There were over 50 stalls selling diverse cuisine from the Caribbean and India, as well as burgers,, hotdogs, pies, falafels to sweet treats such as raw chocolate, cupcakes, cookies and fudge to drinks from mulled wine, Prosecco to kombucha.
Here are a selection of decent pictures that I managed to take during the heightened excitement.
#BeTheChangeFoods were selling cookies - I got given one complimentary, so long as I promoted ~BeTheChangeFoods on social media. I keep my promises and yes, the cookie was Delicious. I saw them both later in Gloucester city centre proudly wearing their Vegan Runners gear.
I was super excited to finally meet and see fellow blogger Sharon who blogs over at Bit of The Good Stuff which also happens to be the name of her first plant based cookbook. Here is a peek inside the cookbook. Sharon was really gracious and took time out to speak with me. I loved her spirit, honestly and she was so down to earth. She was their with her husband and handsome son, whom the plant based cookbook is dedicated to. Sharon described the cookbook as a labour of love and designed for people transitioning to a plant based or vegan diet. Of course I came back home, with my own copy of Bit of the Good Stuff. If you not familiar with Sharon's blog Bit of The Good Stuff I encourage you to take a look at it.
I thought of fellow blogger The VegHog when I saw these hedgehog bread rolls.
Above Some raw sweet treats and below some baked treats
Here is a link to the Gloucester Vegan Market and the full vendor list - stalls that were there as I was not able to get photographs of all, as it was packed and perhaps the venue was small and a bit spread out that I worried I may have missed some stalls.
Kombucha in many natural flavours - I really want to make my own, but have not come across anyone who will share their scoby with me. I wait patiently for that person.
I came home with quite a few bits and pieces this time, including 4 tubs of fudge from Fab Fudge.
Vegan Cheez Ball from The Vegan Food Co - its one of my favourites, I always sample a piece when I see it on offer.
Gingerbread Almond Butter and Chai Spiced Almond Butter on offering amongst others.
Outside I spotted the makers of the best ever vegan New York Baked 'Cheesecake' Hardcore Vegan Catering Unless & Artisan 'Meats' and some newbies like Tubby Tom.
My photograph of Tubby Tom's stall was not very good, so I have used one I found promoting the event, I hope they do not mind me using it here.
|Image Source Vegan Food and Living.com|
Oscar's Vegan Hotdogs
I look forward to going back next year and Well Done to everyone who made Gloucester Vegan Market happen and raising a whopping £3291 for Dean Farm Trust. especially the volunteers, without whom the festival would not have been possible.