Brace yourselves, Melburnians, the Big Vegan Market has just announced its lineup for the 2019 festival and oh boy, it’s a big one.
Melbourne Vegan Eats will be bringing together over 220 vendors from the A-Z of vegan food, skincare, crafts, and fashion brands for one weekend only.
If you haven’t sorted out mum’s Mother’s Day gifts (oh no), never fear. Lucky for you the festival runs from 10am – 6pm from Saturday 11th May until Sunday 12th, so you’ve got an entire weekend to find the perfect treat for her (or for yourself, I won’t judge). Head down to the Royal Exhibition Building – it’s only a $2 ticket – and see what you can find. Or, better yet, bring mum along and let her do the shopping for you (but you’ve got to at least try to pay).
Maybe you’re after some gifts, hit up Velvety for some upcycled jewellery, vegan purses, or maybe even a nice soy candle (I wonder how ‘Sex on the Beach’ smells…).
Or, if she’s more of a skincare buff, there’s plenty of options for you. Check out the Alové stall for some cruelty-free skincare and haircare, Mademoiselle Organic to make your own lotions and potion, or Nzuri Organics for some green spa treatments.
And while you’re loaded up with all of those goodies, you best believe the festival’s got you sorted for food. There’s so many food stalls, I can’t even begin to list them. From pizza to pastries, from herbal tea to cider, from lunch to dessert, and everything in between, you’ll be well fed.
Spare yourself the FOMO, and give your Intagram the content you know it deserves, and while you’re at it, find your mum a Mother’s Day that will make you, her, and the planet happy (aw, the perfect trifecta).