You are probably all aware of the Vege Rama outlets around Brisbane CBD by now! If not for the amazing range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free lunch options but for their delicious raw food, desserts, snacks and breakfast options too!
If you havent checked them out yet, they are an absolute MUST for your next quick lunch BUT last week I was fortunate to visit their West End Restaurant and THIS my friends is something you just HAVE TO experience!
To give you a little insight into what is on offer from Vege Rama, it’s probably best to describe their city stores first as a little vegan heaven! Working from a philosophy of plant-based food to nourish the body, all meals are 100% vegetarian and chemical free SO they have NO artificial ingredients, preservatives or MSG and DON’T use products that have been sprayed or chemically enhanced! Their plant based dining outlets offer a range of deliciously wholesome options inspired by international cuisines which includes salads (different each day and amazing combinations!), curries, veggie bakes, frittatas, lasagnas, muffins (savoury and sweet) plus many, many more and ALL plant based. They have a plethora of gluten free, dairy free and nutrient dense options – you are most definitely not going to be limited for choice and will no doubt be back to continue your way through the menu (it’s hard to just choose one thing!).
So those are the city dining outlets and if you often struggle for lunch/day time choices then I cannot recommend it enough! BUT their West End Restaurant triumphs all! It’s your night time health haven (though it is open all day too) and cannot disappoint. A complete menu filled with gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegan and vegetarian options – you are going to need to prepare yourself and read over the menu first, or you are going to take an inappropriate time to choose (trust me – find it here).
So what did we choose (yes, luckily I had company) – firstly, don’t skip the pizza JUST DON’T. Gluten free base + vegan cheese and it was literally the best pizza I have ever tasted (and that was a general consensus between the table!). The Curry Special was divine and my Roast Minikin (served in a miniature pumpkin) was flawless!
If you have ANY dietary preferences then Vege Rama is going to have something for you, without any doubt. Plus, there is kombucha, a house range of cold pressed juice AND 100% vegan cocktails all which support local businesses and sustainable practices!
Vege Rama Restaurant – Shop 2A 220 Melbourne Street West End, Brisbane (map)