Vegan Day Out in Fitzroy is back! I had a good time at last year’s VDO (you can read about that here) so I was looking forward to today (and tomorrow, though I’m not sure if I’m going for day two).
Like last year, you get your VDO map with the specials from the fab Cruelty Free Shop in Fitzroy. Check out some of the specials! I had lots of fun using my voucher (yay for relatives who give great gifts!):
Throughout VDO there are tastings in store. Vegan Perfection had this Soypresso coffee drink. I don’t like coffee as a hot beverage but iced coffee rocks. I also sampled the Provamel pudding and the three Vegusto cheeses you see in the back there:
Vegan Lebanese sweets from Al Nada in Coburg:
This was the first time I’ve tried Miyoko’s Creamery cheese, even though it’s been available here for a while. I loved it:
This chocolate by The Chocolate Yogi is the nicest I’ve tried. I gutsed myself on samples but resisted the urge to buy some because I knew I would just eat it all in one go before I got home. Which isn’t a bad thing I suppose so I’ve just decided I need to get my hands on more!
Pura Veda coconut yoghurt mixed with their blend of goodness:
There was some vegan chocolate being served but I didn’t catch the name of the brand. Delicious though:
Some of the beautiful Matt & Nat bags for sale at The Cruelty Free Shop:
Soon it was time to say goodbye to the Cruelty Free Shop and get some lunch!
I haven’t been to Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar so a fellow vegan I met today and I decided to go there. We both ordered the VDO special which was Vietnamese salad and meatballs. A lovely meal and I really liked these (no)meatballs:
After lunch, I caught the tram in to the city to attend the Melbourne Against Horse-Drawn Carriages protest. You can learn more about how badly these horses are treated here. Horse drawn carriages are rightfully banned in some cities around the world and I sincerely hope Melbourne catches up. At one point there was an onlooker yelling at us a little aggressively. One of the participants went and spoke to him and whatever she said had an impact, because he went and signed the petition!!!
When the protest was over, I met up with Husband, Arthur and DeeW at Southbank. There were a lot of food stalls (mostly dessert things) and I thought mehhh no way anything here will be vegan. Then I saw a Mantra Lounge stall! It was a hot day, I was thirsty, so I went for the refreshing lemon mint drink:
And that was this vegan’s day out! Here are a few pics taken outside the Cruelty Free Shop:
And here’s where I met up with the fam:
Many thanks to the organisers and volunteers for Vegan Day Out and Melbourne Against Horse-Drawn Carriages!
Vegan Day Out is on again tomorrow (Sunday March 1st) so still plenty of time for you to score some deals!