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Friday’s Find at The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

4 Comments 07 March 2014

Friday’s Find at The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Last weekend I went to the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and had a great time. It was fun to rub elbows with other veggie lovers, talk to vendors, and try a few new foods. I was excited to see that most items were vegan and naturally gluten free. So today’s Friday’s Find will highlight a few of my favorites.

As a vegan I love finding cheese alternatives, and it’s a double bonus when they’re raw! Imagine my surprise at finding two great raw vegan cheeses at the festival.

Treeline Cheese has two delicious soft cheeses and a new line of hard cheese that is coming out soon. The hard cheeses were there to sample, but one of them is not gluten-free. Not wanting to risk it, I only tasted the soft cheeses which were incredible!

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Treeline products can be found at Whole Foods and other natural markets.

I also found another raw vegan cheese by Nuttin Ordinary that I really liked. They had a Cashew Cheese Spread and a Spicy Cashew Cheese Spread available to try. Guess which one was my favorite!

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Nuttin Ordinary started in New Hampshire and is spreading (pun intended) throughout the Northeast. I hope to be able to find them in New York soon.

But nuts aren’t just good for making raw cheeses. I found another company that blends them into nut butters combining 7 nuts and seeds in each product. NuttZo butters are organic and come in three different flavors: original, a peanut-free version, and dark chocolate, which is out of this world.

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There were snack bars, protein bars, and nutrition bars everywhere, but these Amrita bars were delicious and packed with plant-based nutrients. Check out their store locator to find a sample for yourself.

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And just for fun…I couldn’t believe that we have this is Manhattan!

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Beyond Sushi creates 100% vegan sushi at two locations in NYC, Chelsea Market and Union Square. Forgive my blurry iPhone pictures, but hopefully this gives you a glimpse of the artistry. There was one roll for sampling which immediately caused me to put Beyond Sushi on my list of NYC eateries to try.

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Have a great Friday!

Readers, dish!

  • Have you tried any of these products?
  • What new gluten-free, vegan find have you found recently?
  • Have you had any fun food adventures lately?

Your Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Lucky you! Sounds like you tried so many fun things :)

  2. Emma says:

    I love food fairs! Looks like you found some amazing products. So cool that you can buy vegan nut cheeses stateside. Not here yet…
    I’m reviewing some fun raw vegan products on the blog today.

  3. So jealous on the festival, it looks amazing! I’ve been seeing so much from Expowest online this weekend too and want to go next year!

  4. Holy great finds Batman! Pure awesome =)


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, friend, fitness fanatic, foodie, high raw vegan, child of the King, and Mama Cat. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. And now I have another challenge ahead...I'm moving to New York City! I look forward to Living Raw Vegan in the City and sharing my experience with you.

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