By Daniela Ortega, Contributing Reporter
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The original plant-based festival, SEED Food & Wine Week returns to Miami this November 6th through the 10th, for their sixth annual event, to support and highlight eco-friendly and health conscious lifestyles.
The festival will take place in different locations across Miami, with a wide range of events from chef battles, celebrity hosted parties, summits, dinners, tastings and more. Without a doubt the festival has already had a positive impact on “sustainable and conscious living in Miami.”
Co-Founder of the SEED Food & Wine Week, Alison Burgos, commented, “There has been a shift in perceptions of plant-based diets and overall wellness. But there is a long way to go! The “conscious living” movement is still very much a niche, and definitely not mainstream.”
She continued, “Our goal is to educate people that there are simple ways to incorporate ideas and new habits in your everyday life. It’s not one-size fits all, that’s why we offer such varied programming to appeal to a wide range of audiences and ages.”
In addition to the unlimited delicious eats and drinks all week, there are several events that are not to be missed during the festival.
Sit, Stay Sip, presented by Tails Up on Friday November 8th from 4PM until 6PM in Casa Florida at 437 SW 2nd St. Enjoy fun for the whole family, including the furry ones, with face paintings, doggie treats, mocktails, cockatils, bites and more. Admission is $25 per person.
Taco Tailgate Party presented by No Evil Foods, Friday November 8th from 7PM until 10PM in the Jungle Plaza in Miami Design District at 3801 NE 1st avenue. Over ten different restaurants will offer delicious tacos and will be paired with a different mixologist. Among them are: Bodega, Taquiza Tacos and Coyo Taco. Admission is $60.
SEED Festival Day Tasting Village on Saturday November 9th in Mana Wynwood at 318 NW 23rd st., from 11AM until 5PM. In this his large-scale attendees will enjoy tastings, exhibitors, summits, restaurants, and presentations and cooking demonstrations by diverse famous “clean-living” chefs.
Some popular restaurants include LA’s Ramen Hood, Vegan Nom from Austin, Avo from Nashville and Dixie Dharma with several locations across Florida.
The Baptists Health Summit Stage will feature a ‘variety of authors and wellness experts including Neal Barnard, M.D. author of The Vegan Starter Kit’. Vendors will include food, craft beers, organic body care and clothing. General admission is $65, VIP admission is $95.
The Blissful Brunch presented by LaCroix sparkling water on Sunday November 10th from 11AM until 2PM in the Sacred Space Miami at 105 NE 24th St, hosted by Joy Bauer. Bauer is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, TV personality and chef. The brunch has been “mindfully curated” by some of South Florida’s top chefs as well. Admission is $50 per person.
In addition, supermodel Karolina Kurkova will be hosting a fireside get together at the SEED Summit. Also noteworthy, Jules Aron nicknamed “The Wellness Mixologist” by Women’s Health Magazine, is SEED’s Mixology Director and managing the cocktail program for all the festival.