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Cape Town will hold the vegan food festival in Africa on 2 March at 14 Hope Street Gardens, showing the increasing demand for plant-based cuisine.

The event will run from 10:00 until 17:00, and will showcase an array of plant-based alternatives to meat, biltong, cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, as well as protein products, wine, beer and much more.

‘The best local and international products’

Those who attend the festival will also receive a free goody bag filled with a magazine, discount vouchers, and a selection of plant-based products.

The event’s organizer and founder, Ruan Smith, said: “Come and experience a taste sensation overload by sampling some of the best local and international products.”

‘A fantastic opportunity’

Garth Tavares, known as Cape Town Vegan on Instagram, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for business owners to get up to speed with what is on offer locally.

“Any establishment in the Western Cape that is not seriously considering offering vegan options is potentially refusing to keep up with a trend that will outlive any current business model.

“Ideally, it should also encourage non-vegan consumers to find plant-based alternatives rather easily in a ‘one-stop-shop’ event.”

Tickets are available through Webtickets and are R120, with a reduced cost of R90 for early bird tickets.

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.