For its 9th edition, Montreal Vegan Festival returns to the Palais des Congrès. On Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th 2022, the festival for all food lovers will be back in downtown Montreal. For two days, foodies from all walks of life are invited to experience the vegan lifestyle and discover vegan cuisine. There will be kiosks, cooking demonstrations and conferences in both French and English – and everyone is welcome.
Seasoned vegans, novices, or those who are simply curious to find out more, will be invited to reflect on the social and environmental impact of the food they eat. This year, Afro-veganism, sports nutrition and animal rights issues will be in the spotlight. The mission of the Montreal Vegan Festival is to inspire people and accompany them on their journey towards a cruelty-free world!
Caroline Huard, aka Loounie, is the face of the 2022 edition of the festival!
A popular figure in the vegan food scene, Loounie is a self-taught culinary creator. Passionate about food, this former health professional first made a name for herself through her blog Loounie cuisine. She is best known for inventing magic tofu, a favourite of vegans and omnivores alike! Caroline may be something of a strange bird in the Quebec media landscape (her surname, Huard, is French for loon after all), but she has definitely found her niche. Since publishing two cookbooks with KO Editions, in 2019 and 2021, this activist for conscientious eating – yet who distances herself from toxic diet culture – has taken the media by storm! She is a frequent participant in the TV show Moi j’mange on Télé Québec and is a columnist for Radio Canada’s Mordu platform, for which she also records the podcast À plat ventre. The festival is delighted to have this committed foodie on board as an ambassador.
Veganism: not just a diet, a way of life
For a number of years now, veganism has been growing in popularity. More and more people are rallying to the cause, helping to protect our planet and the animals that inhabit it. Although food and health are always at the heart of the discourse, people join the movement for all kinds of reasons. The Montreal Vegan Festival is a gathering place, bringing together members of the community around ethical, social and ecological issues. It is also a place where newcomers are welcome, and where they can learn about and, above all, enjoy the festival!