South Africa, Cape Town Will Hold Its First Vegan Food Festival

South Africa, Cape Town Will Hold Its First Vegan Food Festival
Cape Town

Cape Town is to hold their vegan food festival in Africa on the 2nd of March at 14 Hope Street Gardens, following the increasing demand for plant-based cuisine.

The event will run from 10am to 5pm and will showcase a selection of plant-based alternatives to meat, cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, as well as various protein products, an alcohols including wine, beer and more.

Those who attend the festival will also receive a free goody bag containing a magazine, discount vouchers and a selection of plant-based products.

The organizer and founder, Ruan Smith, said: "Come and experience a taste sensation overload by sampling some of the best local and international products."

Garth Tavares, known as Cape Town Vegan on Instagram, said: "It's a fantastic opportunity for business owners to get up to speed with what is on offer locally. Any establishment in the Western Cape that is not seriously considering offering vegan options is potentially refusing to keep up with a trend that will outlive any current business model. Ideally, it should also encourage non-vegan consumers to find plant-based alternatives rather easily in a 'one-stop-shop' event."

Tickets are available through Webtickets and are R120, with a reduced cost of R90 for early bird tickets.