Brisbane – VegeRama

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VegeRama is a local chain specializing in vegetarian food in Brisbane, many of which are also vegan, gluten-free and nut-free (good they indicate that on their food labels!). Depending on the locations, the joint can either be a sit-down restaurant or a simple take-away counter.

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When we were walking around the CBD we got really hungry, so we decided to give the take-away counter in Myer Center a try.

A hot dish counter serves curries, lentils, pancakes and balls. A cold dish shelf has various salads and desserts on display. All food were served in paper tray, and you can eat in nearby dining area.

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We tried Mongolian, Brown rice, Dahl Makhani and Thai pumpkin. The Mongolian was a curry style stew with vegetables and fake meat chunks, very tasty, it was probably my favorite of all in this plate. The Dahl Makhani was a mixed of black lentil and red kidney beans, it’s ok. The Thai pumpkin was yummy although a bit too sweet after a few bites.

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Three salads in small sized box: Sesame BBQ, Pad Thai Rice Noodles, Veggie Boost. They were delicious, although a bit mild. I felt that a bit more salad dressing might spice them up. The Pakora ball was very good with crispy surface. It’s made of onion, silver beets and potato mixed with Indian spice. It was our favorite of the plate.

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VegeRama at the Post Office square also serves French fries and vegan burgers. We tried the Euro burger and it was quite good. The bun seemed to be wholewheat so it was a bit dense, although the burger patty tasted quite good and chewy together with vegan mayonnaise, fried onions, tomato and rucola leaves. My only complaint might be that it was a bit too big to bite into, so you can imagine that it was made for a big eater, lol. The fries were more or less ok, but nothing thrilling. It was good that we were also served with healthy salads.

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We also ordered a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. It had a cookie bottom, creamy and soft pumpkin main layer, and a thin white sugar cream layer on the top. The cheesecake was very soft, had a melt-in-your-mouth texture, nicely seasoned with pumpkin spices, slightly too sweet for us, although for people with a sweet tooth this should be absolutely the right treat.

As a whole I think VegeRama is a nice chain that offers healthy salads, Indian style vegetable stews and fried stuff and mostly vegan desserts that I am sure many would crave a little during traveling. The chain stores are conveniently located in city centers, so it’s easy to get your stomach satisfied when you are hanging out in downtown.

Address: 220 Melbourne St, West End QLD 4101, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3255 3388
Check their website for other locations and opening hours:
http://vegerama.com.au/