COME SEE The Newcastle Vegan Market, Newcastle & Hunter NSW. Australia.

COME SEE THE VEGAN MARKET, NEWCASTLE.

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VIBE
Lively
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring – Autumn | The earlier the better
TIME SUGGESTED
1 hour +


THE EXPERIENCE

This market has an incredible lane way of tasty foods, conscious fashion and home wares, local artists, political stalls plus a DJ sending feel good vibes in every direction.

The Newcastle Vegan Market (NVM) market is currently being held once every second month in an event space known as The Station during its activation phase. Long story short, the station is the old Newcastle train station terminal that has been restored and revitalized as a community hub til early 2020 when they hope to continue landscaping the area to meet with the old Newcastle bus depot. So get in while it’s still got a home, homie!

We entered the marketplace via one of the small boutique stores along Scott Street. It was a little book store enclosed within the newly refurbished heritage building. Stepping back outside into the heat we went straight for the food. We tried a butter ‘jackfruit’ pastry. Yummy indeed. Then a vegan souvlaki, yum but not as yum as our fave from Staazi & Co.

Once our cravings were satisfied we agreed on a brisk browse. One of the stalls that caught our eye was that of a young freehand pen artist with incredibly detailed illustrations. Her designs were well themed, beautifully thought out and completely original. We spotted some astrological prints and purchased the Leo and Sagittarius ones. Zade wants to hang them in the van and I think they’ll create a nice homely touch.

The Newcastle Vegan market is a great opportunity for anyone experimenting with meat free alternatives as well as any foodie in general. Veganism is growing rapidly in popularity and it’s nice to see more specialised events and support for the niche lifestyle to bring to light their positive ethics rather than the usual focus of their rejection for socially constructed diet ‘norms’ and I think is a much better approach to introducing alternative diets rather than those blindfolded guys with the TVs that aim to shock… So well done Vegan NSW. Well, played.



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