Vegan Life Live 2019

Vegan Life Live 2019, Alexandra Palace London

Vegan Life Live has been running for the past 2 years. It is an event at which all vegan brands come together and sell their products to the public at Alexandra Palace.

I received complimentary tickets from Vegan Life Live, and ran a giveaway in January part of Veganuary. This year the event was held the weekend of 9th & 10th March.

As the website recommended we didn’t have anything to eat before hand just so we could stuff our faces in the event. After queuing for a few minutes we entered Ally Pally in North London – it is full of beautiful stained glass windows and interiors – the main hall was packed with multiply vegan stalls. We were all surprised by how much there was, we didn’t expect the event to be so huge and there were a lot of people gathered around stalls. There were also beauty products, candles and zero waste cleaning stalls.

I was very interested in the food of course, there were many different vegan food stalls to explore and taste – one of my favourite food stands was BeFries – a restaurant in Brighton that sells homemade sauces; we bought their black truffle mayo as we couldn’t get enough! Rich, creamy truffle mousse like sauce – delicious, great for pasta dishes and on toast!

Deliciously Ella was another stand that stood out with samples of their protein balls – personally I have always disliked dates but after trying out multiple date products (mixed with another ingredient) I have started to enjoy them more. Almond & Blueberry protein ball was the best flavour I thought – sweet with a lovely blueberry flavour, although I must say the balls are huge – I took it to work and didn’t know how to eat it! I thought I’d be more civilized and cut it into quarters especially consuming it at work.

Qwrkee was another brand I tried – they stocked vegan jwerky and crisps at their stand. The jwerky was rather spicy however I warmed more towards their crisp puffs – I bought two flavours home – Beetroot and Sweet Chilli, I have yet to try the sweet chilli but the Beetroot is tasty, a lot of flavour and very addictive, although I personally didn’t think it tasted like beetroot they tasted more like paprika but I would definitely buy more!

For lunch we all met up at the food court section, there were some stalls I recognised from different events I’ve been to in the past – The Green Grill was one of them [their Green Monster is delicious!] and Lets do temaki [their mini maki’s are very tasty]. We wanted to try something different and found a stall that made hot dogs! Pig Out had 3 different dawgz to choose from we all had something different – I chose the American hot dog – vegan hot dog with mac & cheez, sour cream, crispy onions, truffle oil & parsley. Claire and Baruni chose the German hot dog – vegan hot dog with crispy onions, sauerkraut, jalapenos, gherkin relish, ketchup & mustard. Asiel chose the Japanese one – vegan hot dog with katsu curry sauce, sesame seeds, spring onion, carrot, crispy onions & sriracha.

Vegan Life Live was amazing, we had a blast and would 100% go back next year! The event took most of our afternoon and there are a lot of stalls to go round – I would advise to get there early to make sure you get the most out of the day! As I felt we missed a couple of the stalls and missed some cooking demonstrations.

I loved how it was a day out for everyone, I’m not vegan myself but I found the event rather informative about what we could be doing to help the environment and knowing there are other options if you want to make a change in your diet. There were family yoga classes available, under 16s went in for free, and if you’re just curious about veganism we were welcome too.

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