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Book a Weekend Wander to Warburton

Warburton is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s central business district. With its lush surrounds, secluded forests, gushing Yarra river and village vibe, Warburton is the perfect quick vegan getaway destination. Plus, there’s vegan-friendly hospitality is found in leaps and bounds here. Warburton is the perfect destination for weekend wandering. Find vegan-friendly comfort at the …

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Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar Shows Us How to Practise Food Yoga

A previous yoga teacher of mine defined the word yoga as the ‘cessation of the fluctuations of the mind’. Yoga is a Sanskrit word for physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated from ancient India. Specifically, yoga originated from Hindu traditions including a vegetarian diet. You can practise yoga at one of the many yoga …

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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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Soul Mates Gather for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Soulpod Foods

Feeding the soul can bring one closer to him or her and to the ones they love. Valentine’s Day is one moment in the year when soulmates can share an organic, plant-based meal with one another and the recently opened Soulpod Foods set the scene for a romantic, progressive Valentine’s dinner this week. Finding a …

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Rockin’ the Suburbs with a Vegan Meal at Suburban Wholefoods

The industrial suburban belt of Kilsyth in Melbourne’s outer east is not exactly the most assuming destination for a vegan wholefoods meal. It’s only when customers begin to understand its proximity to local gyms and mid-way to the hiking trails nestled in The Dandenongs that Suburban Wholefoods’ location begins to make sense. What better way …

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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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Discovering the Wild Side of Phillip Island’s Wildlife (Part 1)

Phillip Island on Victoria’s Bass Coast is a weekend destination under a two-hour drive from Melbourne. It’s where a torrent of waves from Bass Strait collide into craggy cliffs stretching the breadth of the island. Phillip Island is naturally staged for a weekend nature adventure, furnished by wild and wondrous bushland and inhabited by unique …

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Nourish the Body and Soul with a Vegan Breakfast at Mr Black Juicery

Mr Black Juicery is in the heart of Berwick, an unlikely location for a new foodie establishment that’s serving up an (almost) all-vegan and gluten-free menu. While it’s echoes away from the inner city vegan hubs of Collingwood and Fitzroy, Mr Black Juicery is flying the vegan flag in the outer fringes of urban Melbourne, …

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