Sunday, 21 May 2017

Bristol VegFest 2017

For the fourth year running, we went to Bristol Veg Fest and yes, it rained.  We still enjoyed the day.

So many vegan food stalls were missing including, some favourites like Ms Vegan Cupcake, Lettices, Mheat, Loving Hut, The Happy Maki, Chai Wallah, and Vegetarian Caviar Club - I was a little disappointed as I have been wanting to get my mitts on some jars of vegan caviar for special meals.  
  But there was still loads to see, including some favourites Vegan Sweet Tooth,




Elspeth's Kitchen, ,Koko and Sheese.


And some new discoveries 
 And I loved the look of these Raw Chocolate Tarts  from Liberty Loves.  
I took advantage of the offer and brought home 5. 

Mel's Kindness Kitchen. 

 Coffee and Cheese

 Asparagasm




  #LeavesNotLeather by Thamon London
 Harpers Candles


So much vegan cheese 
 The Black Fish


Preparations and final touched (yesterday) to celebrate Animal Aids 40th Anniversary.  
 Look at all those cakes for sharing.  I also learned later on that Bristol VegFest was also celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Bristol. 


How cute is this Booja Booja mobile. 
For Part 1 and Part 2 of my weekend at Bristol VegFest 2016.
For Bristol VegFest 2015 if you want to read it. 

UPDATE:  I have just found out that this was actually the last Bristol VegFest.  I don't know what the reason is, but I am sad about it, as I have enjoyed being part of it.  See here for announcement from one of the organisers.

20 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic. Loads of things to see and try.

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    1. Thanks Phuong, lots of cheez and chocolate!

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  2. Wonderful photos and food!

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    1. Thanks e. And lots to sample too, I have to admit, I was quite good and resisted chocolate

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  3. So much good food - I love the Booja Booja mobile and the tarts and the cheeses - would love to wander around here - thanks for a little virtual tour

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    1. Your welcome Johanna. Its a good day and I recommend it. Feast for the eyes and lots to inspire, I actually came home with lots this time round incl Kristy Turner cookbooks and a perfume bottle.
      Guess what I have just learned that this is the last Vegfest in Bristol, I am sad to learn that as it is something I looked forward to every year.

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  4. I used to go to Bristol veg fest a lot but then for several years I had a clash. It's such a great show, it's nice seeing your pictures. They've actually moved it forward this year as it always used to be the last weekend in May. I was at OM Yoga show in Manchester this weekend. They had a vegan food court and Loving Hut were there and I bought some amazing raw chocolate cheesecake from Elspeth. She said she had a friend helping her out so she could have cakes at both shows.

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    1. Thank you. Yes it is very good, but I feel I need to try other places now. I wonder if the clash is the reason that some of the vegan stalls were not there?! Yes Elspeth was there I spoke with her as I do love her raw cheesecake tarts too, but decided to try a different vendor and was still very much pleased.

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  5. So enjoyed looking at all the photos, tempting and so beautifully presented. Had a chuckle over the wine labels..as we are having a lot of asparagus the last week here! Hope you are having a fine spring! B.x

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    1. Thank you Brenda. Not all stalls were presented so wonderfully, but did offer up good vegan grub. I am def. back into gardening and will share progress soon. Hope your well x

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  6. Who cares about the rain when so many great looking products are on display! I think I'd have struggled to show restraint :P

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    1. Yes Kari. I feel the same too, if I could afford it I would come back with bag loads of stuff, but I often go for the inspiration - I did spend some money this time, inc. cookbooks.

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  7. I wonder why they stopped running it? It looks amazing - full of so much vegan goodness. I hope it's a temporary hiatus rather than a full on disappearance. How good to see so much vegan cheese.

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    1. Speculation is to do with the land there and land development, but i do not really know, I guess if your from Bristol you would have more insight into the politics, but I am not. I think they will pop up in another guise or perhaps a new venue, but the near harbourside was great as its not that far from the centre. I know so much vegan cheez and many were artisan.

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  8. I went once several years ago - it coincided with meeting up with friends from Cornwall- sad to hear it will be the last - I like Bristol and it has that foodie vibe! A lot of Vegan festivals popping up in recent years.

    Vegan cheese? I am still yet to be convinced - tried some of the artisan ones and liked the fermented nut ones but all the commercial ones I have tried are horrible. Sheffield is quite vegan friendly, there is small area known as the vegan quarter with a vegan shop, the incredible nutshell, a vegan pub and two vegan restaurants. There is also an Italian restaurant with a separate vegan menu! But yet to be convinced by vegan mozzarella or Parmesan πŸ˜€

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    1. Hi Ray, I think it may still continue in a different guise, just not at the Harbourside. Like you said, so many vegan festivals, fayres and events have popped up in recent years and there seems to be one every other weeke somewhere in the UK.

      I know what you mean about vegan cheez, I hated the stuff when I first tried some, but some are better than others - i think it is worth having tasters so you can judge, rather than forking out Pounds for something that you will dislike. Sheese have come a long way and def. improved. I have not tried v mozza yet, and the Parmesan is hit and miss. I have never been to Sheffield, who know one day a holiday in that direction may take us there - we are having more UK holidays than overseas and if I do find myself there I will check out the vegan quarter.

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  9. A cottage in the Peak District would give you access to both Manchester and Sheffield πŸ˜‰

    I shall try and remain open minded re vegan cheese. I think I would like to try and make home made tofu. I had some once in Spittalfield market in London and it was so unlike the supermarket brands we get. I used to enjoy making paneer so this may be my alternative πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Ray, I will bare that in mind.

      Please do remain open minded re vegan cheez, they all vary and once you find a brand you like, then you will go back to it over and over again.

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  10. Oh my goodness!!!! Amazing! This puts the San Francisco vegfest to shame. I can't believe how many great things there are. All of the desserts... Wow.

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    1. Thanks Kimmy. I am sure the San Francisco Vegfest is good too, no doubt - the US and Canada are so much more progressive re vegan eats, we in the UK are still catching up.

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