Vegan Street Fair, the vegan food and lifestyle celebration touting bite sized eats, has expanded with a new concept sure to delight attendees of all ages: a vegan night market. The first of its kind in Los Angeles, Vegan Street Fair Nights will offer the same bite sized eats as its predecessor in addition to musical entertainment, a beer garden, board games, beer pong, and giant jenga under the stars.
“We saw the demand for a second Vegan Street Fair during the year but wanted to add a spin to the small bites street fair idea,” said VSF organizer Jessica Schoech. “VSF Nights is a way to beat the LA summer heat, enjoy delicious vegan food with friends, and dance the night away. It’s a great time to be vegan and we want to celebrate that,” she added.
During the two-night event at The Federal Bar that lasts from 5pm-12am on Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3, 17 of the most highly sought-after vegan and vegan-friendly vendors in California will present their eats and drinks at Vegan Street Fair Nights. Carefully curated by vegan Instagram personality, @VeganFatKid, the line up includes such powerhouses as Burgerlords, Equelecuá Cuban Café, Mandoline Grill, Ridiculous Baking Company featuring Minnesota’s famed The Herbivorous Butcher, and Taqueria La Venganza from Oakland. Also on the VSF Nights roster are Cha Cha Kombucha, Charlie’s Brownies, Cup My Cakez, Divine Dips Vegan Ice Cream, The Federal Bar, Ihsan’s Falafel, India Jones Chow Truck, The Donuttery, Todo Verde, Vegan Dots, World Empanadas, and Yoga-urt. Musical entertainment is being provided by 80’s cover band FlashPants. Some food highlights include all vegan ham and cheese croissants by Ridiculous Baking Company featuring The Herbivorous Butcher, plantain nachos by Equelecuá, banh mi sandwiches by Mandoline Grill, homemade pretzels by The Federal Bar, and warm brownies a la mode by Charlie’s Brownies.
September 2 and 3 from 5PM-12AM
The Federal Bar NoHo
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
NoHo Arts District, CA 91601
Vegan Street Fair launched in 2015 on the streets of North Hollywood to the tune of 10,000 attendees. The turnout for 2016 doubled and the demand for more Vegan Street Fair events became apparent. “We were mind blown by the reception,” says Schoech. “VSF Nights had to stay true to the original concept but offer a fresh take on the vegan lifestyle so we opted for a more intimate setting where attendees could experience small vegan bites during a night out on the town without the crowds. Choosing a smaller set of really incredible vendors is our way to show vegans and non-vegans alike that vegan eats can be even better than their non-vegan counterparts.” Vegan Street Fair Nights will host 1,500 attendees each night. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for a VIP fast pass and can be purchased via Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/VSFNights.
About the organizers Vegan Street Fair was the dream of Jessica Schoech, a former personal trainer, and Ken Schoech, a TV producer who began developing a mobile app for vegan food across the world in 2011. In the process of developing the app, they realized that it would take them decades to eat at all of the vegan and vegan friendly eateries in LA. They decided to move on from the app and set out to create an event where the food came to them. Vegan Street Fair is currently in its second year and third event with a second major city being planned for 2017.
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