5 of the Best Ethical Eats in Australia’s Capital - Canberra13 Apr 2017
Living in, moving to or visiting Canberra? The city has an abundance of cafes and local brunch spots tailored to the mass of public servants and early morning cyclists that populate our streets. However, the city’s food scene is currently in a period of re-invention, with a lack of local places known for ethical eating. That’s why the fair food forager app is great for finding ethical cafes in the city.
"From one local to another, or to welcome a visitor, here’s a list of my favourite venues for vegan, vegetarian, and local goodies around Canberra City".
1. Food Co-op – The Co-op’s Café at ANU serves delicious $7 vegan lunches made freshly every day. You will also love their décor – numerous plants, free WIFI, and recycled outdoor furniture. Be prepared to sit on milk crates with cushions if all the indoor couches are taken! The Co-op also sells a variety of groceries for sale inside. I recommend looking out for the dark chocolate cherry balls.
Image The Food Co-op Facebook
2. Sweet Bones Café – This is your one-stop shop in Braddon for beautiful sweet treats that you won't believe are actually vegan! Enjoy a range of baked goods, or even a Big Breakfast with coconut bacon from their all day breakfast menu. They do birthday cakes, and serve Cocowhip (a coconut soft serve) too! Parking in Braddon is a bummer, so it might be best to plan on public transport stops, walking or cycling.
Image: Sweet Bones Facebook
3. Capital Region Farmers Market – While visiting the biggest farmers market in Canberra (located at Exhibition Park in Mitchell), check out the lunch and light snack options. These include coffee, gelato, patisserie, pies, takeaway Thai and Phở. For a sneak-peek of stall holders, see their Youtube channel
Image: Capital Region Farmers Market Facebook
"I highly recommend the Bird's Nest and crispy 'chicken' (tofu) balls".
4. Kingsland – This is Canberra's fully vegan restaurant. It's located in the heart of Dickson and don’t be fooled by their ‘typical-looking’ Asian menu. Their cuisine is based around enough 'mock'-meats to have a diverse range of tastes and textures. And all of them are super tasty, protein packed, and environmentally guilt-free! I highly recommend the Bird's Nest and crispy 'chicken' (tofu) balls. Tea is also a freebie with any meal.
Image: Laura Bishop Facebook
5. My Rainbow-Dreams Cafe – This cute Dickson café is fully vegetarian, and run by the disciples of the Sri Chinmoy spiritual movement. Check out the colourful and healthy menu, which includes ‘rainbow’ wraps, filled with beetroot salad, tabouli, lettuce, carrot and sprouts, lemon-tahini dressing and either a hummus or tuscan bean paté. Perfect food for a healthy mind, body and soul!
Image: True Local
Those featured share in several Fair Food Forager icons and are feeding you a meal and drink for an average of $15 - $20. Supplies and groceries are also available at some destinations.
Making Ethical Easy - Fair Food Forager
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