Date: 01.10.15. 10am-6pm
My favorite part of being back on Twitter has been finding out about local events that would otherwise pass me by; that's how I learned about the first edition of the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival, which happened earlier this month in Scottsdale. I'm a vegetarian and I love food, so you can imagine my excitement! My sweet fiancé, although not a vegetarian, also loves food and the outdoors, so he was onboard as well.
The festival took place at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, a beautiful area downtown with gardens, fountains, art, restaurants and more. Last spring we attended the Great Arizona Picnic at the same location and fell in love!
|Scottsdale Civic Center Mall|
The day of the festival was cloudy and rainy, but we still dragged ourselves out from under the blankets and went. However, we might have gone too late - by the time we arrived at 3pm, many of the vendors were gone or out of food! MAJOR bummer. I did get some delicious Indian food from the Udupi Restaurant booth and the fiancé grabbed a cold brew. I was also happy to learn about the vegetarian restaurant search engine happycow.com.
|This babe napped in his Ergobaby with my scarf/makeshift blanket around him the whole time!|
We purchased discounted tickets through an online deal, and I'm glad we did, because truly, I was a bit disappointed. Maybe it was the weather, the fact that it was its first run, or simply because we went later in the day, but there were not a lot of attendees and not that many vendors. Some music would've also been great! Overall, though, it was a nice family-friendly outing. We walked around, talked to some nice people and enjoyed our afternoon together.