Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Eating Out: Brisbane CBD 2019

I continue to go into the city regularly for my psychologist appointments, which means I have continued to explore some of the vegan options in the city. This year I didn't eat there for every appointment, sometimes I just came home instead or ate before I went. But there was still lots of good food.

Felix For Goodness: A little cafe tucked down a laneway, I saw someone on IG eating some of their vegan options so decided to check it out. I had the Soba Bowl and an Elderflower and Lemon Iced Tea. It was all lovely and refreshing, though pricey for what you got.

Soba Bowl at Felix For Goodness

Elderflower and Lemon Iced Tea at Felix For Goodness

Gelatissimo: I was walking past with no plans to stop in when I saw a big sign advertising a special creamy vegan ice cream. Almond Delight was made with almond milk, chocolate swirls, and flaked almonds. Plus their cones were vegan. This was a special, and I don't think is available anymore. Normally it is just some of the sorbets that are vegan.

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Phat Elephant: I love Thai, so when I found out there was a place with a vegan menu in the city, I had to try it out. The vegan menu is small, but tasty. On my first visit I had the Pad See Ew, which is one of my favourite dishes. I am happy to report that there's was good! At my next visit I had the Tofu and Veggies in Mushroom Sauce, which was also very nice. I also tried a Chrysanthemum Iced Tea, which ended up being very sweet and came with a distressing number of straws. I'll stick to water when I go back in the future.

Pad See Ew at Phat Elephant

Tofu and Veggies in Mushroom Sauce with Rice at Phat Elephant

Chrysthanemum Iced Tea at Phat Elephant

VegeRama: Old standard VegeRama has two locations in the city. Though I am trying to try other places, I returned a couple of times this year. Both times I had their Creamy Mushroom Pie (once with tamarind sauce, which annoyingly comes in a tiny plastic cup, just slop it on the pie) and some salad. Once with my favourite Mustard Dill Salad, once with the Pesto Chickpea Salad.

Creamy Mushroom Pie and Mustard & Dill Salad from Vegerama

Creamy Mushroom Pie with Pesto Chickpea Salad from Vegerama Myer Centre

SpudBar: SpudBar only has a few vegan options, but they are great when you are after something packed full of veggies and not too pricey. The Moroccan Chickpea and Kale is served over a baked potato, and also has quinoa, beetroot, and a healthy dose of hummus. On a recent hot day visit, I tried the Vegan Poke Bowl. Served over a baked sweet potato, it had edamame, corn, beetroot, seaweed, sweet potato chips, avocado, and vegan mayo.

Moroccan Chickpea and Kale potato at Spudbar Wintergarden

Poke Bowl from SpudBar

Iku Noodle Bar: Another random place I stumbled across, this is a make your own noodle bowl place. I had soba noodles with the vegan miso broth, vegetables, and seaweed. This is pretty much the only vegan option, but it is a good one for those all too rare chilly winter days.

Vegetable Soba Miso Noodles from Iku

Brisbane City Markets: These markets are on every Wednesday in the city, which is always the day that I see my psychologist. There are fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, plus quite a lot of vegan food options as well. I think I have seen falafel, bagels, bratwurst, salads, and more. I don't go much, because it is busy and sunny. But I did snag this amazing cinnamon sugar vegan pretzel from one of the stalls there once.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel from the markets

I am sure this new year will bring me the chance to explore some new places, and revisit some old favourites. You can see my previous wrap ups of CBD eats here.

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Jed and Kitten

Jed giving Holly a ride on his back. Or a bed on his back. All of that litter, including sweet Petal, are doing very well in their new homes.


  1. The soba noodle bowl is so beautiful!
    I really can't wait to see all the new places you discover, you really find the best food!
    Whoa Nelly, why so many straws? I don't understand what people think sometimes!
    I live for pictures of Jed!!!

    1. I died a little on the inside when I saw how many straws there were. It didn't even need one straw. And all plastic. GAH!

  2. The ice cream sounds lovely, as does the pretzel! Sweet Jed!

    1. I went back to get another pretzel one time and the stall wasn't there. I was so sad.

  3. I love savory pies. I'd keep going back for mushroom pie if I were you, too.

    1. I love savoury pies! From what I have been given to understand, they are not so common in the US?