Unique New Food Festival Coming to Mississauga For First Time Ever

Over the past few years, Mississauga has expanded its already fulsome festival schedule with a few food-centric newcomers—namely the mac n' cheese and junk food festivals.

Now, it looks like another cuisine is going to hit the spotlight this spring.

For the first time ever, the city will be home to Mississauga Vegfest—Mississauga's first ever vegan festival.

The event will no doubt please more health-conscious residents who have been looking to indulge at a meat-free event.

According to the festival's website, the event is all about "embracing a healthy and compassionate lifestyle."

The inaugural event will take place on May 12 in the Port Credit Memorial Arena, and the festivities will kick off at 11:00 a.m. and wrap up at 6:00 p.m.

As for what to expect, organizers say they are looking to wow attendees with good food, ethical clothing and accessories, conscious personal care items, and more.

"We are a loving group of people who have learned how to make global change starting at the kitchen table," organizers say. "This event is truly a labour of love. Created and hosted by residents who are passionate about promoting the veg lifestyle. We want people to be more aware of the impact of their everyday choices and to join us on the journey of compassion and wellness for all."

In terms of food, organizers say the festival will feature a wide variety of vendors and food trucks from Mississauga and surrounding cities. There will also be a parent and child retreat that families can use to escape the bustle or nurse/feed in a quieter area.

Festival vendors will include Sausage Party (a vegetarian hot dog company), Firebat Coffee, My Olive, Sweet Sunshine Ice Cream, Sick on Sin (a company that makes vegan-centric tees, pins and magnets), Sudsartorium (vegan skincare products) and more.

There will not be a cover or entrance fee.

For more information, click here.

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