I’d like to start this post with a disclaimer: Vegan events can be bad news for your bank balance but oh so good for your happiness so um yeah…
This weekend Glasgow Trade Halls played host to a two day vegan festival featuring food caterers, cooking demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and of course a massive range of stalls to shop.
I love going along to these events as there is always a great atmosphere and it is a good opportunity to discover new companies as well as stocking up on some old favourites.
The Vegan Kind offer monthly subscription boxes covering lifestyle and beauty as well as the occasional limited edition boxes like the amazing chocolate selection box I was kindly treated to at Christmas. Since the success of their subscription boxes they have went on to launch The Vegan Kind Supermarket, this online supermarket has got you covered for everything you could possibly need; food, fashion, beauty and more! I picked up the latest lifestyle box which was full of tasty treats and also had a special edition reusable straw by the Zero Waste Club.
Cool Jerk Pies may look like any other pie but let me tell you they are full to the brim with flavour! We love their BBQ jackfruit pie but if you are after a more traditional option their minced cauliflower with caramelised onion gravy pie is super tasty too, we picked up two of each. Pictured below is their all day breakfast pie, perfect as a hangover cure or when you can’t be bothered with a pile of dishes. Do yourself a favour and just try them all!
We also sampled some tasty fruit wines by Cairn O’Mohr, both the cherry and the blueberry flavours were delicious. You can buy their wine directly from their website or if you fancy a day trip you can do a tour of their winery.
Rebel Coco were serving up their raw energy and protein balls for those not wanting a sugar high!
Wish you had came along? Well you will be glad to know that an even bigger Vegan Festival is coming to Hamden Park in Glasgow on Saturday the 14th of July. Again it will be just £3 entry payable on the day or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org to gain fast track entry and a goody bag.
The Vegan Festival takes place all across the UK so check out their website to find an event near you.
The festival wasn’t the only vegan event in Glasgow this weekend as the Big Vegan Fete was on at The Flying Duck too. This is a free monthly event that allows you to support local independent vegan businesses while stuffing your face, sounds good right? I made a quick visit to say hello to the lovely Hygge Food and pick up some BBQ sauce which is going to go perfectly with my pulled sweet potato recipe.
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