Wellness Wednesday: 5th Annual SEED Food and Wine Festival
The original plant-based food and wine festival, SEED FOOD & WINE WEEK (SEED) presented by Whole Foods Market, returned to Miami for its fifth year starting with a kickoff party at Planta on Wednesday, November 7th and ran through Sunday, November 11th.
SEED is a one-of-a-kind regional event that celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wine, craft beer and spirits, lifestyle products and companies. The line-up of talent includes celebrities, chefs, athletes, authors, and influencers whose focus is plant-based food, holistic wellness, and raising awareness about conscious and sustainable living. Expected attendance tops 10,000 as more than ten events throughout Miami are featured including upscale dinners with celebrity and top Miami chefs, yoga and brunch event, SEED Summit seminars and workshops on a variety of topics, a Grand Tasting Village, and the return of the nation’s only plant-based ″Burger Battle″.
This is the perfect festival for those who live a vegan lifestyle or who are interested in learning more. Guests will get plenty of exposure to Miami’s budding vegan scene with events happening all week long. Unique to this year’s festival, SEED will have a ZERO carbon footprint.
Ticket prices vary per event. The complete event list and tickets can be found here.
Some highlight events include:
A VIP Kick-Off Party on November 7th at Planta South Beach. Guests will enjoy cocktails, beats and bites with fellow conscious lifestyle enthusiasts, celebrities, content creators, influencers, and foodies from across the country.
FOURTH ANNUAL PLANT BASED BURGER BATTLE™ on November 8th will feature an array of delectable vegan burger creations. Celebrity judges and attendees will vote on who will be crowned the “Best Veggie Burger in America” from a dozen participating chefs and national brands including Chris Baker of Arlos (Austin); Benjamin Goldman of Planta (Miami Beach and Toronto); Max and Fred Guerrero of Burgerlords (LA); Kinsler Josaime of Soul Tavern (Miami Beach); Josie Smith-Malave from Bubbles & Pearls (Fort Lauderdale); Tommy McDonald from Field Roast (Seattle); and Michael Reeves and Mathew Coates of Meta Burger (Denver).
BEST OF THE BEST DINNER and MADE IN MIAMI THE LEGENDS EDITION on November 9th and 10th, respectively, will include James Beard Finalist and restaurateur Rich Landau along with Chefs Kate Jacoby, Allen Susser, Brian Nasajon, and Josh Gripper to name a few.
CATWALK: A NIGHT OF CONSCIOUS FASHION on November 9th, an evening of style, food and fun at SEED’s 2nd annual fashion show benefiting Debris Free Oceans. Celebrities and models will strut the runway poolside wearing the hottest cruelty-free fashions. The show will feature casual garb, from hipster tees to bohemian pants and plant-strong statement wear to big names in cruelty-free high fashion.
A free NAMASEED YOGA & MEDITATION on November 10th with a morning of invigorating and centering yoga with Miami’s favorite yogis, followed by a guided meditation. That evening, party-goers can attend THE AFTER PARTY at Wynwood Yard for a fun night of live music, plant-based bites by a variety of resident food trucks, cocktails, craft beers, vegan wines and much more.
SEED FESTIVAL DAY TASTING VILLAGE on November 10th is the best bet for the entire family to enjoy a day-long celebration of over 180 exhibitors with incredible food, drink, speakers, demos, shopping, music, and much more. Attendees aged 21 and over can partake of libations from wines and spirits from around the country as well as in the Brown Distributing Craft Beer Garden. Guests can learn from national experts at the Baptist Health Culinary Stage on plant-based nutrition, athletics and wellness at the 22-Day Nutrition Speaker Stage, check out crafts, cruelty-free fashion, and delicious plant-based treats.
CRITICAL MASS YOGA + MEDITATION + BRUNCH on November 11th, yogis and brunch lovers unite for a morning celebration of mindful living featuring a yoga practice followed by a guided meditation session with Jennifer Grace. Then, dig into a delicious, organic, plant-powered brunch made by an impressive lineup of culinary all-stars including Giorgio Rapicavoli, Soraya Kilgore, and Max Santiago among others.
Ticket selections, with prices ranging from $25-$559 (plus service fee), feature a variety of a la carte options and VIP all-inclusive packages. Tickets and additional information are available at www.seedfoodandwine.com. Follow SEED on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.