Today my sister and I went to Fitzroy for Vegan Day Out: a fab weekend of fab vegan offers! We started at the Cruelty Free Shop to pick up our map with all the discount offers. Pura Veda had some samples of their muesli and coconut yoghurt. My sister and I ended up buying the products:
Other samples on offer were Al Nada Vegan Lebanese Sweets, Alpro puddings and Bio Cheese. I don’t know if there were any other samples during the day as we were walking up and down Brunswick Street trying to kill time before the lunch offers started:
For our first food stop, we went to Frolic. This was my first visit there (my sister’s too) and we were pretty happy with the set up. We ordered the vegan waffle which you then top with whatever you like, then pay based on weight. Not all toppings are vegan but most are. I liked seeing labels that said “not vegan”. Ha!
We topped our waffle with halva chunks, vegan nutella sauce, mango sauce, coconut, almonds, caramel bananas, blueberry jam, kiwi, strawberries, coconut yoghurt and a couple of the syrups. We shared this because we wanted to leave room for lunch:
After walking around some more, we went back to the Cruelty Free Shop and it was packed yet again. There were so many people holding their Vegan Day Out maps along Brunswick Street and so many people in the shop! There were lots of fab discounts in the store. We did some shopping then headed down to Radhey Kitchen & Chai Bar for their noon opening. We got there at 12:10 and it was packed, with no spare tables. My sister and I really wanted to sit down somewhere for a meal so we decided to go to Madame K’s Vegetarian instead, as I’ve been wanting to take her there for quite a while.
My sister ordered the Japanese curry. This was fantastic and probably the best vegan Japanese curry I’ve tried, though I would love some crispy crumbed stuff in it!
I ordered the Penang curry. Lovely silky tofu as you can see. My sister and I shared our meals and we both agreed they were some of the nicest meals we’ve had in a restaurant. I’ve been to Madame K’s before and would love to go back again soon:
By this time we were unbelievably stuffed and didn’t really fancy any of the vegan cake offers, purely because we were just so full. We decided to go back to Frolic anyway. The vegan soft serve flavours were Chocolate, Forest Berries, Coconut and Banana Walnut. We chose the latter and I topped it with two poached figs, coconut, halva and some more of the vegan nutella sauce. To be honest I wasn’t really won over by the flavour of the ice cream but I very much liked the sweetness level. It wasn’t sweet at all and my sister said it was perfect. Because we were both so full, the non-sweet aspect was really appreciated. Please believe me when I say I did not style this photo in any way, nor make the last bit of ice cream stick up on purpose. With the two fig balls:
Vegan Day Out was a great day out. The weather was perfect, the discount offers were great and if I could go back again tomorrow I would. But I can’t, and that sucks.
Thanks to everyone involved in making this a fab day!