DCVegFest is the largest celebration of veganism in the nation’s capital. Everything served at this annual event is 100% meat-, egg-, and dairy-free — even the dog treats! This year’s speakers included Tracye McQuirter (By Any Greens Necessary), Leilani Munter (race car driver and environmental activist), Torre Washington (professional vegan bodybuilder), among many others.

Torre Washington, Vegan + Supplement Free Body Builder


I had the pleasure of meeting Torre. He was just as friendly as he seems online. He also has   a great sense of humor. When we took this photo he told me that I made him look, “little.” I laughed and told him that he could never look small because he is 100% pure, vegan muscle. 🙂


Chef Khepra Anu, Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar


Whenever I attend a vegetarian, vegan, or health conscious event in the DC area – I know that I will see Khepra from Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar. Grabbing a coconut from his stand is pretty much tradition now.


Fresh Coconut, Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar
Can you tell that coconut is one of my favorite foods?
Spinach Sea Salad, Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar


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Organic Produce


There were over 130 vendors at this festival. Other activities included a beer garden (yes, there is vegan beer!), live music, cooking demonstrations, and presentations from vegan authors and celebrities.


Vegan Chili Dog, Vegan Samosa
Pineapple Basil Popsicle


Other than the fresh, vegan eats – the amount of diversity displayed at this festival was probably what I loved most. It’s amazing how much we all really have in common. Like Torre, Maze + Frankie Beverly say, “we are one.”

See you next year?

♡ Chelsea



All photos by WillPowerPhotos for That’s Chelsea