Bournemouth Vegan Fair 2017
Bournemouth is rapidly becoming a hot spot for vegan culture with fully vegan eateries, vegan food stores and chain restaurants offering vast vegan menus!
The Bournemouth Vegan Fair is organised and run by the wonderful Lizzi from Dorset Vegan. It's a weekend event that takes place twice a year at central Bournemouth venues and attracts hundreds of visitors. We popped along on Saturday the 17th June to see what exciting treats were on offer throughout the 90 stalls.
There was so much food I didn’t know where to start! One of the first stalls I came across was the Greek Vegan Deli. Their stall was huge and jam packed with tons of vegan pastries from pizza cheese straws, to vegan Boureki, a layered courgette and potato bake with pastry.
You have to check out Mr Nice Pie for something a bit more traditional. His range of tasty, vegan pies with an international twist, include a Moroccan Tagine Pie, and Rendang Curry Pie!
The Bournemouth Vegan Fair doesn't just offer loads of delicious food, it’s also a great place for clothes, beauty products and homewares! The amazing Viva la Vegan had a fantastic stall with their creative and unique range of clothing, badges, pins, bags and jewellery. Their products are ethical, organic, recycled and 100% vegan!
If you are after an unusual vintage inspired jewellery item for yourself, or someone special, Forage and Find are for you. Their jewellery is beautifully handmade and full of personality.
If spice is your thing, Dorset Chilli Shop offer a large range of locally produced, chilli sauces, oils, jams and snacks.
I also chatted to the friendly guys at The Solent Cellar. A wine producer based in Lymington, Hampshire, who produce a range of organic and vegan friendly wines. I bought myself bottle of white wine which not only tasted amazing but also had cats dressed as astronauts on the label!
It’s a fantastic event with lots of helpful literature for anyone who hasn’t quite taken the step into veganism. Along with petitions to sign, and animal charities to donate to. So make sure you keep your eye on the Dorset Vegan website so that you never miss an event.