Studies have shown that we do not need animal products to have a healthy diet. This is known due to the growing number of vegans from all different societies who are getting all of their required nutrients without animal products.
Even if you are not a vegetarian or vegan, why don't you come along and see what all the hype is about - you will not be disappointed! You will learn a totally different way of eating and even if you do not want to make this type of meal yourself at home, it will still be a very good and different experience.
Of course, if you are vegetarian and vegan, then this is definitely the food fair for you to attend.
Dao Ji food fair is back! Previously the food fair was called Multicultural Vegan Vegetarian Food Fair by Dao Ji Association. However, the people who are familiar with this association know them as the Dao Ji Association.
They have now re-named this fair to the Veg Food Fair and it is still organised by the Dao Ji Association. The Dao Jo Association is a not-for-profit group who promote the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and raise funds for community projects.
This group will be once again offering delicious vegetarian food with a range of Thai inspired flavours. Most of the meals here are of South East Asian origin and all are vegetarian with about 98% also being vegan.
There are also a few gluten-free options too. All food will be clearly marked as to whether it is gluten-free, contain nuts or palm oil.
Some of the most popular dishes are:
Mock duck salad
Cakes by Vegelicious by Ririn - these people make pastries and cakes and they are all vegan. Made using plant based materials such as soy cheese, soy/rice/coconut whipped cream, vegan margarine, along with other egg free and dairy free ingredients.
This year, due to a lot of feedback from last year, the organisation will be working on improving as much as they can, due to too many people trying to get served at once.
The venue will be the same - the South Perth Community Centre, as due to circumstances beyond their control, they could not get a larger venue! However, they are looking at creating more space for people to line up and therefore reduce congestion. In order to do this, this time they will be eliminating indoor dining tables. There will, however, be limited numbers of tables and small marquees outside at the balcony.
They are planning on setting up this alfresco dining area and you are also able to bring your own picnic blankets/chairs, as there is an oval right next door.
For this event, you buy your food by coupon at the entrance on the day. However, to avoid congestion, it is suggested that you message them on their Facebook page to pre-purchase your coupons. These can then be picked up either north or south of the river.
Here are menus so that you have some idea of what is available on the day, and also the costs so you can work out what coupons you need in advance:
Menu for fair
Great food at great prices
This is one of the most popular vegan and vegetarian events in Perth and they hope to hold it again twice this year.