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lidia and i have been planning to do this for awhile – eat our way through the vegetarian network victoria’s list of restaurants in melbourne, in alphabetical order. it took so long to get started because the first one is in frankston, which is a bit of a trek. but finally we found the time and made our way….
the store part is basically what you’d expect – tarot cards, books, candles, art etc. nothing too noteworthy. the food isn’t too adventurous or crazy, but there is a fairly decent range, the woman working there was helpful and gave us suggestions about our lunches, and the prices are reasonable. although they were out of some of the menu items, the accommodating service made up for it (the free cookies didn’t hurt either!). lidia and i both ended up having the chickpea burger, without bread and with salad instead. we were given a home made hummus and chutney, a tasty and fairly large chickpea burger, and a yummy side salad of beetroot, celery, lime juice and sprouts.
lidia had chai, which she declared was delicious, and i had an organic phoenix juice. aum shanti is a cute little lunch place in the increasingly awful frankston. if you are making a mission to savers (lidia and i spent over $150 and scored some great stuff), augment your trip with a tasty and healthy lunch at aum shanti. you might even like to pick up some prayer flags while you’re there….
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