Asbury Park Vegan Food Festival 2023

MAY 20-21, 2023


Beach boardwalk, food, and live music and not an animal product in sight at the Asbury Park Vegan Food Festival.

You’re handed the most deliciously juicy sandwich. Upon tasting it, you think this is the best-fried chicken sandwich that you have ever eaten. Not so. This sandwich is vegan. Perplexed for the rest of the day, you are flabbergasted to find that everything you’ve eaten today is vegan. Welcome to the Asbury Park Vegan Food Festival, a showcase par excellence of plant-based, vegan dishes by local chefs from New Jersey. In addition to the vegan food, there will be plant-based fashion and live music. More than 50 vendors come each year, and the list continues to grow. While the music schedule is yet to be released, you can expect to find food like Mexican Chocolate Brownie Bites and Banh Mi sandwiches from a variety of vendors, including 7th Heaven Chocolate and House of Cork from around the New Jersey area.

The Specs

  • Each daily pass early bird ticket costs $15 and two day-pass costs $25
  • Children 13 and under can enter Asbury Park Vegan Food Festival for free 
  • The event will run from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday and on Sunday
  • Staying an extra few days? Check out Fifty Grande’s picks of things to do in New Jersey.

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BY Monica Manmadkar