The Cape Town Vegan Challenge takes place on the 30th of September 2017. Capetonians are invited to try out the Vegan diet for 31 days. Hosted by community driven group Vegilicious, for the third year running, a one month rendezvous has been dedicated to the plant based diet. What better time to try this whole Vegan thing out, than now?
So your arm has been twisted about this whole Vegan thing, or maybe you’re still sitting on the fence. Perhaps your girlfriend has persuaded you with favours or better yet you’ve been converted after watching Cowspiracy. The truth is no one is here to convert you because Veganism is less of a cult and more of a life choice. For me, it’s as if the universe planned it.
As I approach my one year anniversary with Vegetarianism, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. As I go from a somewhat naughty Vegetarian to being a full on Vegan for a month. I know the challenge is tough. Luckily, the motivation is strong and Vegilicious is there to guide me through it all, thanks Vegilicious.
Vegilicious is a non-profit Vegan community in Cape Town. With a passion for environmental sustainability and the animals, of course. What started out on UCT Campus has grown into the wider Cape Town Vegan community. Making it their mission to mainstream Veganism, they have created the Cape Town Vegan Challenge for October. And what’s great is that Vegilicious is making it less of a challenge and more of an adventure by collaborating with brands, restaurants and people to bring you vegan-friendly events packed into the month of October. Ensuring that your tastebuds are satisfied through-out the challenge.
It’s easier than vegan pie, just sign up on the Vegilicious website. Be sure to check out all of their events and book according to your taste and preferences. It’s a jam-packed month of Vegan fun. Feasts, markets, cooking classes, film screenings and much much more. You can also join the Facebook group, the group is there to support you through your journey. A social platform for inspiration, whether it’s meal prepping you’re after or where to buy Vegan goods, all the information is there for your convenience.
Being a Vegan can be challenging and overwhelming for newbies. When the times get tough, try to daydream about slaughterhouses, eat an Oreo and listen to some Vegan jokes, like this one. The Vegan community is more mainstream than you think. Did you know that Doc Martins has released a Vegan shoe? I know, Right? Plus Cape Town loves Vegans and caters for all kinds of tastes and preferences and again Vegilicious is there to guide you through it. They even have a starter kit you can purchase with only the best vegan goodies.
Still terrified, stress less, meal prepping is made easy with recipes coming up weekly on the Cape Town Vegan Challenge group. Join the journey, share the experience, try Vegan for October.