Seattle VegFest 2013 – New Food Finds
On a recent trip to Seattle, I just happen to stumble upon VegFest 2013. I had never been to one, so I thought I for sure needed to get up and see it. Little did I know, this little gathering is very popular here in Seattle and I had to wait in a very long line to get in despite showing up 15 minutes before the door opened! I knew then, I was going to find some great new things.
Vegfest primarily is made up of food vendors – both Vegetarian and Vegan options. Many of them new start-ups local to the Northwest area. It’s a good thing they supply you with a grocery bag when you walk in because you will leave with lots of samples! I thought I’d share some of my favorite new finds!
Coconut Bliss – Organic Coconut Ice Cream – Mmmmm
The Veggie Grill – The food is AWESOME!
Mighty-O Donuts – Vegan Donuts that are simply incredible!
Tofutown – Meat and Dairy Alternatives – Shelf Stable
Gretchen’s Grains – Easy to use, fully cooked frozen grains. Yumm!
Better Bean – Natural Bean Dips – Many flavors to choose from and OH – SO GOOD!
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe – Earth Friendly, Allergen- Conscious, 100% Vegan
Organic Melt – Plant Based Butter Spreads. Butter, honey or chocolate flavors. Dairy free, soy free, gluten free, trans fat free, no artificial colors or flavors, Kosher, Non-GMO.
Kevita – Sparking Probiotic Drink. Tastes great!
Wayfare – Dairy Free Products, Ice Cream, Pudding, Sour Cream
Raw Cha Cha Chocolate – Real Raw Chocolate – 85% Cacao, organic, free of dairy, soy, gluten and GMO’s
Real Simple Delicious – Soups from scratch – no preservatives or additives
Rhythm Superfoods – Kale Chips – many flavors and super good!
Chiarezza – organic Chia cereal – non GMO, gluten free, kosher, vegan – A great alternative to oatmeal in the mornings. So Delish!
Tasty Bite – Heat and Eat Asian Noodles, Real Veggies, No preservatives or additives, no refridgeration required, 18 month shelf life
Culinary Crisps – Tasty crackers!
As you can see, I sampled a lot of foods and found a lot I loved! Many of these are available not just in the Northwest, but nation wide or can be ordered on-line. I’d love to hear from you if you have tried any of these and how you liked them!