VEGANUARY. It’s an event that is becoming bigger every year for the month of January.

The event is where people decide to try veganism out for an entire month after Christmas. This means cutting out both meat, dairy and eggs.

But where can you go if you’re looking to try out veganism in Penarth? There are a lot of different places you can eat out and shop in, says Penarth based vegan and fair organiser Sue Thomas.

Ms Thomas has been vegan for many years and aims to share her lifestyle through her vegan fairs, which feature a wide variety of food stalls and gift stalls.

And throughout her many years of veganism, Ms Thomas said she has never struggled in Penarth and recommends people to look locally and ask for options.

“I get a lot of my vitamins from Pro Health and Nutrition in Stanwell Road,” she said.

“It’s a great health shop and the owner Juliet is so friendly and helpful. They stock many vegan vitamins and products.

“Windsor Fruit Stores in the Windsor Arcade are my favourites for amazing fruit and vegetables, I buy a lot of wonderful organic fruit and vegetables from them.

“The owners Mike and Tricia are so helpful and always suggest things for me. Unusual fruits and veg too from time to time. They also have a great supplier that does not spray their produce.”

Ms Thomas recommends trying to switch dairy milk for other options, and for those taking part in Veganuary she suggests oat milk.

“I personally love oat milk as it’s so good in coffee and I love it on my cereal,” she said.

“I do buy Oatly Barista from Jo's Organics in Glebe Street which is yet another great place for vegan goodies or sometimes I do go to Sainsburys and the Co-op. However, I do prefer to buy and shop from local family businesses.”

And for all those curious about Veganuary, are taking part for the first time or are interested in finding out more, Ms Thomas will be holding a VeganJanuary fair in Penarth’s Paget Rooms on Sunday, January 13 from 1pm to 5pm.

There will be a variety of stalls including Mel’s Kindness Kitchen Vegan Cheeses, Lottie’s Vegan Bakery and more.

For more information, search Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fayres on Facebook.