We asked our “vegan scout’s vegan scout” Ares Chaplin which cafes he recommends as the “best in the West” when it comes to vegan, vegetarian or just plain whole food vibrating healthily – here’s his advocations, in no particular order …
Mother in Fremantle
Mother is a plant-based natural food and wine restaurant based in Fremantle. Formerly ‘The Raw Kitchen’ their journey started in 2009 with a simple mission: to inspire and support healthy, sustainable living.
Mother uses real, natural, nutrient-rich ingredients to create flavour-packed food. They celebrate incredible, progressive cuisine, with food to be enjoyed, fuel our bodies, feed the soul and pay respect to Mother Earth.
Everything they serve is free from refined, processed or artificial ingredients and almost all made from scratch on their site, including their dairy-free cheeses, butter, yoghurts, ferments, pickles and sauces.
They choose to use only healthy oils, alternative unrefined sweeteners and their own plant based, house-made “dairy”.
To find out more go to https://www.motherfremantle.com.au
Cafe Freeariello in Fremantle
“No, it’s not lightning in the background, it’s our GNOCCHI ALLA SORRENTINA being blowtorched!” announce Cafe Freeariello on their Instagram profile of the image above.
“This is a very typical Neapolitan dish – actually from Sorrento, hence the name – where our Handmade Gnocchi meet a thick Tomato Sauce, Homemade Moxxarella and Homemade Parvesan 😉 finished with Basil, Olive Oil and an instant Grilled effect!
Vegan, Gluten Free 🤗”
Cafe Freeariello is @ Fibonacci centre
19 Blinco St. Freo
Italian inspired Yummy Vegan Food
Don’t mess around linking at websites – go to their Instagram profile for all you need to know: https://www.instagram.com/cafe_freeariello_by_bri
Annalakshmi On Swan in Perth
“Annalakshmi was founded in Perth in 1991 by his holiness, Swami Shatanand Saraswathi (Swamiji) based on the concept ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ – Guest is God, In ancient India, there is a tradition that as a householder before having your meal, you should first entertain an unknown guest that comes to your home. It is believed that God comes in the form of your guest, and that it should be your duty to entertain and feed your guest to the best of your ability to their satisfaction. This concept is called ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ – Guest is God. At Annalakshmi we strive to follow this great tradition.
Food nurtures; Food is life sustaining – everyone needs to eat to survive. No one should be deprived of a wholesome meal. Food is the only thing in this world where as a consumer, one would say ‘no more thank you” due to being fully satisfied. At Annalakshmi, we wish to give our guests this satisfaction.
In Hinduism, the greatest deed one can do is provide food – this is called “Annadhannam Mahadhannam”. At Annalakshmi besides serving food to all those who dine with us, we also give our guests the opportunity to provide for others as well. Food is meant for sustenance of life and nobody should be deprived of it.
Annalakshmi is a place that supports the act of giving, from the heart. At Annalakshmi the food is cooked with selfless love and positive energy. This food when consumed, becomes a healing nectar and food for the soul.
When guests dine at Annalakshmi, their contribution not only pays for their own meals but through their generosity, it pays towards individuals who are less fortunate. Music and dance is food for the soul. Dining at Annalakshmi is a cultural experience and through Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (our educational organisation) and Lavanya Arts (our handicrafts and visual arts organisation, we wish to share Indian culture and the arts with you and the community.”
Visit their website as booking is essential via https://www.annalakshmi.com.au
Pearth Organic Kitchen in West Leederville
Pearth was founded by Rebecca Brown in December 2015. After years of personal health research Beck decided it was time to put her discoveries towards something that both she & others could benefit from. Pearth is a place for busy Perth people to escape the chaos of their day and order from a menu that contains exclusively nutritionally dense options.
The Pearth team gets to connect with like-minded people daily & this is what makes what they do worthwhile. With a passionate and talented team they constantly aim to grow and evolve but their core values remain:
– Source organically where possible
– Support local businesses
– Sustain a positive & approachable atmosphere
– Experiment in the kitchen everyday
– Be a reliable & consistent staff experience for their customers and team
“Pearth is all about creating wholesome and healthy food. We don’t prescribe to any particular diet. On our menu you will find food to feed the gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetarian and meat eating people of Perth. What you won’t find in our food is processed products or refined sugars. We cook this way because we believe that health is the natural consequence of using whole foods, organic ingredients and conscious cooking techniques.”
To check out their menu go to https://www.pearthorganickitchen.com.au
Flora & Fauna in Northbridge
Of the photo above on their Facebook page and Instagram profile, they say:
“🌈VEGAN High Teas🌈 The literal rainbow after the rain.🙆🏼♀️ We haven’t done one of these events for nearly a year and a half…and it’s feeling like the time is right! ❤Conside this your warning to set your alarm🛎…we will be posting all the dates, info, and how to sign up for one of these feasts on WEDNESDAY at 7pm!
They sell out Every. Single. Time. And spots will be limited! Can’t wait to share the details with you all, xx.”
Tucked-away boutique café in Northbridge. Serving locally roasted coffee, fine teas, vegan brunch and baked goods. Everything is freshly made in their tiny kitchen!
