On a non-food note, check out this amazing T-rex cosplay. It was the greatest. You should have seen her run. I love that she has a little grabby stick.
For lunch a had selected the Falafel Wrap option. It was OK, decent amount of falafel. But a little dry and not as filling or as nice as the previous day's curry.
After the con finished, I was exhausted. My original plan was to get something from Lord of the Fries, which is walking distance from the hotel, and then eat it bed. However, thankfully I was talking to Leigh on Twitter and she inspired me to get back on a train to Newtown for some actual good and fun food.
I relived my uni days with a heaping plate from the Green Gourmet dinner buffet. I can't even remember everything that was on here, but what I can remember was sticky rice, curry noodles, radish cake, steamed bun, steamed pumpkin cake, 'honey' (actually malt syrup) prawns (made from tofu skin twists, not gross mock prawns), BBQ pork, stuffed mushroom, stuffed tofu, stewed radish, mock duck, a few different veggie dishes and some pickles. SO GOOD!
And of course I had to go to Gelato Blue afterwards. This time I got a scoop of Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie and a scoop of Salted Belgian Chocolate. In a cone, of course.
On Monday, I didn't have to leave for the airport until 2pm. So I went back into Newtown to meet my friend Jen for brunch at Sadhana Kitchen. We both tried the Pumpkin Spice Lattes (on soy rather than coconut milk). My first one ever! It is like drinking slightly sweet pumpkin soup, which was a bit strange, but we decided we were both into it.
Jen had eaten earlier in the day, and wasn't all that hungry, so she just got a little doughnut. Sadhana's menu has changed quite a bit from the time I was there in January, and they now offer a vegan egg for breakfast options. However it is made from coconut and sweet potato, and I wasn't sure if it would be too coconut fatty for me, so I didn't risk it. Instead I had a Pulled Jackfruit Burger, that also had kraut and shiitake crackling (essentially dehydrated shiitakes) on it. I comes with red pepper mayo, but I had them just use their regular mayo. It also had a slice of cashew cheese, which was nice to try as cheese but didn't really mesh with the rest of the burger. Avocado would have been better.
We had a little stroll around Newtown before Jen took me back to the hotel for me to go to the airport. And I finally got to see Pia! Pia is the puppy that belongs to the framing store on Enmore Road. Bonus puppy photo of the post!
Before leaving Newtown, I picked up a Vegan Roll from Allen's Bakery on Enmore Road so that I had something to eat at the airport, because my flight didn't leave until 4pm and I didn't get home until 5.30pm and I would need something. I love their vegan roll, some sort of vegan deli slice and lots of fresh salads!
Then it was home and back to my loving kitties!
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
My two sleeping beauties!