The Gallery and Vikings Bakehouse cordially invite you to join us to celebrate Veganuary and the return of the Suffolk Vegans meet-ups! On Wednesday 26 January 2022 between 18:00 – 21:00, The Gallery will be hosting a special event exclusively for Suffolk Vegans, with Vikings Bakehouse offering a full vegan food menu! The Gallery is only open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so this really is an exclusive affair for the vegan community. Go with friends and/or meet the friends you never knew you had!
To ensure this special event is viable for The Gallery and Vikings Bakehouse to prepare and staff accordingly, admission will be ticket only. Tickets are available for £5 per person, plus a small booking fee. The entry fee includes a sumptuous welcome drink upon arrival, either a snazzy mocktail, Little Red Dress (alcohol-free gin, gomme, raspberry syrup and fresh lemon juice), or an awesome cocktail, Daiquiri (rum, gomme and fresh lime juice). Tickets may be available on the evening, but we strongly recommend booking your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. We will refund all tickets which are canceled with at least 24 hours’ notice.
The booking fee is taken by our chosen ticket seller platform, Humanitix, a 100% for-purpose entity and a registered charity that donates all of its profits to social impact projects for disadvantaged children. It’s a new model for effective altruism – they call it “compassionate capitalism”. We concur. For more information on Humanatix, see https://www.humanitix.com/ The venue
The Gallery is Ipswich’s most exclusive – and perhaps most exquisite – cocktail bar. What could be better? How about the fact that everything is vegan!? Please note that the dress code is smart casual and that The Gallery is an over 18s venue. The Gallery offers plenty of room to ensure you will feel safe and comfortable. Staff will be wearing face masks, and hand sanitizer will be freely available.
The Veganuary meet-up will be the launch event of The Gallery’s new food menu, prepared in the adjacent Vikings Bakehouse. We are keeping the new food line-up under wraps until the meet-up – you will be the first to see it! – but rest assured there will be substantial options, lighter options, healthy options, indulgent options, gluten-free options, sweet options, and that everything is, of course, suitable for vegans.
Your hosts for the evening, Suffolk Vegans!
Founded by local artist, Victoria Petchey, Suffolk Vegans is a friendly group of local vegans who have organised events since 2018, including meet-ups at Hanks, Hullabaloo, Dance East and Christchurch Park. Suffolk Vegans were involved in bringing a screening of Dominion to Ipswich in September 2018, and recently co-organised a successful vegan Christmas market in Felixstowe in December 2021. For more information on Suffolk Vegans, please see their Facebook page.
Did you know?
The relationship between The Gallery/Vikings Bakehouse and Suffolk Vegans is by no means a new one. The very first Suffolk Vegans meet-up was hosted at The Gallery’s big sister venue, Isaacs on the Quay, on 2 December 2017.
Any questions or issues about tickets or the venue?
Drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vikings Bakehouse/The Gallery on 01473 284000.We will be happy to help!
You are now able to purchase various items online and then collect your order from the Isaacs Tavern! We aim to have orders ready within 24 hours. We are initially offering a limited range of goods while we develop the click and collect system, but new items will be added shortly. One of the products we are most excited about offering very soon will be a range of freshly baked bread! In the coming weeks, the collection point will move across to Vikings Bakehouse itself.
Vikings Bakehouse recognises that our oceans are in danger and that humanity must act to ensure that future generations of humans – and non-humans – are able to enjoy the majesty of our common inheritance: the vast seas of the earth. It is for this reason that we are proud to announce that we have made a donation to become official members of Surfers Against Sewage’s 250 Club.
Who are Surfers Against Sewage?
SAS began as a response by the surfing community to the dreadful state of British beaches. Those hardy souls who ventured into the water back then often found themselves swimming in raw sewage. There are tales of sanitary towels on the heads of surfers, and human poo sandwiched between bodies and boards. Grim.
Thanks to the passion and perseverance of SAS members, the United Kingdom now enjoys some of the cleanest beaches in Europe. Of course, it’s not just surfers who care passionately about our coastlines. SAS members include swimmers, dog walkers, paddleboarders, beach cleaners, kite surfers, sandcastle builders, ice cream eaters, sunbathers, joggers…and Vikings.
Surfers Against Sewage utilises donations towards several key aims
• An education project reaching thousands of young people all over the United Kingdom, inspiring youngsters to take action on plastic waste in their schools.
• A support program for hundreds of towns and cities on their journey to becoming plastic-free communities.
