VegfestUK events traditionally pride themselves on the calibre and variety of vegan food in store and its 7th year annual event at Olympia London on October 26-27 is no different, if not setting the bar higher than ever before, with a conveyor belt of mouthwatering, globally inspired vegan food from altogether 25 caterers alongside a selection of bars from the Vegan Food Village across the weekend.
Ranging from vegan editions of traditional British favourites such as burgers, “fish” and chips, hot dogs, pizzas, “kentucky fried seitan”, beers, to global influences such as Indian curry, sushis, Caribbean, Jamaican and Greek, as well as vegan seafood and superfood dishes, on top of desserts such as cakes, ice cream, cookies and puddings, the Vegan Food Village is set to capture the imagination of vegans and foodies alike. Best advice for the weekend? Arrive hungry and try a bit of everything!
Shelley’s Vegan Seafood
Vegan seafood including ‘prawns’ and ‘lobsters’
Dr Cheem’s Superfood Odyssey
A perfect blend of Indian flavours AND variety of superfoods, mango, berries, coconut, Amaranth, wild rice, quinoa millet, brown rice, high protein pulses, sprouts, fruits nuts and vegetables.
Bad Ass Cakes
Debuting their signature vegan Jamaican rum cake, on top of their vegan coffee cake (New York), alongside their Vegan Salted Caramel Brownies
V Dorset – Deep Fried Cookie Dough
Choice of four different dishes:
V Dorset – Southern Fried Seitan
2 piece meal with shoestring fries and house salad, with a choice of 3 extra sides including gravy, beans and coleslaw.
London’s first entirely vegan bakery, based in Brixton, South West London, offering cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies, muffins, squares, sandwiches, savoury treats and much, much more.
Redefining ice cream with its thick, rich and outrageously creamy soft serve made with almonds and cashews. Fancy a spoon?
Vegan Sweet Tooth London
The first and only Italian vegan patisseries in London, specialising in Italian Vegan Bakery, Patisserie and Catering with professional chef experience of over 20 years bringing unique elements, balancing taste and flavour with a nutritional outlook.
One Planet Pizza
The UK’s only vegan frozen pizza company will be serving freshly stretched and prepared hot pizza from their award winning range. Take your choice of 3 Cheese Margarita and Hawaiian, served with a range of sauces and mayos.
Offering innovative dairy free ice cream bursting with schmoozles of nutty caramel sauces, trumpets of fruity ripples and swoons of truffley swirls, made with cashew nuts and sweetened with agave or coconut syrup.Served either on organic gluten free cones or organic wheat cones.
The Green Grill
Utterly unique vegan burgers, with all of the buns made with totally natural ingredients and dyed using dehydrated produce to give them the vibrant colours – with no nasty additives or preservative included at any stage of production and all the patties are handmade using only quality ingredients.
Wabi Sabi Garden
Vegan Sushi, Donburi (rice bowls), Gyoza, Matcha products, Moochi, Tempura, Kombucha, Juice & tea.
Street food van serving 100% vegan, Indian fusion cuisine.
St Best Caribbean Caterers
Ital vital vegan. Caribbean food at its best using natural ingredients.
Rubys of London
Vegan / Gluten free Patisserie – baked goods – brownies / donuts/ cakes/ cupcakes/ cookies
Juicy burgers, jumbo hot dogs and creamy mac & cheese – Pig Out provides your favourite, indulgent foods without any of the guilt.
Greek Vegan Deli
Vegan range of Mediterranean recipes mostly working on Greek cuisine from all regions of Greece, with better natural flavours, no additives and no preservatives, including a range of gluten free speciality breads.
Exquisite Indian vegetarian street food specialising in authentic flavours straight from streets of Mumbai to you. ‘Finger licking’ dishes include Masala Chips, Samosa Chaat and Thali consisting of Veg Curry and Rice.
A range of flavours from the global African/Jamaican experience of spices and herbs, including: the Veggibab (instead of kebab) wraps, Veggie patties, salad buffets, and other main cultural dishes.
Delicious single serve puds, nut butters and drink blends. Everything is created with taste at the forefront of their minds. Everything looks and tastes naughty but really it’s Norty, meaning it’s vegan, gluten, soya and refined-sugar free!
Mally’s Gin Bar
Vegan gins with Vegan tonics and garnishes. There will also be sales of Vegan Gins along with some gin gifts.
More caterers to be announced shortly…
Located on Level 1 of Olympia West, the Vegan Food Village sits alongside a vast seating area in front of the Foodies Stage which plays host to a variety of live music, comedy and food demos. See floor plan for Level 1 of Olympia West & Central here.
VegfestUK London also includes 320 stalls packed with the latest vegan products, a New Vegan Support area for beginners to veganism, a Foodies Stage with live music, Yoga classes, Cookery Demos, The Art of Compassion Project Exhibition, 2 Fitness areas, talks on Plant Based Health and Veganic Growing, a Natural Therapy Zone, Lifestyle presentations, a Mature Zone, plus talks on Animal Rights and Activism, Vegan Activists Support, the VGN News room and the Animal Rebellion summit.
Advance tickets for this event are now available at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets with BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers and Concessions BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Weekend) offers running until the end of September.
Each entry ticket includes further access to all talks, cookery demos, panels and live music at the show.
The organisers of VegfestUK are running a new show Plant Powered Expo next February in the National Hall of Olympia London. This new event celebrates the best of a plant-based way of life with 235 stalls, 12 features and 100 speakers. For more information, visit www.plantpoweredexpo.co.uk