The Brighton VegfestUK was held last weekend at the Brighton Centre. The annual event features vegan brands, societies, performers and advocates from all over the country in one giant centre of animal-friendly fun. I headed down with a friend on the Sunday to check it out.
We began our day with lunch in the food hall, which was absolutely heaving with hungry revellers. We couldn’t go past the canape-style treats from Cashew Catering to start and chose a selection of treats from tofu skewers and seitan steaks to ginger chocolate pots.
We then had spicy “cheeze” dosa wraps and vegan hot dogs as our mains, along with fancy eco-water.
Our stomachs significantly expanded, we headed off to visit the rest of the stalls with the idea of picking up something sweet for later. But obviously the revellers had brought their sweet teeth with them as by the time we made it to the Big Fat Vegan Bakery, who sell epic-looking cakes and pastries, they were down to only one tray. Ms Cupcake was sold out. So no sweet treats for us but I did later purchase my weight in chocolate, so that’s probably a good thing.
Here’s a few more shots of the day (nb. For the first time ever, I forgot my camera and had to use my phone instead so please excuse the sub-standard quality):
I finished off the day with a soy latte at a nearby coffee shop before heading back to London with my haul.
Speaking of the haul, it was pretty much vegan chocolate-fest for me… Oops! I stocked up on chocolates from the Animal Aid store, The Raw Chocolate Company, Moo Free, and Coco Caravan (who incidentally, I recently backed on their Kickstarter campaign!).
I also snagged a selection of cider from the Bristol Cider Shop (three for £10 – bargain!), a recycled-paper notebook from Magpie (who donate part of their proceeds to animal charities), a Beauty Without Cruelty waterproof mascara, and an edible-smelling Easter bath bomb from Lush.
All-in-all, it was another great Vegfest event and I came home with some pretty good swag! Now I’m counting down to the London show in October.