My friend had an extra ticket to a vegan food festival in September and offered it to me - neither of us is vegan, but both very food-motivated! We went with a small crew of people and my friend's dog (dogs were welcome at the event), and set up a couple of blankets under an oak tree. That was our base of operations, and we would venture out to all the vendors - who were amazing! My favorites were a Carribbean family-run place and a Hawai'ian dumpling place. I tried several others, too, but preferred the ones that were doing veg well instead of trying to do some sort of meat substitute. A fun day!
Points of interest
Randalls and Wards Islands
Site of many concerts and festivals like the vegan one I attended.