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The 3rd Annual Vegan Taco Cook-Off | San Diego

  • Fair@44 4350 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA, 92105 United States (map)

Join us on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Fair@44 and The Dojo Cafe for the Third Annual Vegan Taco Cook-off presented by Vegan in San Diego. Some of our community’s top taco vendors will be slinging their favorite dishes to battle for the title of San Diego’s Best Vegan Taco of 2019.

Two titles will be awarded: Judge’s Prize and People’s Choice. This year, each winner will also receive a $50 award.

Snag your tickets now! Limited tickets are available for each category and tickets have sold out for prior events. Tickets may not be available at the door, depending on capacity. Ticket prices are inclusive of EventBrite fees.

There are two ticket options.

Crowd Judge ticket:

  • EARLY entry at 4:00 p.m.

  • One taco from each of the nine (9) taco cook-off competitor

  • Ballot to vote for your favorite taco of the night (tacos included with ticket)

  • One raffle ticket for opportunity drawings

  • $37 (price inclusive of EventBrite fees)

General Admission ticket:

  • Entry at 5:00 p.m.

  • One raffle ticket for opportunity drawings

  • Ballot to vote for your favorite taco of the night (tacos purchased separately)

  • $6 (price inclusive of EventBrite fees)

Children age 12 and under free with paid admission of one adult.

Sorry, no pets are allowed at this event per state law.
Service animals always welcome.






Your ticket includes one raffle entry for your choice of the following opportunity drawing prizes:

  • Eco-friendly Starter Bag: reusable shopping bag, set of napkins, tupperware, silicone and metal straws and cleaners, hot/cold to-go mug, and more!

  • Animal Lovers Gift Set: prizes announced soon!

  • Vegan Foodie Bag: $25 gift card to Donna Jean restaurant, Kelly’s Croutons vegan parm, Kip’s kale chips, and more!

  • Vegan Newbie Basket: gift card to Plant Power Fast Food, and more prizes announced soon!

(Additional entries available with suggested donation of $1 per ticket.)


We’ve assembled a team of taste testing professionals to help us name the Judge’s Choice of 2019. Meet our panel judges!

  • Priscilla Simmons: San Diego native vegan

  • Eddie Garza: Vegan chef and cookbook author in Southern California

  • And one awesome judge to be announced soon!


A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to a San Diego-based nonprofit.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to be included in photography and videography in process at this public event. This agreement includes any minors and children in your care. Photos may be used for promotional material by Vegan in San Diego, Incorporated. 

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