Why this plant-based Hamilton eatery keeps getting invited to meat festivals
Published May 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm
There was a time, not long ago, that a trip to a rib or fried chicken festival was nearly pointless for non-meat eaters. Sure, there are typically entertainment options and drinks to enjoy, but people want to eat. And they’re hungry for more than just french fries and kettle chips.
Now, as the number of individuals looking for vegetarian and vegan options continues to grow, festival organizers are making sure they appeal to every demographic.
“I think the world is changing,” explains Celina Masoudi. “Plant-based options are becoming equally accepted. I think people are becoming more conscious of their food choices, whether it’s for ethical, environmental, or health reasons.”
Masoudi co-owns Bring Me Some with Kerry Sobers. Hamilton’s all-vegan fried ‘chicken’ and waffle eatery has been a revelation of sorts. Not only for the herbivore community but for carnivores, as well.
“Believe it or not, the majority of our guests at Bring Me Some are meat-eaters,” says Masoudi. “We want to break the stigma people have about vegan food and our menu options were created in a way that doesn’t sacrifice traditional flavours and textures.”
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Bring Me Some is currently scheduled to appear at seven food festivals this summer, and that number could grow. Many of them are meat festivals.
From July 1 to 3, Bring Me Some will be joined by a few other Hamilton plant-based vendors at Lime Ridge Mall for the Northern Heat Rib Series. Bring Me Some will then be at Scarborough’s Fried Chicken Fest the following weekend, before heading to Hamilton’s Bayfront Park for the Harbourfront Night Market on July 29.
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