Review: Toronto's Vegandale Food Festival

The “Vegandale” movement is making its mark in Toronto and this past weekend the 4th annual Vegandale Food Drink Festival took over Fort York, Garrison Commons for 2 days to celebrate veganism through food, drinks, music and art on August 11 and 12.  Over 100 vendors from all over the GTA and abroad were in attendance spreading the cruelty-free vibe with delicious eats and merchandise.  It was one big plant-powered party in the sun.

Festival staples Mythology, and Vegandale Brewery led the pack with funnel cake and a selection of house brewed beers on tap.   Sausage Party Toronto hosted a daily Hot Dog Eating Contest and served their epically loaded dogs.  There were Fishless Tacos from plant-based butcher YamChops, raw ice cream sandwiches and PB ‘snickers’ bars from Sweet Hart Kitchen, Good Rebel supplied the vegan provisions to stock your pantry and Glory Hole brought the doughnuts.

Festival eats

Brooklyn NY’s Champs Diner had a full line up of gluttony including a bloomin’ onion topped with ketchup Lays and all dressed Ruffles and this plate of fried chicken and waffle fries.

Saucy BBQ goodness was served by Chicago-based These Wingz.  Vegan wings are always a sure bet.

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Best food truck ensemble went to Sudbury’s Tucos Taco Lounge – jackfruit carnitas al pastor and buffalo tempeh tacos popping out of the cutest truck you ever saw.  We need more of this place.

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Everyone wanted to get their paws on a Cinnaholic cinnamon roll.  We just got Thornhill and Scarborough locations now serving all vegan buns!

Applause for Vancouver’s Westcoast Poke and their fresh vegan poke made from Ocean Hugger Foods’ Ahimi, a tasty tomato based raw tuna alternative.   The perfect bowl for a hot summer afternoon.

With so many amazing vegan restaurants and businesses in demand, it’s no surprise this festival keeps growing and drawing bigger crowds each year.   Whether your vegan or vegan curious, the Vegandale Food Drink Festival makes it easy to indulge and look good at no expense to the animals.

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