Dish Showcase

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.


Hungry Jack’s New Vegan Cheeseburger – October 2018

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Hey Vegans, this new Cheeseburger’s for you.

Two Hungry Jack’s veggie patties
Vegan Cheese
Fresh salad
Vegan Mayo

The number of Aussie vegans is on the rise and Hungry Jack’s, home of the Whopper is now excited to welcome vegans
with its new Vegan Cheeseburger, giving everyone the option to enjoy a better burger.

Following an overwhelmingly successful trial phase, the Vegan Cheeseburger will join Hungry Jack’s traditional burger lineup as permanent menu item in restaurants around the country from today.

Roy Morgan research has revealed more than 10 per cent of Australians live a meat-free life. This, and a growing trend
towards veganism and ‘plant-based eating’ have been the driving force behind Hungry Jack’s decision to add a vegan option to its menu.

Hungry Jack’s Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Baird said the company recognised the nation’s increasing population of vegans and has responded to changing preferences.  “We are committed to making sure there is something for everyone at Hungry Jack’s, so we are very excited to offer a great value option to the growing number of vegans around the country.
“We received a terrific response during the trial phase and we are confident Australians will embrace the Vegan
Cheeseburger, just as they did the Veggie Whopper, which was introduced 17 years ago and is still going strong,” said Mr

The new Vegan Cheeseburger features two delicious veggie patties (made with 100 per cent Aussie veggies including
carrots, peas, potato and capsicum), melted vegan cheese, ripe hand-cut tomato, fresh lettuce, ketchup and locally made
vegan mayo on a sesame seed bun.

At the same price as the Whopper Cheese, the Vegan Cheeseburger offers fantastic value when compared with other vegan alternatives on the market, which are often sold at a premium price. With vegan-friendly fries and beverages also available, customers are now able to enjoy a complete vegan meal at Hungry Jack’s.

Vegans, ‘part-time vegans’ and those wanting to try something new, are all encouraged to get their hands on the new Vegan Cheeseburger at one of more than 400 Hungry Jack’s restaurants across the country, available in all states from today.

Vegan Brownies @ Stripey Sundae, Nicholls

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


Sweet Vegan Burger @ Burger Hero, Braddon

Burger Hero Vegan Burger

By Lisa Green

Location:  31 Mort Street, Braddon

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:


Raw Vegan Treats @ Local Press Cafe, Kingston

Local press also has a wide range of Vegan juices, smoothies and teas plus some Veganisable menu items.


Veggie Vitality New Vegan Burger @ Grill’d

Original Post by Candice Nertney

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.

If you are on a computer, you can read more Vegan ACT group posts about Grill’d here.

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:’ then pop them back in the menu box :).

Good news!:  Grill’d seem to have rebranded and removed their dodgy signs featuring a photo of a cow with a “HELLO My name is Delicious” sticker over it as discussed here:

and here:

and even more here: