When one of the organisers of the Annual International Vegetarian Food Fair contacted me early last week to tell me about this event and that most of the food would be vegan (thank you, Yuni!), I immediately posted it on my Facebook page, shouted it from the rooftops to all Perth Vegan groups and rounded up my veggie friends.

Sunday arrived full of Spring sunshine and we headed on down there with empty bellies and big smiles to check it out. A huge sign on the South Perth Community Centre told us we’d found our veggie heaven. Inside, the venue was huge, well-organised and full of delicious aromas.

We headed straight for the ticket booth and each bought ten tickets for $10. The joyous man working the ticket booth laughed and joked that he’d see us again soon for more tickets. Little did we know how right he would be.

I love fairs that have a ticket system. It always reminds me of being a kid and being so excited deciding which ride to go on next and how to get the most out of my remaining tickets. True to form, we commenced a tour of all the booths and food available, trying to pick which yumminess was most worthy of our precious tickets.

Apologies for the quality of my photos but I forgot my camera and had to use my phone, plus I was just so super excited to see these ‘vegan’ signs on about 95% of the food on offer, WHOOHOO!!

Yummmmmm. In the end we just couldn’t go past these fresh ingredients waiting to become Thai Pancakes…

And the finished product! $6 for this amazing veggie goodness. I could have easily eaten another one. SO GOOD.

I found Yuni serving these delicious dumplings at another stall, so we tried them next. Five dumplings for only $4 and they were so incredible that I was barely able to snap a quick pic before they were gobbled up.

Unable to decide what to try next, we did another circuit and became dizzy with all the amazing vegan options. As always, the Pad Thai caught my eye…

As did the vegan cakes…

But after trying so many free tasters from each stall, we were starting to feel pretty full. So we did what any savvy vegan would do – we headed over to the take-home stand to stock up on treats for dinner.

Just as the gorgeous Ticket Booth man predicted, we ran back to him for more tickets but check out the bounty! This was our take-home dinner – fresh, spicy, delicious and only $6 per container!

All up we each spent $20 and had an amazing feast of a lunch and dinner and a beautiful day among lovely, friendly people.

Bring on next year’s fair!

10 Comments on International Veg Food Fair

  1. Em
    September 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm (12 years ago)

    I will definitely have to get down to this next year… looks great!

    Were they the people from Vegan Thai in the Freo Markets? Because they do a mean Larb!


    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm (12 years ago)

      Ooooh, I’m not sure, Em. I hope so because then I can get another fix before next year’s fair. 😉 xxx

  2. Lettuce Muncher
    September 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow! I wish I could have made it to this!
    I cant wait to attend next year! The food looks so delicious!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh you definitely must put it in your calendar for next year, Lisa! 🙂

  3. Brandi
    September 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow, that’s some amazing looking food right there! Looks like a fabulous time!

  4. Sarah
    September 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm (12 years ago)

    I am so ticked that I missed this! I got the flyer, and it’s right around the corner from my house. I didn’t realise until Monday night that I had just completely ignored the flyer on my kitchen bench and forgot all about it! Looks great though, and hopefully they’ll have another one next year.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      September 27, 2012 at 11:52 am (12 years ago)

      Oh no! Definitely mark it in your calendar for next year, Sarah. The organisers said they’d contact me to let me know the date, so I’ll broadcast it again. 🙂

  5. Bexstar
    October 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm (12 years ago)

    I am so sad that I missed this event as I am new to vegetarian/vegan foods! I am certain the pad thai is from the same makers at Freo markets. Other than being a little spicy it was delicious! http://www.thaifood.about.com/od/vegetarianthairecipes/r/padthaiveg.htm is a very good recipe I also use those quorn “chicken” style pieces