Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Food Gossip

  • Empire cafe Gallery (295 Sydney Rd, Brunswick) has a new vegan breaky and lunch menu which included vegan BLT, french toast and they stock Mr Nice Guy Cupcakes.
  • Gasometer (484 Smith St, Collingwood) is an omni pub which has some awesome looking vegan options, you can see the menu on this mess+noise thread.

I've discovered and sampled some new vegan products at the g/f expo including:
  • Smooze frozen desserts- made from coconut milk with various fruit flavours. Lidia said the the pineapple flavour is like a frozen pina colada. I tried the mango flavour, it was creamy and delicious. They are g/f, vegan and seem to be kind of healthy and can found in the toppings/ice cream cone section of some supermarkets.
  • Also tried Sharkies, like vegan gummy bears with electrolytes in them, so addictive that I sampled plenty and then had to buy some


  1. oh my lord! mr nice guy cupcakes look amazing! yay thanks for this!!

  2. French toast! The only drawback is that it's a bad match for their excellent chips. Must go back, it's been ages since I ate at Empire.

  3. I bought a box of those Smooze things at Costco today, they look really yummy.

  4. Carla, the choc one I tried yesterday was yummo, can't wait to try the peanut butter choc one.

    Cindy, I'll have to remember that.

    Vicki, what flavour?

  5. The box has 3 flavours, coconut & mango, coconut & pink guava and coconut & pineapple. I haven't tried them yet, but am looking forward to it!

  6. more gossip(ish) - funky pies (at least 2 varieties anyway) are now being sold in the CBD @ Habib's Wholefoods on Flinders St across from the station.