Vegan 2 the Soul brings a different kind of New Orleans food festival back | Where NOLA Eats

Vegan 2 the Soul brings a different kind of New Orleans food festival back | Where NOLA Eats

Vegan dishes have come to be a more typical mainstream obtain on cafe menus, which include these that provide loads of meat along with them, and sure, even in New Orleans.

This weekend, while, a group festival returns that is centered purely on vegan food stuff and the vegan life style.

Vegan 2 the Soul is back on Sunday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (a pre-fest yoga session begins factors off at 10 a.m.).







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Teresa Thomas (heart, in white shirt) established Vegan 2 the Soul, group festival showcasing lots of diverse vegan foodstuff and enterprises that align with the vegan way of living in New Orleans. (Contributed picture)


This is the fifth edition of the homegrown competition, and it has a new site at Lehman Park (628 N. Claiborne Ave.), adjacent to the Lafitte Greenway.

At this creating more than 50 vendors had signed on to participate. Among them you are going to discover vegan dishes to consume on the spot, community vegan meals brands for your kitchen area pantry, and other nearby enterprises with merchandise and providers aligned with the vegan ethos.

“I hope men and women who come will stroll away with a record of suppliers they can help all year and some matters that they did not know are in the metropolis for when they want to obtain some possibilities,” stated occasion founder Teresa Thomas.

The area entrepreneur operates the close by event venue Treme Industry Branch. She loves heading to community festivals, but saw that vegan choices could be restricted or difficult to locate that some events.

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Attendees exhibit of their finds at the 2021 edition of Vegan 2 the Soul, a neighborhood competition highlighting vegan food items and solutions in New Orleans. (Contributed picture) 


She’s also viewed the rise of a lot of tiny, grassroots organizations and observed the opportunity to showcase them with her festival.

“It truly is about the compact corporations, supplying them some publicity, and assisting them link the group,” Thomas said.

Admission is no cost.

Vegan 2 the Soul

July 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (with yoga at 10 a.m.)

Lehman Park, 628 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans