The Little Vegan Market
While on our first leg of promotion / marketing for our upcoming fifth installment of Newcastle Vegan Festival, I stumbled across a vegan stall within the Dundas Market in Middlesbrough. The Little Vegan Market had a good selection vegan foods and products, but to my surprise I found it at only been open several days, it only opened on Tuesday 5th June 2018 in fact (4 days before my visit). I talked to the owners and they, as I was taken aback by how much interest in veganism there was in the area, while taking some photographs around 10am the well stocked store was packed with what seemed to be very informed and passionate vegans, I waited for 10-15 mins for the customers to leave so I could take a photo of the stall without anyone there, but more and more people seemed to be arriving, so I gave in and took the photo as I needed to be elsewhere.
This is another example of how veganism in the UK, is exploding and the growth of vegan business in the north east is booming. Lets hope we see more and more of this type of thing in the future..