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The Louisiana Marathon works to make every participant and guest fell welcome. In addition to our wide array of food choices, each year we organize a Vegan Village which serves up Vegan Delights from local restaurants accompanied by some of your favorite vegan products.


Bayou Vegan Cafe sets the standard for unbelievably tasty yet healthy vegan food in Louisiana. No french fries here. We bring you a unique culinary experience, combined with the satisfaction of knowing your purchase supports a greener, cruelty-free world! Try our southern-inspired cuisine at one of our pop-up events, next fundraiser or festival near you!

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bigeasybuchaBIG EASY BUCHA
Launched in 2014, Big Easy ‘Bucha is New Orleans’s first and only small-batch, artisanal, probiotic-packed kombucha. Made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible, including juicy Ponchatoula strawberries, chicory coffee, and refreshing satsumas, kombucha – or fermented tea – is naturally raw, vegan and healthful.
A portion of our proceeds benefits local charities, like the St. Jude Community Center (a soup kitchen) and Grow Dat Youth Farm.

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client_logo-capital-city-produceCAPITAL CITY PRODUCE
For more than 65 years, Capitol City Produce has been providing the freshest, highest quality produce to the Gulf Coast region. As a family-owned business, we have dedicated our lives to delivering the finest produce, latest technology and unsurpassed customer service to every client. For superior products and absolute customer satisfaction – trust the experienced team at Capitol City Produce.

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CNK’s passion is to serve buffets (lunch & dinner), as well as all entrée with fresh quality raw products, healthy (MSG & gluten free, avoid pre-packaged & preservatives), and freshly prepared per our guest request of spice level with all natural spices blend for taste. CNK is Vegan (we prepare vegan entrées in coconut oil / milk), friendly too. Pakistani and Indian Cuisine is CNK’s specialty.

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client_logo-greenheartGREENHEART: PRODUCTS OF PEACE

Greenheart offers products and services that promote a cruelty-free, organic, lifestyle for all beings.

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Hanley’s is a n innovative, creative, natural food company in South Louisiana that challenges the status quo. A place where the food industry meets sustainability, smarter food with lagniappe.

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client_logo-loveatphirstbiteLOVE AT PHIRST BITE
What’s Living Inside of You?

“In order to function and live on the highest frequency, we must commit to a well-balanced and high vibration “plant-strong” diet. Because our food is our medicine, pHirst Bite promotes a holistic approach to a healthier and happier life through the power of plants. Love At pHirst Bite is an advocate for community service and believes that “human compassion” is what we need more of.”
We Are Love At pHirst Bite – Because life is about creating a perfect balance.
Meagan Simone is the CEO and Founder of Love At pHirst Bite LLC. Corie Godchaux serves as Business Partner and Pastry Culinary Artist (Chef).
“We prefer to be called Culinary Artists as opposed to Chefs… Plant Based Culinary Artists…. It’s true to who we are, and we love food the same way that we love art and community.”

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Local community based cafe serving foods crafted from seasonal ingredients bought from local farmers, local dairies, and bread artisans.  They seek organic ingredients first, but when not available use only all-natural ingredients, all the time.  The coffee is of the Italian espresso tradition while combining new progressive “slow Bar” single cup brewing methods that are very popular in Portland and Seattle.

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Mom’s Garden brings you a bouquet of very tasty and nutritious products with roots in the Mediterranean regions, often thought of as Greek or Lebanese cuisine.  Our product line is geared toward those foods that can be used for all occasions – as appetizers before a grand meal or as party finger foods that everyone can enjoy.  And we’re sure that whether you open our Hummus as a dip to serv cold with crackers and chips or as a spread for a delightful sandwich we’re sure you’ll enjoy this delicious and healthy fare.

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Sweetlove Vegan Treats offers gourmet mostly organic vegan ice cream, cookies, pralines, and soul food! You name it and we can veganize it!.

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We know we’ve always been a little out of the ordinary. Those 19 people who started our first store were quite an idealistic bunch! We now number over 50,000 team members and are glad to report that our idealism and commitment to our core values are as strong as ever.

Yes, we are a publicly held company and have to make a profit to survive in the marketplace. But we’ve proven that a company can do good and do well if the doing comes from the heart. Luckily, our success helps us bring about change in the marketplace, which we hope will lead to good things for you and us and the planet.

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For more information about the Vegan Village, please contact Leah Duncan:  leahduncan.ld@gmail.com


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The Finish Festival is open to the public. For access to food and beverages, you must have a Taste Tour Pass Wristband, a ticket, specific to that race-day. The wristband is free to runners and is attached to their bibs. Additional Taste Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Finish Festival in the gear shop. They will be sold for $18 for six tickets. Wristbands allow for six servings from either a food booth or beer truck.



Birthed along the bayous of South Louisiana, GreenHeart first sprouted in the natural products realm, offering demo and sales support and new product placement and expansion in the Gulf South. You may have seen us at local retailers, sampling out the best vegan morsels to ever hit your mouth!
Having grown and evolved locally, organically and naturally, GreenHeart can now also be found at your favorite festivals and events, promoting and networking vegan vendors and providing VEGucation. We also like to make sure all hungry patrons are well-fed, so we network with the best local restaurant vendors to provide delectable vegan options for all!

client_logo-abitaABITA BREWING COMPANY

Abita was founded in Abita Springs, La. in 1986 and is the original and largest craft brewery in the Southeast. The company produces seven flagship brews year-round: Abita Amber, Golden, Light, Turbodog®,Purple Haze®, Jockamo I.P.A.® and Restoration Pale Ale®. Abita also offers five seasonal beers, three Harvest brews, three Big Beers and a draft-only series of Select beers.

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Lamar Advertising is the nation’s leading out-of-home advertising company. We specialize in out-of-home advertising and provide solutions for our customers in the form of Billboards, Digital, Transit and Highway Logo Signs. Founded in 1902, Baton Rouge-based Lamar has a broad corporate reach with over 200 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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All varieties of Supreme Rice are grown by local Louisiana farmers. From the field to the mill to the table, we are boots deep in the process intimately linked with our South Louisiana families who have grown our rice for over 70 years. True to the basic purity and simplicity of rice, our variety of rice products are of the highest quality, and every grain is supreme.

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