Blog: Chattanooga Veg Fest 2021

Veg Fest: Where culinary arts meets compassion. Intern Susanna Skelton talks about her experiences at this fun health-conscious event.


The Chattanooga Veg Festival took place October 16-17 in Coolidge Park. The park was crawling with people. Booths with a variety of goods from savory, vegan dishes, to live plants, to handmade earrings spread across half the park. The festival offered something for everyone.


On day one, a couple of my friends and I navigated the festival together. We enjoyed a lunch from Imagine Vegan Cafe out of Memphis. I ordered the vegan meatball sub featuring homemade meatballs, marinara, lettuce, and mayo, and it was more than delicious. They also sold a variety of desserts, such as cheesecake and peach cobbler. My friend got the peach cobbler, and it was very tasty. I would recommend it to anyone with a sweet tooth.


Our next stop was at beLIGHTful Bakery from Chicago for some sweets, where I picked out a beautiful candy apple that tasted even better than it looked. One of my friends purchased a homemade, vegan ice cream sandwich, describing it only as “heavenly.”


We also paid a visit to a local jewelry booth called Mini Kitty Designs. Her shop was filled with various earrings and suncatchers that were sure to catch the eye of any onlooker. Some pieces featured charming little characters, such as frogs, pumpkins, and ghosts.


Hop on Instagram to learn more about the Chattanooga Veg Fest and future festivals, Imagine Vegan Cafe, beLIGHTful Bakery, and Mini Kitty Designs!