Someone serving in the NAE cafe.


The New Art Exchange Plant-Based Launch Party And Market

Friday 17 March | Market 3-7.30pm | Celebration Party 5-10.00pm

The NAE are celebrating the New Art Exchange (NAE) CafeBar becoming 100% plant-based. The CafeBar now offers a varied menu of plant-based world-food, snacks, cakes and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To celebrate the move to a 100% Plant-Based menu, there will be a Plant-Based Market running from 3-7.30pm on Friday 17 March. A great range of local small businesses selling food, homeware, toiletries and gift ideas. From 5pm there’s a Celebration Party with cookery demonstrations and live music from the Nottingham based collective Fat Digester. Plus a collection of food donations for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum Food Bank. Tickets for the event are free, but must be booked in advance on the website

The decision to change to a 100% plant-based menu is part of the NAE’s overall commitment to environmental responsibility. Saad-Edine Said, CEO and Artistic Director of NAE explains the decision to move to 100% Plant-Based in the NAE CafeBar

“We are excited to launch our new plant-based cafe, which not only offers a delicious array of flavours and food variety, but also reflects our commitment to environmental responsibility. By choosing plant-based options, we can all make a positive impact on our planet while enjoying a unique food and beverage offer in one of the most exciting galleries in Nottingham”.

In terms of environmental responsibility, a plant-based menu ensures a lower carbon footprint, and helps to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, reduces pollution, uses less land and less water and decreases deforestation in food production. It also makes a stand against animal exploitation and cruelty, reduces overfishing our oceans and helps to reduce factory farming of livestock. Plant Based Eating is also the healthier option. It lowers risks of heart disease and other chronic illnesses, improves digestive health, lowers cholesterol and reduces exposure to antibiotics and other livestock medications.

Posted on 08 March 2023

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