Take a bite out of the Richmond Veggie Festival

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After being postponed following storm damage in late June, the Richmond Veggie Festival finally arrived in RVA Saturday.

“It’s fun and nice to see and be able to try different foods that we wouldn’t necessarily have in our area,” said Elisabeth Berning, a foodie who traveled from Williamsburg.

This was an event for not only vegetarians or vegans, but also people who wanted to try something new. With over 30 food vendors, this event was like none other.

With so many options, visitors could try anything from Indian Food, Italian ice, fruit drinks, African Food and more .

“The thing is, you have choices. Usually, when you go to a restaurant and you try to eat vegetarian or vegan, they take stuff away but here you don’t have to decide,” said Samantha Hawes, a festival goer.

The vendors put a new spin on traditional dishes like vegan hot dogs, chickpea Masala, fried bananas, vegan chili nachos, veggie bird and vegan Philly cheese steaks.

There were also speakers who discussed a wide range of subjects including a lecture on how to go vegan, cooking demos, and food activism.

Many festival goers said that this festival is a chance to try something new that not everyone is used to.

So be sure to come out next year and take a bite out of the Richmond Veggie Festival. Your taste buds will thank you.

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