BTA’s Inaugural ‘Vegan Fest’ On August 20th

August 8, 2023 | 7 Comments

The Bermuda Vegan Fest will take place on August 20th in Dockyard, featuring a curated selection of 21 vendors, live entertainment, a free yoga session and more.

A spokesperson said, “Today, Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] announces its first-ever Bermuda Vegan Fest that will take place on August 20th, from 11 am to 5 pm. This inaugural event will journey into wellness and sustainability, featuring a curated selection of 21 vendors stationed at The Royal Naval Dockyard on the North Lawn. The festival aims to foster inclusivity in the culinary landscape, appealing to both visitors and residents alike.

“The highlight anticipated event is open to all, and attendees can expect to enjoy an array of live entertainment series, and engage in inspiring discussions, thought-provoking performances, and a free yoga session. With free entry, patrons are encouraged to bring cash to support the vendors who will have an enticing array of plant-based delights and products for sale.

“Bermuda Vegan Fest promises an unforgettable culinary journey with over 20 confirmed vendors, including:

“1. Plant-based Fuel by Chef Trevor Johnston: Experience the creativity and passion of this renowned chef as he presents mouthwatering plant-based street food.

“2. Alkaline Triangle by Chef Jamel Minors: Delight in alkaline-specific foods and explore the wonders of this unique culinary approach.

“3. Modern Temple Catering: Indulge in the innovative dishes crafted by this culinary team, redefining vegan fine dining.

“4. Nourished by Chef Shawn Talbot: Delight in a diverse array of plant-based meals featuring a fusion of global flavours and the goodness of Bermuda’s natural plants and herbs.

“5. Wild Herbs by Chef Doreen Williams James: Discover a fusion of local plants and herbs infused into delectable desserts and freshly pressed juices.

“Beyond the delectable food offerings, Vegan Fest provides a platform for engaging conversations and educational opportunities throughout the day. Various discussions on veganism, sustainability, nutrition, and more will be held, inspiring visitors to embrace a healthier and eco-friendly lifestyle.

“Well- known Vegan Advocate and Content Creator Todd Anderson [@turnipvegan], co-owner of Spoiled Vegans Café who shares a peek into his vegan lifestyle with millions daily, will travel to Bermuda to attend the first-ever Bermuda Vegan Fest. Emani Corcran, the creator of the popular vegan food blog Blk and Vegan, will also be in attendance, sharing her love for vegan cuisine and sustainable living.”

“This new culinary experience provides Bermuda with another great opportunity to showcase our diverse food offerings to visitors and locals while celebrating and supporting sustainability efforts in our destination,” said Tashae Thompsons, VP of Experiences. As our visitors seek unique experiences around food, culture and wellness, Vegan Fest provides the perfect experience to meet today’s evolving travellers.

“We want to challenge the perception that healthy eating can be bland or lacking in creative options within Bermuda,” shared Trevor Johnston. “Our goal is to astound attendees with visually stunning, unique plant-based dishes that not only tantalise their taste buds but also leave them in awe, prompting the realisation that vegan cuisine can be extraordinary.”

The BTA added, “Mark your calendars for the inaugural Vegan Fest providing a Bermuda experience celebrating diverse cuisine, inclusivity, and innovation. For more information and to see the full event lineup, visit”


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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Will the BTA say how many visitors have been attracted to this? After all that is their $25million purpose, attract visitors not cater to residents.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The BTA’s mandate is to bring tourists to Bermuda, not to take credit for its efforts. Taking credit for the efforts of others is the province of politicians.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How about meat fest? Tired of all this vegan nonsense, and I am especially tired of the lies that it is more “healthy” than an omnivore diet.

  3. Ringmaster says:

    Is the BTA aware that the demand for vegan food is dropping? McDonalds is taking such food off its me3nus. Seems this is typical Bermuda, always late to the party, like gaming.

    • Mary Princess Tubman says:

      I hear there 26 vendors signed up. Sounds like vegan is en vogue and in demand!

    • Mary Princess Tubman says:

      where did you hear that to? Sounds like there are a lot of vegans in Bermuda cuz they sold out the vendor

  4. David Tucker says:

    Hello sirs
    Fortunately my wife and I were in Bermuda and was able to visit your Vegan Fest, a great turnout for your first event.
    We were a little disappointed that there were no samples as per your advertisement and that it was not organized to make it possible to make a purchase unless you waited in a very long line, maybe that could be good for the vendors and maybe not!
    For next year you can suggest that the vendors can have a section setup for tasting only or have tray carriers with samples from each vendor for guest yo try.
    We left the event after a short visit without a sample or purchase, was so looking forward to trying new flavors and dishes unknown to us.
    Maybe next year we’ll have better luck.

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