Vegan Lifestyle in NJ: Vegan Food Festival In Atlantic City, NJ- Celebrities Go Plant-Based


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The Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival will feature 200 vendors, inspiring speakers, a 10k & 5k on the boardwalk, live music, cooking demos and much more, all right on the boardwalk in Atlantic City!

This is the festival overview.


Early bird tickets for the Saturday, July 14, food festival and include entry into the July 13 vegan food truck festival at the Showboat Hotel. They do not include access to the main speaker room or the 10k/5k/fun run.

Create a team if you plan to bring your friends and for every 10 people that join your team, we will treat you to another ticket for the July 14 AC VeganFood Festival!

 Veganism, a lifestyle that avoids all animal products, is on the rise across the Garden State, and concurrently a number of the state’s highest-profile residents and natives have embraced the plant-based way of living. Highlands native filmmaker Kevin Smith has been vocal on social media about his decision to embrace a plant-based way of life for health reasons following his February heart attack. In June, he asked vegan chain, Veggie Grill, to consider a Red Bank location on Twitter.


Dear @VeggieGrill: I’m a recent Vegan convert who loves your eatery and applauds your move into Boston! If you can, bring a #VeggieGrill to Red Bank, NJ! 

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 28, 2018

Photo: Twitter/Kevin Smith

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat and former Newark mayor, has been vegan since 2014 and is the only vegan in the history of the United States Senate.Senator_Booker_Meets_with_Judge_Garland_(26396442725)_(cropped)


Booker on twitter just simply wrote “ I’m a Vegan”  Senator Booker added for the  “it’s just a wonderful consciousness that’s growing in our state, (with) people being aware that there are food alternatives that are better for the environment, food alternatives that you can mix into your normal diet that really make a difference on planet Earth. “senatorbookertwitter


They also report exclusive vegetarian news that Emmy-winning “Game of Thrones” star and Morristown native Peter Dinklage, a longtime vegetarian, has partnered with advocacy organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals a number of times over the years.9350750232_2c9c7a8a7e_z


In a 2011 video testimonial posted to the organization’s YouTube page, he said, “I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog or a chicken or a cow and I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me.”

And then there’s Millstone resident Robert F. Diggs, known around the world as RZA, mastermind of visionary hip-hop crew the Wu-Tang Clan.

“I don’t need a dead animal, or a dead piece of flesh, to go into my live body,” RZA said in a 2014 video posted to PETA’s YouTube page. “There’s nothing on this planet that doesn’t want to live.”


RZA, who co-founded the vegan clothing line 36 Chambers in 2016, will be the keynote speaker at this weekend’s Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival, happening Saturday, July 14, at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel.

Other speakers on Saturday include vegan ultramarathon running legend Scott Jurek, chef and Detroit Vegan Soul owner Erika Boyd and “Vegan Soul Kitchen” author Bryant Terry, as well as a live recording of the podcast “The Bearded Vegans.” 


Named one of the greatest runners of all time, Scott Arnulfo_Quimare_and_Scott_Jurek_(4675427082).jpgJurek has become a living legend. He has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and— his signature race—the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times. Scott has also taken the running world by storm with his 2015 Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days—and the United States all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles: 6.5 marathons in one day.

The weekend kicks off with a gathering of vegan food trucks noon to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the volleyball courts adjacent to the Showboat, with featured vendors set to include The Cinnamon Snail, Stewart’s Root Beer of Hazlet, Wahlburgers and Betty’s Ice Box. After the food trucks, there will be an open mic night in the Showboat’s Spirit Bar.

Saturday starts with a 5K, 10K and one-mile race boardwalk race featuring Jurek, followed by the Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., then an after-party in the Spirit Bar featuring Honey LaBronx, the Vegan Drag Queen. Read more on the following link.



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