It would be cool if you could come, we could go out for a drink before or after, as Gert mentioned. Yeah, im a member of Viva, they send stuff in the post and by email to let you know veggie/vegan stuff that is happening at the mo
The Bristol Alternative Homes & Gardens Fair takes place on May 14th 2005, between 10am - 4pm at the Create centre.
You'll be able to climb inside an electric car, examine solar panels, find out how to make your home more energy effecient, and buy a wide range of natural, fair trade, and organic products for the home.
Had eats this evening at Wagamama , Queens road, Clifton, Bristol.
I had yasai itameru, or stir-fried pak choi, tofu, red onion, beansprouts, sweet potato and coriander, served with rice noodles in a spicy coconut soup. And a carrot, cucumber, tomato, orange and apple juice.
The place is in a very good location, and looks more expensive than it is. If you ask, they have a wee seperate menu that shows whats vegan.
I popped over to Bath again today, and found myself in Demuths again.
I had a mexican chilli with rice (ok it sounded more impressive on the menu) which was really nice, followed by chocolate fudge cake with soya ice cream. I've heard all good things about this chocolate fudge cake (thanks snaffler) and boy did it live up to them. Apparently they cut too big a slice, so as you can imagine it was just hell eating even more rich and sticky chocolate fudge cake than you had expected, but I struggled through. It looked really impressive (whilst it lasted) when the waitress brought it to the table, turning many heads.
I shared the meal with an organic cool blonde, thats a vegan lager by the way.
Popped into Cafe Maitreya today and had the open satay sandwich (marinated aromatic vegetable julienne, spicy satay sauce on ciabatta with salad), followed by a choccie brownie in dark choccie sauce with their own soya ice cream and berries, washed down with a Riedenburger wheat beer. Gert lush.
If complementary therapies, remedies & treatments, consultations & courses, fitness, crystals, books, music, natural products, spirtual pathways, nutrition, gifts from around the world, over 60 exhibitors, free talks and demonstrations does it for you, the Natural Living Show is this coming weekend at the same venue as the Worlds Biggest Vegan Fayre and also the Veganforum meetup @ Bristol Vegan Fayre 2005?
For the army of vegans at large in Bristol there is going to be a weekly volunteer evening at Viva's offices, starting on the 29th. It'll run from 6 - 9pm. The work should consist mainly of filling information packs and the like. And whoever you are there'll probably be lots of new people to meet!
Here is the address:
8 York Court,
Bristol BS2 8QH
Come along. It'll be fun.
..also Roz clear some space in your PM box!
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On the 20th - 23rd July the mobile Alpro soya, Roadshow will be visiting the city centre. Go along to try their delish dairy free range of alternatives to milk, yogurts, desserts and custards, including the new soya and fruit drinks.
Neighbour to the Big Banana juice bar, opposite The Real Olice Co, and a whisper away from Royce Rolls, Al Medina Cafe is yet another St Nicks market vegan friendly caterer. Serving up half a dozen or more Moroccan vegan dishes that are cheap as chips, swiftly as, and with a smile.
Wheather it be casserole of lentils with tomato and coriander sauce, couscous and mixed veg salad, moorish chickpeas, or baysara for a couple of pounds, you'll be laughing. And takeaway to.
They'll also be happy to offer a catering service, with authentic Moroccan food for parties, buffets, and lunches etc.
Wahaaay at last you got over their I am glad you liked it, easy to follow really can't go wrong at all and of course Latoufan I think that is spelt correct indian rice beer is nice and very vegan.
I have got the taste buds wanting to go again now....but from Frome we need to add a Cinema trip to make it worth the run....
That should not be hard with so many good films out at the moment including a new angelina jolie film
I have read through this and think the idea as a whole is pretty good but after looking at some of terms and conditions relating to hours and pay I do think with current housing prices including those in the renting market this would be a tough wage to manage on.
Don't get me wrong I am not knocking the idea I think it's great but I know lots of people in Bristol and I have two large sections of my own family living in Bristol.
They say they do need a certain amount to get by on, which exceeds the yearly of essentials wages, and I know for a fact the members of my I am talking about are far from what I would call excessive in their living, in fact they are very resouceful and into a lot of do it yourself stuff in many ways.
Any one here work for them ? I am no doubt that it is a great place to work.
Its a Caribbean restaurant only a few minutes on the bus from the centre of town, run by a lovely lady, Beverley Forbes. Though not a veggie place, Beverley is aware and interested in cooking vegan food, having regular customers in the Rastafarian Society of Bristol.
All but two of the veggie items are vegan, she'll even cook something not on the menu (within reason) if you ask.
We had the Callaloo Fritters, Aloo (Potato) Balls, Jerk Tofu with Stir Fried Vegetables, Curried Chana (Chick Peas) and Callaloo, Rice 'n' Peas x 2, and some delightful Johnny Cakes (Fried Dumplings).
Great place, top owner and chef, brill music, your loss if your don't go here when in town.
Shakeking only opened two weeks ago in Broadmead, just along from Primark. They have loads of weird and wonderful flavours to try, mentioning the term vegan on the menu: stating that many of their shakes are vegan (however, it isn't clear at present if some of the flavours are truly vegan - but they did say they were contacting manufacturers of some of the flavourings used, to clarify).
As part of the Organic Food Festival 2005, 10 musicians and a chef from the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra will play an amazing selection of their own music exclusively from vegetable-based instruments, although where necessary, additional kitchen utensils such as knives or mixers are employed.
Whether its traditional African, classical concert, or experimental electronic music (they do a mean kraftwerk apparently), theres something for you's.