One thing I love about my city, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the vegan community. The vegan community here seems to be growing as well. We have a lot of fully vegan restaurants and more restaurants are catering to us. About a week ago, I went to the 4th Annual MKE Vegan Expo. This was my third year attending the event, this year they had a different location at UW-Milwaukee campus. Not sure why the location changed, but I did like that it was closer to the inner city and I'm sure it drew more people in. This expo always has a nice line up of vendors, speakers, and presentations. And the best part, this event is free to attend!
My first stop at this event was Fit 4 You. I seen them at a event I attended last year so of course I had to stop by and say hi. They are a happy couple that brings the gym to you, they are personal trainers. I also HAD to get some of their lavender lemonade! It is SO good! If you haven't had it, you need to try it! And check out their website here.
My favorite thing to do at this event is EAT! I look forward to it the most and I always come hungry. I love trying new things so it is always my goal to try something new at every event. My first food stop was at Indian Village Restaurant. I usually see them at this event but this was my first time trying Indian food. We decided to try the veg platter. The combo plate included curry, rice, spinach pie, and a samosa for $10. My favorite was the samosa, it was all good. Check out their website here.
One vendor I am always happy to see is Bunny's Bite. Madeline is so sweet and so are her treats. I LOVE her chocolate chunk cookies, I literally have to get them every time I see them, they are sooo good. I unfortunately missed her cooking demo where she made truffles, but I heard they were great. If you come across her , definitely stop by and try one of her treats. She is always out and about, check out her website to see where she will land next.
My final stop was to Daisy's Cafe II. This was my first time hearing of this restaurant, they are located in Illinois. We had a combo plate that included bean curd, mac & cheese, and bbq tips. They had three sauce options too, tartar sauce, hot sauce, and barbecue sauce. The bean curd was just like fried catfish, I had to Google what bean curd is lol it is actually just tofu. I liked the bbq rib tips the most, but everything was good. I would try this place again. Check out their Facebook page.
All in all, I enjoyed my time at this event. I am definitely looking forward to going next year as well!
Which of these foods would you try?
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