Melbourne Vegan Eats Brew And Food Fest

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This time of year is ace if you’re vegan/plant based in Melbourne (even if you’re not, of course!) because of all the awesome events going on that include vegan food. I’m sitting out quite a few this year but when I heard that Melbourne Vegan Eats were holding their first Brew & Food Fest in Brunswick, there was no way I was going to miss it, not when it’s just down the road (by public transport)!

The line up included (copied from the official event page)

Tramway Hotel
Baking Bad
Young Henrys
Six Parallels South
Ray
St.Gerry’s
Hop Nation
Hawthorn Brewing Company
Cavalier Brewing
Stone & Wood Brewing
Brown Brothers Winery
Remedy Kombucha
Wide Open Road
The Cornish Arms
Tahina
Halfpint Vegan Dairy
Lord of the Fries
KAIJU Beer
Golden Axe Cider

We got there just before the opening time of 11am and started off at the Half Pint Vegan Dairy stall. My son and I decided on a sausage roll and the cheesy mac, swapping halfway through. A few people were already sitting down along a fence with their Half Pint purchases:

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I’ve been wanting to check out Baking Bad for a while now and finally got to try a little of a chocolate cupcake with a vegan honeycomb topping. Only a little, because my son was making those sounds like when you give a dog their food and they can get growly at you if you’re too close:Baking Bad stall

I was really pleased to hear that St. Gerry’s make vegan Greek donuts (loukoumathes). Loukoumathes are traditionally made with a honey coating once the donuts are removed from the cooking oil. St. Gerry’s provided three vegan alternatives: cinnamon sugar, rasbperry jam and maple with walnuts:stgerrysstall

We didn’t have a lot of time so it was pretty much eat and run unfortunately. There were so many tempting options at the food stalls (I don’t drink much but water so I can’t comment on the stalls selling drinks) and by the time we left, which wasn’t long after the event started, more people were arriving.

Even though our visit was really short (and so is this blog post as a result) because we had plans, we enjoyed our food and the selection of stalls. We considered going back later in the day and looking now at photos of what other people had, I’m kinda regretting that we didn’t return! If there’s another event, and I sure hope there is, we’ll be back 🙂

You can find Melbourne Vegan Eats on Facebook and on Instagram.

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10 thoughts on “Melbourne Vegan Eats Brew And Food Fest

    • I wish I’d gone back because there was some really amazing food (some stalls weren’t ready when I went). Black charcoal bread buns!

  1. Hey, I didn’t see you there! But based on the photo above, you must’ve walked by us checking out Half Pint Dairy on our first round. 🙂

    • ha yep! I saw you through the lens 😛 I was quite literally only there for the time it took to get some Half Pint (right at the start when there were no queues) then the St Gerry’s and cupcake. Probably under 20 minutes!

  2. I was going to go earlier but ended up only having a browse at five pm, by which point most stalls had sold out and it was just chips and booze left (for some this might be an ideal situation). Even if I didn’t get to the delicious foods, I’m glad it was so popular as to sell out well before closing time!

    • thanks! The food on the day was pretty great though according to others, I wish I could have taken photos of that too!

  3. We were going to go to this, but ended up at Ray’s for lunch so we could sit inside and have people bring us food given that it was a pretty chilly and windy day. But we stopped by on the way back to have a look. Too many people there by then to really get too close to see what was happening!

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