2017 has well and truly been the year of the vegan.
In the summer, Simon Amstell’s BBC iPlayer film, Carnage, started the country talking about crackers. More recently, Jeremy Corbyn got everyone in a tizz with a whole new is-he-isn’t-he conundrum.
Veganism even has its own TED-style talks in the form of festival Vevolution, which will be back on 25 November, with speakers including Tiffany Watson from Made In Chelsea and UK Ninja Warrior star Chase Armitage.
And with new businesses popping up all over the place – from Temple Of Seitan, who opened the UK’s first vegan chicken shop back in January, to newer kids on the block Eat Chay, masters of Vietnamese baguettes – it’s no surprise that the time has finally come for a weekly vegan market in London.
On Saturday September 30, Broadway Vegan Market will open from 10am to 4pm at London Fields Primary School, and it will be there every week thereafter.
It aims to be a go-to destination for vegan food, so expect crowds and queues, but, more importantly, so much damn good food from more than 30 traders that you won’t know what to choose.
Young Vegans will be serving up London’s best vegan pie and mash, plus their seriously decadent chocolate mud pies that blew the crowd away at food community KERB’s recent Livin’ On The Veg event.
For a healthy and nourishing kick, check out plant-powered SpiceBox, whose tandoori cauliflower steak and coriander chutney is known to change the views of even the most diehard carnivore.
Expect vegan superheroes Club Mexicana to impress with their burritos, tacos and oh-so-delicious-but-totally-dangerous beer-battered cheeze fries.
Grab a slice of dairy-free pizza from Little Leaf Food, who usually reside in Greenwich Market.
Checking out Dough Society‘s brioche donuts will prove to any naysayers that there is no such thing as a boring vegan diet.
There will also be indulgent pastries from The Sunny Spoon, and burgers, sausages and bacon to cook at home from The Vegan Butcher.
This list is making me too hungry to continue… the full line up is available on the Broadway Vegan Market website.
Beers and wines will also be served meaning you don’t need to tap away on the Barnivore app trying to figure out what you can and can’t drink while in the queue.
There will also be loads of live music, although I can’t guarantee it’ll be played by vegans, sorry.
I’m already planning which elasticated waistband to wear as all vegans know that if you see something you can eat, you have to try it.
See you in the queue!
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/15/londons-first-weekly-vegan-market-opens-this-month-6929566/#ixzz4t9uO3RtV