The SF Veg Fest was this weekend! The South Bay PPKrew carpooled up to SF to make a day-long vegan field trip out of it. It was a blast!
We skipped all the scheduled talks and went straight into the vendor fair. There were a few good food vendors, some book stands, and charitable organizations represented. I drooled over Vitamixes for a while as the demo guy pureed whole raw veggies into soup.
After cruising the vendor booths we grabbed a snack from Flacos. I’ve had their taquitos, horchata, and pozole at the Berkeley farmers’ market before so I tried out the banana leaf tamale this time. It had an unusual mix of olives, capers, and TVP and was drenched in a spicy green sauce. I guess I was too excited to grab a picture before I chowed down so you’ll have to believe me that it was yummy!
We got dessert at the Genuto stand where I had the best vegan ice cream (erm, I guess it’s gelato) of my life. It’s completely nut-based, which makes it rich and creamy! There were loads of flavors and I tried the pistachio, chocolate cardamom, and ginger. OMG I dreamed about the ginger gelato last night. I remembered to snap a picture at the very last minute right before it went my mah belleh.
Next we headed over to Rainbow Co-op Grocery, a completely vegetarian grocery store! We must have been in there close to 1.5 h! And that’s why it’s great to grocery shop with vegans 😀
I bought some berbere so I can start cooking Ethiopian food,
marveled over the aisle of bulk pasta bins (!),
was amazed by the bulk tubs of miso,
and drooled over the vegan baked goods (I limited myself to one vegan donut. It was painful!)
It was a good day!
We ended the day with a trip to Source, which I reviewed yesterday.
Thanks for reading! See ya tomorrow!