I’ve been a Vegetarian for roughly 15 years, so naturally i’ve wanted to go to VegExpo. It was incredibly busy! You had to push past part of the crowds to get anywhere so that was a bit tedious. The fact I had the chance to connect with brands that I already love, taste delicious new treats and be immersed in a space with likeminded people made it completely worth it. They had over 200 vendors. The location was the Vancouver Convention Centre and it ran from 10 until 5pm. We got there at around 10:15, waited in line for about 15 minutes and got in at 10:30. We stayed for 3 hours and I’m really happy we went early. As the day went on it just kept getting busier. It’s really nice to see something of this calibre be such a success.
Back when I was employed in the retail health food sector, I had the privilege of going to CHFA. This, being a show open to the public and not just exclusive to retailers and wholesalers, was, well, very different: The demographic and the approach by companies was more tailored to their customer base. It was interesting to compare and contrast.
I was really happy that I was able to talk a bit about my story and connect with brands that seem to align with my vision and values. I hope this gives me some opportunities for some great taste test videos (did you see this one?)!
Here are the brands/companies/associations that I mention in my video above:
- One Degree Organic
- Silver Hills Bakery
- Westpoint Naturals
- Choice Markers
- Vero & Co.
- Planet Hemp
- Manitoba Harvest
- Hippie Snacks
- The Fur Bearers Protection (Defender Radio)
- Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy
- Pureleaf (teabags)
- Wise Bites
- Wize Monkey
- Chosen Foods
I can’t wait to taste some of the goodies i’ve brought home.
Are you following a strict diet? Are you Vegan or Vegetarian or have food aversions? I’d love to hear about your story!
Thank you so much for your continued support,