The 34th Veg Food Fest presented by TVA


Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg.

2018 Date & Location

The Veg Food Fest is attended by over 35,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre. The hours are as follows:

Friday, September 7th from 4-9pm
Saturday, September 8th from 12-9pm
Sunday, September 9th from 12-7pm

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Change Your Mouth’s Mind

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Try locally-made cashew ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, artisanal vegan cheeses, pizza, sausages, samosas, salads, and smoothies. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on health kick, there’s something for everyone at the Veg Food Fest.

For more about this year’s vendors, check out our Vendor Listings

Over 40 Hours of Programming

With over 40 hours of music and programming, the Veg Food Fest is a great place to hang out, relax, and discover. Learn from experts on health, nutrition, fitness, meal prep, sustainability, animal issues, and much more.

For more about this year’s presenters, check out our Presenter Schedule

Our History

On April 28, 1985, five hundred people gathered at the Kensington Campus of George Brown College (now the Kensington Market Lofts) for the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s first Vegetarian Food Festival. The event featured ten  cooking demos led by local chefs and restaurateurs and a screening of The Vegetarian World, a 1982 documentary narrated by William Shatner.

Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Veg Food Fest is the leading event of its kind in North America and one of the largest vegetarian events in the world. The festival attracts over 40,000 visitors, 130 exhibitors and   features over 30 hours of programming including live cooking demonstrations, music, workshops, films and presentations on a variety of topics. The festival has been a launching point for many new products and businesses.


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