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Ely Markets is hosting its annual Vegan and Vintage Fair this May bank holiday weekend. This popular event brings together an eclectic mix of vegan food alongside vintage and retro stalls.  

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Vegan Market, Vintage Market, Ely Markets

“We’re delighted to be hosting our third annual Vegan and Vintage Fair again this year,” says Julia Davis of Ely Markets. “It’s a brilliant event for all the family with a unique mix of delicious food, quirky stalls and retro fun.”

There will be a diverse range of vegan food available – from vibrant street food to delicious cakes and bakes. Visitors should also look out for vegan beauty and lifestyle products, plus ethical clothing.

“Ely Markets has a great reputation for vegan food and lifestyle products,” explains Julia. “At our Vegan and Vintage Fair, we bring together local foodie favourites with food and producers from all over the region. We’ve got something for everyone – from Food by Lizzi’s authentic ‘Scotch Eggless’© and snacks to Asian inspired sauces and amazing iced cakes. There’ll also be vegan-friendly cleaning and beauty products {FULL CIRCLE}, plus bamboo socks and activewear.”

As well as sampling vegan food, visitors can also browse a selection of retro-inspired stalls. There will be all kinds of vintage and upcycled furniture – plus collectables, clothes and records. 

“This year there’ll be everything from mid-century furniture and glass to vinyl records and vintage fashion,” says Julia. “People love the unique combination of delicious vegan food and eclectic retro stalls. So, whether you’re curious about vegan food, or a fan of vintage style, come and explore our Vegan & Vintage Fair this bank holiday with your family and friends and discover something new.”

Ely Markets’ Vegan and Vintage Fair will take place on Sunday 5 and Bank Holiday Monday  6 May 2019 from 10am – 4pm. Vegan food will available be on Dolphin Lane and the vintage stalls will be on the main Market Place. There will also be a bar, traditional bank holiday market stalls and street food plus children’s entertainment.   Ely Markets regular weekly Craft, Food & Vintage Market takes place as usual on Saturday 4 May on Market Place and Dolphin Lane.

Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair returns to the High Street on Saturday 29 September. This popular event is now in its third year and brings together some of the region’s most vibrant and innovative vegan streetfood and producers together with an opportunity to learn about the health and wellbeing benefits from their products. 

 “For such a small city, Ely has a very strong vegan community,” says Julia Davis of Ely Markets. “We’ve always supported our vegan traders and helped them find a permanent place at all our weekly markets. The Vegan Fair brings together this wonderful network of producers and stallholders in one place. We’re helping them reach a bigger audience than ever before.”

 There will be a diverse range of vegan food available on the day. Sample the famous “Scotch Eggless” from Food by Lizzi for your lunch, or try exciting street food from Samu Kitchen and The Wandering Yak. The handmade vegan chocolates by Harrison Chocolatiers and delicious cakes from Audrey’s Vegan will satisfy any cravings for something sweet.

 “Ely Market is now a real destination for vegan food,” says Lizzi Flaherty of Food by Lizzi. “The Vegan Fair brings all this together in one friendly event. Everyone’s welcome – old and new vegans, or just the curious!”

 “You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the fair,” says Audrey Hewerdine of Audrey’s Vegan. “We want to help non-vegans discover just how delicious this food can be. My vegan cakes are all traditional favourites – and they’re even more delicious than the originals!”

 Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair will take place on Saturday 29 September from 9 am – 4 pm. The Vegan Fair will be on the High Street and the regular Saturday Craft, Food & Vintage Market will take place on the Market Place and Dolphin Lane as usual.

Ely Markets has an exciting line-up for the August bank holiday weekend. On Friday 24 August, they will be another of their popular Summer Lates with street food and live music. Then there’s the return of the special Flavours of the World Market on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Bank Holiday Monday.

“We’ve organised a mini-festival on Friday afternoon,” explains Julia Davis of Ely Markets. “The fun kicks off at 4pm in the Market Place and carries on until 9.30pm. Come over with your friends and family and make the most of the last Bank Holiday of the summer!”

There will be lots of delicious street food to try while you enjoy the live music at the Summer Late – everything from noodles, paella and meatballs to delicious cheesecakes. A licensed bar, henna tattoo artist, local traders and craftspeople will complete the line-up.

Flavours of The World Comes to Ely Markets

“Our Summer Lates are laid back and relaxed,” says Julia. “Soak up the last of the summer weather, buy some delicious food and enjoy the great live music. Enjoy a beer from Poppy Up Bar, or try the latest flavours from Ely Gin – and if you’re feeling adventurous, get one of Wild Girl Henna’s beautiful henna tattoo designs.”

It doesn’t end there. On Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the regular market traders will be joined by the Flavours of the World market. Ely’s Market Place and High Street will have everything from authentic North African food and French patisserie to gorgeous olives and Baltic amber jewellery.

27/08/16 Continental market in Ely – Market Place, Ely
27/08/16 Ely Continental Market Jeni Gipp buys Olive Oil from Dario Picture: Richard Patterson

“We already have a fabulous selection of food and gifts every week, and this bank holiday the Flavours of the World market will give you even more choice than ever,” explains Julia. “Whether it’s Mexican churros, Spanish paella, German currywurst or exotic sweets – we know you’ll find something you can’t resist.”

As well as delicious food, the Flavours of the World event also offers gifts, homewares and more. There will be beautifully scented French soaps from Marseille, lavender, scented oils and exquisite jewellery – plus handmade wooden garden furniture.

27/08/16 Continental market in Ely – Market Place, Ely
27/08/16 Ely Continental Market Meghdad with Olives Picture: Richard Patterson

Ely Markets’ Summer Lates event will take place on Friday 24 August, from 4pm – 9.30. The Flavours of the World market takes place in Ely High Street on Saturday 25 August and in the Market Place on Sunday 26 August and Bank Holiday Monday. It runs from 8.30am until 3.30pm. Ely’s weekly Food, Craft and Farmers’ Market is open as usual on the Market Place on Saturday.

FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD AT ELY MARKETS – LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Want to travel the world without leaving Cambridgeshire? Just head to Ely Markets.

Ely’s weekly markets regularly feature a diverse mix of street food, produce and gifts from across the globe. This bank holiday weekend, the regular traders will be joined by the Flavours of the World market, returning for its 12th year. Ely’s Market Place and High Street will have everything from authentic North African food and French cheese and patisserie to gorgeous olives and Baltic amber jewellery.

“People love seeing something new when they come to our markets,” explains Julia Davis of Ely Markets. “We already have a fabulous selection of food, crafts and gifts every week, but this bank holiday the Flavours of the World market will give you even more choice than ever. Whether it’s Mexican churros, Spanish paella, German currywurst or exotic sweets – we know you’ll find something you can’t resist.”


As well as enjoying delicious food, market visitors will also be able to buy gifts, homewares and more. There will be beautifully scented French soaps from Marseille, lavender from Provence, scented oils and exquisite jewellery – plus handmade wooden garden furniture.

The Flavours of the World market takes place in Ely High Street on Saturday 26 May and in the Market Place on Sunday 27 May and Bank Holiday Monday. It runs from 8.30am until 3.30pm. Ely’s weekly Craft, Food & Vintage Market and Farmers’ Market is open as usual on the Market Place on Saturday.

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