I plan on spending Thursday afternoon/evening getting oriented and learning my way around since this is my first Fest. Any recommendations of stuff I have to do/places to check out? I don't plan on going to any of the shows, but that might change. I'll certainly be on the hunt for the best vegan food spots to check out.
go to Boca Fiesta. They have great food. Vegan food is really easy to find around Gainesville though.
Yeah, I definitely got the feeling that there's a lot of awesome vegan food to be found. I keep hearing about Boca Fiesta, so I will definitely go there. Thanks for the recommendation!
Karma Cream all the way!! They do vegan ice cream / shakes (with some pretty interesting flavors like green tea, orange chocolate, pumpkin pie, etc), vegan cupcakes / cookies / brownies / candy bars / other treats (different stuff everyday), and awesome vegan sandwiches. Everytime Im in gainesville i stop there as much as possible.