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.

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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. 🙂

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Vegan Chili Dog, Vegan Samosa
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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