The portobello jerky has its charms.
And a couple scoops of Bruster’s dairy-free White Raspberry Truffle ice cream is a must.
But for Pittsburgh VegFest this Saturday, I’m most looking forward to the vegetarian “lobster” roll. Same texture and similar-enough taste to what I remember real lobster tasting like. Slathered in some kind of gooey, finger-lickin’-good sauce without a grain of guilt.
I’d also recommend grabbing a jar of vegan ranch dressing from the Veggies N’At food truck.
From a vegetarian standpoint, it’s wonderful to have a full choice of menu items where you don’t need to worry about reading the fine-print ingredients.
Located at Allegheny Commons East Park on the Nor’Side, VegFest even has your photo opp needs covered with a big lighted PGH VegFest sign. If you’re lucky, you’ll get the chance to greet a few four-legged friends from a local pig rescue group called — wait for it — … the Pigsburgh Squealers!
Meat-eaters have a good time at VegFest, too. I remember Ya Jagoff’s John Chamberlin chowing down there last year on a soft and savory Pitaland pita with gourmet hummus.