The global vegan revolution hits Agfest

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The Launceston-based Chuck Wagon Chilli Co is tempting the taste buds of this year’s Agfest patrons

The Launceston-based Chuck Wagon Chilli Co is tempting the taste buds of this year’s Agfest patrons and has always sold vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free street food, but started creating vegan nachos last year.

Sharon and Jo run the Chuck Wagon Chili Co. Their goal has always been to “serve something delicious that would suit the masses without meat” Sharron says.

“We started having people ask for vegetarian nachos without the cheese or sour cream. We decided there was a market for it” says Sharron.

The Tasmanian vegan community has been growing for the last few years, with many people choosing to reject animal products for ethical, environmental and health reasons.

Being vegan in this day has “definitely become more popular”.

Agfest patron Paula Lonnell was thrilled to find a vegan option among the many food stalls at this year’s event.

While Paula isn’t a vegan, she enjoys “clean eating and good food” with a plant-based diet.

“I have looked at healthy ways to look after myself, and if there is a healthier option, I will always go for that first”.

The Chuck Wagon Chili Co can be found at site S38-37 outside The Unique Taste Pavilion on South street or on the Chuck Wagon Chili Co Facebook page.