From The Mandalay Bus
Our samosas are 100% vegan but you must advise you want vegan as we usually top them with yoghurt. We are open to suggestions for quick and easy to make Vegan menu items.
Vegan ACT are absolutely delighted to announce that The Cruelty Free Shop will be offering a discount to all our card-carrying members (card must be presented in store)!
Yet another reason to pay this vegan paradise in on Mort St. Braddon a visit!
Thank you for your incredible support of the vegan community The Cruelty Free Shop <3
If you would like to support the work of Vegan ACT and receive a discount card to heaps of great businesses around Canberra, sign up to become a Vegan ACT at https://veganact.org.au/membership/
Other businesses who support Vegan ACT by offering a discount to our members can be viewed here: https://veganact.org.au/discounts/
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!
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:
Update: Vegan ACT members!
We are delighted to announce that Naked Foods Braddon will be trialling a 10% discount to card-carrying members of Vegan ACT, to be reviewed in July.
It’s a beautiful store and the low packaging ethos is fantastic, go check ’em out!
Written by Sonja Barfoed
Naked foods, Braddon: I must admit, I was surprised when this opened, given the long-standing ANU Food Coop isn’t too far away. This is on my “to visit” list, as I never seem to get there during opening hours – “The store is set out in the style of a lolly shop – but the wares for sale are anything but.” – …and I’m like a little kid leaning my head on the glass trying to open sesame the doors. Parking: Paid, nearby or up the road. Closest gallery: KIN Gallery (check out the Hamlet in general)
You can also read a Canberra Times article here.
Images by Teya Duncan
Where and When: Lunch and Dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Hamlet on Lonsdale Street, Braddon and Every Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. To stay in touch you can find them on the web at www.fekertes.com.au
Teya Duncan: “I think I’m in love! This is the mixed vegetarian plate at Fekerte’s Ethiopian at the Hamlet on Lonsdale St.” (Original facebook post)
Written by Michelle
Where: 16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Joe from Custom Pizzeria says that anyone is welcome to bring in our own vegan cheese anytime. These pizzas are brilliant without cheese too, the bases (both regular and gluten free) are vegan friendly, none of the vegetables are prepared in animal products and even the pesto is fine! Thanks again to Funky Pies for donating the Daiya for our Halloween pizza night. 🙂
Description by Rick Collins: “Their vegan option is a lightly toasted hot dog bun with fried cauliflower, eggplant, vegan aioli, topped with crispy sweet potato bits.”
Image and quote by Bronwyn Mayer: “Had this earlier on today from broad dogs in Braddon! It was very tasty! The sweet potato crisps were so delicious and they weren’t stingy with the aioli! So yum!”
You can also get chips with aioli!
For location and opening hours, see:
Shop 8/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Phone 0413 067 890
Info and menu: http://sweetbonescompany.com/
Sweet Bones is an organic vegan café and bakery in Braddon, Canberra, Australia. Owners Emily and Russell Brindley have a passion for no frills whole foods. The café has a rustic, rock’n’roll feeing with a friendly local vibe. The food is inventive, cruelty free and most of all delicious.
Check their facebook page for specials menu updates.