Arts cen­tre plays host to first ve­gan food event

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS - TOM HOUGHTON tom.houghton@waleson­

A VE­GAN event be­lieved to be the first of its type in the South Wales Val­leys is com­ing to Pon­typridd next month.

No An­i­mals Were Harmed will hit the Muni Arts Cen­tre on March 3, and will bring with it scores of stalls from around the re­gion serv­ing ve­gan food from stonebaked piz­zas to cup­cakes.

Paul Stone, co-or­gan­iser of the event, ex­plained: “This is a one-off chance to sam­ple some of the best ve­gan food from Pon­typridd and be­yond.

“En­try is free. Ve­g­ans, vege­tar­i­ans, the lac­tose in­tol­er­ant and any­one else who is just cu­ri­ous – in­clud­ing meat eaters – are wel­come.”

It comes af­ter it was pre­dicted by take­away gi­ant Just Eat that go­ing ve­gan would be the big­gest food trend of 2018.

The year 2017 saw a 987% in­crease in de­mand for veg­e­tar­ian op­tions ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by the ser­vice.

Mr Stone added: “For any­one in­ter­ested in com­pas­sion for an­i­mals, jus­tice for peo­ple, pro­tect­ing the planet, the global wa­ter cri­sis or their own health, veganism is the log­i­cal di­etary choice.”

The event is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the group Eat Out Ve­gan Wales, whose web­site has been de­scribed as the “de- fini­tive ve- gan guide to Wales” since 2006.

The full list of stalls at­tend­ing in­clude:

Those Ve­gan Pizza Guys: fresh hand­stretched stone baked piz­zas

Mr Nice Pie: pas­try and pie

Soul Spice: Pon­typridd mar­ket-based busi­ness of­fer­ing fresh ve­gan foods

Dark Mat­ters: high co­coa con­tent brownie mak­ers

The Welsh­man’s Lunch: ve­gan cup­cakes

Good Carma: Plant­based cheese al­ter­na­tives

Ve­gan An­gela Rose Cakes: From cel­e­bra­tion cakes, choco­late bars, healthy raw cakes and cheese­cakes to savouries in­clud­ing sausage rolls and pasties

Or­ganic Whole­foods and Homebrew: Or­ganic, lo­cal and eth­i­callysourced prod­ucts Wales and the world

The event will take place on March 3 be­tween 11am and 4pm at the Muni on Gel­li­wastad Road. En­try is free.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the event, call Paul Stone 07480 418402. from

Pizza from Those Ve­gan Pizza Guys and, inset, cup­cakes from The Welsh­man’s Lunch

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