Where can you buy “Scotch Eggless”, ethical clothing, cruelty-free beauty products – and up-cycled furniture?
At Ely’s Vegan and Vintage Fair, of course!
Ely Markets is gearing up for its iconic fair this May Day bank holiday weekend.
This popular event brings together an eclectic mix of vegan food alongside vintage, retro and traditional market stalls.
It’s going to be an epic weekend for foodies, coinciding with Ely’s Food & Drink Festival at Palace Green on Sunday and Monday, and Eel Day on Saturday, with its annual parade planned from Cross Green to Jubilee Gardens at 10.30am.
Julia Davis, of Ely Markets, hopes the Vegan and Vintage Fair will appeal to young and old, regardless of diet or lifestyle.
“You don’t have to be vegan to appreciate it – we’ve got delicious food and drink that’ll please everyone, as well as lots of vintage stalls.
“It’s a chance to experience something new and enjoy a bit of retro fun while soaking up the atmosphere of our beautiful city.”
There will be a diverse range of vegan food available – from meat-free burgers and Sri Lankan curry to Food by Lizzi’s famous “Scotch Eggless” and delicious cakes.
Visitors should also look out for vegan beauty products and ethical clothing.
Julia said: “Our markets have a great reputation for vegan food. At our Vegan and Vintage Fair, we’re bringing together local favourites with food and producers from all over the region. We’ve got something for everyone.”
Street food fans can try out vegan burgers, wraps, samosas and curry, washed down with vegan-friendly coffee, tea and cake – plus a bar on the Market Place for anyone after a stronger tipple.
As well as sampling vegan food, visitors can also browse a selection of retro-inspired stalls. There will be vintage and upcycled furniture – plus collectables, clothes and records.
Julia said: “This year there’ll be everything from retro lamps to 1950s-style dresses and vinyl. People love the unique combination of delicious vegan food and quirky stalls. So whether you’re curious about vegan food, or a fan of vintage style, come and explore our Vegan & Vintage Fair this bank holiday with your family and friends.”
Ely Markets’ Vegan and Vintage Fair will take place on Sunday, May 6, and Monday, May 7, from 10am to 4pm.
Vegan food and produce will be available on Dolphin Lane and the vintage stalls will be on the main Market Place.