Saturday, 16 April 2016

Cheltenham Vegan Festival

I've never been to Cheltenham, England but when I saw that there was Cheltenham were hosting a Vegan Fair, well I thought this would be the weekend to go and make a whole day of it.  
It was icy cold, but the hospitality of the Cheltenham people was very warm that it was a delight to explore the city, but also the stalls at the Cheltenham Vegan Fair.   Although it was small,  I loved it as it made a fabulous and genuine refreshing change from the usual suspects in South Wales.  So here are some of the delights that my eyes (and belly) were able to feast on.  I apologise sincerely in advance if I have missed your stall here, it was getting busy so I was unable to take pictures of all that were there, but I did visit each and every one of them. 
 Lovely little Badger flower pots
I know a friend who would love this in her kitchen.  I regret not getting it for her now, it would have been a nice house warming gift.



Some of the most beautifully presented raw vegan food I have ever seen in my life. 
(Above) Harding Catering 
(Above) Raw Happy.
(Above) D got me the Good Raw Food Recipes cookbook and even got it signed for me by the Author Judy Barber (RAW) 
 These are so so beautiful...such a shame to eat...but we must...nom nom 
 (Above) Juiciful Catering - I think
Raw Chocolate Creme Vegg by Trishul Raw Chocolate
 Hardcore Vegan Catering Unless & Artisan 'Meats'
MMmmmmmm - its lunch time! Get your gnashers around them. 
 Awesome New York style vegan Baked 'Cheesecake' - ah I wish I could eat you now.
Vegan Donut in so many good flavours including Biscoff! 
Vegan Sushi Roll and cookies.
Fair Foods Catering had sold out when we returned for some more grub.  We had the last two sausage rolls and a Pizza slice. 
(Above) Flamingo Bakery  - cute pink flamingo Apron!
And these gorgeous Aquafaba meringue topped cupcakes along with many other sweet edible bites. 
I could have easily bought most of these cookbooks and the zines, I do like Zines, but settled on a couple including Badger Innocent Cookbook. 
Now we move on from food - to serious food for thought...Veganism....its a life choice, its more than a lifestyle...
It was fabulous to see Sea Shepherd there.  I have the cookbook Cookin' Up A Storm by Lara Darkin. 
I had a lovely time, Thank you Cheltenham Vegan Fair - Festival hosts, volunteers and the stall holders.  I hope to return again. 

14 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun day! I'm envious that you got to choose from so many treats! I used to go to the vegan festival in Wolverhampton but last time I went it was so uncomfortably full, I couldn't really move or enjoy myself so I haven't gone again!

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    1. Thanks Susie. I had a very good day. We went early, we always go early to avoid feeling rushed - these events are always well attended and mobbed.

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  2. Raw cakes always seem to look so beautiful!
    I never knew there was a SS cookbook
    Off to check it out!

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    1. So good to hear from you Claire. Hope your well and hope you get yourself a copy.

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  3. Although I wish they didn't need to exist I really enjoy listening to the people from Sea Shepherd. I bought my shopping trolley coin from them, it starts a lot of discussions when people see the logo hanging from my purse.

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    1. I so agree. The cookbook is good, not just recipes but real stories from the volunteers of their work and being at sea.

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  4. We went to Cheltenham on our recent visit to the area - I wish this fair had been happening then! What an amazing selection of food.

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    1. Yes, I remember now you mention it Kari. I've never seen so many raw food stalls in one place, it was awesome.

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  5. Looks fabulous! I wish I'd spotted this was on, but I really must get my spuds planted!

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    1. Your so good Belinda, I am always looking for excuses to avoid gardening.

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    2. And now I have tickets for VegFest Bristol - can't wait!

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    3. I am hoping to go too. See my blog post last year when I went.

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  6. A lot of lovely food. I also like the badger flower pot and cookbook very much. :)

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    1. Thanks VegHog. Now I need to cook from it, not just look at it.

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