Good Food Goes Green — Pittsburgh’s VegFest Going Virtual

by Good Food Pittsburgh


August 11, 2020

One of Pittsburgh’s most popular (and environmentally-friendly!) events has made a big announcement: This year, they’ll be moving the festival online. 

On Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, Pittsburgh VegFest and Justice for Animals will be hosting a “VegFest Treasure Hunt” at various locations in and around the city. 

All over Pittsburgh, you’ll find small, socially-distanced pop-ups, along with a number of online and virtual discounts at VegFest vendors and organizations, offering vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes, and environmentally-conscious products. 

As in years past, there will be elements of music, shopping, speakers, food, yoga, and family-friendly entertainment for Pittsburghers of all ages. 

The festival, which is typically held outdoors at Allegheny Commons Park East, had to be re-imagined because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the past, VegFest has been a great platform for vegan food businesses to test recipes, and gain a local following. Popular vegan ice cream business Sugar Spell Scoops debuted at VegFest 2016, and B52 Cafe tested recipes at the original VegFest before opening their Lawrenceville restaurant. 

Organizers are still making the final arrangements (follow their Facebook page for updates on locations!), and vendors are asked to apply to participate by emailing


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