The Fussy Vegan
The Fussy Vegan started at a branch tucked away behind a garage in Blairgowrie. They now have branches at CityROCK and in Greenside. The Fussy Vegan serves up tasty vegan snacks and treats, toiletries and other items of convenience. But they make it onto this list because of their delectable vegan fare. Our favourite menu item is definitely the Rib Burger. Served on a sesame seed bun, with a crunch of colourful veg, this is a must-try! But those looking for something a little healthier can opt for one of the bowls, we recommend the Poke Bowl with crispy cashews, creamy avo, ginger, endamame beans and fresh mango, sprinkled with black sesame seeds.
Vegans of Bedfordview have flocked to Kaylee’s Eatery since its opening not too long ago. And we don’t blame them. Serving all day breakfasts, hearty sandwiches and oh so sweet treats, this is a must visit for any vegan in the city. Being a lover of all things sweet, we can’t resist one of the fluffy Belgian waffles, topped off with a thick and creamy gourmet milkshake. If that wasn’t sweet enough, give the Lemon Meringue, Traditional Apple Pie or Chocolate Mousse a go! Not a fan of the sweet stuff? No worries! Kaylee makes a wide variety of yummy savoury options, from the world famed Beyond Meat Burger to healthy and filling Power Bowls.
Contact details: 011 524 7603 | 147 N Reef Rd, Bedfordview | https://www.facebook.com/kayleesbedfordview/
Located in Birnam, Free Food* offers food that is free from meat, dairy, eggs, sugar, gluten, wheat and preservatives. Not only that, but they also don’t use microwaves, tin openers or fryers. This results in fresh whole food that is yummy and nutritious. We can’t resist the Free* Jacks, made with quinoa and rice flour layered with strawberry jam and chocolate, with a sprinkling of hazelnuts. But if you’re looking for something a little more hearty, go for the Red Lentil & Vegetable Curry. This delight consists of grilled mushrooms, cauliflower, green beans, baby tomatoes, sweet potato, butternut, kale, celery and potatoes, all cooked in a range of spices and served with fluffy jasmine rice - yum!
Leafy Greens Café
Hidden away behind lush greenery, Leafy Greens in Muldersdrift uses self-sustained, organic and home grown produce to provide tasty meals that are vegan, healthy and top quality. The menu offers a wide variety of vegan dishes for you to explore. But the top choice for any regular has got to be the buffet. This buffet is nothing like the flavourless, cold and overcooked buffets offered elsewhere. Instead, this table serves up freshly prepared food that is perfectly cooked each and every time. Don’t believe us? Then try it out for yourself.
Contact details: 010 595 4563 | Rocky Ridge Road 1724, Muldersdrift | https://www.leafygreens.co.za/
Lexi’s Healthy Eatery
Lexi’s healthy eatery, located in Sandton, Rosebank and Modderfontein, is not an entirely vegan restaurant. Although the vast majority of menu items are plant based, they do cater to meat eaters too. This makes Lexi’s a top choice for diners of different dietary requirements. We love their wide offerings of breakfast choices, our favourite being the Sexy Spinach Scramble. Tofu is scrambled with spinach, kale and parsley and served with roasted tomatoes, fresh avocado and crispy rye toast. But for a fancy dinner affair, nothing beats the Slow Roasted Cauliflower Steak or the Black Rice Porcini Mushroom Risotto.
Whether you're looking to do a little grocery shopping for organic foods or want a relaxing stop at a healthy café for a bite to eat, head down to Fresh Earth Food Store! Fresh Earth Café will whip up some healthy vegetarian and vegan delights which cater to your dietary requirements, from wheat/gluten intolerances to hypoglycaemia. The Chickpea Avo Wrap sounds like a winner – chickpea stew, avocado, fresh lettuce, spring onion and coriander!
Contact details: Facebook | Website
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