On the first Saturday of the month......
The Brixton Vegan Walkabout!!
(Featuring; The Vegan Tart, Saba's Vegan option, Ms Cupcake, drinks at The Dog Star & any other delights; suggestions welcome!)
*This month, I wont be hosting; I'll be at Veg Fest with Trina's Delicacies! Your Host this Month is my lovely friend Fede!! :) He also host's the evening event, 'Vegan's Invade Intrepid Fox!' Here he is, in the middle here....with our friend Sebastian... :) You will know Fede by his fashion (scarves/badges/VX shirts, etc) and he's Italian, so just say 'ciao' or something and he should respond!! :) *
So, the Walkabout is in the safe hand's of Fede! Come rain, shine, (or snow!) come to Brixton & explore!
We meet at;
Brixton Tube Station at 12:30pm
Buses that stop near by>>
45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333
General times of the day....!!
12.30pm-12.45pm; Gathering outside Brixton Tube Station
12.45pm-2pm; at Brixton Station Road for Vegan Tart, Saba's, Taza Falafal, etc!
About 2pm-3pm; wondering along to Ms Cupcake, via any place people fancy enroute, e.g a coffee place
3pm ish onwards; if it's raining/cold, off to The Dog Star....sun shining? Brockwell Park till late, & choice of pubs later, i.e back to Coldharbor Lane for Dog Star OR up to Tulse Hill for the lovely Railway Tavern!
2 Meet Ups in one day? Why not?
7-late, Vegan's Invade Intrepid Fox, (details here) >> https://www.facebook.com/events/1397644197123726/?ref=22#!/events/[masked]/
We will meet people under Freddy Mercury's Statue at The Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road at 7; local Vegan friendly places are Govinda's (near Soho square) Maoz (Old Compton Street) and Planet Organic (Torrington Place, off Tottenham Court Road) ....then it's off we go to Intrepid Fox for 9-late!
All you heavy metal/rock Vegans, join us!! You know you want to!! Vegans Rock!! :)
<< Details >>
The Vegan Tart *BRIXTON BAKE OFF-BEST In Show & BEST Savoury 2013!!*
From Chocolate Tarts, to Lime & Thyme, from Homity Pies to Cookies or Scones, enjoy something yummy indeed inspired by the 1950's, with a dash of Twin Peaks indeed!
http://www.thevegantart.co.uk >> http://www.facebook/thevegantart
Dumisani & Andy, the 'tarts' :)
Saba's Ethiopian Stall
Enjoy the great vegan option*, of injera (pancake made with self raising flower) or rice, with lentils, mixed veg & salad!
((*non-vegan option cooked totally separately))
A fine example of what to expect....... :)
(Photo I took of my plate in October 2012)
With plenty of naughty cupcakes to choose from, (including lots of chocolate ganaches, with mint, coffee, hazelnut, strawberry & other flavours indeed), plus a fridge full of Vegan Ice Cream, Rice Puddings, plus savoury pastries & new Vegan sandwiches, there's lots to tempt you at Ms Cupcakes Brixton base!
Ms Cupcake (AKA 'Melissa') with a very naughty tray of her creations!
Other Brixton Vegan delights....* checked/recommended-there may well be more to discover...but this is a pretty extensive list! :) *
>See Trina's Delicacies, (Vegetarian & Vegan), for her Vegan brownies & cupcakes; she often has free samples to try too...well worth a try :) . I've had 2 cupcakes; nice delicate, fluffy, yum! ((Located near Saba's/Vegan Tart))
>Check out Taza falafal *to the right, by the Recreation Centre Staircase*; yummy, fresh, well worth getting the large one! >Grande Double ((Under the Bridge, diagonally opposite The Dog Star, where Atlantic Road meets Coldharbor Lane)) ; little Jamaican place that does smoothies & 'Doubles', a nice bit of bread, bit like naan bread, with chickpeas in a herby mix and optional hot sauce! Very nice! Just £2, or £4.50 with a smoothie! :)
>The Oracle's Organic Juice Bar; lovely salads & fresh juices in Brixton Village, 6th Avenue; see Sean's article here..... :)
You can crush us | fatgayvegan
>Franca Manca; ((4, Market Row, covered market)) I've heard people rate the vegan option here- I've heard there's one vegan pizza option, then you can add toppings; little bit pricey *about £1.50 per extra topping* but a friend said she just had the plain Margareita *minus cheese indeed* with just Artichokes added, that works out a good deal & sounds nice indeed!
Franco Manca - Brixton
>L'Express; (Market Row; a short walk from Ms Cupcake!) the 'greasy spoon' Express Cafe, that is 'taken over' on certain evenings, becoming a French Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant.... nice people, yummy vegan options, well worth a look!
L'Express Cafe - London, United Kingdom - Vegetarian & Vegan ...
And Local shopping;
Holland & Barratt (Brixton Road)
Brixton Wholefoods (Atlantic Road)
Seating options >>
there is some seating that may be available in the market, there is also a seating area upstairs outside the Recreation Centre, to the left; at Ms Cupcake, there is some out door seating available; also option of drinks, at the next door cafe!
After enjoying some Vegan delights, then.....
The Dog Star!
....it's off to pub around 2.30 or 3ish (it may be earlier if the weather is a bit much! Haha!!) for drinks & good conversation!! :)
OR *weather permitting!*
At 3ish, if you fancy a trip to Brockwell Park, I'll head off with a little group for a couple of hours *say till about 5ish; could vary!* & meet whoever's still in the pub later on! I rather like the Walled Garden :)
(Brockwell Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia>> At the end of Coldharbor Lane, with the main part of Brixton Road to your right, turn left passing by the Ritzy Cinema, & go up the main road, which is where Brixton Road becomes Effra Road; there are buses but it's not a long walk, roughly 10/15 minutes. Keep your eyes peeled at the road names to your left; when you see a street called Brixton Water Lane, turn left & after a short walk, the park entrance is on your right)
Intrepid Fox; Post Walkabout metal/rock back North of the River!
We'll meet people at 7pm under the Freddy Mercury Statue, Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road & wonder off to Govinda's & Maoz, if anyone's hungry indeed, then head to Intrepid Fox for 9-late!
Here's the page >> http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/events/135211492/ :)
So, latecomers, get yourselves down Brixton Station Road; if you don't see a group of vegans queuing by Saba or loitering at The Vegan Tart stand---
1) Look around the market for a seated area or generally explore the area! You are very likely to bump into someone you know!
2) Pop up those stairs to the Recreation Centre & look to your left
3) Pop by Ms Cupcake...
4) Gone 3pm? Just get down to The Dog Star!! OR head up to Brockwell Park! :)
5) Later? If you can't make Brixton & like Metal/Rock, meet us at 7pm at Tottenham Court Road, Under Freddy.... :) Vegans Invade Intrepid Fox!! :)
So, after the success of past trips, I look forward to more trips!!
All the best, Bye for now, Jess :)