Going Vegan To Help Animals, The Planet And Your Health

posted by MYFM - Lisa Foxx - 

EDV started with humble beginnings: originally called the Vegan Beer and Food Festival, it was a small gathering in The Roxy Theatre parking lot on the Sunset Strip back in 2009. Nic Adler, vegan and owner of The Roxy, had a vision for a vegan beer festival where plant-based beer drinkers could enjoy a day of celebration that was worry-free of animal product. 

#VeganBeerFest caught fire — and quickly grew and expanded. Today, Eat Drink Vegan is known as the “Vegan Coachella” for devoted fans across the country — it’s held at the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Golf Course, and presented by Goldenvoice.

A Curated Experience

The festival features over 100 highly curated restaurants & food vendors, 250+ vegan beverages, and a plant-based marketplace that showcases everything from clothing & candles to packaged foods & skin care. And since 2015, EDV has expanded to include some additional events across the Los Angeles area, like LA’s Best Vegan Tacos, & the Vegan Grilled Cheese Block Party.

The Best is Yet to Come

As EDV has grown from 400 attendees to over 10,000, the heart of who we are has never changed. EDV is a fun, safe venue to discover and enjoy the best plant-based food and drinks, great music, and a beautiful gathering of community.

Proceeds from Eat Drink Vegan 2018 go to Wags & Walks

May 23-26, 2018

The nation’s premiere plant-based food and wine festival comes to Los Angeles from Miami.

A week of wellness, tastings, yoga, panels, fashion, a 5K run and more.


Wednesday and Thursday, May 23rd and 24th

Seed Summit, Hotel Indigo DTLAImmerse yourself in two days of incredible workshops, panels and networking hosted by some of the world’s most renowned influencers and celebrities in the wellness and plant-based space. SEED Summit is designed for bloggers, content creators, influencers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and anyone and everyone who’s passionate about wellness and plant-based living. Over 30 experts will present on a whole host of topics including sustainability, food photography, blogging strategy, and so much more; Seed Summit includes something for everyone to learn and utilize in order to create a more conscious, joyful life. In addition, London’s Vevolution will take over one of Summit’s stages on Friday! Each day will start with a refreshing session of morning yoga and include a mouthwatering, organic plant-based continental breakfast and lunch.

Speakers include Bosh! TV, Jason Wrobel, Lauren Toyota (Hot For Food), Marco Borges (22 Days Nutrition), Vevolution, Jackie Sobon (Vegan Yack Attack), Caitlin Shoemaker, RawManda (Vegan Food Spot), Koya Webb, Whitney Laurtisen, Jenne Clairborne (Sweet Potato Soul), Colleen Holland (VegNews), Joshua Katcher, Kenny Anderson, Chris Petrellese (Conscious Chris), Jasmine Briones (Sweet Simple Vegan), and more!

Each Summit Pass INCLUDES SEED SUMMIT ADMISSION, GRAND TASTING ADMISSION, AND EAT DRINK VEGAN VIP ADMISSION

Wednesday, May 23rd

Fashion & Art Show, 7pm, The Roxy

Treat yourself to a chic, sexy evening of conscious fashion, delicious food, and incredible company. Celebrities and models will strut the runway wearing the hottest cruelty-free fashions in two separate shows. From bohemian and casual garb to beachware and upscale attire, the runway will have something for every style. Attendees will also enjoy delicious complimentary signature craft cocktails and light bites. Two world-famous street artists — including Constantine from Vegan Club — will be on site engaging in live art. 

Brand featured include Bhava, Dauntless NYC, Delikate Rayne, I'm With The Band, Groceries Apparel, Wully Outerwear, MooShoes, Toko Toko, Wolven, Maven Women, Miakoda and more! 

Tickets include small bites & a cocktail

Friday, May 25th

Grand Tasting, 4-9 PM, Brookside at the Rose Bowl

Indulge in some of the best in plant-based food and drink in an intimate evening under the Southern California stars. Tastemakers will unite as the Grand Tasting brings together dozens of the best plant-based chefs in the country to showcase utterly delicious clean, whole food, plant-powered creations. Illustrious eateries will be represented, along with other major names in the culinary space. National brands will offer samples of their mouthwatering products, and staffers will pour organic, biodynamic, vegan-certified wines and craft cocktails. Plus, a culinary stage will feature celebrity chefs showcasing some of their favorite recipes. 

Chefs include Chef Angela Lowe & Chef Jay Astafa from Plant Rebel, Chef Meghan Marlow of Citizen Mustard, Chef Ron Russel from Sun Cafe, Chef Tara Punzone, Spork Foods and more. Wines will be provided by Vinovore. Cocktails by Block Party's Jason Eisner

Tickets include small bites & cocktails

Saturday, May 26th

5K Run, Meditation, Yoga, 8am, Brookside at the Rose Bowl

Kick off an amazing day with a 5K run led by celebrity athletes, circling the stunningly beautiful Brookside Golf Course, adjacent to the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium. Runners will cross the finish line and enjoy scrumptious refreshments, snacks, and restorative yoga and meditation.

The 5K will be hosted by John Lewis (BadAssVegan), run with Vegan Fat Kid, yoga with Koya Webb, and meditation with Jennifer Grace.

Seed Wellness Village at Eat Drink Vegan

In a marriage of plant-based perfection, Seed Food + Wine will meet Eat Drink Vegan to create a world of delights for avid eaters. The doors to plant-based utopia will open at 12pm. First, tour the Seed Wellness Village, a haven for healthy, plant-based delights, complimentary wine tasting, coconut water and other clean eats and offerings. Buy vital, sustainable, wellness-inducing foods and enjoy a gentle yoga practice. Next, cross the line into Eat Drink Vegan, an indulgent, sprawling fest dedicated to all-you-can drink vegan beer tasting and all the comfort food you can buy, from doughnuts to cheeseburgers to mac and cheese. Included in Eat Drink Vegan GA or VIP ticket.

For more information visit SeedFoodandWineLA.com


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