Newcastle Vegan Festival – Photo Diary

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Last weekend we made a special trip to the Old Assembly Rooms for the annual Newcastle Vegan Festival. I ensured we had empty tummies so we could fully appreciate all the wonderful food stalls in attendance.

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Fried Doughnuts and Bagels from Unless Hardcore Vegan

imageimageI heard a few complaints that there were a lot of ‘junk food’ catering companies there, but I felt it was a positive. It proved that most foods can be veganised. Dairy-free Cheesecake? Yep, and it tasted pretty good. Pancakes with chocolate spread? The Teen loved them so much he wanted seconds. It’s easy to be vegan if you’re just going to eat fruit and vegetables, but the importance of events like this is to show you great substitute products are available locally when you want to snack. Tandoori Naan Hut, who were also in attendance, can also inspire your own culinary efforts at home with their flavour combinations. The festival showed me that vegan food isn’t as bland as I once perceived it to be, and demonstrated we have a buzzing community here in the North East.

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New York Style Cheesecake from Unless Hardcore Vegan

This coming Sunday (15th May) is the North East Vegan Festival, which is this time held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Many local food producers attend both events, but I suspect Sunderland has more stalls after visiting last year (see post here). It’s a shame they are so close together, but this can only be seen as a good thing in the vegan community that they are spoilt for choice.

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‘Duck’ Stir Fry with Noodles

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Tamales from Opal Sunshine Tamales

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The fantastic Gringos and their ready meals

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Vegan cupcakes from Missy’s Cupcakes, an Edinburgh-based producer

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Tandoori Naan Hut serving up some healthy vegan food

Here are some of the foodie photo highlights from the Canny Food family. We hope you’ve enjoyed them.image

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Vegan Cheese Crepe from FlipnFast

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The vegan hot dogs are always popular!

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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