VegFestUK hit Olympia in London over the weekend with over 280 stallholders promoting their vegan products across the market. The organisers celebrated record-breaking attendance figures of over 14,000.
We were there not just to try out some of the best meat-free and dairy-free food and drink products, but also to meet new friends and catch up with fellow vegans we met at previous festivals.
And what a brilliant start to VegFest London 2017! When we arrived, we grabbed a soy cappuccino to fire us up. As soon as we sat down, Liv and Justin from Nanabar walked in!
Back in July, we supported the launch of their 3-month ‘nice cream’ pop-up shop in Shoreditch. It was so brilliant catching up with them again. Their Nanabar store might be closed now, but they told us that they’ve got some exciting plans up their sleeves, so watch this space! Watch our video.
If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you might remember seeing our review video where we taste-tested a couple of the vegan puddings from Freaks of Nature. When we checked out their stall at VegFest, they had some of their new dessert for us to try. Watch us trying out the Choc & Awe pudding.
We’d not tried the vegan yoghurts from Nush Foods before so it was good to come across their stand.
Nush hand pick all their suppliers and work with people that hold the same beliefs as them. Their almonds are sourced from a family plantation in Sicily. The almonds are the highest quality on the international market. Their Sicilian almonds come from Avola and are nothing like Californian almonds that many other almond milk manufacturers use.
It’s always great fun to see Suzette from Shea-Me when we’re out and about. A few months ago, Polly tried the Shea-Me body butter to see if it would help her stress-related skin condition on her arm.
Watch our video to see Suzette getting to grips with Polly’s new tattoos on her chest!
Phil is a big fan of Channel 4’s hit TV show Gogglebox so it was nice of VeganBlogger78 to introduce us to Pascal Michael. Gogglebox is a British reality show that has aired on Channel 4 since 7 March 2013. The show features a number of families and groups of friends from around the UK who react to British television shows from their own homes. Check out our interview with Pascal here.
Vegan Geezer is someone we have a lot of respect for when it comes to raising awareness of animal welfare and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Phil first heard of him through a mutual friend called Clair, and upon discovering his work, we’ve become big fans. We were really pleased to finally get to meet him face-to-face at VegFest 2017. Check out our video.
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