The Lehigh Valley is our Neighbor to the North. Here are a Few Great Resources You Might Like if You Spend Time just North of Bucks!
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If you're in Bucks, you're likely familiar with our neighbor to the North the Lehigh Valley! If you're taking a day or weekend trip to the Lehigh Valley, there are some great resources to find Vegan tips for your trip. Here are are few:
Save the Kales! - Save the Kales is an active group on Facebook that has a presence on other social media platforms such as Instagram.
Lehigh Valley Vegan - Lehigh Valley Vegan is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to increase plant-based options for restaurants and promote veganism in the LV, PA.
Vegan in the Valley - Vlogger Dylan Sweeney has stepped up to help you find vegan hotspots in the Lehigh Valley as well. You can find his new clips from the series Vegan in the Valley on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9wPNjCtL-M&t=22s
What are some of your other vegan resources for the area? If you have one we've missed, please let us know in the comments.
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New Jersey based restaurant Seed to Sprout celebrated the debut of a new complimentary market location this weekend in Avon-by-the-Sea. The new Organic and Plant Based Market, 'Seed to Sprout Pantry' is located directly adjacent to their Avon-by-the-Sea restaurant location at 408 Main St.
As the restaurant's website explains "Our Newest Labor of Love, Seed to Sprout Pantry is Open! We'll be fully stocked with a curated selection of your favorite packaged staples, premade offerings, homeware collections and some amazing local makers and more! We are SO excited to share this new space, right next door to our Avon-by-the-Sea Location..."
Seed to Sprout currently has two restaurant locations in Avon-by-the-Sea and Fair Haven New Jersey (right outside of Red Bank's shopping and restaurant district) as well as a bakery located in Wanamassa, New Jersey. The writers at Bucks County Vegan have visited both and can attest that they are well worth the trip. The signature staples like homemade coconut butter and other preservative-free and vegan ingredients make the meals absolutely delicious and the team is so helpful for visitors and first time customers!
The new pantry now carries an efficient assortment of many of the favorite cooking and baking ingredients the restaurant's expert plant-based chefs use to create the delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and pastries available at the restaurants.
At Seed to Sprout Pantry, raw vegan margherita pizza, homemade bagels, vegan cookie-dough, red lentil soup and macaroons stood out among the delicious-looking assortment of carry-out options on opening weekend. Toppings and dressings to take home included plant-based tahini, ranch, and 'Cashew Chedda' (which was sold out), as well as marinara, sauerkraut and more. Another cool favorite at the pantry - Vegan Cashew 'Parm.'
We absolutely recommend a trip to Seed to Sprout for a day-trip from Bucks. Now you can visit the Avon-by-the-Sea restaurant location as well as stock up on some of your favorite vegan goods and baking supplies right next door. ...or grab a delicious vegan bagel to-go at the pantry and head down to see the ocean.
Bethlehem PA VegFest 2018 Offers Vegan & Vegan-Curious the Chance to Try Great Plant-Based Dishes & Treats
Bethlehem PA VegFest 2018 is coming up this July 14, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Note the brand new location for this festival below.
Now in it's 8th season, this VegFest is a special one because it was founded with help from world-famous bakery Vegan Treats. That's right we're lucky to have treats that are coveted world-round right here in Pennsylvania just a drive north of Bucks County. Hey, we know we love it!
...But come hungry for more than just dessert! Other vendors will be serving up other delicious plant-based dishes and good eats too! At VegFest visitors can expect a festival setting complete with food trucks, music, and both food and non-food vendor tables to check out. There's a little something for everyone. Check out speakers, crafts, and even cooking demonstrations!
New 2018 Location
According to GetDowntownBethlehem.com, note that Bethlehem VegFest has a brand NEW LOCATION this year. The festival will be held at Daniel Rice Field, 100 W Lehigh Street, Bethlehem.
The Vendors (Complete list available via Get Downtown Bethlehem)
Some of our favorites from past years include The Cinnamon Snail, Mo'Pweeze Bakery and Pig Placement Network (Oh this one is a MUST-SEE!)
We're also especially excited to check out Heavenly Hot Dogs LLC, Moon Dawg Sundaes LLC, Freakin' Vegan, Nuts About Granola and all of the other great new vendors who are new to us this year! Though we haven't named all of the vendors here, we recommend you visit Get Downtown Bethlehem to check all of the rest out and make your plan!
Fun Bonus: Not familiar with Bethlehem-based Vegan Treats yet?
We'll let you in on the scoop. People have been known to wait in line at other VegFests across the country just to get a look at some delicious indulgences from the shop. You can try them right at Bethlehem VegFest in an intimate near-local setting. If you head out to this VegFest, you can even take the short trip from the festival field to see the shop in person! Many Bucks County residents and NJ / PA locals head there regularly.
Event Details at a Glance (Source: Discover Lehigh Valley)
Presented By: Downtown
Dates: July 14, 2018
Location: Daniel Rice Field
Address: 100 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 739-1775
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
If you love a plant-based diet, this event in Bethlehem is a classic mid-summer treat and the entry is free. If you're vegan-curious (and we hope you are!) or just really like good food that is friendly to all, why not plan a day to check out Bethlehem VegFest and even sight-see in the historic Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem? It's one of our favorites!
We always look forward to this great event! Try new vegan, plant-based and animal-free dishes to see just how good they can be and just have a great time!
Learn more at: Get Downtown Bethlehem
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