Vegan Street Fest Big Success

Cape Coral’s inaugural Vegan Street Fest almost didn’t happen. Due to hurricane Ian the fest had to be postponed from December 2022 to March 12, 2023. There was a silver lining though, the new fest day turned out to be a beautiful spring day with a crowd attendance beyond all expectations.

Organized by Lifestyle Solutions Healthy Planet, this year’s fest boasted 48 vendors, 26 of them offering food and drinks, 3 stages, 4 speakers, yoga and Pilates classes, an awesome local DJ, live music by the dynamic father and daughter duo, the Markleys, a very successful kids zone and 5 strongly attended cooking demos with free samples. One of these cooking demos was led by our very own Chef Sam who demonstrated how he makes his world famous in SWFL Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese.

Organizers, who were hoping for 2,000 to 3,000 attendees, were bowled over by some 5,000+ people arriving on the day to support us and enjoy the festivities. For next year the organizers’ goal is to double that number. So

The purpose of the Vegan Street Fest is to educate people in the benefits of following a whole food plant based lifestyle. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their health, who loves animals and wants to make the world a fairer place and who is looking for ways to lessen their environmental footprint, to learn how a Vegan lifestyle can achieve this.

Café YOU was a major sponsor of the fest, which was held right outside our doors, so we are very excited about how successful it was. We want to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who attended and a special huge, big thank you to those customers who volunteered their time and helped organize and run the event. The event was successful because of all of YOU.

Café YOU Center of Special Celebration

Looking for another opportunity to enjoy Café YOU’s amazing food, join us at this special event. Call Marlies on Tel: 239-233-6912 if you would like to attend.

Temple Beth Shalom in Cape Coral, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on the evening April 1, 2023 with a gala dinner including a cocktail hour, commemorative presentations, dinner, dance and a silent auction. It’s all happening at the temple’s social hall at 702 SE 24th Ave and Café YOU will be there in full force providing all the food, check out the amazing menu below.

Temple Beth Shalom was founded in 1971 by a group who lived in Cape Coral that belonged to a temple in Fort Myers to create a new reform Synagogue. In 1973 they incorporated as the Jewish Community Centre of Lee County adopting the DBA name of Temple Beth Shalom. In 1978, founding member Martin Pearlstein convinced the Rosen Brothers to donate the land and $5,000 to build a new synagogue at its present location.

In addition to the big anniversary celebration, the temple will be honoring Lee Health President and CEO, Dr Larry Antonucci for his unparalleled leadership and contribution to the local community at the event. Dr Antonucci will be the event’s keynote speaker.

All the who’s who in Cape Coral will be there. If you would like to join the celebrations, tickets are $200 pp. All food and drinks are included in the price. It will be a very elegant evening with a band, a top-notch speaker, a silent auction and of course Café YOU’s delicious food. We have started a Cafe YOU customer table so you will have great company too. If you are interested in coming along, please call Marlies @ 239-233-6912.

Photo below is from Circa 1980.

More April 2023 Events

National Empanada  Day Extravaganza – SAT APR 8 ● 9AM – 3PM

An opportunity to try our world-famous-in-Cape Coral Empanadas! Made in house, these are BEYOND DELICIOUS! come and try them hot or preorder frozen in bulk!

Spanish Wine Dinner – SAT APR 15 ● 7 PM

Take a journey to the heart of Europe with authentic food & wine from Spain.

ANZAC Day – TUE APR 25 ● 9AM – 3PM

Join us for Australia New Zealand Army Corp Day with traditional Vegan & GF ANZAC bikkies from down under!

Pavlova Friday – FRI APR 28 ● 9AM – 3PM

Ooey gooey & delicious. Australian meringue topped with fresh cream & fruit.

Vegan Chef Tasting Dinner – SAT APR 29 ● 7 PM

six-course, ALL VEGAN, culinary extravaganza with optional wine pairings created by our expert culinary team.

For reservations call 239-600-0966. For full event calendar click here