Oakland Veg Week April 22-28, 2013 – Vegan and Vegetarian Food Celebration

oak veg weekThere is nothing better than eating good food, except eating healthy good food.  I give extra points when the food will NOT make me gain weight, and will actually ADD to my health.  I am so excited about a whole week focused on a plant based diet.  Veggie lovers heaven!

Chef Alex Bury of Oakland Veg at Whole Foods Oakland

Photo courtesy of Chef Alex Bury of Oakland Veg at Whole Foods Oakland

I took a look at the Oakland Veg week website and it sounds like it’s right up my alley.  Vegan and vegetarian cooking classes, a screening of Forks Over Knives, a special vegan and vegetarian menu from a variety of food trucks, a vegan and vegetarian pop-up market… what more can I ask for??? Many of the events will be held at the  Oakland Whole Foods Market, which I wrote about a while back when they opened the wellness club.  I’m saddened to know that the wellness club is no more, but glad to know they are still using the space to educate the community on healthy cooking and eating.  Hmm, I need to get over there and get on the calendar myself.

Photo couresy of Off The Grid at Oakland Museum of California

Photo couresy of Off The Grid at Oakland Museum of California

I have yet to make it to one of the weekly Off The Grid food truck events, but I noticed there will be a vegetarian and vegan menu created for this weeks food truck gathering at the end of Oakland Veg Week.  This event takes place at the Oakland Museum of California.  I guess we all know where I’ll be this Friday.

Finally, the weeks’ events will culminate with the “Grand Finale Celebration” which includes tastings from local vegetarian food businesses, answers to your questions about a plant based diet, and a “plant strong foods” cooking demo and discussion by Berkeley native Chef Robert Dorsey III, founder of the Junior Chef Society, a culinary training center for Oakland youth. I love it!

Chef Robert Dorsey, III  Photo courtesy of oaklandveg.com

Chef Robert Dorsey, III Photo courtesy of oaklandveg.com

“People are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and they’re looking to make changes in their diet” according to the Oakland Veg website.  Yes, I totally agree.  A plant based diet really can take away a lot of the sickness and tiredness.  If you’ve tried it, have you noticed a difference?  I know I have.  If you plan to attend any of the weeks’ events let me know in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Oakland Veg Week April 22-28, 2013 – Vegan and Vegetarian Food Celebration

  1. Hey Renee,
    Thanks for the shout out. We’re so grateful for your support. Hope to see you and your readers at some of our events throughout the week!

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