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By Dana Ter  /  Staff reporter

Ooh Cha Cha's raw coconut banana cream bars.

Photo courtesy of Ooh Cha Cha

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Chocolate chip cookies, apple tarts, blueberry cakes and other vegan treats made by nearly 30 individual bakers and restaurants and bakeries such as Mianto (米愛多), Bio AtPeace Cafe ((愛在蔬食), Ooh Cha Cha (自然食), Soul R. Vegan (靈魂餐廳) and Green Bakery (綠帶純植物烘焙), will be on sale at the Red Room on Sunday as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event organized by the Taipei-based community organization, It’s A Vegan Affair.

In the past, vegetarianism in Taiwan was closely associated with Buddhism while vegetarian buffets still served food that was oily. In other words, there was little association with health.

But much has changed in the last three or four years, with the food scares and influence of the global farm-to-table movement being the main reasons driving this change. Last year, Mianto and Bio AtPeace Cafe were the only two vegan eateries in Asia to make it on the Vegans Are Cool’s outstanding restaurants list.

Of course, you don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy tomorrow’s bake sale, though it might still be a wise idea to show up early as goods have been sold out within two hours at past vegan bake sales. Those who bring their own Tupperware will also receive raffle tickets for a lucky draw. Proceeds from the sale will go to Bright Side Projects, a non-profit that helps underprivileged children, and animal welfare groups Animals Taiwan and Mary’s Doggies.

■ 12pm on Sunday at Red Room, Taiwan Air Force Innovation Base (TAF空總創新基地),177, Jianguo S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市建國南路一段177號). Admission is free. For more information, check: www.facebook.com/events/1114367155286800

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