Oxford Vegan Festival 2018

Farplace Animal Rescue (http://www.farplace.co.uk/) make their third visit to Oxford in the space of a year with another Oxford Vegan Festival on Saturday 10 March, 10.30am-5pm. As previously, the event will be held at the Kassam Stadium Conference and Events Centre, Oxford, OX4 4XP. Entry costs £3 on the day or in advance, under 16s free. VIP tickets (limited to 100) with goodie bags are available for £15 and give priority early entry. Details at https://www.oxfordveganfestival.com/.


Rick’s Vegetarian café, Oxford

Readers who like to eat out might have spotted a new vegetarian café and take-away in Oxford: Rick’s Vegetarian at 71 St Clement’s Street (near The Plain). Paul Freestone, who visited the café in early February, writes: “I tried the falafel burger with fries (£7-99) and it was very good. The portion size was substantial, the filling included avocado and the fries were crispy and delicious. The menu is almost entirely vegan (see Paul’s photo below), and on the basis of this sample, it’s definitely recommended. The café occupies a small space with just 15 chairs, and is open from 10am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm daily.” Heather Saunders adds: “I spoke to the owner over a cup of tea, and he seemed pretty passionate about serving up good quality, natural, cruelty-free food, which is fantastic. I had the ‘lunchbox’, which was delicious and amazing value with a big plate of veggies, pulses, grains, and salad for fiver; and shared the vegan pancakes with my boyfriend and they were also very good. Definitely recommend visiting when you can.”

Update 19/2/2018: According to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ricks-Vegetarian-165972104167106/about/?ref=page_internal), Rick’s Vegetarian is open from 10am to 4pm daily (but not in the evening, as stated above).

Food Thinkers Lunch, Friday 16 February

There will be a “Food Thinkers Lunch” at Linacre College, St Cross Rd, Oxford, on Friday 16 February, when I will be one of two speakers each giving a brief ten minute talk on the growth of veganism in the UK, followed by a Q&A session. The event, which is free to attend, starts at 12:20 in the Private Dining Room at Linacre College. Food is available and the meeting is very informal, but you can only attend if you sign up via the following link:

Paul Freestone


Oxfordshire's local veggie group

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