Last week my Lifestyle Medicine professor posted a poster about VegFest Pilipinas (Vegans of Manila Festival Event) on Facebook. And I told my event buddy Sarah (check out her blog here-> sarahjuneagbisit.wordpress.com) to go with me on this event and of course I told her I’ll be the one to take charge of her expenses.
This morning I had my dad accompany me to Buendia because Adventist Medical Center Manila is in that area and that’s the meeting place I told Sarah. This morning I just had Jimm’s coffee and nothing else. We went off the house before 6am and rode the UV Express to Ayala Makati past 6am. And we arrived at Ayala Makati at past 9am!!! The traffic is effin crazy?!!!! From Ortigas avenue to C5 road, it was heavily trafficked. And I didn’t know Sarah was from Manila at that time. I thought she was in Laguna. So I made her really really wait. Good thing she is a born again Christian like me. She patiently waited for me. But I rewarded her patience by buying her goodies from the event and free lunch on me.
So me and Sarah went inside the event before 10am I think. There wasn’t really any program for this day. It’s all bunch of different booths with different brands/ merchants selling their vegan goodies!
Whenever there is a vegan event such as this, you can’t miss out their vegan cheeses and desserts that has no eggs and dairy!!! Here are the booths/ products I captured in photos:
Food I bought from the event:
With the VegFest Pilipinas event being real quick to me because I just went to few booths and did not much entertain all of them, it took us less than an hour inside that hall.
I hope more awareness will be raised how healthy and how having vegan lifestyle can make you slim and fit. Honestly I am not 100% vegan because I still tend to eat meat at home or in restaurants. But thanks to events such as this, it’s possible to sell and even buy food or merchandise that can be 100% vegan. It may be expensive and may be that is because the demand is high and few support for the supply is given.