UK’s Vevolution festival is gearing up for its 2018 event this November and it’s getting a Hollywood style facelift.
London and Los Angeles may not look like sister cities, but they’re becoming quite fond of each other, especially when it comes to their respective vegan food scenes. Both are vegan destinations with hotspot restaurants, festivals, and events. Even the local supermarkets can’t seem to keep pace with vegan demand.
Earlier this year the popular LA vegan festival Eat Drink Vegan, curated by Coachella’s culinary director Nic Adler, brought in a handful of vegan restaurants from the UK. Vevolution hosted a stage at the Seed Food and Wine Summit, which took place the week preceding the festival. Now, it appears the city is returning the favor, bringing Eat Drink Vegan to November’s Vevolution fest, taking place at the British Film Institute.
“Partnering with EDV will mean Vevolution will have a slightly west coast feel to it this year,” says Vevolution co-founder Damien Clarkson. “Janette from EDV will be hosting the stage and the EDV crew will be bringing over some of the best of the LA food scene and foodie personalities.” Vevolution will also be bringing its festival to Los Angeles in 2019.
Eat Drink Vegan brought in UK hot spots including Temple of Seitan, The Vurger Co, and Picky Wops; and in return, Vevolution will dedicate an area to EDV selected vegan vendors from Los Angeles. While the lineup hasn’t been announced yet it’s likely LA’s booming Mexican food scene will be properly represented. The new vegan burger joint Monty’s Good Burger is likely to appear as well, being a side project of Adler’s.
“Vevolution is all about empowering people to live happy and fulfilled lives, where we make positive contributions to our communities,” the festival’s co-founder Judy Nadel said in a statement.