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Green Festival Launch Party

The Green Festival is coming up April 24 – April 26 at the Javits Center in NYC.  I recently attended their VIP launch party at the Environment Furniture Showroom and sampled some delicious organic foods and drinks.  I started with tasty organic moonshine cocktails from local upstate New York Brewery Dutch’s Spirits, that were really light and refreshing. 
I also had some great vegan appetizers from Candle Cafe I’ve visited the restaurant before and really enjoyed it, it was my first time trying their vegan meatballs and they are the best vegan meatballs ever (I would have believed they were meat if I didn’t know better)!
  I also tasted organic, non GMO, and gluten free hummus by Hope Foods  based in Bolder, Colorado.  They had interesting flavors like Siracha and Curry Hummus, but my favorite was the dark chocolate hummus, which was really delicious and perfect for people who want their chocolate and protein fix without dairy.  They also use HPP High Pressure Process which allows them to package the food and preserve the natural taste without heat or artificial preservatives.
I also tried Buchi Kambucha, brewed in Asheville, NC.  It was a tart effervescent drink which packed a punch, and full of probiotics.

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