LEADING a vegan lifestyle in Dorset just got that bit easier – thanks to new store Sunrise Organics.

Run by Liz Josey and Mark Lewis, the store, in Bournemouth promises that the products it sells are 100 per cent vegan and they stock everything from Fry’s pies, to chocolate, tea, coffee, juicing requisites and snacks. Liz is particularly proud of the choice of cheese, the largest vegan selection she says, in the town.

“On the first day we had more than 200 people and many of them have already returned as repeat customers,” says Liz.

The most popular item they sell are Fry’s pies and sausages: “I think that’s because we’re in an area where a lot of people pass by on their way home and just fancy buying something for dinner,” she says.

While she loves being a shopkeeper: “My granny was one too, she ran a hat shop,” Liz is determined that Sunrise Organics should become a community hub with a noticeboard for therapists to post information and events which she and Mark will run from the store.

A passionate juicer, she realised that many people still aren’t sure how to process food this way and will be running juicing classes as well as other well-being courses.

: Sunrise Organics, 9 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5DP sunrise-organics.co.uk