Stroud News and Journal: KaribuKaribu (Image: newsquest)

Their persistence and dedication to producing high-quality vegan cuisine have allowed Karibu - Vegan Bar & Kitchen to thrive amidst the challenges presented by COVID-19.

They started their journey in May 2020 and have persevered despite ongoing roadworks, price hikes, wage increases, and an affordability crisis.

The local community has been instrumental in their success, and they are grateful for their support. They are proud to be a part of Stroud and to provide a much-needed option for great vegan food in the evening.

They are committed to their eco-conscious values, using only plant-based ingredients and supporting local charities and initiatives. Our achievements include recycling over 6480 litres of food waste.



Stroud News and Journal: LooseLoose (Image: Simon Pizzey)

A shop selling quality products at a good price with no plastic packaging in Stroud. 
 They have a wonderful environmental ethos. Their constantly expanding range includes food basics; beans & pulses, nuts & seeds, dried fruit, grains, flours & pasta, teas & coffees, herbs & spices, oils & vinegar, ingredients and sweet and savoury treats. 
They also offer a wide range of cleaning and personal care refills, homewares and locally produced products. They are constantly adding to their range.
A simple in store process ‘Weigh, Fill and Bring to the Till’ makes it easy for customers to take the amount they want, no waste.

Ducklings Toy Shop

Stroud News and Journal: Ducklings Toy ShopDucklings Toy Shop (Image: Newsquest)

Ducklings is a fun place to do business. It is a family run toy shop where play is the order of the day.
The shop in Stroud is the place to find toys and to generally have a good time with all the community events they stage. 
Whether it is the latest remote controlled toy or Lego kit Ducklings is likely to have them in stock.
Josh and Colin Pattison provide outstanding customer service and can always help with the little ones when they come into the shop.
Lego building competitions and Pokemon swapathons are all laid on at Ducklings which really engage the local community. 
It is a truly family affair which shows the best of independent traders in the region.