Good Food Tasting Pā'ina

Our first ever vegan food tasting event was held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Kōkua Market, Honolulu's only natural food co-op. With an aim to show people how delicious and easy it is to switch to plant-based alternatives, we offered free samples of Field Roast sausage in marinara sauce, SoDelicious Coconut Yogurt with Kōkua Market Granola, and Miyoko's Cheeses on organic crackers. 

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Over a hundred people stopped to taste on their way to or from grocery shopping, and some specially came because they heard about our pop-up event. People tried samples, often coming back for more and we heard them say, "can't even tell the difference!" and "tastes just like pork!"

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It was awesome to connect with our community members and plant seeds by having them try vegan alternatives of common treats that they otherwise would not have. 

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In addition, we offered free educational brochures about the vegan lifestyle.

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All ages were welcome to partake in the yumminess, play, and hang around for good food, conversation, and music. That's what a pā'ina is all about.

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Mahalo to our friends at The New Flex for playing music in the courtyard, and VegFund for making this event possible.