*Camden* Vegan Walkabout

This Saturday, there's a new vegan cake shop opening in Camden... 

But even I can't eat cake for 9 hours (though they'll be doing burgers and bagels too). So it also seems like a good opportunity to sample some of Camden's other vegan-friendly eateries - and to visit vegan shops such as the Third Estate and Vx too. (Even though Vx is actually over the border in... Islington!)

You're welcome to come and go as you wish. And if you're not up for walking, you're welcome to stay longer at the previous venue, move onto the next one, explore the world-famous markets, pop into Whole Foods, etc. But I'm suggesting something like the following...

11:00 Breakfast at inSpiral (if you're up in time!)
12:00 Walk to Third Estate and Bumblebee
12:30 Third Estate and Bumblebee 
13:30 Walk to Cookies and Scream (via Earth)
14:00 Cookies and Scream
15:00 Walk to Vx
15:30 Vx
16:15 Walk to Cakes 'n' Treats
17:00 Cakes 'n' Treats (opening day!)
19:30 Dinner...
21:30 After-dinner drinks...

I doubt we'll manage to stick to this accurately. (If at all!) And I'm still open to suggestions. But I wanted to put some kind of "schedule" together to make it easier for people to know where/when to come, if they're only joining us for part of the day. (inSpiral, Cookies and Scream, and Cakes 'n' Treats are probably the best places to join us.)

I haven't suggested anywhere specific for dinner or after-dinner drinks. I guess we'll see how many of us there are and where people want to go (not to mention where we can get in!) But possibilities include Cakes 'n' Treats, Dou Dou, Loving HutinSpiral, Our Black Heart, Brewdog...

Similarly, I won't be making bookings at any of the daytime venues. So we can't guarantee there'll be space for us! But there are nearby parks if the weather's nice. And it looks like it's going to be 14°C to 19°C and dry. :-)

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/nZUHd

Travel disruptions: http://bit.ly/dw8ITf (no Northern Line!)

With thanks to inspiration from Jess (who runs the monthly Brixton walkabout), Lewis (who did a Camden walkabout last year) and Helen (who did a Camden walkabout earlier this year).

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  • Robb

    Finishing off the night at inSpiral, having come full circle. :-)

    August 31, 2013

  • Robb

    My phone battery is dying (but I can still get emails on my iPad).

    August 31, 2013

    • Maria E.

      Hi Nancy I went to Kings Cross then went back to Camden; when I got to Pratt street you were already left. At Cakes 'n Treats they couldn't tell me to where you had gone. So I was a bit confused. Never mind next time I will try to stick to the group so won't get lost... :-) but it was fun anyway! X

      August 31, 2013

    • Robb

      We only got to Cakes'n'Treats­ about 10 minutes ago...

      August 31, 2013

  • Robb

    We're behind schedule. Not surprisingly. Half an hour to an hour...

    August 31, 2013

    • Maria E.

      Girls on Cookies and Screams just said you were heading to Secret Society of Vegans in Kings Cross. Is that right?

      August 31, 2013

    • Robb

      Yes, we've just got to Vx.

      August 31, 2013

  • Nancy

    I can't find the cakes n trears address. Help me please

    August 31, 2013

    • Maria E.

      You mean Platt street don't you?

      August 31, 2013

    • Nancy

      No. It is pratt street.

      August 31, 2013

  • Lewis

    On route to C&S

    August 31, 2013

    • Maria E.

      C&S? Sorry which venue are you talking about guys? Thanks Maria

      August 31, 2013

    • Maria E.

      Hya I got it Cookies and Scream! Cheers

      August 31, 2013

  • Sally K.

    Hi all, Kari and I will see you at Cakes and Treats :-) xx

    August 31, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Whose bloody fone to ring? Rob your fone doesn't work?

    August 31, 2013

  • Nancy

    In a couple of hours I'll be there

    August 31, 2013

  • Naomi F.

    Sorry stayed with a friend last night, just going home and won't be able to make it.

    August 31, 2013

  • Sasa (.

    Have some work to do, will try to join you later

    August 31, 2013

  • Julia

    Enjoy ! I dropped out as realised I was more unlikely to be there than to be there but you never know :)

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I probably won't be able to join you for the early part of the day as I have a higher calling, to join the 'No attack on Syria' demo. Hopefully I can join you later on.

    August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I get up early enough I might make it for 'breakfast'. Maybe for a juice or a smoothie at inSpiral!

      August 30, 2013

  • Robb

    If you're thinking of coming to Asparagasm (http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/events/136898982/), Saturday is the last day to save £10. But bring cash to the walkabout, and you can save the PayPal fees too. :-)

    August 30, 2013

  • kamara

    good weather good walk, what more could we ask for

    August 30, 2013

  • Fay

    Great idea. Looking forward to dropping in at some point - possibly dinner with a friend so maybe post when you know where you'll be? Cheers.

    August 29, 2013

    • Robb

      I plan to email everyone my number beforehand so they can call to check where we are.

      August 29, 2013

  • Chan

    So gutted i cant make this :(

    August 29, 2013

  • Robb

    I have just been advised that Vx will be doing crepes!

    August 28, 2013

    • Andy N.

      Holy crepe batman!

      August 28, 2013

  • Ranjan J.

    Sounds interesting, however, I am at Beata's for the Vegan pot luck. See you next time...

    August 27, 2013

  • Kiki

    Would have loved to join!! Can't, will be working all day..

    August 27, 2013

  • Robb

    Rough plan of action now added above...

    2 · August 26, 2013

  • Laura

    I love Cookies and Scream!!!

    August 19, 2013

    • Mia

      Me toooooooo! xx

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • Lewis

      Me three

      August 26, 2013

  • Ian M.

    I'd quite like to make the stroll to the Third Estate, if there's a critical mass for that.

    2 · August 23, 2013

  • Brian

    Attendees should please note that the Northern Line is partially closed on 31st August and a bus replacement service is running, so allow extra time to get to Camden Town

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Laura.

    Count me in, important to support new vegan businesses.
    Plus you mentioned magic words....vegan cake.
    :-)
    And up for the canal walk if weather permitting.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Robb

    I've added a few possible walks to the map. The one from inSpiral to Vx is nice, as it's almost all along the canal. But the others are just boring roads! So there's always the option of a bus if you want to check out Bumblebee, Earth or The Third Estate, but don't fancy the exercise. ;-)

    August 19, 2013

  • Amelia P.

    I love the idea just think 11 it's too early for me I'll to meet you guys latter

    August 19, 2013

  • Julia

    This sounds interesting I may well go..thanks

    August 19, 2013

  • Katherine

    might have to bail if I have to trek north that weekend but will be there if I'm in London. Love Camden - makes me feel young cos I used to live up there (figuratively) at weekends when I first came to London in '82

    August 18, 2013

  • chetna

    Great idea Robb, vegan cake shop sounds yummy and canal walk! :)

    August 18, 2013

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