Can anyone recommend any stores with a good selection of vegetarian 'meat style' type of products (Vegie Delights or Frys perhaps)
So far we've only done grocery shopping in the Woolworths in Hallett Cove and wonder if there is anywhere with a little bit more to offer...
Coles is generally better, though not much, than Woolworths. Have to say the choice is no where near as good as the UK as far as veggie stuff is concerned. I find its best DIYing using tofu and pulses that are easy to come by.
We have just discovered that Foodland in Blackwood sell Frys burgers and sausages! We have toured other Foodlands but no luck so far, Woolworths in Harbour Town have them, and also Foodworks in Glenelg.They also do Redwood products.
Coles and Foodland do Veggie delights. If you want plain tofu, go to the Asian stores as they do the big blocks for about $3.50.
And if you want a good veggie cafe try Bliss organic in Compton street in the city. I know of more if you are interested! I have personal connections with Bliss so I like to recommend it!!!
Thanks Pete & Laura (please feel free to give us more info)!
We used to live on Quorn in the UK and even fooled the meat eating parents with a homemade Quorn mince shepherds pie! We would be SO thrilled (easily pleased?) if Quorn became available here but I don't think that'll happen...
have you tried asian shops? my daughter ( a veggie ) shops at the asian supermarket between the central market and the food hall, I oftern eat what she cooks and love it ( i'm a meat eater). If you do go to central market try the vegan place in the main food hall, very good ( try a crepe from the place next to it too;) ).
We use Quorn alot too and do miss it. I am not veggie, Pete is but I don't really like Beef but love spag bol with Quorn!!! You never know it may come over one day.
Originally Posted by The Pickles
try this shop they have Redwood products from the UK,very good service and they deliver to Adelaide
Howdee fellow veggos!
We have changed our habits since we came here - there aren't as many meat substitutes so we don't buy and eat as many! At first we were disappointed but with hindsight it's probably much healthier not to have them...
Howver... The Central market houses a large asian supermarket (at the back of one of the food halls - the food hall with the vegan food - mmmmm) and it sells tofu and tempeh burgers. They are really nice. You will find them elsewhere but much pricier. In the freezer they have a range of veggie 'meats' all loaded with msg and other nasties but wonderful as a quick and easy, chuck it in a stirfry sort of thing.
As for cafes and restaurants - Joy Discovery just behind the Austral (rundle st) is great and Sarah's restaurant on semaphore road does stunning food - all seasonal. There is a new. fantastic and cheap veggie cafe called Carrot heads (or something!!) in Port Adelaide Mall. It sells gorgeous pasties and quiches. Mmmmm.
I have found a few recipes (since being here) that I whip up whenever I have a spare hour or 2 so we have our convenience food in the freezer. If you want copies - just let me know. I won't disgust the carnivores just yet...
Thanks everyone - much appreciated!!
Rach - feel free to pm us with your recipes :)
Last edited by The Pickles; 14-08-2009 at 01:28 AM.
I just ate a Balfours Pasty of the lunch truck, contained 2.5 % meat. Could this be classed as veggie?