“where do you get your protein?” is one of the many burning—and frequent—questions Houstonians can get personally answered at VegFest 2018. Hosted by the Houston Vegan Society of Peace, VegFest will host an “Ask a Vegan” booth and scheduled Q&A panels on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The beautiful—and air-conditioned—Stafford Centre Convention Hall is now home to the festival, which has typically taken place during the summer since 2011, just in time to accommodate the large growth in vendors, presenters, and plant-based guests that will make their way through the doors this year, although don't be surprised by anyone lured into the parking lot by the intoxicating aroma of food trucks.
This writer had the pleasure of attending VegFest last year with her 4-year-old daughter, who had an absolute blast playing games and doing crafts in their Kid Zone. The event is 100 percent vegan; however, VSOP welcomes all festival-goers who are curious about adopting a more plant-centered diet and lifestyle. There will even be doctors, chefs, community members, and other vegan experts available to provide resources for ethical vegan living throughout the event. The event is family-friendly, free of charge, and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the admission table if you are feeling philanthropic.
This year, there will be even more plant-based food of all varieties served by vendors from the greater Houston area, including mouthwatering cuisine from some Houston Vegan Award winners and nominees. Visitors can also expect free product samples, yoga and meditation, like-minded community booths, and green businesses, along with raffle prize giveaways. For more information about VegFest, visit Houston Vegan Society of Peace’s website and Facebook page.