Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken!
From now on, every 3rd Saturday of each month (yeah we know we also find it really confusing when they do that), Hackney Downs will host the all vegan food market, appropriately called… Hackney Downs Vegan Market! This means the next one will take place on the 15th of April 2017.
This project was launched after the immense success of the vegan fried chicken shop in London “Temple of Seitan”. Owner Rebecca McGuiness said: “I’d always wanted to make vegan food, I’m really passionate about veganism and one of the most effective ways, I think, is through food—to show people how good it is, how easy it is.” The Temple of Hackney (AKA: Temple of Seitan) will be launching a vegan Cheeseburger and Double BBQ Bacon Burger, only available at the vegan market.
The market is the brainchild of blogger and event planner, Fat Gay Vegan (AKA: Sean O’Callaghan) and comes after the success of the Vegan Christmas Market he organised at the same location.
Lines for stalls at the Vegan Christmas Market where reportedly hours long, proving that such an event is in high demand.
AND THIS MARKET DOESN’T JUST CHAMPION VEGANS
“Hackney Downs Vegan Market has an inclusive policy when it comes to selecting traders”, Fat Gay Vegan told media outlets.
“Preference is given to vendors who identify as BME, women, LGBTQ and/or people with disabilities.”
“The market has been designed not only to meet the overwhelming desire for quality vegan food and events in London, but to give independent traders an opportunity to sell to a large number of niche customers. When vegan food stalls trade at non-vegan markets, they are often struggling to find enough people willing to sample their cuisine.”
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE DROOL WORTHY STALLS
Peanut Butter Bakery: decadent freshly cooked donuts
Young Vegans: pie and mash, with a sweet offering of gluten free brownies
Big V London: gourmet burgers and sweet potato fries famous south of the river
Cafe So Vegan: seitan burgers with all the trimmings, mac and cheese and cheesecakes
Line up will also include Crawl Arts featuring up-cycled clothing with environmental illustrations.