Expo 2020 Dubai will be home to the Middle East’s first Vegan Food Festival this January, presenting flavours from around the world with a game-changing culinary experience in association with Veganuary and Vegan Days.
Taking place over three weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 14 to 30 January at Expo 2020’s Festival Garden, the food fest will bring together the greatest plant-based food the region has to offer, giving visitors the chance to sample nutritious vegan bites with a side of music, courtesy of a diverse line-up of DJs. Some of the food you can expect from the festival is as follows!
Evvergreen Organics – Qatar’s first fully vegan café
Qatar’s first fully vegan café makes its way to Expo 2020 Dubai bringing its conscious community and jungle vibes. The café is synonymous with its popular avocado toast, delicious burgers, nutritious bowls, smoothie and cold-pressed juices
Erpingham House – The UK’s largest plant-based restaurant
The UK’s biggest plant-based restaurant will be serving up tacos, baos, burgers and salads for the first time in the region. The concept founded by vegan entrepreneur Loui Blake is built on promoting healthy, sustainable foods and a plastic-free environment.
Floozie Cookies – Vegan stuffed cookies
Created by pastry chef Kimberly Lin, Floozie Cookies offers signature “stuffed cookies” in five flavours, plus a sixth seasonal option. The UK-based brand has two locations at Expo 2020 Dubai serving up the vegan stuffed cookies.
Holy Carrot – Asian-inspired vegan dishes
Holy Carrot is a UK plant-based restaurant serving Asian-inspired dishes with an international influence. They use only natural ingredients and focus on ethically sourced, seasonal produce, prepared in a mindful manner. Holy Carrot care about what you consume, which is why their dishes are gluten-free, sugar-free as well as being free from preservatives and additives.
Papa Burty’s – Jamaican patties
Created by local legend and TV personality Layne Redman, Papa Burty’s serves world-famous flaky Jamaican patties. Originating from the humble British Cornish pasty, Papa Burty’s adds a Jamaican twist with scotch bonnet peppers and Caribbean spices.