16 Exciting Vegan Food Festivals in 2022 For Serious Foodies

After more than two years of extensive travel restrictions and lockdowns , it’s time to celebrate the comeback of vegan food festivals in 2022!

Whether you’re vegan or not, these 16 drool-worthy vegan festivals should be on every foodie’s bucket list.

#1. Vegan Street Fair Nights L.A.

When: October 8th & 9th, 2022

Where: North Hollywood, Los Angeles

Visit the website here.

Vegan Street Fair Nights is the nocturnal sister event of the infamous Vegan Street Fair, the largest single-day vegan event in the world.

With over 200 food vendors, carnival rides, DJ sets, and a beer garden, this vegan food festival offers all-round entertainment.

From mouth-watering vegan sushi to indulgent frosted cinnamon roles, Vegan Street Fair Nights is an event worth taking your most vegan-skeptic friends too.

And the best part: The festival is now FREE to enter!

#2. Vegan Gourmet Festival Japan

When: July 17th, 2022

Where: Tokyo

Visit the website here.

Japanese vegans rejoice!

Japan is, infamously, one of the less vegan-friendly travel destinations. Nevertheless, the Vegan Gourmet Festival offers an impressive selection of vegan food vendors, attracting over 24 000 annual visitors.

The festival takes place five times a year in three Japanese cities: Kyoto, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

Expect to find veganized versions of traditional Japanese dishes, including as ramen, sushi, takoyaki, and everything in between. Besides Japanese cuisine, food stalls offering vegan burgers, burritos, and indulgent desserts are also easy to find.

For the complete guide to the Vegan Gourmet Festival in Tokyo, check out I Travel For Vegan Food’s mouth-watering report ( Warning: Don’t read when hungry ).

#3. Vegan Camp Out UK

When: July 15th – July 18th, 2022

Where: Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Visit the website here.

Officially voted the UK’s best vegan festival, Vegan Camp Out is an international four-day event of delicious eats, camping, live music acts, talks, yoga and meditation classes, and workshops.

The world’s largest vegan camping festival is back in 2022 with 60 plant-based food vendors, offering everything from vegan kebab to Chinese and Ethiopian.

The festival’s guest line-up speaks for itself; At Vegan Camp Out, you have the opportunity to listen to inspiring talks from vegan celebrities including Earthling Ed, Gaz Oakley, Nimai Delgado, and Mic the Vegan (to name a few).

#4. Just V Show London

When: July 1st – July 3rd, 2022

Where: London

Visit the website here.

Just V Show London is not simply a vegan food festival. The three-day event also showcases a plethora of start-ups and established brands selling vegan skincare and lifestyle products.

For a short break between indulgent vegan snacks, watch professional vegan cooking demonstrations or head to the Just V Theater for inspiring seminars from your favorite vegan bloggers.

Tickets are free!

#5. Black VegFest Brooklyn

When: August 13th, 2022

Where: Brooklyn, New York City

Visit the website here.

The fifth annual Black VegFest in Brooklyn is so much more than just a food festival.

In homage to Black August, the festival dedicates itself to intersectionality and the collective fight against oppression by giving underrepresented voices in the vegan movement a platform.

According to the hosts, “Black VegFest is the vegfest that addresses cultural influences in our cuisine and the socio-economic and political issues that influence our lives as we advocate for JUST living for animals.”

Besides delicious vegan cuisine from around the world, Black VegFest hosts food demos, informative political education talks, and fun seminars from vegan community leaders.

#6. Vegandale

When: August 6th, September 24th, October 22nd, November 12th, 2022

Where: Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas

Visit the website here.

North America’s fastest growing vegan festival is back!

Regardless of which of the four major locations you visit, the festival is “an experience that encompasses visual art, music, food, and drinks”.

From your favorite vegan comfort food to tasty craft brews and cider, Vegandale has got your every desire covered.

#7. Vegan Festival Adelaide

When: October 30th, 2022

Where: Adelaide, South Australia

Visit the website here.

Boasting a wide array of vegan food and market stalls, guest speakers, live music acts, and workshops, Vegan Festival Adelaide is the place to go for the 360º vegan experience.

Founded in 2007, the festival aims to demonstrate the scope of vegan cookery, while informing visitors about health, sustainability, and animal rights.

This year, the festival is hosting a vegan picnic in Rundle Park, Adelaide. Profits from the festival and picnic help support charities that embody vegan ideals.

Digging in to delicious vegan food for a good cause = win/win!

#8. Veggie World Paris

When: November 1st & 2nd, 2022

Where: Paris

Visit the website here.

Veggie World has many locations. After Shanghai, Berlin, Torino, and Amsterdam, the international vegan fair is coming to France again in 2022!

