The Tart with a Heart, that’s us! The Vegan Tart was created by Dumisani Nyathi in 2011 out of the need for traditional vegan cakes with a twist! Our aim is to produce a high quality cake at a reasonable price. Our cakes use a blend of traditional baking combined with unique flavoured herbs and spices. We sell at different markets in south west London, notably the Bakers & Flea on Station Road in Brixton on the first Saturday of the month.
What can FBC attendees expect from you at the event?
We’ll be serving savoury tartlets, cakes and biscuits. All of our food is 100% vegan and we will also have a gluten free option available. Attendees can also expect quirky hats and aprons and a cheeky disposition!
Tell us why you would like to take part in FBC5?
This would give us the opportunity to meet a different audience than we meet when selling on the market stalls. It would be good to hear from bloggers what the trends are and how we fit into that.
What inspired you to start your set-up? What are your future plans for it?
When I went vegan, I wasn’t inspired by the cakes on offer at restaurants and cafes and thought to take matters into my own hands. We’ve been up and running for about a year and we are doing really well, our plans include making ourselves more mobile (possibly investing in The Tart Mobile) and possibly opening up a premises in the future.
What does your set-up mean to you?
Set up means to me my business, my passion; what I give to people to make them happy and to show how successful we can be.
What makes the food you serve so special?
We are 100% vegan and we like to experiment with different herbs and spices for our cakes. We won the Brixton Bake off for our Tomato cheesecake, so we must be doing something right.
After yours, what other street stallsout there do you think are really good?
The Vegan Peasant does a good diverse range of products which use very unique flavours.
I don’t have a blog. My favourite blogger is The Fat Gay Vegan. He gives a very quirky view on different vegan restaurants, cafe’s and food. I think food bloggers are pointing people in the direction of the trends such as a trendsetter does in fashion. We’ve had some orders and visits from people who look at FGV’s blog.
What’s your favourite new ‘trend’ on the British street food scene at the moment?
Anything vegan! I really like that the image of vegan is shifting from beans and rice to a rich and luxurious cuisine.
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