For Immediate Release

Eastern Market to Host V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration
City's first vegan event March 8 features food, music, games, speakers, speed dating & more

V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration will be held Thursday, March 8, 3-9 pm, inside Eastern Market's Shed 5. The event will offer an entertaining, informative and authentic Detroit vegan experience, drawing a large and diverse audience to the historic market building from among the rapidly growing number of metro Detroiters interested in a vegan, or plant-based, lifestyle.

Featuring tasty vegan food (no animal products) and libations, music by local plant-powered musicians, comedy, games and veg speed dating, V313 also showcases a variety of vegan products and services and offers an educational program on vegan living. Highlights include:

  • Detroit’s leading veg-friendly restaurants and food trucks, including Detroit Vegan Soul, The Nosh Pit Detroit, The Clean Plate, Crepe Day Twah, Shimmy Shack and many more;
  • Live music from Detroit favorites Rosie and the Fellas and Once United;
  • 50+ vegan-friendly exhibitors, many offering show specials, free samples, giveaways and door prizes;
  • Presentations by leading local and national speakers, including Milton Mills, M.D. of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Black Vegans Rock, and Mic the Vegan, prolific science writer and YouTube star;
  • Lively panel discussions include “Vegans of Color,” “Plant-Powered Women," and “Local Vegan Resources” led by VegMichigan and Plant Based Nutrition Support Group;
  • Fun, interactive games and demonstrations, including “Crazy Vegan Jeopardy” and “Cooking With Que”;
  • Veg Speed Date, matching like-minded veg-friendly singles (additional charge; includes admission to V313);
  • Emcee Cam F. Awesome, national champion heavyweight boxer, offering his plant-strong comedy and inspiration;
  • Free massage courtesy of Irene’s Myomassology Institute.

“We're excited to bring this first major vegan event to the city of Detroit, whose vegan community is among the most dynamic in the country," says John Batdorf, event manager and general manager of presenting organization MI Green Team (MGT). "The issues addressed are serious, in terms of adopting a healthier, more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle, but the event will be seriously fun too."

Tickets are available at the door and online for $15 and include on-site secure parking. Advance tickets include $5 in concessions vouchers and entry in the drawing for valuable door prizes. V313 and Veg Speed Date tickets and event details are available at Follow event news and updates on Facebook/MI Green Team.

MI Green Team L3C is the producer of Michigan's largest green and healthy living events. Upcoming event details can be found at Contact MGT at Contact MGT at

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