Melbourne Celebrates World Vegan Day: PETA’s Top Picks

What a time to be alive!

Melbourne’s annual World Vegan Day event was held on Sunday, and tens of thousands of people descended on the huge venue to enjoy a day filled with food, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, activism, food, and inspirational speeches. And did we mention the food?!

Just some of the show bag goodies and purchases from World Vegan Day Melbourne 2016! #worldveganday #vegan #worldvegandaymelbourne #veganeats #crueltyfree #plantbased

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Going bowlin’ with @_rawbeet at @world_vegan_day_melbourne 🎳 #snickersinabowl #rawbeet #vegan #worldvegandaymelbourne

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Happyface#twistpotato#worldvegandaymelbourne

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There’s little doubt that much of Melbourne spent Sunday night in a cruelty-free food coma.

Here’s Kirk modelling some of the deliciousness we ate at @world_vegan_day_melbourne today! Blackened Tempeh Po’ Boy from Soy Division 💛 Such a great show of cruelty-free food and products! I love exploring new melbourne-made products, and am super excited to have picked up some amazingly fresh and authentic tempeh from @takeandeatau … Best tempeh I’ve tasted hands down 💯 If you love plant-based cuisine definitely check out World Vegan Day next year! #worldvegandaymelbourne

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Australians are leading the world with their appetite for vegan living, so it’s no wonder World Vegan Day in Melbourne was such a huge success.

Below are some of our favourite brands from the event. You can see the full list of exhibitors here.

We had an amazing day meeting everyone at @world_vegan_day_melbourne today!! Thank you all for the love and support we wish we could do it all over again! Enjoy the new products and the food comas! Big love 💗 #loveneena

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Who needs cake when you can just put candles in ice cream. Amirite @journeytobevegan? 👏🏽 #OverTheMoo

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Melbourne you have really turned it up for us! 💛 Your vegan vibe 👌 Now for @world_vegan_day_melbourne We have been waiting for this day for sooo long! A day packed full of vegan goodness! So excited to see you all again and meet those of you I haven’t yet! 💖💖💖 This vegan toastie from @smithanddeli 🙌😍😋 #EatVeggiesNotAnimals

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Creamy cheesy Mac with crispy bacon goodness @world_vegan_day_melbourne tomorrow #veganmacandcheese #delicious

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Coco loco✌🏻️🌴🌰 who’s having as much fun at WVD as us?!! #WVD #worldveganday

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Funky AND chunky pies, freshly made and ready for selling erry’day ✌🏽️ thanks for the snap! @veganbenjiboy

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‘Woke up like this’. All the cake in front of me.  Get it in FRONT of you, visit us at World Vegan Day in Melbourne today (Showgrounds), our Melbourne/Sydney shops @nutritionrepublic in Adelaide, @kingofthecastlecafe in Geelong OR check our website for stockists across QLD, NSW + VIC x

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Who’s heading to @world_vegan_day_melbourne this weekend? The Lords will be hanging out in our pop up Ethical Fast Food Lounge, dishing out our famous fries together with prizes all day long. See you there! #worldveganday #ethicalfood #fries #vegansofinstagram

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We are LIVE at @world_vegan_day_melbourne check out our INSTASTORY cause we are having a ball!! Come see me @_jameselliot to get on the story.. Its a PARTY!!!!! #party #vegan #fitnessnutrition #powerdbyplants #fun #passion #vegan #worldveganday

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Shit goin’ down #nervous #15minutes @world_vegan_day_melbourne #scarlettveganbags

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WE WILL BE AT THE WORLD VEGAN DAY IN MELBOURNE! With a stall and all the goodies you love (including Matt and Natt and all your favourite brands) … make sure to come by and say hi! 👅💦

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Check out the gorgeous window display in our new shop. Put together by our wonderful friends at @thegoodnessbureau 🖼🎀👞👠👝

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Regram thanks to @balarz Nice shot of our #vegan #pekingduckwrap Perhaps we’ll see you @world_vegan_day_Melbourne #October23 #melbournefoodtruck #melbournefoodie #melbourne #MelbourneVegan #vegansofmelbourne #vegansofig

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What a day it was yesterday. Thank you to everyone who came down to celebrate #WorldVeganDayMelbourne and for sharing all your images and experiences with us. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped bring this event together, all the stall holders, presenters and sponsors for your ongoing support and assistance in making @world_vegan_day_melbourne happen. We look forward to seeing you next year.

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