Located in the heart of Grünerløkka
Made lovely food just for the festival
Unrefined goodies with amazing taste and variety
One of Norway’s biggest and best vegan online stores.
The must-have delicious gluten-free crêpes
A healthy vegetarian magazine
Thomas Olsen – one of Norway’s best bloggers and his sweet boyfriend
Amazing Eritrean street food
Imagine a place you can roam freely and eat everything you want without hesitation, talk to amazing people, attend incredible lectures, get inspired and just relax. Well, we went there last weekend, to Oslo vegetarian festival.
A 100% all vegan festival held in Oslo (Norway) once a year for 10 years in a row now. There’s basically no better place to be as a vegan and this year 6600 tickets were sold!
Oslo vegetarfestival has expanded like crazy over the last 10 years. From the first time as a one day happening in 2009, it has grown into a two-day festival in a parc with 93 different vendors including food wagons, political parties, Norway’s biggest animal association NOAH and also a small animal sanctuary called Dale store gård. All alongside 20 different cooking demos and lectures held by Norway’s biggest foodies and bloggers to Patrik Baboumian the strongman from Germany and restaurants.
This year we even had discussions with a panel from Norway’s biggest food industries. Basically, you get everything here and it all started with two beautiful women creating a vegan mecca for us all to enjoy every year.
I’ve been following this festival closely over the years as a visitor but also selling food there for 3 years, giving cooking lectures 3 times as well as following them on social media. The festival keeps on getting better and better.
The biggest part of this festival for me was the food, surprise! We ate like crazy. Covering at least 2/3 of the food places of the festival my taste buds went crazy, my stomach filled up way too many times but without any regrets what so ever. With a variety from cuisines around the world, we could find Mexican, Indian, European, Polish and African food and a huge amount of desserts and sweets such as cupcakes, crêpes, free ice-cream and so much more. There wasn’t a thing I missed. Covering everything we ate would be a book in itself but there’s definitely a great idea to drool over some food photos from the festival instead. So let’s get down to business and get blown away by some amazing food, shall we?