After a successful Veggie World in Paris earlier this year, the event is back for a second round with numerous vegan fashion brands, cruelty-free cosmetics, animal protection associations, and other exciting vegan products on display.

And don’t forget to reward yourself at the Veggie World food court after a successful day of vegan shopping!

#9. VegFest Colorado

When: August 6th & 7th, 2022

Where: Denver, Colorado

Visit the website here.

Regardless of whether you’re vegan, flexitarian, or somewhere in between, VegFest Colorado invites everyone to a weekend full of compassion and inclusion.

The festival celebrates local vegan vendors by giving them a platform and highlights up-and-coming vegan brands in their quest to go international.

Besides lots of tasty vegan food stalls, VegFest Colorado also hosts numerous retail vendors, non-profits, and animal sanctuaries.

While you’re there, make sure to tune in to inspiring talks from guest speakers! The topics of discussion range from cardiology and athletics to vegan cooking and sustainability activism.

#10. VegFest UK

When: November 12th & 13th, 2022

Where: London

Visit the website here.

Technically a vegan expo and not a food festival, VegFest UK opens its gates for curious visitors for the first time in three years.

The exhibition has space for 400 vendors and over 20 000 visitors, making it one of the most impressive vegan events the UK has to offer.

Spend the weekend trying your way through the plethora of appetizing vegan samples, tasters, and special product offerings on display.

VegFest UK also hosts thought-provoking debates, presentations, panels, and talks about all things vegansim.

#11. Long Beach Vegan Festival

When: September 10th, 2022

Where: Long Beach, California

Visit the website here.

The Long Beach Vegan Festival combines the best of two worlds: Vegan food and live music.

From indulgent sushi burritos to generously frosted cupcakes, the annual festival exceeds expectations in the vegan street food department. Vendors serve up a variety of different cuisines, ensuring that there’s something for even the most picky eaters.

Besides delicious animal-free eats, the Long Beach Vegan Festival also keeps its visitors entertained with numerous live music acts!

#12. Korea Vegan Fair

When: July 8th – July 10th, 2022

Where: Seoul

Visit the English website here.

This lively expo in Seoul, South Korea, offers everything the vegan heart desires.

Have your pick of vegan baked goods, desserts, and meat-alternatives if you’re in the mood for some tasty vegan eats (and, let’s be honest, who isn’t?).

Alternatively, spend the day strolling through the numerous booths offering vegan household items, fashion and beauty must-haves, and zero-waste products. Or get your daily dose of vegan education from the animal welfare organizations and environmental movements present.

Check out wonderlifeofsara ‘s recap of the Korea Vegan Fair 2020 to know what to expect!

#13. North Brisbane Vegan Market

When: Once a month

Where: Brisbane, Australia

Read the extensive guide by I Travel for Vegan Food here.

This monthly vegan market is held at the UPSTAIRS are of the Toombul shopping centre.

With over 30 market stalls to choose from, take your pick of a wide array of delicious vegan eats. The entry is free, so you can splurge on plant-based pastries, pizza, ice cream sundaes, and cinnamon rolls instead.

The market also has a live music program to keep visitors entertained.

#14. Zürich Vegan Festival “Vegan Week”

When: August 30th – September 4th, 2022

Where: Zürich, Switzerland

Visit the website here.

The largest vegan festival in Switzerland is back for another round in 2022.

Over 40 vendors will offer tasty vegan street food, sustainable fashion, cruelty-free cosmetics, and vegan lifestyle products. But the food is not the only reason to visit the Zürich Vegan Festival “Vegan Week”.

You can expect fun workshops, music gigs, talks, and even an energetic DJ set too!

#15. Vegan Summerfest Ghent

When: August 21st, 2022

Where: Ghent, Belgium

Visit the website here.

Brace yourself for the biggest vegan festival of the Benelux!

The Vegan Summerfest in Ghent hosts over 100 local and international food trucks and stalls. Besides live cooking demos, you can also expect a photo expo, informative talks, and DJ sets.

Be sure to pick up some vegan goodies from the various vegan lifestyle product shops and engage in informative discussions at the info market!

#16. Bizerkely Food Festival

When: September 4th, 2022

Where: Berkeley, California

Visit the website here.

Downtown Berkeley welcomes the city’s first and only vegan food festival this year.

The 40+ food vendors have got vegan foodies covered with their abundant offering of delicious plant-based soul food.

Taste your way through free wine and kombucha samples while live music performances and a DJ provide the soundtrack to an indulgent day of vegan eats.

The Bizerkely Food Festival also helps animals in need by raising money for Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services via a silent auction.

Digging into tasty vegan noms and supporting an animal shelter? Win/win!

For an extensive German content to international vegan events and travel, check out Deutschland Is[s]t Vegan ‘s guide.

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