Don’t worry about their website (it’s offline at time of publishing) go to their Facebook page and follow them: https://www.facebook.com/florafaunaperth
More Healthy & Nutritious Goodness
When in Sydney put your eco-friendly walking shoes on and check out “Newtown’s vegan mile.”
Need help with gut health matters – get an online consultation from this naturopath and nutritionist that the East Coast of Australia turns to for advice regarding everything from irritable bowel syndrome to detoxification, food allergies, chronic fatigue and reflux. Total Health Clinic says: “We believe your body is capable of fighting infection and disease itself when it’s provided with the right support. While conventional medicine is preoccupied with treating the symptoms of a disease or illness, natural health care adopts a holistic approach to healthcare and places your overall health as the number one priority.”
If you’re concerned about your microbiome, then try out the well-recommended Kfibre from Queensland. Of all things, it’s sugarcane with the sucrose removed – turns out this stuff is a full-length-of-the-colon prebiotic. Check out their Instagram profile too: https://www.instagram.com/kfibre
Looking to educate your staff about natural health? Perth’s own Dr Peter Dingle is one of Australia’s leading motivational health speakers. He has spent the past 35 years as a researcher, educator, communicator and author. Formerly an Associate Professor in Health and The Environment at Murdoch University. Dr Dingle has more than 100 scientific articles, hundreds of public essays and 17 best selling books on health including Take control and realise your potential and his 3 latest books “Gut Secrets”, “Ready Set Gut Health”, and “Overcoming Illness” . Blending motivation and humour, Dr Dingle is one of the most informative and entertaining health speakers in Australia, his mind-blowing presentations, get you thinking outside the square, and inspire and empower you to take control of your life and circumstances. His straight shooter, tongue in cheek humour and personality, challenge our wellness paradigms, and address the dangers of being complacent when it comes to our health. He presents cutting-edge research findings in an accessible, down-to-earth manner—that will leave your audience pondering for days and inspired to take the next steps. Dr Dingle, who gives about 100 presentations in Australia and around the world each year, will show your audience how you can regain your health, wellness and productivity.
Ten Acre Block in the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth City
Renowned for its innovative, expertly curated and deliciously fresh dishes, Australia’s incipient high-end plant based restaurant Ten Acre Block challenges perceptions of vegan cuisine. Named after the 10-acre plots of land that were owned by farmers and growers in rural Perth back in the 1960s and 70s, Ten Acre Block’s dishes feature a range of different spices, forms and flavours to celebrate the various cultures and backgrounds of the growers that worked the land.
They are proud supporters of the Western Australian agricultural industry and their menu tells the story of local produce and family connections, while conveying the importance of sustainability through a zero-waste philosophy.
In sync with WA’s farmers and acutely attuned to the seasons, Ten Acre Block’s talented team of chefs lead by consulting Executive Chef Alejandro Saravia study the textures, colours, skins and scents of every ingredient and pair traditional cooking styles with modern methods to ensure every component is celebrated.
The team craft unique, out-of-the-box dishes that ensures that even non-vegans can enjoy the delectable nature of local produce.
Challenge your own perceptions on plant based dining with TAB’s seasonal à la carte menu available Friday and Saturday.
To fine dine your way up the highest vegan vine click here.
The Juicy Beetroot in Fremantle
Fremantle vegetarian joint, Juicy Beetroot Cafe serves up fresh, healthy and tasty salads, burgers, curries and treats. Perfect for vegetarians, vegans, gluten intolerants or anyone in need of a meat free meal, they also blend up abundantly delicious fresh juices. Tucked away down Tum Tum Tree Lane, the Juicy Beetroot Cafe is definitely a hidden Fremantle gem you should check out on your next visit.
“Food for the soul!
Healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan food.
Big salad bar, hot curries, rice, homemade cakes and so much more!
Our menu is ever-changing but always consistent in deliciousness.”
To find out more go to https://www.facebook.com/thejuicybeetroot
Formosa in Kardinya, Northbridge & East Perth
We are an Asian style vegan/vegetarian restaurant specialising in incorporating mock meat into our dishes. Our three restaurants are located in Kardinya, Northbridge and East Perth.
For further information, click on their Facebook page.
There are more we will add to this page soon! At a glance, here’s Ares’ list:
1. Mother – Freo
2. Cafe Freeauriello by Bri – White Gum Valley
3. Flora and Fauna – Northbridge
4. Loving Hut – Northbridge
5. Formosa – Kardinya
6. Little Beans Gourmet – Canning Vale
7. Annalaksmi On Swan – Perth City
8. The Juicy Beetroot – Freo
9. Ten Acre Block – Perth City
10. Dfrent Cafe – Vic Park
11. Raw and More – West Perth
12. Veggie Mamma – Mount Lawley
Formosa and Veggie Mama are not 100% Vegan but are 100% vegetarian and vegan and definitely worth a mention.
3 others definitely worth a mention but not 100% vegan either are:
1. Pearth Organic Kitchen in West Leederville
2. Pear’fect Pantry in Osborne Park
3. Mana Wholefoods in Freo
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