5-star food indulgence at London’s new veggie show Do you always want to eat healthily, but find yourself wincing at the thought of swapping your favourite cheese-topped pizzas, tiramisus and meaty sausages for tasteless green salads?


London’s huge new veggie and health food show VegfestUK London this autumn has all the inspiration you need! Visitors crying out for tips on making dark leafy greens taste good will receive no ends of stunning recipe ideas at over 20 cookery demos by world-class veggie chefs across the globe.

The demos, kindly hosted by London’s first vegetarian cookery school Sutra Kitchens, feature gourmet chefs Chad Sarno and Fran Costigan from the US, along with artisan chocolatier Aneesh Popat, alkaline foods expert and Honestly Healthy founder Natasha Corrett, raw food gurus Karen Knowler, Christine Bailey, Saskia Fraser and many others. And kids won’t be left out of food-making at all – they can indulge themselves with Captain James Tea Cook’s awe-inspiring food experiments, smoothie bikes, sushi-making classes and other fun activities.

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For those seeking healthier, plant-based alternatives to their regular pizzas, white chocolates, dairy ice cream, meaty hot dogs and kebabs, look no further than the over 100 food stalls, all jam-packed with free samples of 100% meat- and dairy-free replacements of these everyday treats, with many of these products sold at one-off special discounts!


These come on top of 12 hand-picked caterers providing a continuous supply of mouthwatering hot foods from across the globe throughout the event, ensuring that even the most ardent meat- and dairy-lovers will have a field day stuffing themselves on a plant-based diet. ‘Vegetarian foods have truly come a long way ever since the days of having to make soya milk out of tasteless vegetable protein powder in the ’80s,’ say the organisers VegfestUK. ‘Thanks to innovative chefs like Chad Sarno and vegan meat pioneers such as Redwood and Fry’s, plant-based cuisines are capturing worldwide attention nowadays, with a plethora of plant-based meat, milk and cheese alternatives available on supermarket shelves. Ever since the horseburgers’ scandal earlier in the year, there has been an unprecendented rise in demand for healthier meat-free food options and tips on ditching processed meat products, and shows like ours are perfect for individuals and food businesses looking to tap into this shift in paradigm and showcase their products and services to the veggie-hungry UK population.’

This exciting show takes place on October 5th 6th, 11am-7pm both days, at the world-class venue of Kensington Olympia (West Halls). Besides spoiling themselves with food, visitors will find plenty of advice on healthy eating from the talks and films on show. And those looking for a fun day out can expect loads of entertainment in the performance section, with comedians Dave Spikey, Jamie Kilstein, Andrew O’Neill and Lucy Porter certain to induce endless laughs, escapologist David Straitjacket getting everyone on the edge of their seats, and musicians Macka B, the Phoenix Rose and De Fuego capturing plenty of imagination with their unique music.

There’s also a Celebrity quiz and a chance to meet your favourite experts in one-to-one sessions, so look out for further info at the show website www.london.vegfest.co.uk

Tickets to the show are priced at £10 (standard), £6 (concessions) and £2 (kids under 16), with a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer now available on the website for a limited period. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets now at www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets

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