BRIDGWATER is home to a new vegan takeaway in town centre.

Scoffage is a new venture created by Kate Gardiner who also runs The Purplespoon Cafe at Bridgwater YMCA.

Kate said the idea for Scoffage came to her as she was seeing demand for vegan food increase tenfold at The Purplespoon.

“I really felt their was a gap in the market in Bridgwater for something like this,” Mrs Gardiner said.

“We are offering clean, fresh, homemade 100 per cent vegan food and drink to takeaway.

“It will be quite a simple menu with wraps, salads, smoothies, cake and coffee to start with.”

Kate said she wanted the offering to be as environmentally friendly as possible and will be plastic-free, using 100 per cent bio-degradable packaging.

The coffee will be coming from Wellington-based coffee roasters Braziers.

Scoffage will also be working with Lesser Litter in Taunton, a store where people take their own containers and fill up items such as milk, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and more in a bid to create a more sustainable way of shopping.

“We will be looking at selling other ethical and environmentally friendly items further down the line including soap and shampoo bars.”

Scoffage, based at on Bridgwater High Street, is located in a listed building.

“We have worked hard to make the place our own but retain the original features,” Kate says.

“It has been a busy few months and some late nights getting everything ready for the opening.”

Scoffage opened on Monday, September 9 and to begin with will be open Monday to Friday, 10am to 2.30pm.

In the near future Scoffage is hoping to offer delivery by telephone.

Find out more by visiting the Scoffage Facebook page.