Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair returns to the High Street on Saturday 19 October. This popular event is now in its fourth year and brings together some of the region’s most vibrant and innovative vegan traders and producers. Soak up the atmosphere, try some delicious food and discover more about the health and wellbeing benefits of following a vegan lifestyle.
“Ely has a fantastic vegan community,” says Emma Grima, Commercial Director of East Cambridgeshire District Council. “The Vegan Fair brings together our wonderful network of producers and stallholders in one place. This isn’t just an event for vegans – it’s for anyone who’s curious about trying bright and exciting new flavours. We’ve got something for everyone – from Middle Eastern-inspired street food and vegan Scotch eggs, to gorgeous cakes and sticky bakes.”
There will be a diverse range of vegan food available on the day. Sample a Pumpkin Spice Savoury Roll from Food! by Lizzi or try exciting street food from Samu Kitchen and The Wandering Yak. Doodle Doughnuts and The Iced Vegan will also be there with lots of sweet treats.
“Ely Markets is now a real destination for vegan food,” says Lizzi Flaherty of Food! by Lizzi. “We want to show people that being vegan isn’t about restricting your diet, it’s a compassionate way of thinking that will change your whole life for the better. Everyone’s welcome at the Vegan Fair – old and new vegans, or just the curious.”
As well as food, there will also be a selection of stalls selling vegan-friendly lifestyle products – including Botanical Roots, who produce fresh and natural beauty products. Ruth Marley from the Re-Imagine Community Larder will also be there to demonstrate how to turn leftover vegetables into delicious and inexpensive soup for all the family.
“There’s always a real buzz at Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair,” says Ian Willis from the Wandering Yak. “There’s so much enthusiasm for the vegan lifestyle right now, and this fair brings together all the best producers in the region. It’s great to see so many people making new discoveries!”
Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair will take place on Saturday 19 October from 9am - 3pm. The Vegan Fair will be on the High Street and the regular Saturday Craft, Food & Vintage Market will take place on the Market Place and Dolphin Lane as usual. Don’t forget to #BringYourOwn bags and containers if you can!