The Vegan Market of Melbourne (previously the Vegan Mini Market) has been our go-to for animal-free goods over the past year — and it's rightfully dedicating its September market to a job well done.
The anniversary event will take place during the market's regularly scheduled programming on Saturday, September 1 — but the celebration will kick on with extended hours from 11am–7pm. Stall-wise, it's bringing out a brand new sausage sizzle that's slinging bacon and egg 'mock muffins', while claiming to give Macca's a run for its money.
Other stalls range from dog treats to fashion items, along with your typical market array of eats and sweet treats. Some of the most popular stands are back-in-action too, including Bomba's wood-fired pizza and the Asian-inspired Woking Amazing — think meat-free chilli cheese nachos, Taiwanese eggy rolls and peking 'duck' pancakes.
Live music is also on the docket, with local vegan artists playing an unusual set using a harp and steel drums. If you're planning to bring the young ones along, there's a kids activity corner to keep 'em busy. And they're still firming up possible yoga and qi gong sessions, so keep an eye on this space for further updates.
Going forward, the market will continue to operate on the first Saturday of every month, bringing Melburnians all its plant-based goodness.