Sunday, 23 April 2017

Monster Kitchen and Bar, Civic

The Monster Kitchen is the restaurant at Hotel Hotel, New Action, up the wooden stairs from the Palace Cinema. It is a beautiful space to spend some time in. The dinner menu has no items marked as vegan, although it turned out the chips are vegan with no changes. Everything else had to be modified by negotiation with the wait staff. As a result, we suggest arriving before 7pm rush hour. The salad, roast pumpkin and chips were tasty as well-presented. Portion sizes were larger than the photos suggest. However, these days we prefer to go to places that have at least a few dishes marked vegan on the menu. A bit more thought put into the menu could save some hassle for the diners, wait staff and the kitchen staff.

Heirloom tomato salad

Chips with tomato dipping sauce

Roast pumpkin and chickpea

Monster Kitchen and Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, 24 February 2017

Walter G's, Dickson

Pizza is one of those things that people think vegans have to go without. But it isn't true any more. Aside from making your own at home, outlets such as Walter G's in Dickson are stepping in to take advantage of this gap in the market. Walter G's have gone the extra step by explicitly listing vegan options on the menu, and with vegan cheeses & aioli. All you have to do is ask for the vegan options and you will be taken care of. They have also taken a number of steps to avoid accidental contamination of ingredients. Pictured here is the veggie patch made vegan and with extra olives. A wonderful occasional treat. You can even order online here - you're welcome.

Veggie patch (vegan version)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Coffee Lab, Civic

We had heard many good reports about Coffee Lab and it took us a long time to get there. When we did, we were not disappointed. There are a few vegan options listed on the menu.
The almond soaked chia and oats (vegan version) is topped with a yummy strawberry sauce and lots of blueberries, but is not overly sweet. The "First Frost" (vegan version) is basically sauteed mushrooms on toast, but it tastes better than it sounds and the serving size is very generous. If you want, you can order a vegan avocado on toast. Highly recommended.

Almond soaked chia and oats - made vegan

First Frost - made vegan

Coffee Lab Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Tilley's, Lyneham

If you live in Canberra you need no introduction to Tilley's. The food menu has improved somewhat for vegans in recent times. Pictured here is the vegan lentil burger from the lunch/dinner menu. This menu has all the vegan options marked on it. The staff are also open to customisation of individual dishes, and you can sometimes see extra vegan options on the specials board. Do check out the sweet potato chips. The vegan options on the breakfast menu are a bit thin, however.  

Tilley's vegan burger

Tilley's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato