food travel

Have a Weekend Vegan Picnic in Melbourne with these Favourites

Yes, Melbourne is still in lockdown but we can still travel within five kilometres from home. Also, we can meet with up to four other people from another household in an outdoor setting. With the weather starting to get sunnier, our parks are the perfect place for a weekend vegan picnic. Let’s have a look …

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Vegan Travel’s Role in ‘The Art of Wellbeing’

Local travel can bring many benefits. Last Friday, I attended my local Maroondah City Council International Women’s Day Breakfast. It is an annual event where local women gather to share a meal, stories and friendship. This year, I was lucky to listen to guest speaker Meredith Gaston. Meredith is an acclaimed artist, best-selling author and …

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Sustainability, Wellness and Veganism in the City of Moonee Valley

The council area of the City of Moonee Valley here in Melbourne has been nominated as a finalist in the Sustainable Environment category for the 2019 Wellbeing City Award this week. The 2019 Wellbeing City Award is the world’s first global competition that recognises city-led action on urban wellbeing. A part of the reason why …

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I Choose Not to Order via a Food Delivery Service. Here’s Why…

There has never been a time in history when it’s so easy and convenient to use a food delivery service so we can experience our favourite food from in-demand restaurants. Because it’s now so convenient and accessible, we’re insatiably spoilt for choice. Gone are the days of ordering just pizza or Chinese food from the …

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Why Vegan is Different to Vegetarian in Your Travels

In the last few weeks, my vegan food travel has involved some family dinners at local omnivorous restaurants. If I’m dining at a new restaurant, I check out their website to research their vegan options (if any).  If I can’t find any options, I call the venue to ask if any if their vegetarian options …

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Vegan Italian Food, Love and Connection Found at Shop 225 Pizzeria

Food and love. When it comes to vegan cuisine, these two elements are combined seamlessly. When it comes to Italian cuisine, the two are inseparable. Customers dining at the vegan and gluten-free friendly Shop 225 Pizzeria sense this right away, from the moment they walk in the door to the time they roll out onto …

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Saying Nup to the Cup with Vegan Food at Handsome Her

It was a subdued day in Melbourne last Tuesday. As grey clouds gathered in the sky, all I could think about was the many horses who would be racing at nearby Flemington Racecourse for Melbourne Cup Day; all in the name of the “race that stops a nation”. Horses who are, in my eyes, exploited …

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To Market, To Market to Find Melbourne’s Vegan Boom

2017 in Melbourne, and worldwide, has been touted as the Year of Being or Becoming Vegan. Melbourne, Australia has witnessed a boom in local vegan markets across the city; vehicles to reach vegans and non-vegans on a hyper-local level. A massive, one-day event on World Vegan Day in November has occurred in Melbourne for the …

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A Laneway Lunch at The Organic Food & Wine Deli in Melbourne

When you think of organic food, as far removed from your mind might be a cobblestoned laneway in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling CBD. Back in 1999, founder Jeanette Taylor launched The Organic Food & Wine Deli with the intention to “offer the best in organic produce and ready-made food in an environmental setting for …

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