Vool has a whole load of outings in May 2019 to allow you maximum browsing opportunities. Plus the events we take part in are usually filled with other fun things to do! And remember if you can’t make it any of the events we are at then you can order your vegan goodies online.
We kick off the month at Sudbury Vegan Fair on Saturday 4 May. This was a terrific fair last year with lots of interesting stalls. We see no reason why this year shouldn’t be even better!
Three is apparently the magic number. Amazingly you’ll find Vool popping up in Colchester exactly that number of times in May. As usual, the Shop-in-a-Suitcase will appear at Colchester Vegan Drinks. Additionally, we’re also on the High Street on 11 May and on Trinity Street on 19 May.
Then it’s on to places beginning with C! Waffle On in Clacton are hosting us on 18 May and we’re back at the Feel Good Fair in Coggeshall too!
To find out more about any event in May 2019 visit our ‘Where to find Vool‘ page or keep an eye on our social media accounts.
CAMRA run a beer festival in Colchester a couple of times a year which usually includes a few vegan beers.
However at the recent 2019 Colchester Winter Beer Festival there were some definite upgrades!
- There were 14 vegan beers from All Day Brewing, Ampersand, Calverley’s, Crafty Beers, Dominion, Leigh on Sea, and Other Monkey. That’s 7 breweries with at least one vegan beer on offer.
- Vegan beers were really well labelled. As in previous years, the festival programme indicated which beers were vegan. This was done by having a (v) next to the name of the beer. So you read the programme and then played ‘spot the beer’. There was always the possibility that is wasn’t available at this session. However, this time round green labels on the barrel clearly indicated that a beer was vegan. These stood out across the crowded hall and were most welcome.
- Not only was there hearty jackfruit stew with pakoras on offer at the session I attended but there was also vegan dessert on the form of pecan pie and brownies.
If you attended then don’t forget to take 2 minutes to fill in the feedback form to let CAMRA know that the vegan ‘upgrades’ were well received. If you didn’t make it to this one then you’re in luck as the next Festival is at the end of May.
At Vool HQ we were very pleased to hear that Good Souls Bakery is now offering you a Food to Go service.
We shared space with Emma and the Good Souls crew at Cafe No. 9 in Colchester for most of 2018. Customers dropping by to stock up on vegan squirty cream or grab a post gym Vego bar often caught us with out mouths full! Deciding which delicious dishes we’d enjoy for lunch was one of the pleasures of sharing the space.
Personal favourites included black bean soup, savoury scones and farinata. Hence it’s great to see that these feature on the Food to Go menu. There are also with a selection of delicious cakes and bakes. The menu available on the Good Souls Bakery website describes each item and indicates if it is gluten free. Prices are as always very reasonable. So vegan pistachio and raspberry brownies costing just £12 for 15 serving. A loaf of homemade bread is priced at around £2. Happily my favourites are all there so I’ll be clearing some space on my freezer so I can enjoy at my leisure.
And by my leisure I obviously mean all those meals that I can’t find the inspiration or energy to cook!
Visit the Good Souls website and have a look for yourself at the delights on offer, then place your order.