Well I have had one hell of a wild Saturday night (insert sarcastic font here). After breaking in the new kitchen by baking mountains of muffins for my co-workers the roomie and I proceeded to jack Wi-Fi by camping outside a Chick-Fil-A. My shame know no bounds.
Anyways that is not the point of this post. The point is to write about the stellar day I had learning all about the extensive vegetarian community that exists in D.C. Prior to this event I knew that D.C was a veg-friendly city and that businesses and restaurants alike catered to vegetarians but I never really knew how or where to tap into the network. This event fixed all of that!
We started out by following the crowds from the metro to where we thought we would find the festivities. We were spot on and arrived in no time! I love living so close to everything!
We mosied around for about an hour chatting with local vendors, learning about animal rights, saying hi to Matt!, and listening to speakers who are passionate about leading a vegetarian (or in some cases vegan lifestyle.) Much like the blogging community, I find the vegetarian community reassuring in that it felt pretty cool to be around people of such like-minded interests.
Shyna was a great sport as I completely geeked out in all of my vegetarian glory.
In between learning, listening, and walking around Shyna and I had a very serious discussion…about which food vendor to choose from. Let me assure you there was no lack of amazing vegetarian and vegan vendors to choose from. Ultimately we opted to split a plate of vegan nachos.
They certainly did not disappoint. I think the cheese was a version of “cashew cheeze sauce” that I have read about on other food blogs. Honestly, I thought it tasted like normal cheese. We killed that plate pretty quickly and were glad that we only had a taste because there were desserts for daysssss and we couldn’t leave without having one!
This monster cookie from Vegan Treats Bakery caught our eyes immediately. It was a mix of chocolate chips, assorted nuts, and coconut. It was perfectly dense and (for lack of a less foul word) moist. Yum!
We chowed down on our cookie while walking around the festival for a little while longer before continuing on to walk through the city. I really do love it here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else right now. DC Vegfest was so great and helped give me some much needed perspective after a long week at work.