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Added 10/09/2016

Food is what I think about at the start, in the middle and at the end of every holiday. On a long weekend break in Sydney, I made sure to get the maximum eats that time allowed. This meant a lot of unwise overconsumption, more meals a day than is medically advised, and a huge…


Added 06/08/2016

Wise Boys Burgers have been a gift from the vegan gods; saying they changed my life is no exaggeration. Read my initial Wise Boys Burgers review here, to see how giddy with joy I was. Now they’ve temporarily shut up shop – but only for a few months while they raise funds to jazz up their kitchen.…


Added 30/10/2015

November 1, 2015 Auckland Have dinner at one of Satya’s four restaurants. They have put together an exclusively vegan menu during World Vegetarian Month that includes their fantastic masala dosa, egg plant curry and saag aloo. Plus it’s definitely worth ordering the dahi puri without yoghurt as they’re delish. Enjoy High Tea at The Heritage…


Added 06/02/2015

Midnight Espresso in Wellington is my happy place. When we visit New Zealand’s capital, chances are high we got a cheap flight that lands us there stupidly early with no hotel check-in for several hours. A visit to Midnight Espresso is a no-brainer: what better place to chill for half a morning, than hunched over…


Added 13/12/2014

Spoil the vegan foodies in your life with something from this list (or the whole lot!) and they will be very happy this festive season.


Added 08/11/2014

Jinu Abraham’s new ‘square meal’ at Hectors restaurant is anything but square Every Friday for $22 the health-conscious, and followers of raw and vegan lifestyles can indulge in an express raw luncheon from Hectors restaurant at Heritage Auckland from November 14. This new menu addition comes with an extensive juice bar offering, and the continuation…


Added 30/09/2014

When you’re not whipping up gorgeous food in your own kitchen, where do you go? Nominate your favourite vegetarian restaurant and they could be New Zealand’s Favourite Veggie Restaurant 2014*. Nominations will run for two weeks, starting officially on World Vegetarian Day. After that, we’ll open the voting. Everyone who votes will be in to…


Added 01/09/2014

Tofu in its unadulterated state is often wet, white, bland and, for some, unexciting. But once you get to know it, tofu has a lot of redeeming qualities: it’s versatile, it soaks up flavour, it’s healthy, it comes in many shapes and sizes, and, if you’re not already a convert, I hope that the list…


Added 09/07/2014

Calling all herbivores! Looking for a vegetable-y inclined dining experience with friends at this year’s Visa Wellington On a Plate? The festival has a pantry full of vegetarian options and we have listed them all right here so that you can spend less time researching and more time chowing down on the good stuff. DINE Wellington:…


Added 15/06/2014

We have new vegans in the family, and in the friend circle for that matter, which prompted me to think about the meals that got me through my first year as a vegan. Get these five under your belt, repeat them again and again, then you’ll never let anyone tell you that being vegan is…


Added 08/05/2014

The New Zealand International Comedy Festival has entered its second week and we’ve had a chat with local vegan comedian Joseph Moore. His show Young Comedy Billionaire is on at The Basement Studio in Auckland until May 10. How long have you been vegetarian and vegan? Been vegetarian for about five years. Vegan just this…


Added 23/04/2014

Veggie has a chat with comedian Sara Pascoe about her stand-up and life as a travelling vegan. If you have any recommendations of eateries for her to visit while she’s here, leave a comment below.


Added 24/03/2014

We were in Queenstown for just three short days, with most of that out of the city centre being dazzled, awe-struck and repeatedly amazed by the gorgeous surrounds. However, we still managed to track down a decent selection of vegan treats. Vudu Café and Larder was somewhere we’d heard a lot about; specifically, that it…


Added 29/01/2014

Angel Food is about to release a new product under their Cherub Dairy-Free brand; it’s a mozzarella (and yes, it really melts). We scored a sample (we’re part of a secret society) and used it across a few meals. Here are some shots from the Veggie Instagram page of two ways we used it. First we…


Added 28/01/2014

A US company called Farmer’s Fridge has created these fantastic “veggie machines” that work like vending machines for organic salads. In addition to selling nutritionally balanced, organic salads, the Farmer’s Fridge kiosk provides you with all the ingredients information about the salads available, the salads are made fresh daily (and unsold produce at the end…


Added 18/01/2014

On January 1, 2014, a campaign called Veganuary kicked off (check out the Veganuary website here) in a bid to encourage people to adopt a vegan lifestyle for the first 31 days of the year. The Veganuary Facebook page now has more than 6,000 fans, and they may also get a mid-month flourish of interest…