A huge vegan festival is coming to Kirkgate Market

Look out for VDogs, Greek Vegan Deli, House of Habesha, There’s No Catch (vegan fish and chips) and Those Vegan Pizza Guys

Leeds Kirkgate Market will be home to the great Yorkshire Vegan Festival this summer.

Taking place in June, there’ll be over 80 stall owners in attendance on the day – with products spanning skincare, homeware, food, clothing, toiletries and world food.

The likes of VDogs, Greek Vegan Deli, House of Habesha, There’s No Catch (vegan fish and chips) and Those Vegan Pizza Guys are all confirmed to visit with tasty vegan treats.

There’ll be a new event taking place this year, too – providing guests with the ultimate vegan food and camping experience. Titled VFest UK, the occasion will feature some huge headline acts, a club night, circus skills workshops, an assault course, and a zip wire experience.

Naturally, there will be a big focus on food – with plenty of food stalls and caterers on hand, plus appearances from TV Chef Matt Pritchard and Guinness World Record Holder Fiona Oakes.

Vegan doughnuts from Doughnotts laden with plant-based toppings / Image: Doughnotts

But there’ll also be opportunities to go boating on the lake, take part in group entertainment, watch fun shows and hear international speakers giving talks on their areas of expertise.

The event is working with a number of organisations including Cats Protection, Four Paws UK, Greenpeace, Plantlife, Ramblers, Viva!, We The Free, Woodland Trust and WWF. All money raised on the day will go to support these organisations.

Non-profit UK animal welfare charity Miracle’s Mission is also involved and will attend in the capacity of an organisation that works with sick, injured and difficult animals.

More food stalls confirmed to take part in the festival include Bonnie Yau’s Food, Dalton Moor Farm, Doughnotts, Ella’s Instant Vegan Yorky Puds and Pancakes, Just Deserts Yarm, KO-CO Brownies, MKS Food, Telltale Tea, The May Bakery, Tyne Chease, and Vegan Sweet Tooth London.

Skincare, make-up, toiletry, candle and crafts stalls will include Devaiya Oils, Earth’s Garden, Lavender and Lilac and Tropic Skincare.

Bo’s Book, Jewellery Star, Olive and Hope, Vegan recipes and information, Pet Respect and Trad Collective, and Vegum are also down to attend.

Taking place on Sunday, 20 June from 10am to 4pm, 100% of ticket sales go towards helping the event’s partner charities.

Get tickets and find out more information on their website.

Feature image – Geograph.

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