Top vegan places to eat in Brisbane: 2019 update

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Are you a vegetarian, vegan, or just trying out plant-based foods? YES, why not? Healthy, cruelty-free and delicious!

 

I created a video featuring my top 5 places for yummy vegan food in Brisbane 3 years ago. Wow, time flies! Brisbane's vegan community is going strong and plant-based foodie places are shaping up.

 

Time to review my top 5 and see if any new places have caught my taste buds!

 

 

YUMM, Yep I still love those places. These mouth-watering photos on my instagram are the proof!

 

Number 5 - Botanica

Botanica is the living proof that salads don't have to be boring at all! They have a variety of different salads ready to go everyday, definitely a good go-to when you want some yummy salad takeaway!

 

Number 4 - The Green Edge

A vegan hub - cafe, restaurant, supermarket, everything vegan! Completely guilt-free when you walk down the aisles at Green Edge 🙂

 

Number 3 - Super Roll

Super Roll will probably move up my list (probably because of my Asian blood). Their mock fish made of cabbage is the best and I can never get tired of it. I have been there so many times and tried many things on the menu, not a single dish has disappointed me so far! Definitely try it out if you are around the Sunnybank area.

 

Number 2 - Vegeme

Vegeme is also one of my staple place, maybe because of their punch cards that keep getting me back? Nah, I was joking. The food itself is amazing, plus the friendly staff, nice environment and the punch card reward 🙂 My favourite dishes there are cold tofu, inari, okonomiyaki, dumplings and bibimbap.

 

Number 1- Vege Rama

At Vege Rama, you get the experience of fine dining with a reasonable price 🙂 They always have new specials on the menu that keep getting me back - they are healthy, creative and well-presented. You can also drop in for a coffee, smoothie or desserts anytime.

 

What's my new favourites?

Charlie's Raw Squeeze 

You might know Charlie's fresh food market or açai bowls and smoothies. I know they are great, but have you tried their rainbow wraps yet? If not, you definitely should! I go back for Charlie's rainbow wrap over and over again. It's full of colourful fresh ingredients and tastes more than amazing.

 

Slice Pizza & Pasta

Although this place is tiny and easily missed in the busy westend area. They offer the most delicious vegan pizzas! A whole range of mock meat and vegan cheeses that I have never tried before. It is definitely a treat to your tastebuds, but of course, not too often!

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Dicki's

Coffee, brunch, afternoon tea, or wines, Dicki's got all you want plant-based! The cooking style is light on oil, definitely one of the healthier places!

 

JoJo's 

A special mention of JoJo's because even though it is not a specialised vegan restaurant, their vegan dishes are among some of the best, no worse than those served in vegan restaurants! Check it out and you'll be surprised.

 

Green House Canteen

"Cruelty-free and Killing it" is the slogan of Green House Canteen - a place full of inspiration and love. The food there is always beautifully presented, in very LARGE portions! All plant-based and super healthy 🙂 It's probably the closest thing you can get to home cooking. Plus, you can ask for no oil!

Grass Fed Vegan

"Latest Plant Based Burger Joint in Brisbane"  a fresh twist to what burgers should taste like, you won't even believe how close to meat it taste like - you will love the interior decor. Everything served has no meat, dairy, cheese, seafood, whatsoever, ALL VEGAN 🙂

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Raymond Setiadi is an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian and is the founder of Vegan Palette,  a Brisbane-based dietitian practice.

As an expert in whole food plant-based nutrition and fat loss strategies, Raymond has a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between food,  human physiology, goal-directed psychology, and how they all play a pivotal role in one's pursuit of optimal health.

 

 

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The best tool every vegan should use to talk about veganism

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How to respond to the ignorant and hurtful comments on your “non-filling”, “deficient”, “flavour-less” vegan meals is probably one of the most annoying things that every vegan has to prepare for at some point.

 

Have you ever wondered why it is still so hard for vegans to eat in peace, despite all the documentaries, research, slaughterhouse videos, celebrities, news articles all talking about veganism loud and clear?

 

It is still generally considered that vegans have to give up many enjoyable things in life to love animals, locked away from all the yummy foods. Why?

 

Miki Mottes, a vegan illustrator who made Simple Happy Kitchen, raised a good point. Maybe all the public is seeing is the disturbing despite truthful images of slaughterhouses, but not so much of the enjoyable, and nutritious food we have.

