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Meet the Vegan Pioneer: Stephanie Norris

Meet the Vegan Pioneer: Stephanie Norris

Meet the Vegan Pioneer: Stephanie Norris 2048 2048 The Editor

Peach is a 100% plant-based cafe, and the Isle of Wight’s first zero-waste store.  Stocking a selection of the world’s best plastic-free and re-fill products, alongside serving delicious vegan meals in their cafe & coffee shop in the heart of Newport.

What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene?
The recommendations for the ‘best something-or-other on the Island’ is nearly always an independent outlet rather than a national chain. People here realise that the folk at Slab, Oil of Wight, Island Roasted, The Borneo Pantry, Pink’s, Crave, Wild Island etc are world-class, and are happy to give them the custom and word-of-mouth exposure which we all need to stay afloat

What is the one dish on your menu you keep coming back to?
My favourite (and most eaten) dish on the menu has to be the coconut Bae-con, scrambled tofu and maple syrup buckwheat pancakes. I also love to introduce plant-based sceptics to this dish, as bacon and eggs are often at the centre of many a vegan debate! Our coconut Bae-con and scrambled tofu recipes have both had some fine tweaking over the last couple of years, and they’ve proven to be a popular breakfast choice here.

What is your local tipple?
At the risk of being predictable, it’ll have to be Mermaid Gin. It’s so delicious, and I’m a big fan of the steps they’ve taken with their refill scheme to increase their sustainability.

Where is your favourite place, other than Peach, to eat on the Island?
We have so many favourites so apologies to anyone we don’t mention here! However, we love it at Off The Rails, Three Buoys and Number 8 Café. The passion and hospitality totally match the quality of their food.

What is your favourite event on the Island?
Rhythmtree! We love music as much as we love food, and the guys there really know how to put on a great music festival.






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