It was rainy and dreary, but we ventured out for the Vege Food Festa. My friend and I were ready to stuff ourselves! The dude and some of our other friends had a more reasonable approach to sampling the food at the festival. Our group ended up buying pizza with soy cheese, ramen, sushi, channa masala and puffy fried bread, and lots of baked goods (mostly breads and muffins). There were several animal welfare groups at the festival too. My favorite was Niigata no kill shelter.