Vegetables have made a resurgence in NY cuisine in the past few years. With several upscale restaurants participating in "Meatless Mondays," and the Greenmarkets being one of the cooler places to be on a Saturday, it's no wonder there hasn't been a whole food festival to celebrate them yet.
Entrepreneurs with a food background, Nira Paliwoda and Sarah Gross decided to start the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival this year to add to the eclectic mix of culinary celebrations in this city and promote a "cruelty free" message. Promising it will be fun for omnivores and vegetarians alike, the event (which is FREE to the general public) will feature samples and demonstrations from vendors and companies like Kombucha Brooklyn, Peeled Snacks, Peanut Butter and Co., Chicago Soy Dairy and Grab 'Em Snacks.
|The event organizers Nira and Sarah|