Here is our new Vegan dish showcase featuring some of the great dishes you can dine on around Canberra. Please see our list of Vegan-Friendly Eateries for even more deliciousness. And see our recipes section to make your own Vegan delights.
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:)
There are many places in Canberra that offer burgers- but hidden away on Mort Street- Burger Hero gives vegans a few delicious options.
You can either “build your own” or order off a set menu. The set menu has the “Sweet Vegan” burger which is a sweet potato & couscous patty, lettuce, tomato, spanish onion with dairy free aioli. The “build your own” starts with the same patty, but with options such as roast peppers, beetroot, zuchinni, eggplant, pickles, avocado and dairy free aioli. You do need to specify that you’d like a dairy free bun (which is also gluten free). They have both regular and sweet potato fries.
If you are on a computer, click here for the latest Vegan ACT Group Goss about Burger Hero go to:
Description by Grill’d: For Veg and Veg 2.0’s, we’re meating [hmmm] you more than half way with the Veggie Vitality burger: a beetroot, sweet potato, spinach and quinoa patty, layered with avo, pineapple, carrot and cos lettuce – just coz. You can thank nutritionist Lola Berry for that one, plus a few more in the Loved by Lola menu edit.
Verdict: We recommend you ask for tomato relish to have in this yummy and very filling burger. We also reckon the avocado and pineapple are key flavours in this burger so if you aren’t a fan of them both then try them with both or get something else :). You also might like to annotate the parts of their paper menus mentioning their ‘ethical’ meat by writing ‘See: aussiefarms.org.au’ then pop them back in the menu box :).
It has taken us a while to get around to visiting Brodburger, one of the most widely reviewed and blogged food outlets in Canberra. The buzz was that the vegan burger was pretty good, so we dropped in after visiting the Kingston Bus Depot Markets. Arriving before 12pm meant that our wait was relatively short at 20 minutes. Notably, the burger has no patty as such, just a delicious stack of marinated and grilled vegetables with a spicy sauce and garlicky aioli. Thankfully, as the vegan option is listed on the menu, there is no explaining to do. Just order and enjoy.
Be sure to order the Vegan version of the Brodveg! Ingredients: flame grilled vegetables (mushroom, eggplant, zucchini, capsicum) with Vegan aioli and tomato relish.
I had the only vegan main option, the Veg Head burger with fries and Pâtissez special sauce:
“Herby chickpea, corn & sweet potato patty, charred zucchini, roast capsicum, grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, vegan aioli, MINUS the house marinated fetta cheese.”
Damn, it was the best vegan burger I’ve had (in case my Mum’s reading, it’s not as good as your bean-patty one! But if you’re not reading, then it’s the best). Like, even better than the one at Red Lime Shack in Adelaide. It was so good. I did ask the Pâtissez staff a lot of questions, and confirmed that the chips were fried in cottonseed oil, and that the aioli is done on a soy base (not sure if this is a fortified type, though). Staff were obliging, but I think that there needs to be a quick FAQ or better team-briefing, given that many people with allergies will often opt for the vegan menu item and have questions.
We had another lovely Vegan ACT coffee morning at My Rainbow Dreams in Dickson. This is their Rainbow Brekkie which is delicious – coconut scrambled Tofu, home made baked beans, tomato, mushrooms, not bacon and warm crusty bread with olive oil.
Rainbow Nourishments at As Nature Intended From left to right: Cinnamon Scroll Cheesecake; Blueberry and Lemon Cheesecake; Cookies and Cream Cheesecake; PB&J Choc Cheesecake; Lemon and Poppy Seed Cakes with Lemon Cashew Frosting; Choc Mint Slice; and Caramel Choc Tarts