Soul Mama is located in one of the best spots for dining in Melbourne, upstairs in the renovated sea baths at St Kilda. There’s no real menu, the line up for your meal is different, the view from the toilets is worth a million dollars and the restaurant is vegetarian only.
You choose the size of the meal you want: little, small, medium or large. The little dish consists of dips and bread. The small/medium/large meals are made up of your choice of 20 or so hot or cold vegetarian dishes. You also have a choice of wines, beers and soft drinks and, for the health conscious, variety of freshly made juices.
If you manage to get through your main course, then amazing deserts await. Some look strange but they all taste terrific.
Soul Mama is bright, kid friendly and best of all, the meals are priced relatively cheap. Underground car parking is also available for patrons.
St Kilda sea baths, Jacka Blvd, St Kilda; tel: 9593 6470
As a (semi) vegetarian, I found KL surprisingly difficult to locate suitable food in. It will help you, in the food halls, if you know what "Carrot Cake" is. It's made of white radish and rice flour.
Another snippet of advice: Many places seem to add to chicken to most dishes - including otherwise veggie dishes. The vegetarian counter at the Mid Valley Mega Mall boasted a chicken roasting on a spit.
Royal Teas is a wonderful café slightly off the beaten track in Greenwich. They do wonderful hot chocolate, teas and coffees. Coffee beans are ground there and then and you can by loose tea and coffee beans there too.
All of their food is vegetarian and is fantastic - and this is coming from a committed carnivore.
It is also very good value, with prices much cheaper than Starbucks and other chains that are also to be found in Greenwich.
In addition to all of this it is in a wonderful part of Greenwich. I recommend going for a walk round Royal Hill and up towards Black Heath, you can stop off here for a nice drink on the way back.
76 Royal Hill
0207 8691 7240
Fantastic vegetarian restaurant with lots of tofu, soya and wholefoods. A welcome relief after eating nothing but eggs in the mountains - it took us half an hour to decide what we wanted there was so much choice.
Plaza de la Merced 2195222 9056
Very inexpensive casserole type veggie foods in dining room of old house. Open when the Centre is open which is weekdays mainly. Best to come around 5-7pm. Very inexpensive, salads available, mainly pasta and veggies with tomato sauce.
Russell Square tube to Southampton Row. Turn left at Russell Hotel and walk along Row to left turn into Queens Square.
Just off Totenham Court Road a bit north of the University of London hospital buildings is Drummond Street, which is full of Indian vegetarian restaurants. Chutneys is particularly good. Try the sev chat.
Euston and Warren street are the closest tube stations
It can be described as many things: a spicy omlette; a 'breakfast burrito'; the literal meaning approximates to 'egg pancake'. Great for a quick, cheap hot snack; a useful fallback for vegetarians in a meat-loving nation; plus great to watch them being made.
At streetside vendors everywhere
With delicious food, cosy atmosphere and great service, this small Swedish-run restaurant is justifiably popular. It has a well thought out Thai-inspired menu, and the best vegetarian food in Chamonix.
Rue des Moulins, Chamonix. Tel: +33(0)450534541
Not a great setting tucked away off the vibrant Plaza Alfalfa. But this Cuban-inspired bar has great vegetarian and non-veggie food. Black-eyed beans and cheese-and-onion pastries are delicious. Lunch for two including beers €26.
3 Calle Golfo
Located on the very pretty canal of Prinsengracht this is a great place to chill out on the terrace in Summer or warm up in the eclectic interior (wooden tables, ethnic style soft-furnishings, plants and low-hanging lamps) in winter.
The menu includes Mexican, Middle Eastern, Italian and other European dishes. Starters include humous and pitta bread, vegetarian pate, guacamole and tortilla chips. Main courses include Burritos, pasta and - a particular favourite - the Vegan Platter. This gives you tasters of four or five different dishes on one plate -for instance brussel sprouts or courgettes in a soya milk sauce, barley and beans, shiitake mushrooms and soya - combinations are often unusual but always interesting and well cooked. For a dessert try the chocolate and pear tart or the devilishly tasty Banana Cream Pie.
Service is very friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is relaxed and, as some tables are shared, it can be a good place to meet people.
It does get busy so it may be worth booking a table and it does NOT accept Credit Cards do make sure you have enough cash.
A three course meal for two costs approx 50 euros
Opening Hours: noon-10.00pm
Phone: 626 18 03
Prinz Myshkin is Munich's most well-known vegetarian restaurant and is popular with non-vegetarians, too - has a very cool atmosphere, great food, sensible prices, and best of all, the smokers have their own room, so non-smokers can enjoy their food (not always something to be taken for granted in Munich). It can be pretty busy after about 7.30pm, so if you want to go in the evening, it's a good idea to make a reservation.
It's on Hackerstr. just off Sendlinger Str. (5 minutes walk south from Marienplatz).
You can get a freshly made crispy 'Nan Pizza' with interesting cold toppings like rocket, avocado and sun dried tomato for four Euros. The large bowls of salad are also four Euros. You must try the home-made lemonade with chilli. Sitting at one of the tables outside is not a bad place for people watching.
Kastanienallee 49, Corner Zionskirchstrasse, Prenzlauer Berg - the upside down Mc Donalds logo is unmissable. www.whereisliz.com/pod/pod145.html
A great vegetarian restaurant - not something easy to find anywhere, let alone France.
There's no menu, just whatever they bring you - usually five courses, strictly veggie. No hard choices! And good value too.
Probably need to book ahead for evenings.
4 bis, quai Papacino, +33 4 93 56 25 27
Budget priced, filling and very good vegetarian food in the heart of town. On the menu is always a light option, a lunch option, a dinner special, soup, and quiche and a salad. The food is very healthy and wholefoody but you won't leave hungry. You could eat there all week and not get bored. Prices range from £3 to £6.50. It gets very busy, and is very cosy so be prepared to queue at times and especially to share a table. Also bear in mind that it's bad etiquette to reserve seats before getting your food! You can also do take-away.
31 Neal Street; Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square
Vegetarian fast food cafe in Kreuzberg, selling 29 different veggie burgers, gorgeous chips (fried with skins still on) and salad, plus tofu curry wurst and a variety of other vegan treats, topped off with lovely juices or beers. 7 euros buys you a burger, chips, salad and a drink. The staff were very friendly (and speak good english when your German lapses) and it stays open until 1am at the weekends.
wienerstresse 19, berlin 10999; www.yellow-sunshine.com/
It's a vegetarian restaurant serving cuisine from southern India. The food is invariably delicious and cheap, even cheaper at lunchtime when they have an excellent buffet. It's not licenced but you can take your own booze (bought at the supermarket next door if need be). You can't reserve tables, so be prepared to queue at busy times. They also do food to take away. A terrific alternative to the overpriced chain food outlets on Euston Station, as it's only a couple of minutes' walk away.
121-123 Drummond Street, NW1; 020 7387 5556; Euston
The residents of this market town know a good thing when they see it: the Mulberry is always full. It must be the enormous portions, the fresh seasonal food and excellent value. Start with wild mushroom tart, served on square, elegant crockery; finish with hot chocolate brownies or a sundae straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Veggie options are creative and the potato dauphinoise is not to be missed. At lunch a mere fiver will get you a huge ciabatta stuffed with whatever you want, plus chunky chips and salad. You won't need much else for the rest of the day.
11 Raymond Street
Tel: 01842 820099
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