BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, Flatiron North Plaza (Broadway & 23rd St.) was the setting for the first-ever Flatiron NoMad Plant-Based Food Fair, hosted by the Flatiron NoMad Partnership and Eleven Madison Home (from the team and kitchen behind Eleven Madison Park).
Timed to celebrate the start of April’s Earth Month, the three-day, family-friendly event celebrated the Flatiron NoMad district’s animal-free food options and green alternatives. Foodies, plant-based devotees, and passersby sampled products from plant-based restaurants and beauty businesses in the neighborhood.
“Over the last two years we’ve seen a rapid increase in the number of plant-based food and beverage establishments opening in the Flatiron NoMad district, adding to what was already one of the great dining destinations in New York City,” said James Mettham, President of the Flatiron NoMad Partnership. “We were thrilled to host our first-ever Plant-Based Food Fair with our partners from the team behind Eleven Madison Park to showcase the variety of sustainable, animal-free options available to the hundreds-of-thousands of residents, workers, and visitors who come to our district every day.”
If you missed the event, live vicariously through the below collection of photos taken for the Flatiron NoMad Partnership by Dan Rosen. And take heed: The event promises to be an annual one–and you’ve got the whole year to explore the area’s plant-based merchants, so by the time the Second Annual Plant-Based Food Fair comes to Flatiron North Plaza, you’ll know what vendors to head to first, for free samples of the favorites you’ve grown to know over the past year.
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