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Jaclyn McCosker

Blogger, social entrepreneur & freelance copywriter

Australia

Melbourne's Top 5 Vegan Eats

Melbourne's Top 5 Vegan Eats

1. Vegie Bar

Vegie Bar on Brunswick St, Fitzroy is the cornerstone of Melbourne's vegetarian scene. It's my local, and I eat from there at least once a week. The establishment is 20 years old with the most varied menu on the scene, and they even own Transformer, the vegetarian fine-dining restaurant on the same block. Vegie Bar doesn't specialise in one cuisine but dips into them all: Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese. They're now available on UberEATS so you can sample all their vegan options from the couch, just like me. I recommend the matcha and choc coconut shakes!

2. Smith & Deli

The world famous Smith & Deli have really earned their reputation. A 100% vegan takeaway deli, they specialise in traditional meat and cheese sandwiches plus baked goods. They're Melbourne's go-to for adaptations of well known non-vegan foods, like curried eggs, and stockists of the hard to find vegan products like Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Daiya frozen pizzas. I recommend the grilled cheese with truffle oil.

3. Trippy Taco

A vegetarian Mexican takeaway store, Trippy Taco specialises in vegan tacos, nachos and burritos, including a vegan Nutella dessert! Their black bean burrito is the most hearty burrito I've ever had, and probably my #1 Melbourne food recommendation for the avid non-vegan in your life. I recommend the burrito with vegan cheese for $0.50 extra.

4.Supercharger

Is Supercharger the healthiest eatery in the world? They'd sure be in running for the title. They specialise in high protein, high carb, low calorie, gut healthy superfoods. You can get a complete meal of your preferred grains, vegetables, proteins and fermented sides for $12.90 or choose a full meal menu option catered to your nutritional needs for $15.

5. Lord Of The Fries

A cult favourite, Lord of the Fries is our popular fast-food chain with 4 franchises across the inner city. LOTF offer 100% vegetarian traditional meat burgers and are soon transitioning the non-vegan egg and dairy ingredients off the menu to be a completely ethical option for Melbourne vegans. I recommend the chicken burger with poutine fries.

 

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