Whether you are fully vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian, plant-based meals are delicious. It’s great to see our venues responding to consumers’ desire to celebrate the veg, and to see South Australia’s food and beverage producers innovating with delicious new products too.
Here’s our dine out, stock up and dine in wrap of South Australian made plant-based deliciousness, just for you.
- Bravo Norwood for their vegan menu and civilised approach to serving breakfast all day.
- Mekko Market, Prospect, for brekkie among the Scandi-inspired preloved fashion bargains.
- Motherduck Café, Goolwa for their bright flavours and clever combinations celebrating the veg.
- Red Door Espresso, Tanunda for their raw and vegan treats and service with a smile.
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There’s an enormous amount of activity in and around the food and bev biz in South Australia focusing on plant-based products too. So we thought we would introduce a few brands and products you can look out for, made right here.
San Remo is one of the best-known names in the world of pasta, and they keep on collecting international awards, which is hardly any surprise to us South Australians. Some of those awards are for their vegan friendly products such as their Pulse Pastas and Pasta Pro range, which packs in protein along with all that veggie goodness.
This one is for the gluten-free folks too. Rosevale Lentils farm their own lentils and package that local goodness into protein bar and brownie kits, and hot or mild dahl lentil curry meal kits.
Woodlane Orchard purchase surplus fresh and not-quite-picture-perfect produce for their range of soup mixes, meals, garnishes and snacks. Not only vegan and vego-friendly, their products are also completely preservative free.
Slape & Sons is a name known to everyone who loves a sausage, and their Plant Nation range means vegetarians and vegans can throw another (award-winning) snag or burger on the barbie anytime too (and up your protein intake with your flavour intake while you are at it).
Who knew SA was a powerhouse for kimchi production? Well, we did. Our favourites are Kimchi Club and Mrs Oh Fermentation, The Kimchi Club range features organic, wild-fermented kimchi with options ranging from kid-friendly to super-spicy, while Mrs Oh is where to go for a new take on kimchi made with veggies such as broccoli and cabbage with celery.
Grunds Gourmet brew their artisan sauces, chutneys, relishes and spice rubs in the Adelaide Hills. All are preservative free, and most are also gluten-free.
Noodle nuts – Taings Noodles have just launched a new range of certified vegan noodles in Foodland Supermarkets – check out flavours including pumpkin, spinach and tomato flavours in their Hokkien Noodle range.
Beerenberg Farm need no introduction, just a gentle reminder that most of life is made better with sauce. Or jam. Or salad dressing. Add oodles of oomph to your meal with their range of these and more.
Ready to eat
Let Them Eat have been perfecting their vegetarian and vegan meals and takeaway options with fresh flavour as their guiding star. Look for their tarts, salads, soups, burgers and fritters and give yourself a night out of the kitchen.
You’ll find Eating Kindly at various markets with their products ranging from plant-based aged cheeses to healthy snacks and ready meals. Look out for their lasagne – a perfect family meal as the evenings start to cool, and their vegan Anzac biscuits might come in handy in April.
Browse the Ottimo Arancino range of arancini for intriguing vegan and vegetarian flavour combinations delivered in little flavour bombs ready to heat and eat. Great for getting together with friends on the weekend (and they have dessert arancini too!)
Drink your veg
NakedBlendz create ready-to-blend smoothies you can buy, make and serve all in the one cup. Clever, huh?
MOJO Kombucha are at the forefront of innovation in organic gut-healthy drinks with lots of probiotics and minimal sugar.
For the little ones
Babyboosters are an innovative bunch, making nutritious baked snacks called Wonder Wheels and Superhero Sprinkles that put the fun back into adding veggies to your child’s meals. Their products are made from organic plant-based ingredients and no added sugar, salt or preservatives.
Look to All The Things to find innovative 100% plant-based cheeses and butter. Even better, check out their amazing Celebration Vegan Cheese ‘Cakes’ in five and seven layers for an absolute showstopper for your next party. Their range also includes tea blends, flavoured vegan butters and condiments. And a bunch of recipes to inspire your next vegan feast (we picked one for you but trust us, it wasn’t easy to stop at just one…)
If you are feeling your way into plant-based cooking, then the folks at Sprout have you covered with their Plant-Based Cooking Classes. Their dieticians and chefs have informative and practical tips to ensure plant-based eating at your house stays balanced and healthy as well as delicious. Look for their next available class dates here.
And dine in…
Why not give these vegetarian and vegan recipes from South Australia a try?