Vegan Nantwich Food Festival Guide 2023
Nantwich Food Festival has always been my favourite of all the events that happen in Nantwich, even before I had my own stall there! It’s foodie heaven for a weekend and if you’re vegan you don’t need to miss out. Here is my Vegan Nantwich Food Festival guide. I’ll be updating this guide with more vegan options in the run up to the festival.
This guide has been compiled with information I have been given from each business. Please double check when ordering that they are suitable for vegans!
OK so I am starting with my own business but for good reason. I believe that Sweet Pea’s is the only fully vegan food business at the food festival this year! I’ll be there with all the usual treats and some special extras too. I’m planning some new cookie flavours and I’ll have a limited number of cookie dough jars which have been a firm favourite in the past! Of course I will also have gluten free cupcakes as usual.
Based close to Nantwich, Marshmallow & S’more makes wonderful marshmallow, Scottish tablet and fudge with plenty of vegan options! This year at the food festival they will have at least two types of vegan fudge (vanilla and chocolate), vegan traditional tablet and a couple of vegan marshmallow options.
Baked by Gill is a cake business based in Nantwich and you’ve probably seen her at local markets and past Nantwich Food Festivals. This year Gill will have a couple of vegan options including peanut butter cups and a loaf cake (flavour yet to be decided).
The Fabulous Food Guys are based near Wrexham and make their churros from scratch. The churros themselves are vegan and vegan toppings that will be available at the food festival are maple flavoured sauce, strawberry flavoured sauce, chocolate flavoured sauce, lemon juice or just plain sugar.
Mac Daddies will be offering their vegan Garden Mac at this years food festival. This is a homemade basil pesto pasta infused with a roasted confit garlic and rosemary oil, sun dried tomatoes, pickled red onions and finished with a balsamic glaze!
I can highly recommend the vegan paella from Bella Paella because I’ve had it at the past two food fests! It has lots of veg in it and that unmistakable paella taste. I’ve really missed a good paella since going vegan so you can bet I’ll be back for more this year.
I got in touch with Tandoori Naan Hut to see if they would have a vegan option at this years Food Festival and they did not disappoint! They will have a vegan loaded tandoori naan with Aloo Chana Chaat and also Masala Fries. Yum!
Brockleby’s of Melton Mowbray only have one vegan option but it is also gluten free so I’ve included it because I know how hard it can be to find vegan and gluten free foods. Their vegan option is the ‘Vulcan Munch Pie’ which contains curried sweet potato and chickpeas with ras-el-hanout.
MKS Food distribution will have some vegan options at their stall. All of their olives, anti-pasti and stuffed vine leaves are vegan as are all of the flavours of Turkish Delight. Some of the nuts will also be suitable for vegans.
98% of Daddy Cool’s products are suitable for vegans with the other 2% containing honey. The chillis for their sauces are grown in their own polytunnels in the High Peaks and are made in small batches with fresh ingredients. They have chilli sauces ranging from Mild to Superhot so there’s something for everyone!
My stall was next to Kin last year at the food festival and I could smell the toffee vodka all weekend. They also have toffee apple vodka and a new flavour – toffee lemon vodka! They have confirmed that all of their products are suitable for vegans.
Cheshire Botanicals is a family run business based in Nantwich. Their range of Nantwich gin includes Sweet Briar Gin and Matrons Strength Gin which was developed in 2021 to honour healthcare professionals. Nantwich Gin is ‘a love letter to the town, its culture and personalities past and present’. All of their products are suitable for vegans, even down to the glue that sticks the label to the bottle. I’m sure it will be very popular at Nantwich Food Festival!
The Granary Arts Cafe is an arts centre and vegan coffee shop in Nantwich. They host a variety of events and classes including craft club, adult ballet and live music alongside the cafe which serves vegan cakes (made by me!), light bites and coffees.
This year the Food Festival is hosting cookalongs at the White Lion Weston marquee on Love Lane car park and the first one will be by Derice Richards, co-founder of The Granary Arts Cafe. He will be showing you how to make jackfruit Caribbean curry and roti which takes inspiration from his Jamaican heritage and the popular dish curry goat. The Granary Arts Cafe will also be adding this dish to their Autumn/Winter menu! The event takes place on Friday 1st September from 12 -12.45 and costs £10 per person. You can buy tickets here (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
St Martha Restaurant is an independent Greek taverna in Nantwich who always have amazingly tasty vegan options on their menu. This year at Nantwich Food Festival’s cookalong marquee, head chef at St Martha, Spyros Vrakas, will be making a twist on the a classic Greek dish – Pan Roasted Aubergine with bulgur and tomato compote. Spyros has worked in some of the best Greek restaurants around the world and so it’s exciting that he is bringing all that knowledge and experience to the Cookalong marquee!
This Cookalong is on Sunday 3rd September from 14.00 – 14.45 in the White Lion Weston Cookalong marquee on Love lane. It’s £10 per person and you can buy tickets here. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.