Reviews written by PaulFreeman
Registered on Dec 2 10
If you want something really nice, you've got to try Coco Loco. With a brilliant range of hot/ice chocolate drinks (I seem to recall about 25 that were vegan!), not to mention some delicious vegan food on offer, you'd be crazy to miss it. The atmosphere is brilliant, be sure to check out the ceiling while you're there! There's lots of great history available for your perusal while you await your goodies, and the music is always just right. Old jazz FTW!
The food is probably a little rich to go every week (if you're type 1, bring extra insulin!), but you really ought to try it. You'll love it.
Vegan pizza in Footscray?! YES! Who knew! They don't even advertise the vegan options, but they certainly do have them. Just like any self-respecting pizza place, they deliver within a fair radius. Their website is... not that great, but get yourself down there, ask what vegans can have, and choose something delicious! They have vegan ham, pepperoni and cheese, and their bases are vegan. They can build and cook you a pizza in about 7 minutes. If you've gone vegan and thought you'd never have pizza like you used to remember, think again!
Funky little place, definitely worth a look for any veg*n. They have an entire menu that's completely vegan, and even a special vegan deep fryer named Fred! Very quirky place, but I think most will love it once they settle into it's slightly odd vibe, we certainly do. The vegan HCT (Ham Cheese Tomato) toastie is brilliant, and they get there vegan goods from Radical Grocery just up the road (and presumably their info on what's vegan and what's not), so you can trust 'em not to accidentally un-vegan-ify your meal. And with Radical so close, any visit is a vegan two-fer!
Like most asian restaurants, there's about 50,000 things on the menu, and almost all of them can be done vegan (which is great for us veg*ns who normally have to choose between the salad or the pasta napolitana). They really have an up-market asian restaurant feel. I highly recommend the sesame prawn toast! Just let know you're vegan (presuming you are, of course), and they'll steer you away from the non-vegan stuff. They can help you with undercover parking if you call ahead, and there's a tram stop a 1-minute walk away. All veg*ns should try it out, I highly recommend it!
Great for simple, cheap meals. Not a massive vegan range, but the things that are vegan are clearly labelled (I wish that were the case everywhere!). It's ridiculously cheap, it really is. You can completely stuff yourself and have a drink for about $10. You wont get waited on, the atmosphere wont thrill your senses, but for a full meal at $10 it's as good as you could ever want. Probably not the most romantic place for a first date, but absolutely brilliant for a quick, cheap, properly vegan meal. Try them out!
Only been there once, but you've got to love any place with a decent range of vegan stuff on the menu, and, most importantly, vegan sangria available! Feels just like a decent vegan-friendly bar should. We'll be going back, for sure.
GO THERE. JUST GO THERE! Seriously, the vegan range is great. And if you, like most of us, used to be non-veg*n, you will absolutely LOVE the vegan 'meat' pies. I can't tell the difference. You can buy em hot, or frozen for later. I served them up at a grand final party once, and there were no complaints from the omnivores. But who cares about them, we vegan's LOVE these pies!!!
While their range isn't going to help your waistline, it is as good as naughty fast food gets. Vegan fries with a range of vegan sauces and even vegan cheese topping, vegan burgers and 'chicken' nuggets... and even the odd 'meat' pie if you're lucky. You've really got to try them!
Great people, great cupcakes. Just about everything you could want from a vegan cupcake place, as near as I can tell! Order some! You'll love em!
A very quirkly little place. We've only been there once, but the food was brilliant, and the range of choice for us vegans was great. The atmosphere is unlike any other place we've been, they really go in for that 'eat like a monk would' feel, big wooden bench seats and the like. The french toast is deadly to diabetics, but you just can't stop yourself! Delicious!
Wanted to move to Brunswick just to be near it, but alas, couldn't afford something suitable in the area. Radical is great. Annikee, the owner, is always smiley and helpful. Heaps of brilliant things you can get hold of. And every last little thing in the store is not only completely vegan, but effort has been made to ensure it's otherwise ethical too (no palm oil from native forest destruction, organic, freetrade, etc.). If you've not been there, and you're any sort of veg*n, get your butt down there. You'll love it.
Ask for the vegan menu. They've got shakes you wouldn't even think of. I keep going for the Oreo shake, myself, but I'm keen to try the Skittles one soon!
All veg*ns should try Soul Mama at least three times. We loved it from day one, but I've heard every now and then you might chose a dish that doesn't excite. Most of them (only tried the vegan stuff) are quite nice. The staff always seem happy and helpful, which is more important than most restaurateurs seem to realise; the vibe is great! Bookings are probably a good idea, as it does tend to fill up in the peak times.
Try to be there for sunset, the view over the water during your tasty meal is excellent (great for dates!).
The service may not knock you off your feet, but a little patience will see you earn the reward of some truly delicious vegan food. The vegan tacos nearly put me in hospital; I just couldn't stop eating them! I've got no idea what is in that sauce, but if there is a God, she made the recipe. Try it, trust me.
They aren't cheap, but the maxim "quality doesn't cost, it pays" is very apt. I've used their shoes, belts and wallets for nearly a decade, and I've only just worn out the first pair of shoes. Really top notch quality. The range may not be for everybody, but get down and check out their great little shop. There's heaps on display, and the whole gorgeous lot of it is vegan.
My Malaysian partner (also vegan) absolutely loves this place. It's just like your average asian grocery, packed with a million seemingly crazy things, but about half of the items are vegan. Ever heard of mushroom floss? Me either, but she loves the stuff! There's heaps to chose from, so even if you're not asian or vegan, check them out one day.
Any veg*ns in Melbourne really should try Yong Green. Very interesting menu, completely different from what we vegans get offered in other restaurants. The raw 'nachos' are pretty unrecognizable as 'nachos', but you've GOT to try them. Brilliant! Good service, reasonable prices, nice little atmosphere. Try it!