• Exerting pressure on the Government to outlaw non-recyclable plastics, and on industry to take full responsibility for their involvement in plastic waste.
• Supporting the UK’s vast network of over 100,000 volunteers, empowering people to reduce their plastic use, clean up plastic pollution, and galvanise their communities to protect the marine environment.
We will be announcing more information on our partnership with SAS in the coming weeks and months. For more information on supporting SAS and/or to make a donation, please visit Surfers Against Sewage online.
We have a growing selection of items on offer, including Mezete hummus, TrueStart cold brew coffee, Huel, and gluten-free mince pies.
The Vikings Bakehouse x Isaacs on the Quay online platform is available during Isaacs’ core trading hours, typically 09:00 – 21:00 daily. Item availability will vary according to which Isaacs departments are open.
From today you will be able to find a modest selection of Vikings Bakehouse items available in the Isaacs Tavern (the Isaacs coffee shop) at the front of the Isaacs building. Why not celebrate by popping in for an awesome cold brew can of TrueStart coffee? We shall be adding more goodies in the coming days.
Next time you’re at Isaacs you can browse the current Vikings Bakehouse x Isaacs Tavern line-up on the Isaacs online ordering system. It is by no means a full Viking invasion just yet, but much more exciting developments will follow!
Thank you to Suffolk Vegans and Hazel & Co Yoga for hosting us at the vegan Christmas market at Beach Street, Felixstowe on Saturday 4 December! It was a brilliant opportunity for us to provide a preview of the type of fresh bakery items we are working on, alongside some of the exciting food and drink products we will be offering in the Vikings café, such as TrueStart Coffee, alongside a select number of retail goods, including Beebombs.
Mindful Bites are an ethical company that proclaims it is possible to produce good food without inflicting suffering or exploitation along the supply chain.
Their mission statement is clear and uncompromising.
“Behind every bite, there is a story. From the African women harvesting baobab to escape extreme poverty, to the resilient maca growers on top of the Andes in Peru. Sustainability, to us, also means positive social impact for the farmers, their families and wider communities.”
Working with ethical companies is exceptionally important to us. Mindful Bites, along with TrueStart Coffee, are examples of the type of businesses that share our passion and our values.
We are super excited not only to be arriving at Beach Street Felixstowe this Saturday for the vegan market, but to be doing so powered by our favourite coffee brand, TrueStart! We will be selling a selection of instant cold brew cans – including the amazing chilli chocolate flavour – and tins of barista-grade instant coffee!
The elegant 250ml cold brew cans are truly tremendous, with a flavour for everybody! You could play it safe with original black, but there is also chilli chocolate, vanilla coconut, and salted caramel. All of the cold brew cans are low in calories and are, of course, 100% vegan. TrueStart’s instant coffee defies expectations, and each 100g tin is good for around 50 servings. Never has instant gratification been so dignified!
So, on Saturday morning, wake-up, head to the vegan market at Beach Street, smell the TrueStart coffee (and, er, drink some!), and then buy a pack of four cans and a tin or two of instant coffee for the special person in your life!
In 2022, to fully complete the Vikings Bakehouse coffee line-up, we are looking forward to serving freshly brewed TrueStart filter coffee in the Vikings Bakehouse café!
TrueStart is a Bristol-based start-up and is one of the fastest growing drinks brands in the United Kingdom. TrueStart’s bold, energetic approach, say founders Simon and Helena, is to rise above the tired, complacent brands which “dominate the coffee industry, with countless sugary, milky, poor quality products that do not resonate with our generation at all – we’re worlds apart in terms of ethics and attitude to life.”
Firstly, did you know that since the Second World War, 97% of the natural bee and butterfly habitats have been lost in the United Kingdom? This is both tragic and enormously consequential. While the planet would happily survive without humans, we humans – Vikings or otherwise – urgently need to help save the bees. This is because these tiny heroes of pollination allow plants to reproduce. We humans need plants to survive, therefore we simply must protect the bees.
With Beebombs, you do not require the illustrious gardening talents of Alan Titchmarsh in order to effectively utilise the crucial seeds contained within. Beebombs can be easily dispersed straight onto the open ground, and at any time of the year, by absolutely anyone. So, while a Beebomb is the perfect gift for the special human in your life, it is also a fantastic present for the bees, for biodiversity, and for the planet.
You will find Beebombs at the Vikings Bakehouse stall at the ‘Very Vegan Christmas Market‘ at Beach Street, Felixstowe, on Saturday 4 December 2021. See you there!