It’s common knowledge that I am Team Pasta as opposed to Team Pizza, but Italian restaurant Primo in Northcote had received such rave reviews that I was willing to loosen my stance for a night.
The name of Shop 225, sitting as it so happens on 225 Melville Road, is the only unimaginative thing about it.
Knowing my love of mock meat, both Thirsty Vegan and Sand Pirate Penguin had told me about new vegan place Origin Tales in Brunswick East. I tried it twice and wasn’t disappointed.
Long-time readers of Whatever Floats Your Bloat will know about my predilection for mock meat.
I first learned about Handsome Her when it made headlines for charging men an 18% surcharge to account for the gender pay gap, proceeds of which go to women’s services – a noble endeavour that I am 100% in favour of.
All 3 devoted readers of this blog will know that I’m firmly #TeamPasta, but vegan pizzeria Red Sparrow Pizza all but negates my need for Lacteeze pills and so I had to try it.
When you can’t eat onion, garlic and wheat and you’re going out with a vegetarian who doesn’t like cheese (unless it’s on a pizza), an assortment of vegetables (including but not limited to: mushrooms, asparagus and beetroot) and any variation of soup, eating out is an ordeal.