The Philippines’ First Vegan Festival: PETA’s Top Picks

This weekend proved vegan living is on the rise in the Philippines.

If you missed out on VegFest Pilipinas—the Philippines’ first-ever vegan festival—this weekend, we’re here to fill you in on what went down.

#VegFestPilipinas2016 is happening right now at Eastwood Central Plaza! We’ll be here ’til tomorrow! Come join us for awesome food, fitness classes, cooking demos, inspiring talks, and music!

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From awesome food, fitness classes, and cooking demos to inspiring talks and music, we loved every minute of the event. Several vendors completely sold out—proving just how successful it was.

Of course, we tried all the food—it looked so delicious that it was hard to resist—and left Sunday in a cruelty-free food coma. Below are some of our favorite photos from the festival. Be sure to check out VegFest Pilipinas’ official website here.

@VegfestPilipinas was a blast! So much incredible food, products, and people 😀 we are in awe of the superhuman organizers and volunteers who made it possible, and we are super grateful to all the people who came along to support local businesses and share their passion for plant-based, cruelty-free living – we completely sold out both days! Here are some of our favorite vegan hot dog photos from the weekend. We’re delighted so many of you enjoyed them, and don’t worry – we’re looking into making them available for home delivery! A huge thank you to the photographers 🙂 @sab.vegan @itsjosebastian @thehealthypinay @aprillou @aalovesvanilla @mariacasuga @piapuno_ @axagastronomy @itsmethegreatalex @eatingmindfully_ @fruitycaity

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Yum yum yum! #VeganWaffle topped with Dark Chocolate Wine #veganicecream from @thesuperfoodgrocer @superscoopsph yum yum! ?????? #vegfestpilipinas2016 #vegfest

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Donut mind if I do!! @greenbar_cafe ??? #vegan #vegandonuts #govegan #rawtil4 #bbgdiet #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #vegfestpilipinas2016 #plantbased #plantstrong #vegandesserts #manilavegans #vegansofig #vegetarian #plantsonly

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Poutine from @therealhappycowph and Falafel Burger from @plantedph ??? SECOND DAY TOMORROW GUYS!! #vegfestpilipinas2016

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What is this sorcery!? Vegan chocolate s’mores cupcakes from @delicieloph amazing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #manilavegans #cupcakes #plantbased #vegansofinstagram #eastwood #philippines #vegancupcakes #veganfood #veganfoodporn #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #foodieph #yummyph #pinoyfoodie #spotph #dairyfree #eggless #dairyless #tacos #forkspoonsmanila #gourmanila #wheninmanila #winyummy #spotmyfood #pepperph #yummyph #vegfestphilippines #veganfood #vegfestpilipinas #vegfestpilipinas2016

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Samosas, cutlets, patties, and even satay, all vegetarian! #VegFestPilipinas #VegFestPilipinas2016 #vegan #veganism #vegetarian #organic #sustainability #environment #food #foodgasm #foodporn #foodies #foodstagram #instafood

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✅ @kitchenrevolution vegan cupcake decorating workshop ?

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A great-tasting alternative for those who are lactose-intolerant. Healthy, local, and #CrueltyFree. #TheCashewMilkCo #VegFestPilipinas #VegFestPilipinas2016 #vegan #veganism #vegetarian #organic #sustainability #environment #milk #cashewmilk #food #foodstagram #foodies #foodporn #foodgasm #instafood

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#SuperScoops bringing some guilt-free happiness here at the first ever #VEGFESTPilipinas! Come on over!! Our scoops are almost sold out (mini cups and other Superfoods still available)! We’ll be here at Eastwood Central Plaza until 9pm today and tomorrow! Highly recommended to experience the best gamechanging, plant-powered and compassionate products the Philippines has to offer! Power up!! [email protected] @rafrafrosell @thehealthypinay @itsjosebastian #thesuperfoodgrocer #vegfestpilipinas2016

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So we hoarded a bunch of @Therineshealthhaven’s Chilled Taho. ? #therineshealthhaven #taholicious #chilledtaho #pinoycomfortfood #vegfestpilipinas2016 #vegfestpilipinas #vegfest #veganlife #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegandessert #plantbased #Manila #ManilaVegans #VeganPh #Vegansofig #Eastwood #foodgasm #plantbased #poweredbyplants

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Isaw #VegFestPilipinas2016 #GreeneryKitchen

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VEGAN MAKEUP!!!! #VegFestPilipinas #VegFestPilipinas2016 #NoToAnimalTesting #CrueltyFree #vegan #veganism #vegetarian #organic #sustainability #environment #makeup #cosmetics

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from @thrive.ph ???? #whatveganseat #vegfestpilipinas2016 @vegfestpilipinas #vegfest

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My goodies from #vegfestpilipinas2016 ??supporting the 1st @vegfestpilipinas @ Eastwood city nov 12-13 #vegandesserts #vegemeat #veganbagoong #manilavegans #vegfest #veganshoppinghaul #healthyinspiration #vegan #veganshopping #veganph #vegetarian

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Everything made from our wonderful pili nuts! #EverythingPili #VegFestPilipinas #VegFestPilipinas2016 #vegan #veganism #vegetarian #organic #sustainability #environment

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? Pink X Green 11.12.16 #kitchenrevolution #Vegfest #VegfestPilipinas #VegfestPilipinas2016

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Visit our event here at Eastwood Central Plaza. #guprufunrun #vegfestpilipinas #vegan

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Why love one ? and eat the other?? Stop #speciesism, #govegan ? #vegfestpilipinas #vegfestpilipinas2016

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A big thank-you to all VegFest Pilipinas organizers and volunteers for helping make it a success. We can’t wait for the next one!


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