London Vegan Potluck

London Vegan Potluck is back for another monthly night. The potluck takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and has been running for almost 2 years. The potluck is in our snappy location in Central London just off High Holborn.

How does it work? What is a potluck? A potluck is an event where like-minded people get together to share homemade food, swap recipes, make friends and talk about topics that interest them.

What is a vegan potluck? It is the same as a potluck but with vegan food! There is no dairy, meat, honey or eggs. The food can be sweet or savoury and our event requires potluckers to provide an ingredients list with their dish as well as utensils to serve it and a plate or bowl to present it on.

Come along for a fabulous night of meeting without meat. If you have friends you would like to invite who are not on Meetup, RSVP are also accepted via the Facebook event page and the Fat Gay Vegan website.

PLEASE NOTE: We are now asking for a £1 donation from each attendee. There are costs and time associated with running the potluck, including occasional security hire costs. In the past this has been somewhat covered by raffles. The majority of costs have come from the organiser's pockets. Your donation will help potluck remain at this wonderful location.

 

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  • Catherine

    Had a great time at the Vegan Potluck. It was my first time and I tried some amazing food!! I loved the shiitake mushroom noodles and the chocolate cake. I just wrote out my recipe for the Vegan Pasties in case anyone wants to try them. I got the recipe from a vegan stall at the Brighton Veg Fest last month :)

    April 7, 2013

    • Christine

      I just added my shiitake mushroom noodle dish recipe (+ blurb on its supposed incredible medicinal properties ..) on the potluck recipes link, since you liked the dish...:)

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • Christine

    Thank you Catherine for your fab Cornish pasties' recipe!
    Thank you Camille for sharing the recipe for your lemon cherry delights!
    Thank you Robb for your raw veg cake recipe, fantastically healthy and yum!
    Could the culprit for the outrageously delicious & decadent choc & coffee gooey cake topped with almonds report back to us please? I still dream of it at night....

    April 7, 2013

    • Shaun

      Here it is in the 'Pot-luck recipes': http://www.londonvega...­

      April 8, 2013

    • Christine

      Hi Shaun, thank you for coming back to me re my mystery cake quest. I am after the recipe of the coffee cake topped with almonds which was labelled as 'gooey'. Your cake was fab too and thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. Definitely going to try it too! Now the question is: does anyone know who made the gooey coffee cake? maybe the person is not on this Meet up and he/she was a guest of someone on our meet up. The mystery goes on ....

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • Veronica

    Thank you everyone, it was very nice! I especially loved 'vegan buttah', chocolate cake and vegetable pasties. Well done!

    Unfortunately I couldn't find out who made the pasties. Can I please have a recipe? :)

    April 4, 2013

    • Raf

      The pasties were made by Catherine, they were delicious!

      April 4, 2013

    • Catherine

      Thanks Veronica and Raf! I'm really glad you liked the pasties. It was the first time I'd tried that recipe, so I'm pleased they turned out well! I just wrote out the recipe on the Vegan Recipe page: http://www.londonvega...­

      April 7, 2013

  • Naomi O.

    My first vegan Potluck after being told by many people that it is a great event. Wow I was not more than impressed. To all those people who keep asking me: What do you eat? The potluck would more than answer that question. Well done to the organisers and thanks a lot to everyone for sharing your creative, colourful and super yummy food. I really enjoyed the food and the social. xx

    April 7, 2013

  • Christine

    please please could the following RECIPES be given here for :

    the quinoa sushi
    the goey chocolate coffee cake topped with almonds
    the raw lemon cherry bites
    the raw layered veg cake
    the egg mayo potato salad

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Robb

      I made the raw layer cake. Glad you like it. No real recipe, I just improvised! But I'll add more details here... http://www.londonvega...­

      April 5, 2013

    • Christine

      Thanks Robb for coming back to me and for broadcasting the link http://www.londonvega...­ to add recipes for all to share and enjoy. Your raw veg cake was super by the way.. I hope all the other amazing cooks who made the quinoa sushi,
      the goey chocolate coffee cake topped with almonds,
      the raw lemon cherry bites,
      the egg mayo potato salad, won't forget to also add their recipes there. Thank you. best wishes to all!

