The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival is the biggest expo of meat-free plant-based products, featuring over 100 vendors and exhibitors in the Metropolitan Pavilion every year in mid-May. The festival hosts many cooking demonstrations, health and wellness vendors, and famous guest speakers. The family-friendly event offers some activities for kids, like a scavenger hunt and cooking vegan snacks.
The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival also offers tastings from the most famous vegetarian restaurants and food companies in NYC. This two-day event is open from 11 am to 6 pm. There are VIP, General Admission, Student, Senior Citizen, and Kids tickets available, ranging from $75 for 2-day VIP tickets to free. Reduced $5 end-of-day tickets will be available from 3:30 pm each day. The profits from the festival are donated to farmed animal protection organizations.