Exterior of American Vegan Center in Old City

Grand Opening of the American Vegan Center

Join us August 5th as we cut the ribbon on the AVC! From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. we'll be celebrating and officially opening Philadelphia's most vegan-friendly tourist attraction with super-special food, fun and surprises.

Vegan vendors such as Vannah Banana Ice Cream and Philly Jerk vegan jerky will be offering samples of their wares. Door prizes and giveaways will abound.

Special guests will reflect on the Center's opening and the continued mainstream growth of the vegan lifestyle. American Vegan Society President Freya Dinshah, who published the first vegan cookbook in the U.S. back in 1965, will give brief remarks on how far the movement has come. Other officers of AVS will also be present to offer a couple words, including Barata-El, who will read his AVC poem "A Cow At The Window."

Be there for the festivities and for special announcements including the introduction of new merchandise that one lucky attendee will take home for free!