      April 6, 2013

  • Robb

    A while back, I started a discussion topic for potluck recipes. Feel free to add your own so they're all in one place...
    http://www.londonveganmeetup.co...­

    April 5, 2013

  • Vanessa A.

    For anyone interested in the recipe of my chocolate brownie and "cheesy" mini quiche, here goes the links
    http://essentialvegan.co.uk/cho...­
    http://essentialvegan.co.uk/che...­

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    great :)

    April 4, 2013

  • Raf

    Thank you everyone!! It was my first vegan potluck, I really enjoyed it, very nice food!! Loved the vegetable pasties and the chocolate cornflakes cupcakes! Well done Catherine, well done Jules.

    April 4, 2013

  • Raphael C.

    A good evening as always - great food and company! For anyone interested in the recipe for the palm oil-free margarine, here's the link - http://vegan.com/recipes/bryann...­ Until next time :)

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • Renata

    I left my Butternut Squash Curry recipe on the table yesterday but I'll post here anyway just in case: http://www.tobevegan.com/vegan-...­
    I am doing the peppermint truffles from Liane's recipe.... so far so good. :)

    April 4, 2013

    • Liv de V.

      Oh thanks I was going to ask the recipe, it was so good!!

      April 4, 2013

  • Vanessa A.

    It was our first potluck and we had an amazing time. thanks everyone for the delicious food! :)

    April 4, 2013

  • Julie

    Another great night! Thanks everyone! : )

    April 4, 2013

  • Shaun

    For those who enjoyed my 'cherry topped' chocolate cake - Here's the recipe: http://www.instructables.com/id...­

    For the 'vegetable oil' called for in the recipe - I used coconut oil.
    The cherry and chopped almond toppings was me, but you're more than welcome to play around with your own ideas of course :-)

    2 · April 4, 2013

    • Julie

      Thank you! Fabulous! : )

      April 4, 2013

  • David A.

    Those mini burgers by MJ were so cute and tasty and I loved Julie's raw carrot cake...I was so impressed with last night's selection of food overall a very high standard indeed and great company also!

    3 · April 4, 2013

    • MJ

      Awww thank you my friend. I absolutely loved your pear cake too!

      2 · April 4, 2013

    • Julie

      Loved your cake, David! Awesome! : )

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Rainbow M.

    I'm just too pregnant now to be able to cope with the crowds and with preparing food and carrying it across town on the tube. :( Too bad, especially as I know what MJ is bringing and it's my favourite dish! *guaranteed nom* I'll probably be missing the next couple as well, but hopefully will make it back with baby in tow by the summer! :)

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • MJ

      Awww, thanks very much Rainbow. We missed you yesterday x

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • MJ

    Whoever made the butternut squash / sweet potato concoction - thank you! It was delicious.
    I had, as ever, a fab night with you all. I was also glad that all my tiny tofu burgers disappeared too (",)

    2 · April 4, 2013

  • badger

    wonderful as always. the non egg, egg mayo was wicked, well made annie.

    April 4, 2013

  • Renata

    It was a really pleasant evening. It was our first time and we were a little bit shy, but the food was great. The desserts were Fantastic specially Pear Cake (I want the recipe). I would like to leave a suggestion, instead of writing only the ingredients, people should write the entire recipe. Loads of Fantastic food but no recipes.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Katriona M.

    Wow what an evening, it went so quick, I enjoyed it. It was my first Vegan Pot Luck.
    I would have loved even more sweet stuff. I loved the Pear Cake.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a fabulous night with lots of tasty food. I didn't get to try as much as I would have liked due to organising duties, but I adored those peppermint truffles. Much love to the person who made those.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Christine

    lovely food, lovely people, lovely atmosphere: what more could one want?
    Thank you to everyone and to our dedicated organiser!

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Shelley

    I'm starting to think I'm jinxed. I'm stuck at work still. Sorry, my contribution will just head home with me again. Sorry guys!

