Vegan “Seafood” Fest coming to downtown St. Pete

Vegan seafood is a thing, and it’s delicious. Cider Press Cafe, one of the Burg’s premier vegan restaurants, is hosting the Inaugural Vegan Shrimp and Seafood Festival here in Downtown St. Pete this spring.

The festival begins on May 18 and runs through May 26.

*Photo via Cider Press Cafe

Vegan treats fresh from the “sea”

Everything about this festival is 100% vegan; no shrimp or fish are harmed in the making of these dishes. As a vegetarian who grew up on an island/beach town, your girl is stoked to be able to eat some environmentally friendly seafood.

So what exactly is on the menu at this first-ever event? Menu items include a vegan “Shrimp” cocktail, ceviche, coconut shrimp, phish and chips, hush puppies, a sea-lovers platter and crabby cakes.

*Photo via Cider Press Cafe

Vegan twists on southern classics

Cider Press Cafe’s are having fun crafting vegan dishes like “shrimp” scampi over zoodles and “shrimp and grits.”

Visit Cider Press on Facebook to see what other creations they come up with and let us know which one you’re most excited to try in the comments below.

More events details can be found by clicking here.

Cider Press Cafe, 601 Central Avenue

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Written by Kacy Vance

Kacy Vance

Kacy is a freelance writer for I Love the Burg. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in Mass Communications and Criminology. Her thesis on Deaf and Disability representation in the media was published as part of the DePauw University Ethics Symposium in 2018.