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Vegan Fest to be held August 20 at Dockyard’s North Lawn

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Doreen Williams James, of Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda (File photograph)

More than 20 vendors will come together to promote sustainability and wellness at the island’s first Vegan Fest hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

A BTA spokesman said: “The festival aims to foster inclusivity in the culinary landscape, appealing to both visitors and residents alike.”

He explained: “The highly anticipated event is open to all and attendees can expect to enjoy an array of live entertainment and engage in inspiring discussions, thought-provoking performances and a free yoga session.

“With free entry, patrons are encouraged to bring cash to support the vendors who will have an enticing array of plant-based delights and products for sale.”

The event will run from 11am to 5pm on August 20 at North Lawn in Dockyard.

Confirmed vendors include Plant Based Fuel by Trevor Johnstone, Alkaline Triangle by Jamel Minors and Modern Temple Catering.

Mr Johnstone said: “We want to challenge the perception that healthy eating can be bland or lacking in creative options within Bermuda.

“Our goal is to astound attendees with visually stunning, unique plant-based dishes that not only tantalise their taste buds but also leave them in awe, prompting the realisation that vegan cuisine can be extraordinary."

Shawn Talbot’s Nourished and Wild Herbs by Doreen Williams James are also on the list of vendors confirmed for the event.

The BTA spokesman added: “Beyond the delectable food offerings, Vegan Fest provides a platform for engaging conversations and educational opportunities throughout the day.

“Various discussions on veganism, sustainability, nutrition and more will be held, inspiring visitors to embrace a healthier and eco-friendly lifestyle.”

Todd Anderson, a vegan advocate and content creator based in San Diego, will travel to the island for the gathering.

The creator of food blog Blk and Vegan, Emani Corcran, will also attend to share her passion for vegan cuisine and sustainable living.

Tashae Thompson, the tourism authority’s vice-president of experiences, said: “This new culinary experience provides Bermuda with another great opportunity to showcase our diverse food offerings to visitors and locals while celebrating and supporting sustainability efforts in our destination.

"As our visitors seek unique experiences around food, culture and wellness, Vegan Fest provides the perfect experience to meet today’s evolving travellers.“

• For more information and to see the full line-up, visit www.gotobermuda.com/our-island/festivals-holidays/vegan-fest.

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Published August 09, 2023 at 2:13 pm (Updated August 10, 2023 at 10:39 pm)

Vegan Fest to be held August 20 at Dockyard’s North Lawn

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