Finalists Announced in Friday’s Philly Vegan Awards

On Friday, November 1 – Philly Vegan Day – this city’s fantastic vegan scene will be celebrated at the Friends Center, beginning at 7 p.m. with a vegan food tasting and socializing session followed by awards for outstanding vegan achievement, as voted by Philadelphians of all persuasions, at the 2019 Philly Vegan Awards.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of samples from longtime vegan favorites such as Soy Cafe, Crust Vegan Bakery, Chef Lenka Zivkovic and Atiya Ola’s Spirit-First Foods, plus new vegan venues such as Batter and Crumbs Bakery and Cafe and LUHV Vegan Deli in Reading Terminal Market – not to mention vegan-friendly mainstream joints like Philadium and Uncle Oogies.

The proclamation of Philly Vegan Day by the Office of the Mayor will be read by Jennifer Lynn of WHYY’s Morning Edition. Awards will be presented by Eleni Vlachos, Richard Rogers, Christina Pirello and Dr. Michael Greger, with additional citations and celebrations in the mix. Vance “V for Veg” Lehmkuhl will serve as the emcee for the ceremony.

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