Philly Greenfest

If you want to learn how to make the planet a better place for us all, come to Philly Greenfest, the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area!

Philly Greenfest is an annual FREE festival promoting a more sustainable and healthy way of living! It’s been going strong since 2006 and there hasn’t been a festival yet where I haven’t left feeling more inspired and definitely more knowledgeable about something!

The festival is coordinated and executed very well by Clean Air Council Philly. They promote living a greener life in every way you can think of, and in some ways, you probably never could imagine!

Come enjoy all of the yoga, organic fruit, yummy plant-based noms, and animal saving you can handle! Shop some super cool local vendors, get your groove on, take in a demo, and certainly treat your tastebuds! There are over 100 exhibitors to enjoy!

Bring the kiddos and pups too! Greenfest was one of the top family-friendly festivals in Philly!

In 2017 the festival moved to Bainbridge Street and I must say, I love the location even more than I did on Headhouse. It gives the festival more or of a neighborhood vibe and there’s more room to move.

There’s always amazing and informative cooking demos by the one and only, Rachel, of Ms. Rachel’s Pantry! (She’s the best in the biz!)

The festival includes really great live music of all kinds, many local artisans, and of course, many amazing food vendors such as My Soy Cafe, Nomad Pizza, Flora from Jenkintown, Gangster Vegan from Norristown and Humpty Dumplings, who offer up both savory and sweet versions of a new-age take on classic dumplings. These tasty balls are filled pretty well, and although they are fried, they’re never too doughy or overly greasy. (Cauliflower lime is my go-to from them!)

Then there’s always one of my personal favorites, and the stand with the longest line always, Kung Fu Hoagies! You can’t and shouldn’t miss their brightly colored dragon painted truck offering Asian and American fusion plant-based noms such as…

BÁNH MÌ BÌ CHAY

(Homemade vegetarian pork made with tofu, yams and mung bean noodles)

BÁNH MÌ XÍU MI (Homemade tofu meatballs with red sauce and crispy fried onions). Both of these sammies are so tasty and served on a crisp roll with fresh, crunchy veggies and vegan mayo. Yum!

Also worth mentioning are the seitan “chicken” skewers which pack a big punch and are just $2. Perfect snack for festival strolling!

Pair these with their jasmine iced tea! You have the choice between half or whole and the difference is just $3. I say go big and save the leftovers. You’ll most likely have some as these bad boys are HUGE and packed!! They’re super messy to eat, but you won’t care and you’ll surely dive right in! ((Currently salivating))

Kiddos (and big kiddos) always look forward to a frozen fruity treat from Momspops. They serve all-natural, home-made, small-batch popsicles using fresh ingredients from local farms. (All pops are under 100 calories and are no sugar added!)

There’s always lots to do for the kiddos at the kids’ corner! The littles could participate in activities such as yoga, build and playtime with natural wood toys, sculpting, painting, and meditation. There’s rock climbing too! Way cool!

Honestly, the festival is a great place for us freaky veg-heads to gather every year, but it’s also super family-friendly, and a wonderful event for anyone who wants to venture out and try some of the most delicious animal-friendly food you will EVER have and learn about how we can all make the planet a little better!

Hope to see you there!

XOX, Sar

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Sari Marissa aka Fab Philly Mom is passionate about sharing her travels and the fun she has in her city with her supportive husband and two super adventurous little girls.

Sari has traveled to 48 states, 36 National Parks, 25 countries, and 4 continents....so far.

Sari is currently enrolled in a 200hr YTT (yoga teacher training), was named Yelp’s Top Reviewer in Philly, and has recently co-founded Philadelphia’s first official Challah For Hunger chapter.

There is never a time when Sari is not planning an adventure or discovering something awesome! Stay tuned...