The Tasty and Meatless Pop-Up was an interactive booth at ShareFest Honolulu, a free community festival based on the principles of the sharing economy. The booth was organized by volunteers from Positive Media Hawai’i, Imagine A Vegan World, and the Oahu Vegan Meetup to share the vegan lifestyle, health and happiness with festival attendees.
It was a lively afternoon in the Tasty and Meatless PopUp tent. ShareFest attendees crowded into our booth to watch our healthy food demos, sample free vegan food, and receive friendly education.
We gave away free vegan food samples, made possible by financial contributions from Down to Earth Natural Foods and VegFund. ShareFest attendees got to taste vegan meat and dairy alternatives on our mini kabobs, made with a slice of Tofurkey sausage, a chunk of Daiya cheese, and a cherry tomato. We also offered samples of chilled Silk soymilk, both vanilla and chocolate.
We attracted a lot of interest with our lineup of food demos we did throughout the day. Marty showed people his secret recipe for raw applesauce (the secret is celery!) and sprouted wheatgrass. Nami did a fascinating demo on how to make fermented foods and kombucha and gave away free scoobies to lucky ShareFest participants. She also did a demo on healthy Mediterranean pupus with a local twist, using island grown chaya leaves in place of grape leaves for Hawaiian-style dolmas. Brain and Jannesa wrapped up the afternoon with a tasty celebration of fruit and smoothies as a meal.
We had many thoughtful conversations with ShareFest attendees at our “Ask A Vegan” corner, headed up by Jake, where ShareFest participants were encouraged to voice their questions and engage in friendly conversation about all things vegan.
Thank you to our volunteers who made all this possible: Joy, Andrea, Terry, Marty, Clyde, Jake, Erin, Lealyn, Nami, Brian, Janessa, Mei, Fidel, Elizabeth. If YOU want to be a part of the next Tasty and Meatless outreach adventure in the community, please subscribe to our email list.