vegan melbourne

February 13, 2010, 10:07 pm
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continuing on from the last post, lidia and i continue eating our way through the list. having visited aum shanti in november, it took us a good three months to get to the next one – beangreen at the prahran market. this was due to our conflicting work schedules, last minute adventures getting in the way, and the fact that it’s on the other side of the river. i know. anyway, we finally made it.

above is lidia hungrily awaiting her lunch.

beangreen has an interesting mix of things. an extensive breakfast menu including delicious sounding tofu scramble and intriguing african porridge. they have standard cafe salady type things in the cabinet, as well as funky pies, which seem to have the melbourne vegan community pretty evenly divided. i haven’t tried them, so i can’t comment. apart from this, beangreen offer a small range of asian type dishes – noodles, fried rice, etc. nothing too adventurous, but a fair selection. i chose gado gado – vegies, tofu and rice with peanutty satay sauce.

it was pretty good. it was simple fare, the flavours were not all that exciting. i would have preferred brown rice, but now i’m just being fussy. i’m a sucker for peanut anything, so i was satisfied. lidia ordered the laksa, which came with vegies, tofu and a little bit of mock pork.

it was also pretty tasty – we both noted that it was sweeter than the laksa we’re used to. lots of vegies and noodles which is always good. i would love to say more about the food, but to be honest, we spent most of the lunch talking about other things. the verdict on beangreen, i think, was that if we happened to be at the prahran market, we wouldn’t be opposed to lunching there but that we wouldn’t make the trek southside specifically to eat there.

beangreen is shop 804 at the prahran market, commercial road. if you go, make sure you visit the essential ingredient store nearby and drool over all the amazing crazy products they have there.

next up: bo de trai. hopefully in less than three months…


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This might be totally random but I miss Vegie Bar on Brunswick. I’ll defo have to try this place out when I’m back in Melb.

Comment by vicvickvicky

Hi there,

This is Linda and I would like to invite you to our upcoming Buddha’s Day Festival at Federation Square this w’end 15th – 16th of May.

In 2010, we celebrate our 15th consecutive Festival….see the website for a full program of events – we thought we might give you a heads up again for the return of Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian @ the Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival

Details are as follows – we’ve quite a line up this year!

Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian

DATES: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 May

TIMES: 11am-5pm (SAT) AND 12.30pm-5pm (SUN)

WHERE: Buddha’s Day Miele Australia Kitchen

ADDRESS: River Terrace, Federation Square

DETAILS: As part of the 15th annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival, Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria is proud announce the third instalment of the ever popular Vegi-licious: The Karma of Being Vegetarian, vegetarian cooking demonstrations with chefs and cooks from some of Melbourne’s finest establishments and renowned vegetarian eateries.

Guest presenters for 2010 include: Andy Harmer, Vue de Monde; Lentil as Anything; Naomi Douglas and Carter Lawrence (Trainees) and David Kapay of Fifteen Melbourne & Fifteen Foundation; Angela Nicolettou of CAE & The Green Grocer; Tony Lew of Enlightened Cuisine; Josh James, The Vegie Bar and Dylan Roberts of St Jude’s Cellars (

Any questions, just email me at

Comment by Linda

YAY good luck on your quest! Very julie and julia of the vegan-melbourne world 😛
Have a look at my new blog if you are interested in animal news etc. And thankyou for your blogging efforts, I subscribe to you so keep it up! 🙂

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