Vegan ACT Brunch @ Bitten Goodfoods – 13 January 2018

Thanks everyone who attended the first Vegan ACT brunch for 2018! It was lovely meeting up with you all. The food was nice, as were the surroundings. Pleasant company, friendly service and a bit of shopping afterwards.

Bitten Goodfoods is about 85% vegan. Apart from maybe one (usually) omni option, anything else is vegetarian. They have some really interesting products in the shopping area, some I haven’t seen elsewhere. There are some animal products in the fridge and on the shelves but a lot of it is vegan-friendly, and much of it is organic.

Thanks also to Bitten Goodfoods for welcoming us and putting two vegan specials on for us. They also carry a range of Pana Chocolate’s desserts.

Vegan ACT Potluck Picnic for Jyoti – 3 April 2016

Jyoti's Picnic

By Jyoti

Friendly get-together on a beautiful Canberra Autumn day with friends. A little thank you for a bunch of years I’ve put into working with Vegan ACT. Was a nice thought to be given a life membership to the Society.

By Michelle

The Vegan ACT committee (we are also the Facebook admins) – Michelle Isobel, Gareth Ballard, Francine Horne, Tracey Lofthouse, Dieter Dambiec and Veronica Miller – would like to warmly acknowledge and thank some committee members who have stepped down from their roles earlier this year, including Jyoti Dambiec who served 15+ years with the committee in various roles including president and helped ensure the continuation of the society on multiple occasions. Pictured is Jyoti’s thank you picnic from last weekend! <3

We would like to thank Mark White who served many years as Membership Secretary and reliably organised countless social gatherings.

Vegan ACT would like to thank Kane Elson who served as a valuable general member and life saving tech wizard!

And lastly the talented Troy Adam Guy who could sadly no longer continue due to his growing university workload.

We would also like to welcome the lovely Lisa Green as a Vegan ACT delegate for social dinners, and thank Rowena Ve Gan for her incredible continued work with the website, which can now be found at

A big thank you to EVERYONE who has volunteered or contributed to Vegan ACT in the last year! We can’t do it without amazing people like you!

If you would like to become more involved with Vegan ACT’s outreach, volunteering and support work, please feel free to get in touch either by PMing the current committee, commenting or emailing
Ideas and contributions always welcome!

… or contribute by becoming a financial member ūüėČ

Picnic for Jyoti

Vegan Lunch at My Cafe Manuka – Saturday, 19 September 2015

On Saturday, 19 September, several gathered for a Vegan lunch at My Cafe Manuka in Manuka Arcade, Franklin Street, Canberra.

Here is what people had to say:
Emma Wannell:  Thanks everyone for a lovely lunch today. The menu was epic, not to mention the company!
Cathy Emma: ¬†Thanks Emma for a great lunch, awesome company and can’t wait for the next one. Big thanks to Jessica Atreides as well :D.
Jessica Atreides:  Thanks again to Emma and everyone for coming down to My Cafe. ? Connor and I had an awesome lunch and enjoyed your company.


Vegan ACT Picnic – October 2014

jyoti, juniper and dogWritten by Rowena

On Sunday, 19 October, Vegan ACT¬†had¬†wonderfully¬†relaxing picnic¬†near the kids’ playground in Weston park.

Everyone brought good spring spirit and plenty more besides to make it a lovely afternoon: ¬†Jyoti brought a magnificent platter and crispy kale; Maryanne brought a colourful¬†quinoa dish; Robert brought tempting¬†tofu patties; Mark brought pleasing¬†pasta dish; Indu¬†and Shree brought spicy rice, a perfect potato and plantain¬†salad and a moreish¬†coconut milk and rice dessert; I brought my experimental spinach and chickpea salad and my¬†copy of¬†Living with Monsters;¬†¬†Kane brought his bike; Dieter brought two kakaks;¬†¬†Koby brought a delightful dog; Larita brought some food and water for said dog; and, for¬†the entertainment of all,¬†Zo√ę and Matt brought their Vegan-from-birth 13-month old daughter, Juniper :). ¬†Hope to see you at our next picnic!

Vegan ACT Dinners Autumn/Winter 2014

kingslandsocialWritten by Mark White, Vegan ACT Membership and Social Events

Ethiopia Down Under, Pearce
On 3 May, Vegan ACT hosted a social dinner at Ethiopia Down Under in Pearce.  A small and friendly bunch of members enjoyed a delicious banquet. We’d love to see you there next time!

Malaysian Chapter, Belconnen
On 31 May, Vegan ACT hosted a social dinner at Malaysian Chapter in Belconnen. About 18 people came along and we sat on one long table. Just about everyone had the banquet and the food was magnificent.  We will be holding another event there soon.  Click here for details.

Kingsland Vegan Restaurant, Dickson
On 28 June, Vegan ACT hosted a social dinner at¬†Kingsland Vegan Restaurant. About 19 people came¬†along and we filled up two tables ‚Äď one with people¬†having the¬†banquet, the¬†other a la carte. ¬†Dinner was¬†delicious and¬†there was¬†plenty of food.¬†Some of the¬†people on from¬†our tables got¬†up and danced at the end of the night, even though¬†there was no music! We hope to go there again soon.

Keep your eye on the weekly [update] and for more events that are coming up.