If our tantalizing roundup of the best vegan dishes got you salivating, head over to this month's Vegan Shop-Up, which is coming to Manhattan's MooShoes store on Orchard Street this Saturday. From noon until 7 p.m., nearly a dozen vegan vendors will be selling their cruelty-free snacks, including Gothamist favorite Cinnamon Snail and their addictive Korean Barbecue Seitan. Also on hand, Cake Thieves, Sweet Maresa, Freakin' Vegan and others, with the hopes of raising money for the Animal Sanctuary at Tamerlaine Farm, which needs some barn renovations to house its fowl this fall.

On the flip side, meat and beer lovers should head to Citi Field on Saturday for the Bacon and Beer Classic, which takes over the stadium for an afternoon of imbibing many a brew and chowing down on pork treats from spots like BarBacon, Strip House and Bareburger. There are several ticket levels for each session (noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.) but a General Admission ticket runs $59 for the all-inclusive feasting.

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On Sunday, Madison Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets will be transformed into a Jewish food paradise, with some of the biggest names selling Jewish-style cuisine all in one place peddling their wares. Nosh on delicious smoked meats from Mile End, tasty spreads and salads from Shelsky's Smoked Fish, oniony breads from Kossar's Bialy's and many, many more. The Taste of Jewish Culture unfolds between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, giving you ample time to fill up on brined delights from The Pickle Guys, fizzy drinks from Brooklyn Seltzer Boys and listen to tunes from bands like Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue and Howard Leshaw's Yiddish Swing Band.

In decidedly traif territory, the #HashtagLunchbag FUNdraiser Party asks New Yorkers to donate some time, lunch-making skillz and money to help feed the city's homeless and eliminate hunger in the local communities. The day begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, with a lunchbag packing session, followed by delivery to needy folks. The day concludes with a big party at Pig & Khao, where participants are treated to unlimited suckling pig lechon, rice and sides. There's also a cash bar on hand and some DJs to complete the party atmosphere. Snag a $20 ticket in advance or pay $25 at the door.