VEGGING JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER: VEG FOOD FEST TORONTO
I mean, ye, vegging means some serious sittin' and chillin'... Well Veg Food Fest Toronto went down this weekend and it took 'vegging' to a whole notha level with tons of delicious vegan food and ethical + sustainable goods!
I was just blown away and overwhelmed with emotion seeing all these amazing restaurants, charities, advocates, and companies all working together to put on such a great event. But what particularly stood out was the attendance! The massive number of individuals that came out to experience a vegan festival just proved to me the growth of the movement and how much more accepting individuals are becoming of veganism. We are talking mainstream appeal here...
Along this point of mainstream appeal... At the vegan athlete panel, a panel member asked the audience how many non-vegans were in attendance and a significant number of hands went up, followed by applause and rightly so! Why? Because these individuals were open minded enough to attend an event as non-vegans and enjoy all that the vegan community has to offer... which is A LOT of amazing things! This is the kind of thing that will inspire someone to transition and become vegan. So ye, seeing non-vegan and vegans side by side, loving life entirely cruelty free without any animal exploitation just brought me serious feels. So much love and compassion!
I had an absolute blast eating great vegan food and connecting with so many amazing souls! We are all but one family on this planet and are in this together for the animals, our health and the environment! Here's to many more incredible vegan festivals that aim to inspire and please all of our senses!