SAUSAGES, curries, cheeses, cakes, and pies were among the many delights on offer at a vegan festival.

Veg Fest returned to The Level in Brighton today, with more than 80 exhibitors showing off their products.

There was even a vegan alternative to fish and chips on offer for visitors today.

Crowds have gathered at the event, which promotes small businesses and independent suppliers.

Among those exhibiting was Roisin Meredith, from Shoreham, who was previously a chemistry teacher.

She set up Roisin’s Water Kefir in September last year, and decided to take on the business full time just a few weeks ago.

“For me, it’s really important to have this opportunity to get to know people and talk about the business,” she said.

Traders from further afield also joined, such as the Mr Nice Pie stall, which was also present at the Kemp Town Carnival.

Laura and Simon Way, from Hove, were attending the event with their son Marley. The couple became vegans four years ago, and are raising their son to enjoy the same lifestyle.

Simon said he was impressed by the variety and number of stalls. He said: “None of us could decide what to eat.

“We moved down here, and it is great to see such a big turnout with lots of choices.”

The festival runs until 7pm on Saturday, and is set to continue on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Entry is £5, visit for more information about the event.