Festival in the region on Earth Day

ENCINITAS, Calif. — An all-vegan food festival is changing its schedule from opening every third Saturday of the month to a weekly market in North County starting on Earth Day.

the Encinitas vegan food pop-up announced on Monday the launch of its new Sunday Market at 459 South Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas on April 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., with various vendors including Cuban, Chinese, Mozambican, Mexican and Filipino food authentic.

“Population has increased as more people choose to limit animal products in their diets, in part to help minimize their impact on the planet,” said Michelle May, founder of Vegan Food Popup.

Plant-based dishes, desserts, snacks and beverages will be provided by companies located in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, according to event officials.

“Attendees can try gourmet dishes like pizza, elote and beignets, but also have access to healthier options, including spring rolls, salads and fresh juices, and can stock up on local produce. staple of local cuisine, such as milk and cheese,” May said.

Shoppers will also be able to shop from a selection of vintage and sustainable clothing, jewelry, and home decor vendors.

The event is open to all ages and dogs, with accessible public transport and free parking available at the nearby Coaster station.

A local restaurant recently made Yelp’s list of top vegan restaurants in the US Restaurant Thanh Tinh Chaylocated next to Herbert Hoover Secondary School in the Talmadge area, ranks fourth on the online rating society’s list of best vegan restaurants in the usa and Canada.