The event will take place from 11am-7pm on 11223 Chandler Blvd. between Lankershim Blvd. and Vineland Ave. next to the North Hollywood Metro Red Line. The Schoechs will host over 100 booths spanning half a mile in the NoHo Arts District (you can see all the eateries here), and vegans and non-vegans alike are invited to enjoy the food, atmosphere and family-friendly environment.
Admission to the event is free, but if you want to get in on the delicious vegan eats, vendors will be selling vegan bite-sized eats for $3 or less (cash only for food tickets), vegan themed apparel (like cruelty-free clothing and accessories from the Herbivore Clothing Company), and other animal free items. This year, the Vegan Street Fair added an optional Big Plate Special for attendees eager to eat more than just small bites, and guests may also purchase a VIP ticket that acts as a fast pass for front of the line food and beverage access.
The array of food is endless and includes corn dogs, pizza, sushi, soft serve, cupcakes, juices and more — there truly is something for everyone. Schoech said that one of the items she is most excited for is Ridiculous Baking Company’s deep fried Donut Cone topped with Nada moo! Ice Cream — ‘an ice cream cone made out of a donut? What’s not to love?’ This collaboration with Nada moo!, an all vegan coconut based ice cream company, is a new offering by the Ridiculous Baking Co., who is excited to bring this decadent treat to the fair’s guests. This sweet comes in a few flavors (maple pecan in a cinnamon donut cone and chocolate or vanilla in a sugar donut cone), but there’s a limited number available, so make this a first stop!
Three other anticipated bites include:
Jaycelab, which ‘veganizes’ foods from different cuisines, will be crafting a vegan deviled egg (pictured below).
Shojin, the home of vegan Japanese cuisine & macrobiotic dining, is bringing their ever popular Pirates of the Crunchy (pictured below) — yes, sushi can be vegan!
Last year, over 9,000 attendees indulged in the bite-sized vegan eats celebration, and now that demand is high, ‘we upgraded to a larger venue space to accommodate everyone,’ says Jessica Schoech. The VSF has expanded to three times the space, six times the food ticket lines, and over double the vendors compared to last year. Josh Hooten, owner of The Herbivore Clothing Company (which was a part of VSF last year), is looking forward to seeing the growth of the event — ‘it’s great fun being around so many animal-loving folks, eating amazing vegan food, and smiling for hours and hours.’
‘We just want people to have fun while eating vegan food,’ concludes Schoech.