VegFest UK London 2014

2nd October 2014

I think it’s fair to say that I didn’t have the best experience I could have had at VegFest last year. Speaking to a few people about the event this year I don’t think I was alone, a lot of people found it overwhelming. But this year I was a gal with a plan. This time around I made sure I checked out the list of stalls and made a hit list. Not on the list was anything I can easily get already with the exception of companies that have new products, because really for me I think the point of festivals like this is to try new stuff.

VegFest UK London, Olympia

Everything worked out perfectly, not a huge queue on arrival before opening and it was actually pretty civilised in terms of crowds for the first hour or so. The plan was originally to head straight to The Hungry Gecko for breakfast,  but we got a little distracted on the way (you know how it is when you put vegans in a room full of vegan food).

So before breakfast Sash and I (teamwork!) managed to bag treats from Essential Vegan, Cocoafeliz, Consider It, Mr Nice Pie, Ms Cupcake, Vego, Pudology, Moo Free Chocolates and Kizzy Cookies…!

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ Essential Vegan eclair }

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ Essential Vegan Prestigio cake }

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ Cocoafeliz selection box. Loving the caramelised banana milky and peanut butter dark }

So breakfast consisted of the Bombay Frankie (my fav) and Banh Mi Buddha (Sash’s fav) both from The Hungry Gecko. Jackie Kearney was herself at the realm (the first vegetarian chef to get as far as she did on Masterchef), I’ve been hoping she would come to London ever since the show finished.

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ 1/2 Frankie on the left, 1/2 Buddha on the right. Sash and I like to share, but you know that already right?! }

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ I also bagged a taste of Bangwok’s pad thai thanks to Mel }

And sneaked a bite of Lil Man’s Vegusto hot dog.

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ Mummy has to take a photo first… }

Fuelled up we finally we managed to locate Badger’s Dairy Free for their egg free mayonnaise which I have been hearing about for aggggeeees and a little something to eat later. Then a quick scan around upstairs picking up the obiligatory cream cake and then we were done.

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ The haul: more food needs to be pickled onion flavoured, thank you Hoots and new Millionaires Pudologys }

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ Happy Maki beet and basil satay ‘chicken’ maki. I need more of this in my life }

VegFest UK London, Olympia

{ JP Turner (Big Fat Vegan Bakery sprinkle king (slice of) }

It was also good to see my vegan date mates Mel, Lucy and Sally, however briefly! Know I have the secret to making the most of VegFest bring on next year!!

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