Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Chong Co, Kingston

Chong Co Thai restaurant mentions the 'Vegan' word in the menu which means that you can negotiate a vegan meal without too much fuss, and even get an entree. There are a handful of dishes to choose from. Our meals were nicely prepared, tasty and filling. Plus, our seat near the window was a good vantage point for looking out over the Kingston foreshore and watching people walk past. Since Chong Co is also located in Belconnen, Woden and Gungahlin, this offers easy options for vegan eating in the town centres.

Fried tofu entree

Chilli basil stir fry

Vegetable massaman curry
Chong Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Chairman and Yip, Civic

The Chairman and Yip retaurant has been in Canberra for a longer time than many Canberrans have lived here. Prices are a little higher than the average restaurant. What do you get for your money then? In short: a fine dining atmosphere; impeccable service; staff who understand what vegan means and remember your vegan booking on arrival; a separate vegetarian menu -- all of which is vegan or can be made so; and excellent food, beautifully presented. The Chairman & Yip would be ideal for a special occasion or work function.

Fried tofu (entree)

Mushrooms with cashew pesto (three per dish) (entree)

Red curry (served with rice)

Tofu & eggplant (served with rice)
The Chairman and Yip Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Let's Be Natural, Mawson

This health food store can be found at the Mawson shops and stocks an impressive range of vegan products. Grains and pulses can be bought in bulk with your own containers. Delicious vegan cakes are also sold. You can browse the range of skin & body care products. Overall, it is one of the better stores out there for vegans in Canberra. It is worth dropping in if you are in the area or live on the south side.
Shop 2, 73-77 Mawson Place, Mawson ACT 2607
Enter from the courtyard.

Entrance - Let's Be Natural

Bulk purchase of basic supplies

CoYo and Tofutti

Vegan protein powders

Vegan cakes

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Grill'd, Civic

We decided to try out Grill'd recently, knowing that they have a menu which caters to vegans. All of their chips are vegan and they have three types of veggie burger which can be made vegan if you leave some things off them. This is all explained in their menu and on their web site. We found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. We ordered the Garden Goodness without cheese or mayo (do check that these have indeed been left off the burger). When you compare it with Sweet Bones for example, it is not the tastiest vegan burger out there. But it is nice to know you have this option available in most major Australian cities.
On the other hand, the chips are outstanding. Just remember, fried chips are a sometime food.

Grill'd Garden Goodness - made vegan

Grill'd sweet potato and herbed potato chips with tomato relish - vegan

Grill'd Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato