Toronto and vegan are finding themselves in the same sentence more and more often.
Meatless-burgers and dairy-free ice cream will be all over Toronto’s latest food festival when Vegandale, a Toronto Vegan Festival, arrives in Parkdale this weekend.
Even more creative foods for vegans and the vegan-curious will be showing up from across Toronto’s plant-based food scene.
Get a taste of long-standing favourites of the carnivorous, such as tacos, pizza, and even barbecue.
If you’re looking to cut out the animal protein and get back to something leafy, we have your entire guide for the Vegan Festival laid out for you.
Fort York: Garrison Common
Gates will open at 11 a.m. and the party will continue until 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Please note that you will need a two-day ticket in order to attend both days of the festival.
How To Buy Tickets:
Tickets are available to purchase online. They will be available for an increased price at the door, on a first come first served basis. Vegandale Festival organizers encourage you to purchase tickets in advance, to avoid disappointment.
How To Buy Food:
While all vendors will be accepting cash, only some will accept debit and credit. Be sure to take out cash earlier to skip ATM fees.
What Vendors Are A Must-Hit?
Snackrilege (Portland, OR)
Get your hands on this toasted cheezy buffalo wing sandwich. Snackrilege is coming all the way from Portland to share its passion for perfectly tasty plant-based foods.
Steambox Dumplings (Toronto)
Steambox Dumplings specializes in handmade gourmet dumplings.
Its dumplings are made with quality vegan proteins, and local produce whenever possible. They are the leading purveyors of vegan and gluten-free dumplings in Toronto, with six plant-based flavours.
Southern Fried Vegan (Los Angeles, CA)
All the way from sunny California to show Toronto how comfort food should be done. When they say BBQ Beast Bowls, they mean monstrous piles of BBQ ‘beef’ brisket over jambalaya and collard greens.
Tuco’s Taco (Sudbury)
There’s a vegan institution four hours north of Toronto, but you can save on gas this weekend to experience it.
Tuco’s Tacos is bringing its brand new food truck down to the Festival so you can get your hands on authentic Mexican- and Central-American-styled tacos, burritos, and more.
Mindful Macaron (Toronto)
Fun and flavourful vegan versions of your favourite French dessert.