Over the last couple of years, visits to the west coast have featured quite regularly on my travel schedule. This month I spent a few relaxing days in Perth where I got to enjoy more of the WA sunshine and great vegetarian food.
There are a couple of veg places I LOVE eating at whenever I’m in Perth – The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle is one of them. It’s a beautiful space, the food is always great and it’s an excellent excuse to take a trip down to Freo. The Asian bowl was great, and the jackfruit burger was a hit. It was the greens pizza that was the standout, and we were lucky it was big enough to share!
A little trip to Fremantle Markets is always on the cards when in Freo. After wandering around for a while, I came across a stall called Muffle. They make these whackadoo bubble waffles that are cooked to order, rolled up and filled with goodies. I went for the banoffee pie muffle which was loaded with sliced banana, ice cream and caramel. Thankfully the waffle was a lot lighter than it looked – it’s certainly a sometimes food but really great for a treat.
The other eatery that’s a must whenever I’m in town is The ‘Pear’fect Pantry in Wembley. This joint is the ultimate in veg comfort food. Think thick fluffy pancakes, big breakfast plates, milkshakes and lush desserts and cupcakes. It’s probably just as well that I don’t live nearby as I’m sure this is a place I’d be visiting on the regular.
If you wanted to eat somewhere overlooking the water in Sydney, you can bet it would be a nightmare to find parking, the restaurant would be jam-packed and crazy expensive and the bay would be bustling with tourists. This is not the case at Matilda Bay! It’s beautiful, quiet and Bayside Kitchen is a great spot for a relaxed lunch. Everything we ordered was great including the creamy Thai pumpkin soup, corn and pumpkin salad and an excellent haloumi burger on a charcoal bun.
Gnocchi isn’t something I usually order out (the risk of the packet stuff is a gamble) but I bit the bullet and ordered it at Sayers in Leederville. Totally worth it! Loaded with kale, mushrooms, walnuts and crispy sage, this lovely lunch has cured my no-gnocchi-ordering rule.
Another visit to The Cat Cafe! The last time I went there weren’t as many kittos because it was newly opened. This time it was full of cuddly furballs and I fell in love a few times. I had a lovely cuddle with a white three-legged fellow and soft face licks from a sweet black and white lady. I love taking time out to visit, sitting on the floor with all those floofs is a guaranteed way to unwind and feel totally chilled.
The Hummus Club looks like one of the hottest places in Northbridge. From humble beginnings as a food truck, the new Lebanese restaurant is worth the wait. We shared a lush and smooth hummus with mushrooms, the huge roast cauliflower, crispy falafel and a green salad. These guys are onto a winner – it’s an excellent sharing menu with loads of veg options. The cocktails are pretty great, too.
As a friend of animals and an op shop addict, I’m totally behind Western Australia’s three RSPCA ‘Reloved’ stores. They sell good quality second-hand clothing, for a good cause. All the proceeds go to the local RSPCA. Kind shopping = take all my money! I visited two of the stores (Fremantle and Subiaco) and found a perfect and almost new dress for work. My fingers are crossed that this is a big success, it would be great if it took off around the country.
It can be a bit hit and miss finding excellent and authentic Indian food. You know you’re onto a good thing when you find a place that the locals are eating at, regularly popping by to pick up take-away orders. Chutney Mary’s in Subiaco is great, and they’ve got loads of vegetarian options. I loved the crunchy onion bahji and the spinach kofta floating in a creamy sauce that’s perfect for scooping up with freshly made naan bread.
Check out a few of my other Perth posts:
- Epic vegetarian eats in Perth
- More vegetarian eats in Perth
- Easter weekend in WA – part one
- Easter weekend in WA – part two
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