ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – More than 25 Vegan vendors are participating in OC Vegan Fest hosted by OC Vegan Village.

A plant-based diet and lifestyle is gaining popularity in Southern California, and restaurants have created dishes to show that going vegan doesn't mean going flavorless.

The OC Vegan Fest is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 at 253 E 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA.