Smiths Alternative Cafe & Bar, Civic (New mostly-Vegan menu!)

Smiths Alternative

Original Post by Sarah Michelle Thomson

Attention lovely vegans!! Smiths is proud to present our MENU!! 90% (roughly.. I’m no mathematician) vegan and 100% delicious 😊 can’t wait to meet more of you guys and help you enjoy the tasty tasty goodness! ❤️

Original Post By Erin McKay, Manager, Smith’s Alternative Cafe and Bar

Hi everyone! If you haven’t already, you should come by Smiths Alternative, we are baking in the cafe, and have LOTS of vegan goodies! 🙂 we use Bonsoy in our coffees, and are looking for any and all criticisms and advice on what you’re looking for 🙂 we’re open 7am til late, so come check us out! xo

At the moment we’ve got wraps and sandwiches, I use nuttelex, and we will be working on expanding a bit more, but it’s mostly baked goods.  The chocolate tart in the top right is gluten free as well as vegan :).Smiths Alternative

Vegan Brownies @ Stripey Sundae,

Original Post by the owner of Stripey Sundae

I’m the owner of Stripey Sundae and the guy that makes everything here. I’ve been really impressed with the positive response you all have given me with the vegan ice creams, so I’d like to try doing a little more and doing vegan baked goods too.
I’ve just done a batch of vegan brownies, and I’m looking for suggestions of what else you think would go well with vegan ice cream?
Glen aka taco:)

Veganised Pizza @ Dominos, Mawson


Original Post by Nikaylah Deacon

Hey guys! I just bought this pizza from Domino’s Mawson and it’s amazing! So many toppings. I also spoke to the manager and he said that they aren’t allowed to stock vegan cheese, but if you bring in your own they’re more than happy to cook it on your pizza for you. He also said that if you let them know you’re vegan and want them to use a clean cutter to cut the pizza, they’ll do that too. Amazing customer service, highly recommend


Bareberry Pantry – Raw Vegan Food Business (Queanbeyan)


Bareberry Pantry is proud to present handcrafted cakes, made with a conscious. Specialising in raw vegan and baked vegan cakes and desserts, Bareberry Pantry is a celebration of herbaceousness challenging art. I am sure that Bareberry can cater to any need or request. Know what you’re after, or wanting to brainstorm ideas? Send me a direct message or call me to discuss ideas and i will respond with a quote.

I look forward to bringing your cake dreams to life.

Field Roast Available @ Go Vita, Woden & The Cruelty-Free Shop, Braddon


Original Post by Haz Kaka

Pictured above is the Celebration Roast available at Go Vita, Woden and The Cruelty-Free Shop, more info about it over here

Remember to show your Vegan ACT membership card for a discount at Go Vita Woden, The Cruelty-Free Shop and these Canberra businesses:

Get your Vegan ACT membership here:

Lisa’s Fruit Bread Recipe

1/2 cup well mashed banana
1/2 cup grated apple
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup berries
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups self raising flour (I usually do half wholemeal & half white)
Pinch of salt
Splash of hot water.

Preheat oven to 180C
In a bowl whisk banana, sugar, oil, soy milk and vanilla essence.
Mix in apple.
Mix in flour and salt, don’t over mix but ensure no lumps. You may need to add a splash of hot water if the mix seems very thick.
Mix in berries.
Pour into a lined loaf tin.
Cook for around 45 minutes. Insert skewer into the center of the loaf, it should come out clean.

Nori Zad’s Happy Horse Sandwich Recipe

Happy Horse Sandwich by Nori By Nori Zad, Vegan ACT Member
Serves: 2

I stumbled on the Horseshoe Sandwich online one day – traditionally made of thick toast, a patty,  chips, and a “secret” cheesey sauce.  Need I say more! However, ever since I was little, the concept and idea of horseshoes has left me feeling uneasy and uncomfortable. Chips or no chips, this chippie monster didn’t want a bar of it. Couple this with watching a couple of beautiful videos by Ren Hurst (Riding on the power of others), I realised that my innate discomfort with horseshoes is indeed understandable and warranted.

As an ode to Ren Hurst, I present the Happy Horse Sandwich – a vegan take on toast, patty, chips and ‘secret’ cheesey sauce to go with.

100g plain tofu
1 cup ground cashews
1 handful coriander finely chopped (reserve some leaves for garnish)
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove minced
pinch of salt optional

4 large potatoes
vegetable oil (non-palm)
salt or seasoning optional

4 slices of bread of your choice
Cos lettuce leaves
Pickles sliced

Secret cheesey sauce
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp water
1 tsp brown sugar or sweetener of choice
chilli powder
jalapenos to taste (‘hot’ tip thanks to Little Oak Sanctuary!)

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius, line two baking trays.

Wash, peel and slice potatoes into shoe string size. In a bowl, add sliced potatoes, seasoning and vegetable oil, mix to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on baking tray. Bake until golden around 40 minutes, turning over half way.

In a bowl, add all the patty ingredients. Break the tofu up with your  hands (scramble). Mix until well combined.
Roll and shape the mixture with your hands into patties. Arrange on tray and bake until golden around 15 minutes.

In a blender, add all secret cheesey sauce ingredients. Blend until smooth in consistency, add a little extra water if needed.

Layer toast with cos lettuce, patty, and slices of pickle. Top with chips and zingy hot cheesy sauce. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Notes: Devour 🙂

If you would like to download or print the recipe click here:  Happy Horse Sandwich Recipe