As part of our 2018 vegan festival tour we will be visiting the beautiful town of Brighton. Although this is our first event in Brighton we are on target for record number of visitors and stalls. We hope to make Brighton Vegan Festival 2018 an amazing, memorable and obviously a cruelty free day out for the family.
Along with the fact that VFUK is the UK’s only family run Vegan Festival, and the fact that you are supporting the largest movement in the world is reason enough to attend, but here are big 5 reasons to visit Brighton vegan festival this year.
1. Award Winning Vegan Festival
Although Vegan Festival UK has been nominated for many awards over the years, we always got beat to the post by larger business, but last year we were asked to attend the prestigious national P.E.A Awards in London. It was huge honour to be a finalist among some of the UK’s leading sustainable companies, but hearing the winner is Vegan Festival UK was a little surreal. For more details on this amazing evening (P.E.A Awards).
2. Amazing Vegan Businesses
This year we have a huge selection of vegan business’s coming from across the UK. If you have ever been to one of our festivals before you may recognize some of our business’s, but this year we have many new companies you may have never heard of. If you are not vegan or vegetarian you will soon realise that removing animal products from our lives, is easier than you think. Come and talk to these amazing companies, maybe taste / try some of there fabulous products and support the vegan movement.
This is what stall holders had to say about our previous event.
3. Speakers & Guests
At all our festivals we have a selection of interesting talks from our speakers and guests. Brighton will be welcoming celebrity YouTubers and speakers including Rae Likes Froot, Cosmic Colette and The A Word.
4. Some Free Vegan Stuff
As with our previous festivals the stall holders encourage you to try their wares, this normally comes in the form of food tasting or drinks. This year we will be handing some vegan goodies and vouchers to vegan restaurants in the area. As with most things that are free – first come first served.
5. Brighton Is Cool.
Brighton is a beautiful town at any time of the year, but Brighton becomes a fabulous place to visit in the summer, even when there is no Vegan Festival in town. Brighton’s location has made it a very popular destination for tourists from around the world (not just the UK), renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population. Brighton attracted 7.5 million visitors in 2015 – 2016 and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. Brighton has also been called the UK’s “hippest city”, and “the happiest place to live in the UK”.
We recently visited pulp fiction future food in Whitley Bay, although I have visited this restaurant before the menu had changed and last time I forgot to take pictures for a blog post so thought I would make the effort to come back and get more more pictures of their amazing food. I visited with my family so we managed to try out a few different options.
We ordered the Avocado on toast which was on a sourdough bread, this tasted lovely, I also ordered the mixed berry smoothies which had raspberries, blueberries and strawberries with soya yoghurt in it, I think there is normally honey added to it but I asked them to make it vegan. The other drinks we ordered was just a English breakfast tea and a hot water.
The other foods were the Moroccan carrot and red lentil burger which came with vegan coleslaw which tasted amazing. We also ordered the power porridge with cocoa and maple which also was topped with some blueberries and banana. All of the food and drinks we ordered were fantastic, we also got some raw bounty and snickers bars to take home but demolished them off before we got a chance to take a picture.
The lady in the restaurant told us that they were in the process of trying to make everything vegan but they kept the vegan and vegetarian foods separate when preparation was being done. We would definitely recommend a trip to this restaurant and we will definitely be back for some of their beautiful food.
Address : 195 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3RE Call : 0191 252 2205