My friend recently finished work and moved to Blackpool so I decided to give her a visit and attend The Blackpool Vegan festival.
For those of you not familiar with Blackpool it is a small seaside town in the North of England.
I am now in my fourth year as a Vegan and my only regret is I never did it years ago but better late than never I suppose, so when I got the chance to attend my first Vegan festival I jumped at the chance.
My first impression was just how busy it was I arrived there about an hour after opening and it was heaving which was wonderful to see. There definetly seems to be an interest in Veganism at the moment.
Sorry for the blurry picture think I just got excited at the sight of so many cakes.
As a vegan you sort of get used to going in shops ,cafés and not often having a vegan option so when you go somewhere and you can eat anything you want you sort of go mad. I very rarely eat cake and chocolate unless I make my own so seeing a large chunk of choc n orange cake I thought it would be rude not to try it 🙂 and yes it was heaven.
I bought some lovely soap and some Hemp face cream which has a lovely Papaya smell and knowing it was vegan made it even better.
There was a large eating area and once again it was great to see how busy it was, by the time we got there it was standing room only, I always think the proof of how wonderful vegan food can be is in the food itself. We grabbed just some quick food I had a mushrooms,celery and sundries tomato burger with tomato relish, absolutely gorgeous I am definetly googling that recipe later, my friend had a sweet potato,spinach chilli burger she also said it was delicious.
From the same stall a purchased cheese and onion pies, something I used to love but never got round to making OMG they tasted exactly as I remembered them, I am definetly going to try and recreate them myself.
After a wonderful few hours and a couple of soy lattes we left the venue, full to breaking point and armed with vegan chocolate,cakes,pies and chutney I’ll not be going hungry this week.
Outside there was a man with some owls and Falcons and managed to get a few pics, they were stunning birds.
I hope this will be an Annual event I would definetly go to another Vegan festival.
After a stroll down the pier to try and walk the calories off it was time to leave Blackpool and my friend who I miss very much now she’s moved, but hopefully I’ll be back to Blackpool sooner rather than later.