Vegan Fast Food in Australia

I often get asked how easy it is to be vegan in Australia. I spent almost an entire year in the beautiful country of Australia, and I was vegan the entire time. It wasn’t difficult at all, and I actually found Australia to be one of the most vegan friendly places I’ve visited so far. This is a list of the best vegan fast food in Australia.

Australia is home to many a fast food restaurant that includes vegan options on the menu. There are so many vegans in Australia, it is easy to find a place that caters to us.Best Vegan Fast Food In Australia

Vegan Fast Food in Australia
1. Lord of The Fries

This place is magic. It’s an entirely vegetarian (transitioning to vegan) fast food restaurant that serves burgers, fries, hot dogs, and milkshakes – all of which can be made vegan. This chain is spread throughout Australia, with stores in all of the major touristy areas of the big cities. Vegan Fast Food in Australia

2. Guzman and Gomez

There are loads of Mexican restaurant chains in Australia, one of which is Guzman and Gomez. Most of these chains offer vegan options on the menu, with free guacamole for veg burritos! Other Mexican chains with vegan options include: Zambrero (my favorite and probably the healthiest), and Mad Mex (this would be my third option out of the three). A burrito at any of these places will cost you about $12-$15 AUD. Vegan Fast Food in Australia Guzman and Gomez

3. Doughnut Time

While Doughnut Time isn’t a completely vegan establishment, this magical place offers a variety of vegan doughnuts. My favorite is the Liam Hemsworth, but all of the vegan doughnuts are amazing. One of these little hunks of joy will cost you anywhere between $7-$9 AUD, but is completely worth it. Split it with a friend if you don’t want a stomach ache from sugar, because they are massive! Vegan Fast Food in Australia Vegan Fast Food In Australia Vegan Fast Food in Australia

4. Grill’d

Grill’d is a healthy burger chain, with one vegan option on the menu. The veg option here is a vegetable burger, filled to the brim with fiber but not overly filling – make sure to grab a side of sweet potatoes fries. Grill’d is a great place to grab a meal with a friend. They offer seating, tons of drinks options (from kombucha to beer), and a cute setting. A Grill’d vegan burger will set you back about $11.50. Vegan Fast Food in Australia Grill'dVegan Fast Food in AustraliaVegan Fast Food in Australia

5. Crust Pizza

Crust is a fast food joint that has locations around Australia. They stock vegan cheese, and can make any of the vegetarian pizzas vegan if you just ask for it to be made vegan. A pizza here will set you back about $23-$26 with the addition of vegan cheese, but it’s very worth it. Vegan Fast Food in AustraliaVegan Fast Food in Australia

These are my favorite options for vegan fast food in Australia. They are all amazing, satisfying, and cruelty-free. Make sure to check out my favorite vegan restaurants in Melbourne!

What’s your favorite vegan fast food option?

 

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Epic Vegan Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

I spent some time cooking at my place in Melbourne a bit to save up money for my next round of traveling. Though I usually keep it pretty simple, sometimes I like to create something a bit more special. This weekend, I treated myself with {healthy} vegan blueberry vanilla pancakes.

Vegan Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

Vegan Blueberry Banana Pancakes

These babies were super easy to whip up! They took me less than 5 minutes and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. They are super healthy but taste amazingly decadent.

Ingredients

To make these pancakes, you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup oats (measure, then blend into a flour)
  • 1 whole, very ripe banana (brown spots preferred)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup soymilk – depending on how thick or thin you like your pancakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, heated in the microwave
  • maple syrup
  • optional toppings: coconut flakes, chia seeds, banana slices
Recipe

Once you’ve blended your oats into a flour, add the banana, soy milk, baking powder, and optional cinnamon and vanilla. Blend until it is batter consistency – but don’t over blend.

Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

Pour your batter onto a hot pan, using coconut oil to prevent sticking. Wait until bubbles rise on top to flip your pancakes.

Once your pancakes are perfectly cooked, layer your warm blueberries in between the stacks. Top with coconut flakes and maple syrup, and enjoy your decadently healthy breakfast!

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Enjoy these vegan blueberry vanilla pancakes, and let me know in the comments if you love them as much as I do!

If you’re into vegan food, check out my list of the best vegan restaurants in Melbourne, Hong Kong, or some of my favorite places around the world. If you’re in Melbourne and feeling too lazy to cook, check out one of my favorite breakfast spots, Urban Projuice.

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The Best Bagels In Sydney




As an American, I love bagels. I grew up eating bagels like the Aussies grew up throwing down vegemite. After a year and a half of travel, I’ve had my moments where all I wanted was a solid, well-made, boiled-to-perfection, American-style bagel. This is a story of my quest for the best bagels in Sydney.

Best Bagels in Sydney

Luckily, this weekend I came across everything I’ve ever desired. I stumbled upon Brooklyn Hide, a new york bagel shop. Brooklyn Hide is located in Surry Hills, which is just south of the Sydney city center and a very cute suburb to spend the day in. best bagels in sydney

best bagels in sydney

I ordered up a soy cappuccino and the Greenwich bagel – the only vegan one on the menu. Mine came with pickled veggies and hummus. It was amazing, and I would definitely recommend it.

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My friend ordered a Tribeca bagel – it comes with with cream cheese and smoked salmon {#notvegan}.

best bagels in sydney

best bagels in sydney

The ambiance of this place is super cute {#chillvibes} and the bagels are top notch. The coffee is also really well made, and they do latte art. I would highly recommend a visit to Brooklyn Hide if you’re craving a good classic bagel! They are open for breakfast and lunch, and if you stop in for lunch, you could even grab a beer, wine, or cider with your bagel. Brunch, anyone? best bagels in sydney

The Breakdown
  • Coffees are $3.50 each, plus $.50 each for soy (but they use the best soymilk in Australia – Bonsoy – so totally worth it)
  • All sandwich-style bagels are the same price – $11.50
  • Brooklyn Hide does more than just bagels – try a wrap, salad, or muesli
  • Check out the Brooklyn Hide website for more information.
The Menu

This place has options! If you aren’t feeling a whole sandwich-style bagel, try a bagel with spread (I’m looking at you, avocado), or go for muesli, granola, or a fancy salad. The beverage menu is abundant, the coffee is amazing, and the bagels are truly top-notch.

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best bagels in sydney

Brooklyn Hide has amazing bagels. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to fulfill all of their carb filled dreams, or just looking for a little slice of some American goodness with an Aussie twist.

If you liked this post, check out my list of the best vegan restaurants in Melbourne!




 

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