Eat, Drink and Be Kind

Second Annual Seed, Food and Wine Festival This Weekend

Monica Torres


The nation’s only plant-based wine and food festival is back for its second installment. The Seed, Food and Wine Festival kicked off Wednesday, Nov. 18 and wraps up on Sunday, Nov. 22. Seed Miami will take place in a variety of curated locations across Miami Beach, Wynwood and downtown Miami.

The festival features talented chefs, authors, athletes, yoga instructors, bloggers and other vegan and vegetarian celebrities. "We’re beyond thrilled with the lineup that’s shaping up for 2015,” said Alison Burgos, co-founder of SEED Food & Wine Festival.

“Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be joining us and helping to make history on the sexy sands of South Beach.”

The line-up includes chefs Chad and Derek Sarno of Wicked Healthy Food; Julie Piatt, co-author of The Plantpower Way; Charles Chen of; Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe, and Jeremy Ford of Matador Room; Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis; entrepreneur Maranda Pleasant; yoga instructors Dawn B and Corbin Stacy; life coach sand author Jennifer Grace; ultra-marathoner Brendan Brazier; Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers; YouTube sensation Megan Elizabeth.

The local plant-based culinary arts scene is also represented. Participating chefs include Jonathan Seningen of DIRT, BradKilgore of Alter, Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek, Chef Paco of Jugofresh and r+d pop up, Todd Erickson of Haven, Amber Antonelli of The Naked Bite, Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion, and South Florida blogger Burger Beast who will be guest-judging the country’s first-ever Veggie Burger Battle.

Presented by Whole Foods Market, the SFWF celebrates the creative mix of culinary arts and health awareness with delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products.

Friday night brings the return of the Farm to Table Dinner, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farms. Saturday morning starts with the new 5K Seed Run, followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience. In the afternoon, the flagship Festival Day and Tasting Village will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wine and spirits served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo stage.

Saturday night closes with a Modern Dinner Experience, Sunday morning will begin with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy magazine, and the festivities will conclude with a celebration for mini foodies at Sprouts Kids Day.

Come get your kind on!

Tickets for the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival are on sale.

Visit for a schedule, tickets and more information.

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