Tucked down a garbage alley and down some pink, painted stairs is the Flying Duck, part of the growing vegan empire of Stephen McRobbie. The Flying Duck has a speakeasy feel, and is certainly the most grungy of the four venues (Mono, Stereo, 78 and Flying Duck).
We visited as they were holding their quarterly vegan fair: small but perfectly formed, held in the back room which is a nightclub and music venue by night. As is the trend these days at any vegan fair, there were four cake stalls competing for our vegan pounds, together with a beauty stand and stalls from two local vegan collectives. All of course illuminated by disco lights! This lair was the perfect hideaway from the rainy, windy Glasgow outside.
Oh, and a delicious sweet chilli jam from Heathen Hawt Sauce, who are just starting to market products online.
2. ConsiderIt is a new venture from Scottish entrepreneur Claire Baker. Delicious handmade chocolates and now a shop and cafe in Dunfermline. More on this next issue.
This is a new line from the team behind the monthly Vegan treat box It comes every three months and costs £18. Favourite in this month’s box was the lip and cheek tint from B is for Beautiful.
We love seeing so many new vegan initiatives . It's not hard to see why Glasgow claims to be the most vegan- friendly city in the United Kingdom. Go Glasgow!