Review – Vegan Goods Market – Mar 2017, Plumstead

Address: Khanyisa Waldorf School, 4 Victoria Rd, Plumstead

Hours: 10am-2pm 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month

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If you were #observant you would notice that the Vegan Goods Market is now operating TWICE a month!!! This is a REALLY BAD thing – because I literally emptied by bank account visiting this last one.

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I walked away with:

  • 12x Samoosas (that I shared with a certain red-haired friend)
  • 6x “Tinkies”
  • 3x Ice Creams (Peanut Butter Choc Chip, Caramel Pretzel & Mint Choc Chip)
  • 5x Eco-Friendly Vegetable Bags
  • 1x “Be Kind to Every Kind” T-Shirt
  • 1x Raw African Black Soap
  • 1x Face Wash
  • 1x “Sweetpea” Burger (w/yummy sides)
  • 1x Kickass Carrot Cake
  • AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE!!!

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Tons of returning stalls and some new exciting new ones kept me hooked until the food coma set in…

AHIMSA

I thought to myself, “What the hell does “Ahimsa” mean? Is it perhaps the combination of two rather exotic names?” and then realised (after using Google) that it is, in fact, the complete antithesis of “hell”. It’s the Buddhist tradition of respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others. That was my second guess!

Ahimsa make the most outstanding burger patties that are served with some generous sides!

IMG_1702 This picture does not do it justice! I had a choice of four patties:

  • Popeye – mushrooms, lentils & spinach
  • Sweetpea – sweet potato, chickpea & carrot
  • Burrito – potato, corn, red pepper & black bean and
  • Up-Beet – beetroot, brown rice & kidney beans

I am literally salivating as I write this!

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Ahimsa has to now be one of my all time favourites at the market. R65 will buy you a plate of food, while R120 will save you R5 if you buy two.

They also offer a home delivery for frozen patties for you to fill your freezer with, so check out their website for details. FYI – their products are also free from soya and gluten!

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COSMIC CAFE

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Cosmic Cafe literally wakes up the world one vegan-friendly coffee at a time!

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You can find their stalls dotted all over Cape Town (from the Official Secondhand Market to the Red Cross Hospital) bringing much-needed caffeine to addicts like me!

There is literally no better way to start a morning!

EARTH TRIBE

Earth Tribe is all about the conscious consumer!  And who is more conscious than us vegans!

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By sourcing the best in socially and environmentally responsible and sustainable 100% African goods, Earth Tribe is providing us with the most beautiful range eco-friendly goods including:

  • Raw African Black Soap
  • Laundry Powder
  • Seeds Oats, Cranberries & Seeds Oats, Rolled Oats
  • Chia, Pumpkin, Flax, Sunflower and Sesame Seeds
  • Cranberries
  • Mung Beans
  • Kale, Moringa and Baobab Powder
  • Hibiscus Flowers and Peppermint Powder Tea
  • Neem, Moringa and Baobab Oil
  • Wild Flower Power Bath Salts
  • Sweet Myrrh and Frankincense Ethiopian Incense Resin
  • Shea Butter

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You are instantly hooked on the smell of the Ethiopian Resins when you walk into the market. Absolutely intoxicating.

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And if for some reason you can’t come to the market to snatch up all their offerings, you can check out their website that offers free postage within South Africa for orders of R350 or more!

NOVATURIENT

Okay, so THIS one was slightly awkward. I bought a raw carrot cake for a potential Bae, and was so enamoured by the beauty of it that I walked away without paying and had to be reined back in to produce the moola #howembarrassing.

Novaturient makes the most beautiful raw cakes/desserts/treats. For this reason, and this reason alone, I will forgive them for having a drawing of an avocado on their logo, as I am severely allergic. Jokes aside (#notjoking), their work is amazing! And they didn’t have me arrested for walking away without paying.

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Treats on offer:

  • Salted Caramel Slice (R30)
  • Dazzling Doughnut (R25)
  • Superfood Cheesecake (R35)
  • Super Biscuit (R20) and
  • Kick-Ass Carrot Cake (R35)

PLUS they are great people to chat to!

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#nearlygotarrested #notevenkidding

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I’m so silly sometimes.

Other notable mentions have to include:

  • Coco Caju‘s new ice cream flavour SAMOA (125ml scoop for R30) – I’d give a kidney for more of this… or a heart…

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As I said last time, If you want to apply for a stall at the Vegan Goods Market, then click HERE to speak to Sarah Lee Beckett – the mastermind behind this incredible project. She is one of my favourite people just because of the awesome work she does. Rumour has it that the market has become so popular that it may happen more frequently… HERE’S HOPIN’!

Peace xx

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5 responses to Review – Vegan Goods Market – Mar 2017, Plumstead

    • TOTALLY worth traveling from Pringle Bay! I will pass on your kind words to Sarah, who runs the market. Thank you Robert!

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