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Tens of Thousands Gather at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

An estimated 25,000 people congregated at the 15th annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend for two full days of fun, great vegan food and tips for transitioning to a healthy and humane plant-based lifestyle. With an array of vegetarian food providers from across the country offering free food samples and “show special” discounts, along with educational exhibits from leading animal advocacy organizations, including Mercy For Animals, visitors were welcomed to explore a variety of delicious, healthy and readily available vegan foods that are good for people and friendly to animals and the environment.

BostonVegFest.jpgThe popular festival also offered guests the opportunity to talk with top national experts on health and nutrition, including Becoming Vegan author and renowned nutritionist Brenda Davis, and the inspiring Dr. Michael Greger, known as one of the most entertaining medical speakers of our time. Discerning Brute, Joshua Katcher, talked about decoding and harnessing the dialect of fashion culture to help animals, while Tal Ronnen, celebrity chef and New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Cook, taught eager attendees how to prepare mouthwatering vegan dishes, such as Gardein “chicken” scaloppini with shiitake sake sauce, braised pea shoots, and crispy udon noodle cakes.

The longest-running event of its kind in the country, the 15th annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival was the perfect resource for vegetarians and vegans, and for anyone wanting to include a greater variety of healthy and delicious plant-based foods in their diets. For those of you who missed the festival this year there is no need to feel left out. Check out MFA’s helpful tips and delicious vegan recipes at