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Vegan auf Festivals feiern - so geht's!

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You want to go to the next Festival vegan but don't know how to do it yet? Then you've come to the right place! It's about to start again: festival season. Summer, sun, fun and open-air concerts to boot. A whole weekend of partying away the stress of everyday life. Fortunately, it's not that complicated to eat vegan.

In this article, I would like to give you my best tips on how to make "vegan at festivals" really work.

Tip: Festivals definitely include barbecuing. For inspiration on vegan barbecuing, I recommend the article Barbecue without meat. Vegan food at festivals is no problem at all with a little preparation.

Vegan at festivals party

Is there a festival supermarket?

Many festivals now have a supermarket at the festival site. If you want to stay vegan at festivals, this is usually a jackpot. Here you can get fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, oatmeal, chocolate, bread, rolls and much more. You can usually find charcoal there too. And you don't even have to leave the festival grounds for that.

Tip: At Rock im Park there is always a list of items for the festival supermarket in advance. You should definitely have a look beforehand so that you can plan better what you need to take with you.

If there is no supermarket at your festival, you should in any case be in the sustainable search engine Ecosia check whether there is a supermarket near the festival. Then you can save yourself a lot of preparation and lugging around.

Tip: As festivals unfortunately often produce large amounts of waste, I recommend you take a look at the article Zero Waste Festival to your heart! With zero waste and a vegan diet, the festival will definitely be sustainable!

What must come to the festival?

Here you will find a rough overview of the festival essentials. You can find a further list of food items below.

It's best to take a look at a packing list for festivals. You can find these on pretty much every festival website and they usually also list the regulations for the festival. At Rock im Park, for example, you are not allowed to take any glass bottles onto the festival site. However, exceptions are made every year, e.g. for jam jars.

Eat vegan at festivals

How do you want to eat at the festival? Do you want to start grilling straight away in the morning or would you rather have a "normal" breakfast? I always try to eat relatively normally at festivals, so I start with my standard breakfast on the go. You may already know the recipe from the article Vegan on vacation. Breakfast is super nutritious, filling and usually consists of soy milk, oatmeal, fruit and a few nuts. You don't have to prepare much and you don't have to take too much with you to the festival.

A spread always looks good. You can either use a savory spread or you can use peanut butter and dates or bananas, for example. bananas. If you ask me, peanut butter and dates are an outstanding combination! combination!

If you want to have a vegan barbecue at the festival, you should prepare something beforehand. In recent years, there have been no vegan barbecues available at Rock im Park or in the festival LIDL-Rockshop.

List of foods for a vegan festival visit:

  • Peanut butter
  • Dates
  • Bread or rolls
  • Nuts
  • Soy milk
  • Bananas - an absolute must: healthy, filling, delicious!
  • Corn on the cob for grilling
  • Small tin of spices (salt, pepper, herbs, ...)
  • Grilled food, e.g. tofu sausages, seitan steaks, etc.
  • Homemade energy bars
  • Homemade kale chips - a vitamin bomb to nibble on in between meals. Not a must, but pretty tasty!
  • Chickpeas/beans - either exceptionally from a can if you are not allowed to bring a jar to the campsite or you can fill them into a can beforehand
  • Hearty spread
  • Vitamin B12 Supplement

Before packing, make sure you check whether there is a supermarket at the festival or nearby. Then you can leave a few things at home and carry a little less.

Vegan at festivals with bananas

Finding your way around on site

When you arrive at the festival site, you should first of all get your bearings to avoid unnecessary walking. After you have got your festival wristband and have secured the campsite, it's usually time to go to the supermarket. first hunger and a trip to the supermarket.

It's also worth checking out the concert grounds for vegan food trucks to keep a lookout. In the meantime, Rock im Park already has two Falafel stands. Emergency fries can certainly be found everywhere. In general, there are many vegan stalls at festivals, as the organizers are responding to the increasing demand.

Celebrate vegan at festivals

Who is Helga and why is Helga at all the festivals?

Helga is a festival myth that has been around for years. years. Normally, people on the camping site shout the name "Helga" loudly and name "Helga" as if they were looking for someone called Helga. The usual response is to join in the call and shout for Helga too.

How exactly this myth came about cannot be precisely cannot be determined with hindsight. The most logical assumption is that a young man man was looking for a girlfriend and ran across the campsite shouting "Helga". across the campsite. Other festival-goers then joined in and also called out for Helga. also called for Helga. And so it came about that Helga is now wanted at every festival. is sought at every festival.

Vegan festivals

Why not go to a vegan festival? Here you can find an overview of vegan festivals:

  • Vegan Summer Festival Berlin
  • Vegan Street Day, 30-31 May 2020 in Stuttgart and on 01.08.2020 in Dortmund
  • Green Market Berlin, Green Market Berlin usually takes place several times a year.
  • VegFest, the VegFest takes place in different places around the world
  • VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival (USA)

The entertainment program at vegan festivals is usually very interesting. usually also very interesting, you find like-minded people at these festivals and can you can exchange ideas on the topic. Often there is also vegan fair trade fashion, art and other things to discover.

Being vegan at festivals is easy

Vegan at festivals - no problem!

So now everything should be clear for the vegan festival. In any case, don't worry too much beforehand, it's usually really easy to get around. And be aware that there will be lots of other vegans at the festival besides you.

If you have any questions or experiences on how to get along vegan at festivals, feel free to leave a comment! Have fun at your vegan festival visit!

All the best,

Julian from CareElite

Tip: In the contributions "Vegetarianism Statistics." and "Veganism Statistics" you will find facts and figures about vegan-vegetarian nutrition and its effects.

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Julian Hölzer

Julian Hölzer

Hi, my name is Julian and I am a trained vegan nutritionist. In 2016 I started to get involved with veganism and quickly learned how big an impact our diet has on the environment and how diverse plant-based diets can be. That's why I want to inspire you to get involved with veganism too.

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