Thursday, 2 August 2018

Eating Out: The Green Edge

If you are looking for a delicious meal, followed by some excellent vegan shopping, then The Green Edge is for you! Brisbane's original vegan grocery store, it has been through several changes and owners, and has grown into something incredible. Their support for the vegan community and for vegan and animal rescue charities is amazing. What else is amazing? The food they serve at their cafe! Both of these visits in this blog post was when I went for lunch with my BFF Ashleigh. You can see my other visits here.

I am a big fan of their juices, they make a nice, refreshing beverage alongside all the rest of the deliciousness. One of my favourites is their Liver Cleansing Juice, that has beetroot, apple, celery, cucumber, spinach, and spirulina. Not for any liver cleaning properties, just because it is tasty. I love beetroot in juice.

Liver Cleansing Juice at The Green Edge

We shared some of their Salt and Pepper Tofu. This is not what I think of when I think of this dish. Rather, they are long batons of tofu coated in a salt and pepper chickpea batter. They are very filling, so good to share. Ours were served with some aioli.

Salt and Pepper Tofu with Garlic Mayo at The Green Edge

Ashleigh got the Mac and Cheese, which comes with salad and turkish bread. I've had this before and it is a really nice mac and cheese, very creamy. It has happily been added to their regular menu now. I decided to try a mushroom, cheese, and pesto toasty. I keep forgetting that when I eat pesto out, it is always too oily for me. I wouldn't get this one again, though that is due to my own preferences. I got it with a side of their delicious chips.

Mac and Cheese at The Green Edge

Pesto Mushroom Cheese Toastie with Chips at The Green Edge

The next time we went, I had the Veg Juice (beetroot, carrot, celery, cucumber, ginger, tomato), and Ashleigh had a Strawberries & Cream Frappe. Unfortunately they use Cocolucious coconut ice cream for all their milkshakes and frappes, which makes me want to die, so I stick to the juice side of the menu.

Strawberry & Cream Frappe and Veg Juice at The Green Edge

We shared some of their Arancini Balls to start. I'd had these at last year's Christmas dinner, and they were so delicious! I was super excited to see them as a special at lunch. I wish they'd put them on the permanent menu.

Arancini at The Green Edge

For our mains, I had the vegetable lasagna, which was delicious and came with chips and a salad. This was a special at the time, but has now been put on their regular menu as a pumpkin lasagna. Ashleigh had a Chick'n Tender Sub, which was another special. It used Gardein chicken tenders, which I am not a fan of, but Ashleigh really enjoyed it.

Lasagna at The Green Edge

Chicken Tender Sub at The Green Edge

The Green Edge - Shop 2b 229 Lutwyche Road, Windsor, QLD - (07) 3861 1132

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Dim Sim in the dark

The shadowy figure of a mournful Dim Sim. What is the point of a sunroom if the sun does not come out in the morning? If you look close, you can just make out her sad little eyes. (Don't worry, the sun did end up coming out eventually!)


  1. I need to try and coat tofu in a chickpea batter! They probably deep fried it but hopefully it will work when baked!
    I'm always amazed by how oily pesto can be. When I make it I hardly use any!
    Poor sun loving Dim Sim! I'm gla it made an appearance that day!

    1. Yeah, I always cut way down on the oil, or use none at oil, when I make my own pesto. Otherwise I can just feel the oil on my skin.

  2. I'd love to try the salt and pepper tofu, and that mac and cheese looks perfect! Sweet Dim Sim!

    1. There are not many places in Brisbane that have vegan mac and cheese on the menu, so it is always exciting!

  3. Those little tofu sticks look so yummy! I mean so does everything else as well.

    1. They have a lot of good things to choose from!