Sydney Vegan Market

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This monthly market of all things vegan is back, bigger and greener

Back on at the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park from Sunday, February 21, Sydney's flagship vegan shopping event is once again making the most of a little extra space to ensure punters have a safe and enjoyable day of physically distanced retail and cruelty-free activities. 

Traditionally held on the third Sunday of every month over the past two years, Sydney Vegan Market brings together more than 100 stalls selling 100 per cent plant-based food and drink, homewares, fashion, art and cosmetics from some of the biggest names in cruelty-free shopping.

A day at Sydney Vegan Market is about more than shopping and eating. Start the morning mindfully and set your intention with a free yoga session, and catch sets from local music talents on the mainstage as you peruse the stalls with a coffee or chai in hand and engage with education and activism. On the foodie front, some of the Market’s most popular stallholders are back to slinging vegan delights – we’re talking cheese, banh mi, souvlaki, cookies, chocolates, cake, mac n cheese, burgers, dumplings, and pasta. 

If you want to fill your boot with ethical goodies, you’ll be pleased to know there’s 2000 car parking spots and heaps of green space to spread out on a picnic blanket to assess your purchases. Of course, one of the biggest draws for the return of the in-person markets is the dogs of Sydney Vegan Markets. The pup game is so strong that it has warranted its own Instagram account

On full display will be the Market’s commitment to protecting the Earth and its commitment to being a single-use plastics free event. Don’t forget to BYO your (clean) containers and cups (they’ve worked out a way to use them safely). Vendors will supply food and drink using bio-plastic and cardboard packaging, which can all go straight into on-site composting bins. After the market, the waste will be taken to a commercial composting facility to be turned into soil. 

During hiatus, the Vegan NSW team, which runs Sydney Vegan Markets and its Newcastle counterpart, was not merely hibernating. They set up the virtual Vegan NSW Marketplace, and launched VTV, delivering educational, supportive and interactive webinars covering topics like anti-oppression, art therapy and how to become vegan. Follow Sydney Vegan Market on Instagram and Facebook to keep in the loop. 

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