The food here was great, and those serving it were really friendly and excited to talk to some 'real vegans' (most of those who cook/attend aren't vegan but make only vegan food for the event) / people from another country.
However, it was obvious that we weren't locals, since no one had seen us before, and we got some sideways glances. It felt awkward at times; if you're going to have a 'community' event, be warm toward those who come from outside your normal circle.
However, the food was really delicious, and you simply put in a donation of what you feel is appropriate.
I'd go back, if it was possible. The food was greater than the awkwardness.
Cons: Unwelcoming people