Review of Vegan Nights London: OH What A Night!
Vegan nights – a night market dedicated to vegan food and drink- was back by popular demand at the Boiler House on Brick Lane, on Thursday 23rd November from 5-10pm.
Not ones to miss an opportunity to try out plant-based goodies, some of us from the LSBU Vegan society went along to give it a try.
Emma, one of the societies presidents says “it was the first time I had been, so I didn’t know what to expect. I heard that it’s been hugely popular in the past and people have been turned away because there wasn’t enough room…. luckily we got in fairly quickly, and when we arrived there was a great atmosphere with DJ’s”. Inside, there were stalls from Jakes Vegan steaks, Black Mylk, Temple of Seitan, Spice box, ChickP, What the Pitta, Vida bakery plus a whole lot more. Some people, however, were unhappy about having to queue for over an hour to get in, and when inside found that it was similarly busy with queues for the stalls.
For most people though, the wait was worth it. Aaliyah, one of the LSBU Vegan society members thought “the food was amazing and seeing so much choice was so refreshing. I’d highly recommend it”. Another society member, Hannah, agrees and said: “there was so much variety.. and it was so yummy”.
Some found the amount of choice too much and suggested that the stalls offer an option where people can try a bit of everything. Emma agrees “I actually found it difficult to choose and would have liked to try a selection of different things when I did finally choose I happily devoured a vegan steak n’ cheeseburger. I didn’t have much room to try anything else but did find room for a cheeky doughnut with cookie dough and chocolate sauce.
As well as the food, the event offered something else, community and a chance to connect with others. Aaliyah, said, “Vegan nights was so much fun and feeling like you’re in a big community is lovely”.
So what do we think, would we give it a thumbs up? Without a doubt. Are markets such as these the way the of the future? I hope so, the queues inside and out clearly shows there is a demand for it.
LSBU Vegan society’s next snacks and social will be held on Tuesday 5th December at the Artworks near Elephant and Castle station. Visit us on Facebook to find out more
If you want to get more involved with LSBU Vegan society and find out about becoming a member click here.
Website: Vegan Society
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