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Chicago gets a taste of the best vegan comfort foods from across North America at Annual Vegandale Festival

Over 100,000 attendees expected across Chicago, Miami, Toronto, New York & Houston

Chicago vegan photo 3 2018 1North America’s fastest growing vegan festival is bringing comfort food from across the continent to Chicago on June 22. For its fifth season, the  vendor line up at Vegandale Festival is looking bigger and better than ever with nearly 100 vendors. With iconic names like Evolution Burger flying in from Los Angeles, BRICS from Indianapolis, and local favorites such as Vegan Street Food, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Chicago Vegan photo 1 Eat Love 1Don’t expect salad at this festival. A few must-try items on the menu are:

  • Fish and chips (Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood Co., Florida)
  • Chick’n cones and ice cream sandwiches (Eat Love, California) Meatball subs (Dingers Deli, Oregon)
  • Chick-non baskets & dip (V-Eat, Texas)
  • Rainbow Funfetti Cake (Pie, Pie My Darling, Chicago)

But that’s not all. The event promises an energetic stage, hosted by vegan influencer John Lewis AKA Badass Vegan, along with original art installations, contests, games and music.

Vegandale President, Hellenic Vincent De Paul, said: “People often think that veganism is a diet with only salads. We’re out to prove that Veganism is rooted in justice for animals and that you can still enjoy all your favorite comfort foods without exploiting animals.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the festivalon Facebook and Instagram for event updates.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. in Grant Park, Butler Field. Tickets can be purchased from

About Vegandale

Vegandale is a mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block in downtown Toronto. This premier destination for the vegan and vegan-curious is the only one of its kind, promoting a world where animal exploitation is a thing of the past. With our roots in abolitionism, our unapologetic messaging is the connection between each project we touch. BUT… we can’t contain all of that to just one city block, so we’re packing up and taking over the world!

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