I became a vegan in September 2017, and this is when I began my venture into finding as many vegan-friendly places as I could in Liverpool. I wanted to be able to tell students that being a vegan can be done on a budget, and you don’t have to give up any of your favourites.
In January, a small pop up vegan market took place in The Merchant, on Slater Street (which also has great vibes on a Friday and Saturday if you are looking for a place to go for a few drinks). Although there were only three market stalls here the food was still amazing – we got sweet potato fries and a vegan kebab with all the trimmings, including vegan halloumi and a vegan calzone.
What is good about these markets is that you are supporting your local community as well as enjoying cruelty-free food. I do not miss meat or dairy at all, and with options like these available, it is no wonder.
I cannot wait for the next pop up market or events such as Liverpool Vegan Festival – I normally keep an eye out on Facebook for when they next are.
Interesting in exploring veganism?
Check out some of the things you can do:
- Liverpool has a fantastic growing foodie scene: check out some of the best vegan-friendly eateries, from Spanish to Japanese to Indian and more
- Explore upcoming vegan events in Liverpool
- Join the Students' Union Vegetarian & Vegan Society
- If you're just starting out trying a vegan diet, Mindfull meals from LJMU students Jacob and Beau are at IM Marsh, Monday-Friday 8am-3pm