Paul and I drove down there on Friday, and I returned home Monday night. But the fest itself was only on Saturday. So I'm breaking the food pics from the trip into three posts. Tonight, I'm focusing on the actual fest. This year's event was in the Cobb County Civic Center, and it was two stories. Paul snapped this great panoramic shot from the upstairs floor. So many people!
For most of the day, I was stationed at my cookbook publisher's table. Dave from Book Publishing Company was there peddling all sorts of vegan cookbooks, and I was on-hand to sign my own.
Paul hung out at the table for most of the day too.
But he also got to wander around and bring me back all kinds of goodies since I was working. Early on, he stopped by the Golda's Small Batch Kombucha table and got us two varieties to try — Blackberry Basil and Apple Ginger Spice. I didn't even realize Paul liked kombucha, but he apparently does. At least, he liked this kombucha, which he declared to be much better than my homemade stuff. He had a good point though. It was amazing.
Paul also procured us some vegan gelato from Revolution Gelato. He got Cappuccino with Bourbon Syrup for me and two scoops — Orange Cream and Mango — for himself. We ended up sharing all of them.
Eventually, I started getting hungry for real food, so I ventured away from the table in search of lunch. I was thrilled when I stumbled across the Soul Vegetarian booth. I love, love, love Soul Veg No. 2, and I typically always stop in there on trips to Atlanta.
I got the BBQ Tofu, Vegan Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens. Soul food perfection!
And I got a quick photo with my buddies from Soul Vegetarian No. 2. They're the nicest people, and even though I'm only in town once every few years, they always remember me!
I also spent lots of money on vegan message tees and an animal-print infinity scarf from Compassion Clothing. Plus, bumper stickers and buttons from Herbivore and more!
My cooking demo was at 3 p.m., and I made Creamy Cashew Mac & Cheese and Dill Weed Potato Salad — both from Cookin' Crunk. I had a great team of volunteers, provided by Atlanta VegFest (they're so organized!) and an awesome audience.
Overall, great time! Thanks again to Atlanta VegFest for putting on an amazing event.