Vida Vegan Con Food Day 1

The Hereafter at Sweet Hereafter. #vvc2013 #pdx #iamnevergoinghome

The Hereafter 

I’ve been home from Vida Vegan Con for over a week now and am finally able to process all the awesomeness of it. It was 3 days of crazy, vegan fun filled with classes, bloggers, friends of old and new and of course food. It’s a wonderful thing to go to a conference and be able to eat everything that was being served.


Soft Tofu Burrito 

I traveled to VVC with my good friend Dianne from Veggiegirl. We unfortunately couldn’t get a direct flight to PDX and had a 3 hour layover in San Francisco. Dianne did some research before we left and found some vegan options for us at Andale. I had a delicious soft tofu burrito. In the past I tended to steer clear of soft tofu. I would only eat it if it was crisp. I recently learned to love the soft tofu and am now a huge fan.


Buffalo Sub (photo by Dianne)

When we arrived in PDX, Dianne’s friend and my new friend Julie picked us up from the airport and took us to The Sweet Hereafter for dinner and drinks. The place was loaded with vegan bloggers from all over the world! We were able to meet up with our friends Lydia and Mauro, who blog at From A to Vegan, at the bar. Julie, Dianne and myself all ordered the Buffalo Sub. Dianne and I ordered The Hereafter because who doesn’t want a drink served in a massive mason jar? The Buffalo Sub was hands down the best thing I ate all weekend. It’s made with Soy Curls, which I’ve never had before, buffalo sauce and a chive ranch dressing. I would happily eat that ranch dressing buy itself. If and when I find myself back in Portland I will head straight to The Sweet Hereafter!

We headed back to the hotel after that for some much needed rest. We stayed at the Paramount Hotel and received a sweet little Travel Bags made by Susan Nichole full of vegan shampoo, lip balms..etc..The full contents of the bag will be revealed in my post all about the swag I received.

….to be continued…

5 Comments on Vida Vegan Con Food Day 1

  1. Ashlee Piper
    June 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM (5 years ago)

    GIRL. How did I miss these welcome bags with toiletries and such? WTH!? Also, your food pics really took me back there. DANG, I want a sandwich!

    • JENNA
      June 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM (5 years ago)

      Were you staying at one of the hotels associated with the conference? That’s how we got ours.

      Going through my photos is really bringing me back there. I think that’s why it’s taken me over a week to write about it. I just want to go back right this second.

  2. Lydia Grossov
    June 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM (5 years ago)

    I didn’t get to try any of the food at TSH. What a shame, but there was sooo much good food everywhere. We can’t wait to get back either! Ah Portland, good times!

    • JENNA
      June 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM (5 years ago)

      It was so nice getting to see you and Mauro every day in Portland! We need a VVC reunion at Sprig & Vine!

  3. jess
    June 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM (5 years ago)

    I am so glad you made it! I don’t think we ever actually ‘met’ but I was giddy when I recognized you!

    Also, you so ordered my go-to at Sweet Hereafter! <3


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