Every year, Miamians get really excited about the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. And every year they leave with collective heartburn, hangovers and a few extra pounds. SEED Food & Wine Festival stands to turn the whole tradition on it’s head serving up entirely plant-based fare over the course of five days in November. Sure, we imagine there will be plenty of over-eating, but just how bad can you possibly feel after a day of tasting veggie burgers?
The festival begins November 18th and goes throughout the 22nd, with five days of programming that kicks off with a soon-to-be-announced film screening. Thursday night will be the 1st annual Burger Battle (complete with a green carpet) showcasing the best veggie burgers America has to offer. Friday night brings the return of the Farm to Table Dinner, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farms. Saturday morning starts with the new 5k SEED RUN, followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience. In the afternoon, the flagship Seed Festival Day and Tasting Village will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wine and spirits served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo stage. Saturday night closes with a Modern Dinner Experience, Sunday morning will begin with a newMantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy magazine, and the festivities will conclude with a celebration for mini foodies at Sprouts Kids Day.
It’s hard to imagine feeling anything but amazing after following a program like that. “We’re beyond thrilled with the lineup that’s shaping up for 2015,” says Alison Burgos, co-founder of SEED Food & Wine Festival. “Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be joining us and helping to make history on the sexy sands of South Beach.”
The talent line-up is like a who’s who of healthy eating including local yoga teacher Dawn B, NBA Champion John Salley, chef and author M. Kenney, Haven’s Todd Erikson, Matt Sherman from JugoFresh, nutritionist Marco Borges, and many more. Sponsors are varied, but include some of our favorites like Bunnie Cakes, JugoFresh, So Delicious, Earth Balance, Go Raw, Books & Books, OnJuice, Driscolls, 22 Days Nutrition and many more.