It’s that time of year again, and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) is back in town from February 21 to February 25. Most food festivals include gluttonous eating and drinking but, don’t worry, we got you. Here’s a breakdown on events you can enjoy without breaking your macros or wallet.
Below are weekend events ticketed at less than $100 (major steals) that align to STAYing FIT, but still allow us foodies to indulge a bit.
- Barry’s Bootcamp will host a morning workout lead by partner and head trainer Derek DeGrazio, followed with bites by Robert Irvine, who “embodies the perfect marriage of food and fitness.” This event is $50 per person and is from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday. (Details and Tickets)
- Badia Spices is hosting Fun and Fit as a Family. This family-fun event provides parents and children the chance to learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle through interactive and hands-on activities, healthy food sampling, fitness fun, and appearances from Food Network’s Alton Brown and Robert Irvine. This event is $24 and you can pick to attend Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Details and Tickets)
- Lifeway Kefir brings you Buddhas and Bellinis where you can begin your morning with a short panel to inspire you to live a healthier life. Following the panel is a yoga session and, of course, bellinis and healthy bites. This event is $35 and you can pick to attend Saturday or Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Details and Tickets)
- No festival is really complete these days without an event for you and your paw-some friend. Katie Lee, cookbook author and co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, will have fresh and delicious snacks for both two-legged and four-legged fans. Katie will also be accompanied by her new pup, Gus. Tickets for this event are $95 for Saturday from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Details and Tickets)
For a few pricier ticket options ($200-$250 per person), we gathered a few calorie-friendly dinner events that allows attendees to stick to their health goals. Below are the links.
- Toronto-based restaurant, Planta, will bring an early taste of its first U.S. location to SOBEWFF. The plant-based restaurant, led by Chef David Lee, will host a seated dinner in collaboration with vegan chef and author Chloe Coscarelli, serving-up innovated cuisine from responsibly-sourced ingredients. (Details and Tickets)
- Join Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of New York City’s first vegetable-focused restaurant, Dirt Candy, and Chef Anita Lo of NYC spot, Annisa, for a culinary experience pairing the freshest locally-sourced veggies with Grey Goose craft cocktails. Craft Cocktails. (Details and Tickets)
SOBEWFF also has a general admission event outfitted with tasting tents and demonstrations by KitchenAid Culinary. The Grand Tasting Village is Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. ($225 per person). To save a few bucks and be a bit more economical, tickets are discounted to $100 per person if you attend from 3 to 5 p.m. Rumor also has it that on Sunday there will be live music with sounds of ALESSO (fingers crossed!). (Details and Tickets)