Bigger, better, tastier: 5th Soul Vegan Festival will serve delicious plant-based dishes – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

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It’s Meatless Monday. In honor of this day dedicated to no beef, chicken or fish, we’re talking about all things vegan.

The Soul Vegan Festival is back. This Saturday, the annual event will take over Lummus Park in South Beach.

Deco got a preview, and we promise there will be so many dishes to choose from, you’re not going to ask, where’s the beef?

Fuel your mind, body and soul at the Soul Vegan Festival. They will serve familiar foods with a twist: everything is plant-based, like no meat.

Starex Smith, Soul Vegan Festival: “At Soul Vegan Festival, you can find all those comfort foods that Grandma made, like mac and cheese, oxtails, you know, all the things that we love and that we make us feel good, but this food is going to make you feel good, and it’s good for you.

This is the fifth year of the festival. It will be bigger, better and tastier, giving you a world of options.

Starex Smith: “Soul Vegan is literally the soul of the kitchen, from Jamaica to the Bahamas to the bayous of Louisiana.”

Island Fusion Grill in Davie brings the flavors of the Caribbean to the event.

Deanna Allen, Island Fusion Grill: “Island Fusion Grill is a Cuban-Jamaican vegan restaurant.

They will cook three vegan dishes. Same seasonings as your favorite meat dishes, with a meatless difference.

Deanna Allen: “Instead of having chicken curry, you’ll have jackfruit with coconut curry, and therefore, you’ll have the jackfruit bites that look like chicken curry.”

Conch salad looks and tastes like conch, but substitute the seafood for lychee.

Then there are “vox-tails”, meaning oxtails minus the beef.

Deanna Allen: “Instead of meat, we combine mushrooms with beans, and for the bone, we use sugarcane.”

They will be so delicious that you won’t miss the meat.

Awash Ethiopian will serve authentic vegan Ethiopian cuisine.

Yikramo Ibrahim, Awash Ethiopian Restaurant: “Ethiopian cuisine tastes rich, spicy and savory.”

They make it easy for you to try everything at Soul Vegan Fest.

Yikramo Ibrahim: “We prepare seven different types of dishes. We offer so many options because Ethiopian food, you can eat it both to share and individually.

From lentils and collard greens to mushrooms, vegetables and beans have never tasted so good.

Yikramo Ibrahim: “Our mushroom is seasoned with a special Ethiopian spice called barbai, and we sauté it with onion, and we serve it with injera, the bread. Barbai tastes a bit spicy and savory.

See you at the festival. You won’t leave hungry and you may find that you like vegan food.

Starex Smith: “Anyone who wants delicious food and a good time and a unique time without the guilt, this is the place to be.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
5th Vegan Soul Festival
Saturday, February 12, noon to 7 p.m.
Lummus Park
1130 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
To buy tickets, click here.

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