome, right? Haha! I'm a big fan of indulging in special treats when they are available and yesterday certainly was filled with special treats. Being pregnant, I didn't hold back! ;)
Before I post all my delicious pictures, I wanted to mentioned a really beautiful company I found out about: B.Out Blow Dry bar, they are an eco friendly blow dry bar that uses vegan, paraben, sulfate and VOC free products made with organic ingredients. As if that isn't wonderful enough, they give free hair services to anyone suffering from serious illnesses including cancer. I had mentioned how I use to suffer with Ulcerative Colitis and they offered to do my hair in their studio for free. I don't think I will take them up on it (I don't consider myself sick anymore), but I did appreciate the gesture. I know I would of really loved something like that after my surgeries or when I was losing a lot of hair from taking prednisone. You can sign up on their website and share the gift with anyone suffering from an illness or for yourself if needed.
Onto the food!
We got there right around lunch time and I knew exactly what I wanted. I had been stalking out the hashtag for the event on Instagram and I knew Yeah Dawg was going to be my lunch. Their "hotdogs" are organic and locally made with root vegetabls, seeds, spices and gluten free flours. No soy or gluten! I had "the works" and topped mine with an assortment of raw pickles and kraut, peppers, their homemade cashew mayo and coconut bacon. I did "gluten mine up" with a bun. ;) Not something I have often, but oh so good, and baby wanted! ;) On the side was a kale salad. Perfect! I hope to be able to buy these in stores soon, they would be perfect for Summer time BBQing! Little A had her own Yeah Dog, but with nothing on it, so I didn't take a picture. She loved it as well, which is more reason I need to have them in my home!!
T hit up V-note for an empanada with a side of quinoa, kale, and chickpeas. I tasted, and this was also delicious! He really liked.
After that we walked around some more, then stopped for a sweet treat. The NotMilk stand had vegan, gluten free donuts. Little A has never had a donut, so this was very special! We all shared this deliciousness!
T had gotten himself a hot apple cider, that I ended up finshing. :)
While I was filling out the raffle, T went to get Little A cashew ice cream. He stopped at the Three Little Birds stand and got ice cream peanut buttacup bites. I haven't had these yet, since I was so stuffed, I brought them home and put them in the freezer. I will be enjoying one tonight!
Little A had Cashew Milk Ice Cream from the Three Little Birds stand.
I don't think she has ever had so much sweetness in one day! She was literally a "kid in a candy shop". Look at that happy smile!
When we got on the street we were directed next door to The Seed vegan pop up. MORE vegan vendors! MORE VEGAN GOODIES! I have never had a "French Macaroon" so when I saw Sweet Maresa was carrying them and they were vegan, organic and locally made with the finest ingredients, I jumped for joy! I got Little A a chocolate one and almond for T and I. T had his in the car on the way home, I had mine after dinner and Little A will have hers today (she was done with sweets by then). Holy moly! French Macaroons are so much better then regular macaroons. Ha ha! But seriously, amazing! They reminding me of Italian almond cookies my Naunee makes but I haven't had in years.
I was very excited to see my favorite restaurant Quintessence at The Seed. I told them how much I adore their food and I left with there "All American Burger", vegan, raw and gluten free. I saved this for dinner. What a delicious, filling, indulgent day it was!