NORWICH VEGANS SUMMER FAYRE 2017 // Life

A few pics from the Norwich Vegans Summer Fayre 1st July. I can seriously recommend the cinnamon bun and peanut butter cups – both were some of the most amazing sweet treats I’ve ever had!!

  
  
  
   
  

 
   

  
  

  
  
  
  

A selection of seed butters – a perfect alternative for those with nut allergies (i have serious sympathy for those who have to live without peanut butter).

  

 
  
      

Deerly Beloved Bakery is well known around Norwich now; they provide cakes for Waterstones, the UEA, local cafes and many more places around the city.   

 
   

NORWICH VEGAN FESTIVAL & GELATO // Life 

Returning for a second year, the Shena Louise organised amother event which bought together tonnes of vegan food stalls, beauty products, charity stalls, animal welfare, clothes and more as well as hundreds of people to enjoy it.

  

Debs pantry – I tried the carrot cake and sticky toffee, the latter of which was delicious with chunks of date and a toffee glaze. 
 
Munchy seeds – available in many shops all over the country and in 8 flavours – honey, chilli, omega (think soy sauce), sesame, choccy apricot, super berry, savoury crunch and choccy ginger. These are great to eat on their own, in smoothies, cereal, salads, pasta, and my favourite way; with yogurt and frozen berries. 
 Rude veganz clothing  

 Biscotti – definitely serve with a coffee or tea as they are pretty hard on their own.   
 
  

   
  Vegan cakery 
   

Indian street food salads   

 
  
Two six nine catering – their bakewell slice was as delicious as any ‘non vegan’ I’ve tried, moist almond sponge, sweet jam and crisp pastry.  

  

Gourmet nut butters – my favourite flavour was banana bread and vanilla espresso, but others included white chocolate raspberry, cocoa and carrot cake.
  
  

 Food cycle – giving advice for making the most out of your food ‘waste’, cheap recipe ideas and they even made a delicious vegetable curry. 
Naked greenz – wheat grass
Boudicca brewery – vegan Norfolk ale 
My mother and I followed the fayre with a lovely walk around the city in the sun, stumbling across a little unique gift shop, and finishing in the new gelato shop. I had the dairy free strawberry sorbet, which I have to say was amazing, not watery or icy and you could taste the real fruit

   

   
  
  
  
Love V.E.G.
P.S. stay tuned for the Norwich Vegans Summer Fayre on July 1.

  

Wild Thyme AKA Veggie Heaven // Eating Out

Tucked away in Labour in Vain Yard off St Giles Street, Wild Thyme is one of my favourite places to eat in all of Norwich. Every single item is vegetarian, with many vegan and gluten free available as well (or can be adapted to) so all needs are catered for. It is fittingly located above a healthy food shops, with wooden floor boards, teal blue accents and a very ‘shabby chic’ look about it.

sweet potato dauphonise

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Norwich Chocolate Festival and Travel Snacks // Weekend Buys

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This weekend Norwich held it’s first Chocolate Festival. I don’t think any questions need to be asked about whether or not I attended – and my fridge would certainly confirm it. After a delicious bunless falafel burger from GBK, a few friends and I headed on over to the Old Fire Station. There was bunting hung up around, and on walking in crowds of happy chocolate eaters were hoarding the hall along with stands of chocolate.booja booja

After about 4 rounds of (essential) sampling, my personal favourites were:

Booja Booja – chocolate hazelnut truffles are ridiculously creamy (but 100% vegan?!)

Gnaw – peanut butter chocolate was salty, sweet, rich and not too sickly all in one

Sheringtons – your favourite chocolate bars, raw, refined sugar free and just £1!

sherringtons

Also on offer were a range of coffees (obviously only an almond milk 70% cacao mocha was the way to go), sweet treats, and hot foods. I also saw a chocolate chilli and nachos which looked AMAZING.

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, it turns out the general Norwich Food and Drink Festival was on as well, so about an hour before it completely closed at 6 I managed to knab some free crackers and chutney at Chapelfield Gardens

Leave a comment saying if you went and what your favourite chocolates were! And if you didn’t (or a planning a return like me) keep an eye out for the next one on their website, and check out the chocolates mentioned.

Love Vic x

http://www.norwichchocolatefestival.com/

http://boojabooja.com/

http://www.gnawfolkchocolate.co.uk/

http://sheringtons.com/