Sweet Treats at Vegfest Bristol this weekendPosted on: 22 May 2014
Bristol's annual veggie food extravaganza is laden with marvelous sweet treats for those with a sweet tooth! The VegfestUK Bristol food fayre takes place this weekend on May 23rd 24th 25th at the Amphitheatre on the Bristol waterfront.
Now in its 12th year, more than 20,000 people are expected to attend over the 3 days. As well as vegetarian and vegan food, there will also be a selection of amazing sweet treats, all 100% free of all animal ingredients. Here's a selection of the producers whose sweets you'll be able to sample!
Ananda Foods : scrumptious range of marshmallows alongside their new Toffee Popcorn, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Caramel Mallow Lollipops, and their incredible chocolate fountain – strawberry and marshmallow kebabs!
Community Foods : South West distributors of a large variety of snacks
Goody Good Stuff : their sweet gums combine the highest quality blend of ingredients including natural fruit juices and extracts which create a beautifully clear consistency and a superior taste experience.
Lakeside Ethical Treats : selling a vast & expanding range of chocolate, sweets and snacks. Many of their products are also organic, fairtrade, contain only natural ingredients.
Los Churros Amigos : bringing the joy of Churros and melted Belgian chocolate sauce to our great British shores
Pudology : Beautifully indulgent & delicious puddings made without dairy, gluten or eggs!
Smooze : Marvellous frozen coconut fruit ices - perfect for chilling out in the summer weather!
Vegan Tuck Box : contains a surprise selection of exciting new or hard to find vegan snacks and treats hand-picked by two lovely vegans and delivered straight to your door anywhere in Europe.
Vx : selling cookies, pastries, cakes and cupcakes among other treats.
The producers above are just a few of the 140 stalls that will be present at VegFestUK Bristol many of which will be offering one-off discounts and free samples of specialist hot foods, plant-based meats, cheeses, milks, chocolates, bodycare, alongside fashion, books and magazines. Alongside the stalls, there will also be cookery demos and kids cookery classes, talks, workshops and short films on healthy living. There's also entertainment from hoola hoops, clay modelling, smoothie bike, art & craft tent, comedy hours, musicians and 5 all day bars.
VegfestUK Bristol continues into the evenings with live music. Friday sees Boney M (ft. Maizie Williams), Gwen Dickey's Rose Royce and Abba Gold, Saturday is anight of punk with Peter Hook & the Light, Ruts D.C. and Goldblade. The festival ends on Sunday with a night of reggae with Zion Train and Black Roots gracing the main stage.
Admission from 11am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday is £3 (on the gate) and free for kids under 16. Full admission info and advance tickets for the evening events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-information.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email Editor@365Bristol.com.