Event Review: Cruelty Free Festival, Subiaco.

This glorious sunny Saturday just past marked the first of hopefully many Cruelty Free Festivals’ held at the Earthwise centre in Subiaco.

As you can see from the photo above, vegan cakes & sweets were out in full force, as were helpful advocates giving out informative flyers & pamphlets about cruelty free living.

The main focus though was the food, proving what most already knew – it is possible to eat delicious food without the use of animal products.

Lunch in the form of mock meats, vegetable curries, spring rolls and rice dishes (I also spied mango flavoured sweets just out of this picture!)

Peach muffins & custard fruit tarts (these were both GREAT!), chocolate + green tea cheesecake, melting moments plus a couple other things I wasn’t sure of… keep in mind there are no animal products in any of these, which is pretty amazing / awesome!

Here’s a photo of the wood-fired pizza magic happening, I didn’t get a chance to test these out but there were some winning combinations happening and I’m kicking myself for filling up on chocolate cupcakes before I saw this.

There were many wares to be found including heaps of books, stickers, shoes, tees & hoodies, vegan dog treats (!!!), snacks and so much more.

One well known healthy living company that made the trip up from down South was Samudra.

Here are some of the goodies that they had on display:

As you can see, these snacks look great and they are all amazingly good for you! Aside from selling these treats, Samudra also run yoga and surfing getaways in Dunsborough, well worth a look.

The bands playing kept the spirit lively outside and if you ventured into the back corner there were vegan cooking demonstrations being held inside if you could tear yourself away from the cakes for long enough.

All in all it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, a fantastic new event and one I will be wholeheartedly supporting next year!

Many thanks to Animal Rights Advocates for organising it!

Did you go to the Cruelty Free Festival?

Ever tried a vegan cupcake?

Be well,



  1. Looks like a great event! Sadly I didn’t have time to get there after the Race Around Subi finished up, as I had to scoot home and get baking and costuming for Halloween! Hopefully will make it to the next one.

    And yes, I have indeed had a vegan cupcake.. my favourite choc cupcake recipe to bake is vegan.. one day I’ll make you some 🙂

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I saw scores of kids at the Subiaco Farmers Market getting all into that race thing, hehe. How did you do?!?!?!

    It’s a shame you didn’t make it.

    I would love some vegan cupcakes Thank you very much ;)!

  3. Hehe, yes there were lots of children involved! We weren’t the only non-kids though 😉 We did really well! Maybe 6th or so out of 44 teams? If we had actually run we would’ve won a prize for sure! It was lots of fun, I hope they do another one.

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    You should write them a letter to let them know how much you enjoyed it!

    I’ll be forwarding this review on to the organisers to they know it didn’t go unappreciated, I like to try and leave positive feedback where possible:) xx

  5. Vegan Perth says:

    Great photos of the day!

  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Thanks guys!

    Feel free to use a link to my article if you want to do a round up of the day on your site 🙂

  7. Kelly says:

    This looked v interesting! I like the idea of a yoga + surf retreat too, might look into that one!

  8. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Fantastic hey! Surf babes + vegetarian delights + yoga = my kinda holiday!

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