On Campus (or really close to it) Eats
“The campus bakery […] does a mean vegan not-sausage roll!”
“from 12-2 has $6 vegan lunches (usually rice and some sort of bean/veg stew/curry)”
“If you’re a unit like your’s truly you can get a refill for just another $4.”
“Zambreros is always quick and filling”
“if you’re looking for soy-based coffee, don’t both going anywhere else other than Coffee Lab or Coffee Grounds.”
“Brod burger comes with a bunch of phat roast veggies. Not bad, but also not great.”
“The kebab place makes nice falafels, either as a meal or in a wrap”
The Street Theater
“The Street Theatre used to have a couple of vegan options (I haven’t checked in a while), but they were a bit expensive and the portions not very big (pretty fancy and delicious though)”
“The momo place in the pop up has veggie momos (they are vegan)”
“The momos are delish. Half and half steam and fried goes down a treat with their home made chilli sauce.“
We are an all vegan takeaway shop, everything that is sold is vegan, and the food that we sell is marketed to takeaway with the packaging we have.
Our packaging that we source is entirely plant based, is compostable, will decompose in 30-90 days if it goes to landfill, but is also recyclable. For example, the sandwich wedges are not plastic; they are made of corn starch.
We don’t have a grease trap yet and as such we are under strict conditions to what we can and can’t prepare on site so most of our food is brought in from suppliers. We also have to have minimal washing up which means we are not able to provide crockery etc. for customers and why we have the packaging.
We are planning on expanding as we have room out the back, so in a few months we will have dinners, functions, movie nights, and activities offered out the back.
Our menu is constantly expanding and when we have been able to get the right equipment we will offer a wide range of vegan food products!
On Friday’s we will offer take home packs so you can pick up a meal and take home to heat up; these will range from lasagnes, curries, risottos, sausage rolls, and pies!
Stirato Bakery Cafe
Stirato Drinks Menu
Stirato Pie Cross-Section
Address: 21/1 Iron Knobb Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609
Stirato is a VERY accommodating and kid-friendly café (decked out with a furnished cubby house, and loads of indoor toys). There is a yummy vegan pie on the menu, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to vegan-ise dishes and drinks.
Instagram: @stirato_bakery_cafe https://www.instagram.com/stirato_bakery_cafe/
Iku Orange and Lemon Sago Pudding
See all their vegan items here: https://www.oliversrealfood.com.au/collections/vegan-friendly
Oliver’s is a new(ish) pit-stop located perfectly for road trips to or from Sydney, Melbourne, or anywhere in-between. There’s a bunch of healthy, vegan items on the menu (burritos, soups, curries, sushi, nuggets, chips, salads, juices, chia puddings, bliss balls, muffins… read: A LOT!), as well as packaged items (muesli, tea, popcorn, drinking chocolate…). They even sell DVD’s and books that most vegans will be familiar with (Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, etc.). Check it out!
Original Post by Trish Nubel
Have you heard about Rawsome Earth Cafe in Cooma? Offering so much yumminess its hard to choose a great healthy choice for a day trip or on the way to the snow.
Located 95 Commissioner st Cooma in Earth Song Wellness building behind Coles and opposite anytime fitness. The centre offers a variety of practitioners, yoga and a great little gift shop full of unique gifts from hand selected crystals to warm winter jackets there is something for everyone with 30% off selected sterling silver gemstone jewellery well worth the drive 😘🙏🏼🙌
Original post by Luke Johnston
Thai Herb in Harrison have a lot of new vegan options on their online takeaway menu, just look for the little ‘V’ with a leaf sprout. Tried a vegan option Pad Thai. Other folks had the veggo option. Mine was full of veggies, fresh and tasty, theirs was mostly egg, little fresh veggies and too salty. I’d go back!
Au Lac is a highly popular Vegan dining establishment with an extensive menu.
Continuing and Original Location: Shop 4/39 Woolley St, Dickson, ACT 2602, Ph: (02) 6262 8922
Second Canberra Location Coming Soon: Outside Woden Westfield on Corrina Street, Philip.
