Friday, August 17, 2018

Sample the best in cruelty-free treats at Orlando Vegan Fest

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge gal_orlando_vegan_fest_dajen_eats.jpg
Only the most retrograde chefs are knee-jerk anti-vegan these days – and may we venture the opinion that it’s probably because they lack the creativity required to make vegan food delicious? (Note: We’re not judging people who eat animal products, just saying people who do should stop judging those who don’t.) So while the meat bros are scrambling to get with the now, the rest of us will be chowing down at the inaugural Orlando Vegan Festival, featuring chefs Kristine Palkowetz, Jenn Ross (DaJen Eats) and Roberto Treviño (El Buda). Now, Treviño can cook his way around some tuna poké or ropa vieja – our reviewer called his Latin-Asian duck breast with miso-honey potatoes “magnificent” – so isn’t it cool that he can also wow your tastebuds without meat, eggs or dairy? Level up your own skills at his cooking demo, or just wander around the park tasting cruelty-free treats.

noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 | Eagle Nest Park, 5165 Metrowest Blvd. | | $8-$10

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 3, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation