These are some of the brilliant vegetarian eats I enjoyed this month, in and around Sydney town.
I know I talk about Youeni in Castle Hill a lot and that’s because they have so many great veg options. For brunch three of us tucked in to a bircher breakfast bowl full of quinoa, oats and fruit, a life extending bowl which has roast pumpkin and loads of shredded veg, and a royale bowliness with baked sweet potato, mushroom, broccoli and cauliflower. It’s so healthy and always incredibly tasty.
It always makes me happy when bakeries have vegan options. Black Star Pastry in Sydney have a lush chocolate popcorn cake topped with freeze-dried raspberries. They also have the cutest mini vegan cakes like the cinnamon cake and coconut cake with lemon icing.
After getting a little lost on a walk around Surry Hills, we ended up at Blacksmith for lunch. I had the veggie smithy (sans egg) which was a hearty a quinoa beetroot and chickpea falafel burger with goodies like caramelised onion, beetroot relish and chilli jam. My sister had the light and lovely chilled soba noodle bowl with tofu, cucumber, pickled radish and seaweed on ice with a broth to pour over the top. With an interior filled with lots of metal and dark wood, this bar and cafe has a really cool vibe.
Last and certainly not least was an excellent dinner at Fountain Vegetarian Restaurant at Bella Vista. We shared fried rice, a hearty massaman ‘beef’, a lemon ‘chicken’ dish that reminded me of eating at a Chinese restaurant as a kid, and stir fried vegetables. The food was great, there’s lots to choose from and the portions were very generous. I’m keeping this joint in mind for my next craving of an old school style Asian feed.
Friends, did you have any memorable eats in March? Hit me up in the comments with your favourites.
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