NYC Vegeterian Food Festival

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MAY 7th & 8th 2016 • 11am - 6pm BOTH DAYS

2016 NYCVFF Charity Beneficiary The 2016 charity beneficiary for the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival is Mercy for Animals.


Our Volunteers Rock! We couldn’t do it each year, without our amazing and dedicated volunteers! Got what it takes?

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The Festival Is Just Around The Corner! Get ready for food samples, chef demos, expert speakers, and all-over good surprises!

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  • Food Mood
    March 13, 2015

    By Cynthia Radnitz, Speaker at the 2015 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival We choose the foods we eat for a variety of reasons: hunger, cravings, nutrition or calorie content, and mood management. Indeed, they have even invented a term for people who eat in response to mood, “emotional eaters.” We all have our comfort foods when […]

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  • Celebrate Wildlife with Junior Explorers at NYC VegFest!
    March 11, 2015

    This year, Junior Explorers is bringing the furthest ecosystems and wildest animals to NYC VegFest! Join us on Sunday, 3/15 at 12:30pm in the Kumquat Kids Area as we lead animal identification games, wildlife and nature trivia, and more fun activities about our beautiful planet. Junior Explorers is a subscription program that teaches kids about […]

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  • The China Study: The Optimal Amount of Protein Your Body Needs
    March 10, 2015

    By Chris Castiglione   The body has an optimum percentage of protein that it needs each day. Think of it like a sweet spot that you want to hit. Let’s use a houseplant as a metaphor. If you’ve overwatered a plant you know what that’s like—it looks pretty nasty. And if you under water it? […]

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  • Brooklyn Mompost is coming to the NYC VegFest!
    March 9, 2015

    Brooklyn Mompost is an experienced & local service that teaches everyday green living; they are experts in composting for events & home gardening. At this year’s VegFest, in the Kumquat Kid’s Area, Brooklyn Mompost will be presenting: “Worms Do Wonders: Kitchen Scraps Turn Into ‘Black Gold’ for the Garden!” Join them at 1pm on Sunday, […]

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  • Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
    March 8, 2015

    By Gene Baur, Speaker at the 2015 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival   Now, more than ever, we face the inconvenient truths and consequences of our broken food system. We’ve seen the brutal images of factory farming widely available on the internet. We have seen the impacts on our global health and environment. The time is […]

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