After a surge of people getting involved in Veganuary (more than 600,000 people) it seems the plant-based hype isn’t about to stop any time soon. Back by popular demand, Manchester Vegan Festival will be coming to Bowlers Exhibition Centre this spring, showcasing a number of meat and dairy-free vendors serving mouthwatering food.
Taking place on Sunday 12th March from 10.30am to 4.30pm, over 80 fantastic stalls and world food caterers will be at the venue throughout the day, giving vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike some food for thought. Not only will the festival include offerings from amazing vegan eateries from Manchester like Gillie Foods and Seitan’s Kebab, but will showcase the talents of unique caterers from all over the country.
Vdogs will be providing their freshly prepared range of vegan hotdogs, using sausages made from wheat to give a meat-like consistency that’s packed with protein, and Gwafuvegan will be proving Manchester’s status as one of the best cities for vegan food in the UK, offering their variety of affordable vegan West African food that’s locally sourced. For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be stalls upon stalls of bakeries and patisseries providing vegan treats, including Manchester-based Teatime Collective and Marzipan, who will be offering their selection of cakes and bakes.
Manchester Vegan Festival is entirely the brainchild of Victoria Bryceson, also founder of animal welfare and education charity Miracle’s Mission. The charity provides a huge presence at the festival year on year, with a stall selling Bo’s Book, a new cook book that features simple, easy-to-follow recipes together with beautiful illustrations of dogs from Miracle’s Mission – with all profits going to help needy dogs.
Victoria is passionate about advocating a cruelty free lifestyle and helping animals in need around the world, and in turn founded the Manchester Vegan Festival to progress and compliment her mission to stop animal cruelty. Lucky for us, we’re also reaping the rewards with amazing food and doing our bit to save the planet along the way.
The Manchester Vegan Festival takes place on Sunday 12th March 2023 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Entry is £5 payable on the door (with under-16s going free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance to include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers.