The Eat Drink Vegan festival celebrates 10 years on June 22 at the Rose Bowl, with live demos from top chefs including Ms. Chi owner Shirley Chung, Marcel Vigneron of Wolf, Mary Sue Milliken from The Border Grill and Bruce Kalman. Milliken will be dishing up a Tofu Rainbow Bowl and Sweet Plantain Fritters, Roy Choi will be serving tofu tacos and burritos.
A long list of plant-based vendors like the Slutty Vegan, Monty’s Good Burger, Yoga-urt and Original Herbivore will be on hand as well.
EDV started with humble beginnings as the Vegan Beer and Food Festival, a small gathering in The Roxy Theatre parking lot on the Sunset Strip 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 was a hit. Today, Eat Drink Vegan is known as the “Vegan Coachella” for devoted fans across the country and has expanded to the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Golf Course.
The vegan festival features curated restaurants and food vendors with more than 250 vegan beverages, and a plant-based marketplace that showcases everything from clothing and candles to packaged foods and skin care.
Tickets for the June 22 event are available here.