We are busy planning our third annual Vegan Taco Cook-off, on a mission to name San Diego’s best vegan taco of 2019! Two titles will be awarded: Judge’s Prize and People’s Choice.

Interested potential contestants will be able to apply to compete with our contestant application at the bottom of this page.

We will update this page frequently during our planning process, and will announce far and wide as soon as tickets are available for purchase. For now, we are eyeing a weekend date in August 2019 for our third event!

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


I understand that I am responsible for obtaining a Temporary Food Facility Permit (or Mobile Food Facility permit) in order to participate in this event. I understand my application is due to the County of San Diego at least 30 days prior to the event. I understand my approved permit must be emailed to Vegan in San Diego at veganinsandiego@gmail.com at least 15 days prior to the event. I understand I must bring my food permit to the event to display in my booth; failure to do so may result in DEH shutting down my operations for the day and a $60 vendor fee incurred from Vegan in San Diego. (This event will be held in an outdoor parking lot, offering asphalt/concrete flooring. You *must* bring your own ground covering or tarp.) I understand all the requirements for selling/sampling food/drinks (such as booth design and warewashing station) and understand I am responsible for all requirements with exception of restrooms.
Yes, I understand this responsibility and costs involved.

Do you have your own warewashing station (3 compartment sink)? (If we reach the maximum number of vendors per our one warewashing station, we may be able to add you to this event if you bring your own.)

I understand that I must have liability insurance listing the event organizers as additional insurers. Official additional insured name will be provided in late August. (Please email a copy of your liability insurance to veganinsandiego@gmail.com at least 14 days prior to event date.)
Yes, I have liability insurance and will provide a copy to Vegan in San Diego.

I certify that all food, products and printed information on premises will be 100% vegan (will not contain or advertise any animal products or byproducts including but not limited to dairy, eggs, honey, meat, fish, palm oil, lanolin, feathers, wool, fur, sea shells, etc.; and were not tested on animals).
Yes, I certify the above statement is true.

Cancellations require a 7-day minimum notice; if I fail to provide notice at least seven days in advance, I agree to pay the vendor fee of $100 if Vegan in San Diego is unable to fill my vacancy.
Yes, I understand the cancellation policy.

I understand space is limited and my application may not be accepted. A committee will choose the official contestants and will notify contestants as soon as possible.
Yes, I understand the terms of participation.