48th IVU World Vegan Festival - Mumbai - Ahmedabad

48th IVU World Vegan Festival 


Mumbai (Oct 28-29)

Ahmedabad (Nov 4-5)

  • Local Vegetarian Cuisini made vegan!

  • Experience the local markets and street food

  • Flamingos in Mumbai

  • Lots of Ancient Temples for site seeing

  • Unique flavors and spices from around the country

Welcome to India for the 48th IVU World Vegan Festival! This year, we are proud to host this incredible event in two of India's most vibrant cities - Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Mumbai is a megalopolis of dreams! From its iconic Gateway of India overlooking the Arabian Sea, to its bustling Bollywood film industry; from its stunning coastal vistas along Marine Drive, to its spectacular street food that will tantalize your taste buds; there’s something for everyone here. And now you can add attending the 48th IVU World Vegfest on October 28-29th in Mumbai to your list of must do's while visiting this amazing city!
Ahmedabad is an ancient trading port located on the banks of Sabarmati River. It has been designated as one UNESCO world heritage site due it’s diverse cultural history which spans centuries. Some highlights include The Hutheesingh Jain Temple Complex built during 1573-1588 AD and Bhadra Fort constructed between 1411AD – 1458 AD by Ahmad Shah I Of Gujarat Sultanate dynasty. Now when you visit Ahmedabad be sure not to miss out our exciting program at IVU World Vegan Festival happening November 4–5th in this beautiful city!  

At both locations you will experience first hand how local vegetarian Indian cuisine can be 100% veganized with some delicious plant-based alternatives bursting with unique flavors and spices from around the country . In addition ,this once in a lifetime event offers presentations from locals and international guests alike who have come together to promote compassion towards all living creatures through veganism! There will also be plenty of opportunities for sightseeing , shopping , networking plus lots more fun activities only available at these events . So don't miss out, join us for a weekend full of surprises festivities !

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  • Program

  • Registration

  • Presentations

  • International Guests

  • Culinary Classes

  • Site seeing and after event trips

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The 48th IVU World Vegan Festival and the Vegan Food Academy

48th IVU Vegan Festival

The 48th IVU World Vegan Festival was initially planned for 2020, it was to follow our 47th Festival, which was held in Berlin, hosted by ProVeg.

The year 2020 saw the coronavirus pandemic, the world had to accommodate to the new normal which was determined by this human induced world epidemic. This is not the time or place to talk about it however this pandemic is the bitter result of
humanities mistreatment of the environment and animals. We are repeating this same statement consistently on our webpages, social media handles and our events, such as the one we are now about to cancel.

Yes, this is the sad news we are bringing to your notice: with the current level of uncertainty, even online events are affected especially when they are held on an international scale.

Due to unprecedented circumstances, we regret to inform you of the cancellation of the 48th IVU World Vegan Festival. As soon as we are in a position to do, we will inform our dear members and supporters of the next IVU Vegan Festival.

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Despite today’s harsh conditions we have not stood still, we continue to provide a basis for action towards IVU’s mission. We are working diligently to update our old collection of vegan recipes. IVU was a pioneer in publishing vegan recipes on the Internet. We have successfully accumulated thousands of recipes over the past few decades, creating an invaluable encyclopedia of timeless recipes, submitted to us from members and sympathizers around the world. It's precisely because we pioneered this way of
publishing vegan recipes, that its presentation methods have now become obsolete. Today's generations are accustomed to images and videography providing a certain element of convenience. Hence the requirement for a complete update.

So, we are proud to introduce you to the newly established Vegan Food Academy, a vegan cooking school that aims to bring together recipes from all over the world, providing a platform to showcase and celebrate unique food cultures, ingredients, preparation techniques, spices, flavors, and colors.

If you would like to contribute a recipe or if you would like to learn more about this exciting IVU Project, please send a e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can return you the requirements to post your recipe inside the VFA.

Shara Ng
IVU Regional Representative for Asia Pacific (Beijing IVU Vegan Festival host)
Marly Winckler – IVU chair
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47th IVU World Vegfest Report

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IVU Vegfests come and go and the 2019 edition has just come to the end. Every IVU Vegfest is different and every one is good - with peculiarities unique to the local, the hosting country and hosting group.

The 47th IVU Vegfest fit pretty much the moto chosen by ProVeg, our main host: IVU World Vegfest Goes Vegan Summer Festival Berlin. This was very much the case, as it was more a visit than an integral participation as is often the case. Still, IVU had some participation in
every aspect of the event: some talks in the main tent, an artistic presentation and our IVU Network Tent - which worked well as a space to meet, talk and share experiences. IVU’s high point at this Vegfest was the IVU Leaders and Simpatizers Meeting, held at the ProVeg office.


  pdf >> IVU 2019 年會回顧 - 于柏林的蔬食夏令節 (2.06 MB)

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The International Vegetarian Union’s Vegan Nutrition Guide for Adults

Free material, in 2 versions:

  • For healthcare professionals
  • For non-healthcare professionals