THE city's first ever Vegan Market proved to be a huge success as people came from far and wide to eat, shop and connect.

Held in Cathedral Square on Saturday the Market included a large variety of stalls and food trucks offering almost every type of cuisine imaginable.

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From dumplings, wraps, sushi, coffee and cake to southern fried 'chicken', burgers, pies and shakes - there was most definitely something for everyone.

The Market, which started at 11, was quiet at first, but by 11:30 there were queues of hungry people at every food stand.

Everything looked and smelled incredible and murmurs of approval could be heard far and wide.

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One young man nearly knocked me over in his bid to buy another pastry after exclaiming: "This is so good, I'm getting another one!"

The various stalls seemed to have it all, from bath bombs and spices to clothing and jewellery.

One stall holder who has never before been to Worcester was Satpal Singh who travelled from Birmingham to showcase his line of vegan nail polish.

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Mr Singh creator of Earthy Nail Polish said: "I was excited to come here to Worcester because I felt the people here would understand my product and what I am about - and I was right! This is an absolutely beautiful city and the people have been fantastic."

Mr Singh previously worked for a high end cosmetics brand but was made redundant in lockdown.

He said: "I wanted to create a product that really nourished people's nails and skin without the harsh chemicals. Sustainability is also very important to me. When I lost my job I saw it as an opportunity to do it differently and it has been a fantastic journey.

"Our mission is to provide the highest quality product with the least impact on the environment. We do this by using natural origin and bio-sourced materials with sustainable packaging, including a bamboo cap in lieu of plastic."

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Also at the Market were husband and wife duo from Worcester, Paul and Coleen Williams who use their travels around the world as inspiration to create vegan cooking sauces with fresh freeze dried ingredients.

Did you visit the market? What was your favourite thing?