Twin Cities Veg Fest teamed up with the Linden Hills Farmers Weekend for the third year in a row for Veg-End. It’s a vegan-friendly weekend at the market to get people excited for TCVegFest which will take place Sunday, September 16 from 11am-5pm at Harriet Island Park.
The best part of today? The J. Mobile was there! It’s a food truck and a new extension of J. Selby’s. We ordered the Kalua Jackfruit pita and Gyro for the main dishes, and macaroni salad and coleslaw as side dishes.
I love the flavor on the jackfruit, and the slaw has a good amount of heat. For some reason, though, I feel like this dish is missing something. Or I feel like I’d rather have a different accompaniment since the slaw is also offered as a side dish. Or I’d rather have this as a taco. IDK. I ended up using a fork to eat it because it was a bit of a challenge to pick up (I have very small hands).
The Macaroni Salad is awesome. The peas add a nice sweetness, and I appreciate the crunch of the carrots. I could eat just this and be satisfied.
The green goodness dressing on the Gyro is also incredible. To me, it’s what makes the whole dish work. There was a bit too much seitan for me, but at least you get your money’s worth (it was $21.60 for everything). They were also selling Beyond Brats, and you can check their website for what their full menu lineup will be.
Coconut Whisk is a small startup by my friend Bella and her partner Myles. They make various baking mixes that are free from several allergens, and you usually only need to add two or three wet ingredients. Much as I love chocolate, their Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite. They have just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar, and they’re soft and moist. I picked up their Chocolate Muffin Mix for the first time today and can’t wait to try it out!
I heard of Kelska Blu last year at Veg Fest, but I didn’t get a chance to check them out. They operate mostly as an online boutique, but they’re based in Minnesota, which allows them to vend at local events. Their focus is on vegan and cruelty-free products ranging from personal care products to cookbooks to home decor. Those candles are too cute, right?
I ended up buying the Hair Detangler ($11) which smells divine. I was also tempted by the Beach Waves spray, so I may have to pick that up at a later date.
Root to Rise was there serving up delicious eats, including their mac and cheese egg rolls, but I was too full from The J. Mobile to indulge. Rescue organizations that were present include SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary, Spring Farm Sanctuary, and Rooster Redemption. All of these and more will be at Twin Cities Veg Fest on September 16, so mark your calendar! It’s a fun event that’s free to attend, and there will be cooking demos and speakers in addition to the vendors and exhibitors.