Weston-super-Mare’s first vegan fair may return after successful Tropicana event

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 August 2018

Bahman and Ness from the Toasted Seed Company.

Bahman and Ness from the Toasted Seed Company.

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Weston’s first vegan fair proved a resounding success as the Tropicana was packed with scores of food-lovers at the weekend.

Brownins Bakery Caribbean Jerk Soya.Brownins Bakery Caribbean Jerk Soya.

The event saw the venue in Marine Parade packed with people eager to taste as much of the delicious food and drink on offer as possible.

Holly Law of Replenish Weston.Holly Law of Replenish Weston.

Fermented teas, edible seaweed, jerk soya and cream liqueurs were some of the tasty treats available, while there were also stalls selling cosmetics, clothing and accessories.

Arbonne health and fitness products.Arbonne health and fitness products.

A spokesman for organiser Vegan Fairs said: “We are honoured you joined us for Weston’s first vegan fair. It was such a positive atmosphere.

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall at the opening of the festival with (left to right) Jules Derrick from Outside the Box vegan makeup, vegan chef Day Radley, Holly Law of Replenish Weston, Jo Harrington festival organiser and Giancarlo of Vegan Sweet Tooth (London), with some of his amazing cakes.Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall at the opening of the festival with (left to right) Jules Derrick from Outside the Box vegan makeup, vegan chef Day Radley, Holly Law of Replenish Weston, Jo Harrington festival organiser and Giancarlo of Vegan Sweet Tooth (London), with some of his amazing cakes.

“That is just one of the many reasons we love hosting our events and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future.”

The team from Balanced Nature with their Kombucha fermented teas.The team from Balanced Nature with their Kombucha fermented teas.

The organiser has confirmed it has held discussions about holding the fair again next year.

Melissa Rifki's savoury waffles, 'Don't Waffle, Let's Eat!'Melissa Rifki's savoury waffles, 'Don't Waffle, Let's Eat!'

Chris Lugg and Brian Clark from 'Olives and Stuff.'Chris Lugg and Brian Clark from 'Olives and Stuff.'

Tropic cosmetics ambassador Sophie Stephenson.Tropic cosmetics ambassador Sophie Stephenson.

Sharaf Natural Foods, authentic Palestinian foods.Sharaf Natural Foods, authentic Palestinian foods.

Clara with ethical accessories for people and pets from the Koko Collective.Clara with ethical accessories for people and pets from the Koko Collective.

Mr Nice Pie vegan pies, Emyr Harris and his daughter Seren.Mr Nice Pie vegan pies, Emyr Harris and his daughter Seren.

Sarah Juniper vegan shoemaking.Sarah Juniper vegan shoemaking.

Laura Zabo with her belts, sandals and accessories made from recycled tyres.Laura Zabo with her belts, sandals and accessories made from recycled tyres.

Alex Birchmore with her Nifty Nut Butters.Alex Birchmore with her Nifty Nut Butters.

Greek Vegan Deli with George Koumarides and Alex Alexiou.Greek Vegan Deli with George Koumarides and Alex Alexiou.

Looks good, tastes amazing and it's 'Got No Beef' from the 100% Vegan Burger Bar.Looks good, tastes amazing and it's 'Got No Beef' from the 100% Vegan Burger Bar.

Looks good, tastes amazing and it's 'Got No Beef' from the 100% Vegan Burger Bar.Looks good, tastes amazing and it's 'Got No Beef' from the 100% Vegan Burger Bar.

Peter Smith with his vegan cream liqueurs.Peter Smith with his vegan cream liqueurs.

Jas from Home Vegan Kitchen, serving a customer with one of her Indian food platters.Jas from Home Vegan Kitchen, serving a customer with one of her Indian food platters.

Vegan Chef Day Radley demonstrating recipes from her new book.Vegan Chef Day Radley demonstrating recipes from her new book.

Vegan Food Festival at the Tropicana, Weston-s-Mare.Vegan Food Festival at the Tropicana, Weston-s-Mare.

Zerline from 'Vausages' serving up a really hot hotdog.Zerline from 'Vausages' serving up a really hot hotdog.

Zerline and Reiss from 'Vausages' serving up vegan hotdogs.Zerline and Reiss from 'Vausages' serving up vegan hotdogs.

Queues outside Weston Vegan Food Festival.Queues outside Weston Vegan Food Festival.

Bahman and Ness from the Toasted Seed Company.Bahman and Ness from the Toasted Seed Company.

Brownins Bakery Caribbean Jerk Soya.Brownins Bakery Caribbean Jerk Soya.

Arbonne health and fitness products.Arbonne health and fitness products.

Holly Law of Replenish Weston.Holly Law of Replenish Weston.

Chris Lugg and Brian Clark from 'Olives and Stuff.'Chris Lugg and Brian Clark from 'Olives and Stuff.'

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