10% discount for card-holding members of Vegan ACT.
Original Post by Emily Ruthven
Hi everyone! Went to Belconnen Asian Noodle House for dinner tonight – I usually get take away but tonight I dined in and thought I’d check to see if there was anything else I could eat, and to my surprise found a vegan section!! Just thought I’d share for those who aren’t already aware
Vegan Menu Update!
At Cafe Essen located at 6 Garema pl in Civic, we now have a new range of vegan menu item’s:
- Vegan Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Stack.
- Vegan Stuffed Zucchini.
- Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad
- Spicy Tofu & Brown Rice Salad
And the Soups of the day including:
- Green vegetable
- Tomato & Basil.
Come feast your eyes on our new delight’s!
Review By Lisa Green (2016)
Location: Shop 5 6 Garema Pl, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Cafe Essen is somewhat of a Canberra institution located between Garema Place and Bunda Street in Civic. With a vast loose leaf tea selection, different coffee roasts to choose from and a pretty good hot chocolate it’s a great spot to catch up with others.
There are a range of clearly marked vegan options on the menu as well as the specials board. Meals include a vegan mexi-burger (kidney bean and corn chip patty with guacamole, jalapeno and vegan aoli in a bun) and a vegan breakfast bagel (baked beans, scrambled tofu, spinach, roasted capsicum and pepitas over a toasted bagel). There are also a number of items that can be made vegan or may be vegan, such as the bruschetta, curry, various salads and the soup of the day.
For a sweet treat Cafe Essen currently stock vegan cupcakes from Crafted and also have dairy-free smoothies that are vegan.
Original Post by Kerryn Maxwell
The vegan menu at Kokomo’s. We had the flat bread, popcorn, sweet potato and the okra. All delicious!
Be sure to specify the vegan chai
Original Post by Sarah Michelle Thomson (21 June 2017)
Smith’s Alternative will now be proudly stocking RealChai vegan chai powder! Meaning you can absolutely come in for a 100% vegan chai latte with soy or almond milk ❤️❤️
Original Post by Sarah Michelle Thomson (9 June 2017)
Newwwwww things at Smiths! Some new breakfast options, garlic bread (subject to availability because I literally eat it by the kilo) and a loaded sweet potato 😍 hope to see you soon!! ❤️
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 :).
New Vegan Menu (As of May 2017):
- VEGAN SUPREME: Tomato base, vegan ham, vegan pepperoni, mushrooms, roasted red capsicum, spanish onion, fresh capsicum, olives, chunky cut pineapple topped with vegan mozzarella.
- VEGAN VEGI PESTO: Tomato base, baby spinach, mushrooms, roasted red capsicum, grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes topped with vegan mozzarella garnished with vegan basil pesto aioli.
- VEGAN PEPPERONI: Tomato & olive base, vegan pepperoni, spanish onion, fresh green capsicum, chilli flakes topped with vegan mozzarella.
- VEGAN MEXICAN: Salsa base, vegan chorizo, spanish onion, jalapeÃ±os topped with vegan mozzarella with a side of avocado salsa & corn chips
- VEGAN PERI CHICKEN: Tomato base, vegan chicken, red roasted capsicum, caramelised onion, fresh capsicum, pineapple topped with vegan mozzarella garnished with vegan peri peri aioli.
- VEGAN BARBECUE CHICKEN: Smokey barbecue base, vegan chicken, spanish onion, vegan feta cheese, mushrooms, spring onion topped with vegan mozzarella.
- VEGAN CHEESY GARLIC BREAD
- VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIZZA: Vegan chocolate base, fresh strawberries and banana topped with vegan chocolate sauce drizzle and icing sugar.
- VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT
Original Post by Laila – April 2017
Just had a chat with the owner of Walter G’s! He’s going to make sure they never run out of daiya cheese again and is getting the hook up from the supplier AND due to the vegan pizza’s being such a popular demand they are going to create FIVE new vegan pizza’s and a vegan dessert! 😍
Click here to see the excitement on the Vegan ACT Group
By Lisa Green
Locations: 40 Marcus Clarke St, Civic and 21 Bougainville St, Manuka
Home of the freakshake, Pâtissez has two cafes, with the newer outlet in Civic having a few vegan options. The Civic menu changes seasonally, with the current vegan burger a grilled field mushroom, crispy spiced chickpea, corn & cumin patty, smashed avocado, fresh rocket, tomato, Spanish onion, housemade hummus & vegan basil aioli. Served with fries. It’s a delicious, but packed, burger. The staff are happy to discuss menu modifications and sometimes specials, such as the roasted mushrooms can be vegan.
However, the main reason to go here is to try a freakshake. The first Vegan Freak was a concoction of coconut gelato blitzed with lychees & a dash of almond milk in a jar drizzled in raspberry coulis then topped with vanilla bean coconut mousse & finished with a coconut, lychee & raspberry semifredo popslide. The popslide in particular was delicious. The current Vegan Freak is a chai spiced almond milk & soy ice cream shake with drapes & drapes of gooey Medjool date caramel topped with cacao coconut mousse & a crunchy nougatine cone. So good. You can see it here: https://veganact.org.au/vegan-freak-shake-at-patissez/
By Lisa Green
Location: Ground Floor, ORI Building, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Frugii Dessert Laboratory is often touted as having some of the best icecream and most creative desserts in Canberra.
Thankfully vegans don’t have to miss out! The sorbets on offer are usually vegan and there is always at least two on offer. The flavours change every couple of days and range from single fruit flavours (such as peach, mango, lime, berry) to the more interesting such as strawberry & balsamic vinegar, watermelon mint and apple cinnamon and to the more alcoholic gin and tonic, cider, champagne and shiraz. The range seems to be endless.
In addition to the sorbets there are also a couple of vegan desserts. Frugii desserts are amazing to look at and also to taste. The first vegan offering coffee caramel creamaux, banana cheesecake, and a chocolate coconut mousse finished with cacao nibs. It is an amazing balance of flavours and textures and when first launched a weekend’s worth of desserts sold out in a night. Their second vegan dessert is a cherry ripe offering with layers of chocolate and cherry with a pipette of cherry sauce!
Location: Petrie Plaza. off Bunda Street.
It came as a surprise to us to discover that The Fish Shack located in Petrie Plaza off Bunda Street offers a good selection of Vegan food. You can go for the authentic beer-battered Vegan fish and chips or you can opt for the healthier grilled version. Or, if you want to try both, you can ask for 3 pieces of grilled and three pieces of beer-battered Vegan fish and chips. Their Vegan Laksa is very spicy, filling and the perfect thing for a chilly day though it is a very good idea to ask for mild if you aren’t good at handling heat. It is filled with delicious laksa broth, noodles, beansprouts, sweet potato, potato, tofu and some grilled Vegan fish so it is best to eat it by itself. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, go for the beer-battered Vegan Fish Burger :).
Vegan Fish and Chips (half grilled and half beer-battered)
Vegan Fish Burger
Vegan Fish Laksa
- Grilled or Beer-battered Vegan Fish & Chips
- Grilled or Beer-battered Vegan Fish Burger (includes two pieces of Vegan fish, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, and Spanish onion)
- Vegan Laksa (In house laksa broth with sweet potato, potato, tofu and some grilled Vegan fish) – Good to ask for mild if you aren’t good at handling heat 🙂
- Vegan hot chips
- Vegan Chat potato wedges (wasabi salt optional)
- Vegan hand cut sweet potato chips
- Vegan Green leaf or Asian salad
- Vegan Mushrooms (beer battered or tempura)
- Vegan potato scallops
Vegan Menu Originally Posted by Ana Brandon
If you are on a computer, click here to get the latest Vegan ACT facebook group goss on The Fish Shack.