Oakland Veg California sponsored Oakland Veg Week April 22nd through April 28th.
|Whole Foods was in the building with a fresh quinoa salad|
They extended a pledge for Oaklanders to eat Vegetarian or Vegan meals for 7 days. The week was full of informative events primarily held at Whole Foods in Oakland to educate the curious and encourage the devout.
|Attendees nibbling on samples from Donna Tamales, Zachary's, Local L.O.V.E. and more|
The week culminated in a free celebration at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House with a host of Vegetarian/Vegan vendors, activists such as VegFund, consultants and retailers.
|The crowd listening in on the food demo|
Chef Robert Dorsey III, founder of Junior Chef Society, conducted a live demo of an easy, flavorful, plant strong meal.
My favorites from the event are pictured below!
|Amazing eggless double chocolate cookies (they were SO good) from Hampton Creek Foods|
|Yummy vegan falafel and chutneys form Yogi's Cooking|
|Creamy, nut-based, dairy-free ice cream from Genuto. The Chocolate Hazelnut flavor was fantastic!|
Attendees received a goodie bag full of vegan snacks, a comprehensive list of vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Oakland and coupons!
Oakland has so many options to support a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, take the pledge any time!