    April 3, 2013

  • Matteo C.

    Unfortunately I can't make it. Stuck at work!

    April 3, 2013

  • Ayesha

    sadly my guest can't make it but i'm still coming

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Chris D

    Not feeling very well so will have to miss the Potluck:(

    April 3, 2013

  • Chris D

    Not feeling very well so will have to miss the Potluck:(

    April 3, 2013

  • Maria B.

    and bringing some tasty tasty food :)

    April 3, 2013

  • Robb

    Good thinking, FGV. The current post potluck pub is The Cittie Of Yorke. I'll be leading the way at 8, but it's on High Holborn just before Chancery Lane tube station.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Almost 90 people have RSVPd for tonight. Please remember a few things: you need to bring a dish/plate to serve your offering on, you need utensils to cut/serve your offering and you need cups if part of your offering is liquid.

    You can only take one plate and one fork to eat with as we have just enough to cover attendees. Don't be late! The event starts at 6pm and we need to be walking out the door at 8pm.

    *Robb* Do we need a reminder of the pub the drinkers go to after the potluck?

    We have a brief announcement slot at the beginning of the potluck for people wishing to spread news of events, dates, campaigns or other vegan-related info.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please remember: 1 pound donation is asked for each person attending. Can't wait to see everyone and their food again. I might be doing something with a Mexican twist!

    March 27, 2013

    • Katriona M.

      What's the £1 for?

      April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The pound is to cover associated costs. Over the time the potluck has been running, these include replacement forks, occasional security for the building, paper napkins and more. If you look at last month's listing on Meetup, you will see a more in depth discussion about the new suggested donation.

      April 3, 2013

  • Ayesha

    can we bring a bottle of wine?

    March 29, 2013

    • Ian M.

      Not sure how it's "an issue" more than anything else at the potluck.

      Wine needs to be vegan (even though lots of vegans aren't that bothered about alcohol, it's the common denominator).

      If someone hands you a random bottle of wine it's hard to tell if it's vegan, true; but if you set out to buy vegan wine, many supermarkets (Co-Op, Marks & Sparks, Sainsburys) have wine labelled vegan. So I think it *is* easy for people bringing it to be sure.

      I'll bring some unfinished bottles from a vegan dinner party. I'm sure people will be happy to finish them off :).

      2 · April 2, 2013

    • Ayesha

      meant to say I will bring food & wine in case any thought I meant just wine :) nice to have both

      3 · April 2, 2013

  • Renata

    I am bringing my husband. He is vegan as well and we are cooking together.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Kiki

    :( I heard so many good things about this event and really would like to go but will have to work that night..

    April 1, 2013

  • Ayesha

    this'll be my first, can't wait, can't wait!

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Jessica Stella F.

    I've just realized, I thought I'd RSVP'd, but I hadn't? Remedying that.....now! See you soon! :) x

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was thinking of cancelling if you didn't show up, Jess. ;)

      March 28, 2013

    • Jessica Stella F.

      :) Me not show up? Haha :) I only missed May's last year as I was in Cornwall! Ohh, this Potluck will mark a year since I went to my first potluck!! I'm going to rustle up something, don't know what exactly yet, but something celebratory/Eastery/Spri­ng like.... :P I think I'll only miss POtluck/Drinks if I move to Cornwall or, like I fancy for a while, living in Edinburgh, but I don't have the means yet for those adventures, so I'm here for the forseeable!! :) See you soon! :) x

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is some good news. Wild Trail have asked to come along and let us try some of their tasty bars. They said they will have some cut up for tasting and maybe some for us to take home. I reviewed them after trying them at Vegfest Brighton and they got in touch today to ask if they could come to potluck!

    Here is my review: http://fatgayvegan.com/2013/03/...­

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Chris D

    It will be my first time and I'm looking forward to it!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • J. A.

    I'll be in San Francisco!

    February 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hurry back!

      March 27, 2013

  • Sara

    Would love to bring my vegan hubby too! x

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Amelia P.

    Finally making it wow!!!!

    1 · March 13, 2013

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