By Leigh O’Connor.
Don’t let anyone kale your vibe as we salad-brate World Vegetarian Day on Friday, October 1.
Did you know that roughly one in every 10 people around the world is a vegetarian? The figure often shocks people, but remember India is the country that has the lowest meat consumption per capita, as well as having the second-largest population.
World Vegetarian Day was established in 1977 to help promote the vegetarian way of life and educate people on the health and social benefits of making the move to eliminate meat from their diets.
Here are four of our favourite restaurants to enjoy a vegetarian meal on Friday:
Any dish ordered from 9 THAI RESTAURANT & TAKEAWAY by OZZYTHAI on Bay Street in Port Melbourne on Friday from eligible categories on the menu will receive a free serve of steamed vegetables. Expect to find the fresh and authentic flavours of traditional Thai fare at this restaurant, which in non-lockdown times is ideal for a romantic meal or catch up with family and friends.
A staple on the menu at 100% plant-based restaurant VegOut on George in Launceston since day one, come in on Friday and say pretty peas to nachos and guacamole. Delve into spiced beans, cheeze sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream at this café, which started from humble beginnings as a food van; now exuding a calming vibe of white stools, a vibrant wall mural and potted greenery.
On the menu since day one, stop by VegOut on George for nachos and guacamole on Friday.
Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach on Surf Parade has a Chef’s seven-dish signature vegetarian selection on offer, available for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor has put together seven plates served progressively showcasing Middle Eastern flavours; think tempters like crispy fried enoki mushrooms, twice-baked cauliflower and broccolini with puffed rice.
Renowned for its innovative, expertly curated and deliciously fresh dishes, Australia’s first high-end plant-based restaurant Ten Acre Block on Adelaide Terrace in Perth challenges perceptions of vegan cuisine. Join the crew on Friday and delve into the likes of squash carpaccio, candied pepitas and apples and quince purée; or zesty jackfruit, avocado and palm heart salad.
Vegetable tartlet from Australia’s first high-end plant-based restaurant Ten Acre Block.
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