Gluten Free Expo to showcase vegan food products in Vancouver

Daiya wedges

Daiya Foods will be one of the vendors at the Gluten Free Expo. (Stephen Hui)

Where there’s vegan food, you’ll often find gluten-free options. The reverse isn’t necessarily true though. For instance, when I popped into Mygoodness! Gluten & Wheat Free Kitchen on East Broadway and inquired about vegan options, the proprietor responded, “I’m not vegan.”

However, there will be plenty of vegan food products on site when the Gluten Free Expo returns to Vancouver on January 13, 2013.  The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, will feature several speakers and more than 100 vendors offering samples and selling their goods. Tickets are $12 at the door, and kids 10 and under get in free.

Vendors known for their vegan products include local businesses Daiya Foods, GluteNullIndigo Food CaféNorth of 49 NaturalsSilver Hills Bakery, and Vega, as well as U.S. brands Coconut BlissEarth Balance, and Earth Island (Follow Your Heart).

Billed as the largest gluten-free event in Canada, the expo is also slated to land in Calgary (March 24) and Toronto (September 14 to 15) in 2013.

6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Expo to showcase vegan food products in Vancouver

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  3. Stephen, when you popped into mygoodness! ( please note spelling) I believe I said I do not offer Vegan products because I don’t “do” Vegan, am not a Vegan and do not have any interest in Vegan baking!!!! any or all of the above. As I did when you were in my shop, I would ask you to please respect the wish of mygoodness! to be vegan free. Thank you!

    • Actually, Anonymous, I was with Stephen at the time he visited your bakery and heard what you said. He’s right, you did say “I’m not vegan” and you also that you don’t bake anything vegan. That’s it. You were rude, dismissive, and unfriendly, just like you are in your comment here.

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