 

If you think about it: how did the meat, tobacco or milk industry lure us into buying their products? – Relaxing, sweet and fun campaigns. The milk ads often involve adorable babies, the cigarettes ads often elicit a relaxing feeling and the meat campaigns do it the best – they zoom right into the splashing juice when grilling a steak. Aren’t these just irresistible?

 

If there is a more gentle, fun, and easy way to tell your friends, or the haters, about veganism, how will you feel?

 

I would be so relieved. I don’t have to waste my time showing the truth for the 1000th time to that colleague who just never wants to take my words! I don’t have to go find some corner and eat my lunch alone just to avoid communication on this topic!

 

Miki understood that for more people to understand our lifestyle, and that we don’t suffer from just eating plant foods, we have to show them veganism is fun, simple, and nutritious.

 

SO..She turned

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She turned this boring bar graph

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Her illustrations are simple, uplifting, evidence-based, and easy for anyone (even the stonehearted) to take in, bits by bit.

 

And guess what? If you are struggling to explain vegan nutrition to a friend, your little one, or simply anyone, Miki has cool illustrations like this one:

 

Now. Do you think people will feel we are suffering from this vegan diet? Do you think people will say we are just imposing our beliefs onto them?

 

For the health of humans, animals and the planet, we need to keep doing the good work we are doing telling the truth, living the life, but also showing how enjoyable this lifestyle can be!

 

We need to be intelligent at the approach we use to spread the love, and Miki has offered us great tools!

 

You can freely download Miki’s Protein, Calcium and Iron printable posters here, even in different languages!

 

We should thank all the vegans out there for doing the great work protecting the animals, the planet and human health. If you would like to support Miki’s gentle approach, check out her book How to go vegan – the simple happy kitchen.

 

I hope you all find this tool helpful, and keep spreading the love!

 

*All images in this blog belong to Miki Mottes and can be found on her website – Simple Happy Kitchen

 

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About the author


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Raymond Setiadi is an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian and is the founder of Vegan Palette,  a Brisbane-based dietitian practice.

As an expert in whole food plant-based nutrition and fat loss strategies, Raymond has a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between food,  human physiology, goal-directed psychology, and how they all play a pivotal role in one’s pursuit of optimal health.

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Map of the Vegan services in Brisbane

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Inspired by the Map of the Queensland innovation ecosystem, I created a special map for the vegans in Brisbane!

 

The Map of Services Available for Vegans – Brisbane is here to support all current vegans and those transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. The purpose of this map is to make the services and initiatives more visible to support vegan experience in Brisbane.

 

My hope is that by showing how extensive our support network is, more fellow vegans and vegan-curious friends will be excited to be on a journey of Health, Love, and Purpose.

 

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This map captures both local and online services offered by national, international vegan communities, local business and societies, education institutions, non-governmental organisations, individual and group activities in Brisbane.

 

Work in progress and missing logos

There are so many great organisations involved that support a vegan’s journey. Some will be missed from the map, and many embarrassingly obvious. If this is you, I am really sorry, please comment below or send me an email at raymond@veganpalette.com.

 

Scope and context

The scope of the map is Brisbane, but also includes some services in Queensland, or worldwide. I highly recommend each region to have their own version of the map, to improve vegan experience Australia wide. Please feel free to use this map as a template.

Next steps

The map is not perfect, and I am sure there are missing services. But in the interest of shipping over perfect, it will do for this release and I will keep updating it based on your feedback.

Your feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please contact me via one of the following means:

Email: raymond@veganpalette.com

Facebook: @veganpalette

Instagram: @askveganpalette

 

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Have you checked out our comprehensive Vegan Health & Nutrition Resources page? I’ve compiled my gifts, knowledge and tips regarding thriving on a vegan lifestyle in this page, including a dietitian guidebook, grocery shopping list, lifestyle checklists, and the best vegan websites I recommend, all for you for FREE.

 

About the author


Raymond_dietitian_from_Vegan_Palette_with_food_plate

Raymond Setiadi is an Australian Accredited Practising Dietitian and is the founder of Vegan Palette,  a Brisbane-based dietitian practice.

As an expert in whole food plant-based nutrition and fat loss strategies, Raymond has a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between food,  human physiology, goal-directed psychology, and how they all play a pivotal role in one’s pursuit of optimal health.

 

 

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