I'm in the SE suburbs, I'm not vegan though although I want to try going vegetarian for a month to see how I go. I do eat vegetarian meals fairly often and I consume very little dairy anyway. I am here mainly for the envronmental, ethical and green living information.
I have bought from Habibs before but I mainly buy my vegan (I have a child who is lactose intolerant) groceries from Sunnybrook www.glutenfreestore.com.au in Ormond (near the station)- they deliver as well. Out of the majors, I find that Safeway has more than Coles. Valu-health has some fantastic products too but I would love to visit the wholefoods store in Fitzroy one day too. I cannot go past Lush for shampoo, fragerances, bubble baths, etc.
Rebecca- My children (boys aged 5 1/2 and 3 1/2) are very environmentally conscious. They are very big on composting and recycling and are against animal cruelty. We have ethical shopping guides and we only purchase from ethical companies. We have recently acquired a community garden plot and are looking forward to growing some of our own produce. My boys also love their worm farm and bokashi bins. I would love to hear about your experiences too.
Where in the northern suburbs do you reside? I lived in Mill Park for 17 years.
I have just joined thekindlife website, and its so amazing!
I am from western suburbs and have been vegan for about 3 months now. Im also Gluten free, sugar free and organic.
Would love to share recipes and just general conversation.
Hi All, I am from North East Melbourne, great to see others on here too!
I have been Vegan a couple of years now and it all started with the inspiration from Alicia's book. I love this way of life and only feel more passion for the choices I make as time goes by.
I think the Vegan community in Melbourne is vastly growing and hence more services are emerging to cater.
I love Sunnybrook Health food store, Ormond, they have the biggest health food and gluten free range in Victoria, and a huge range of environmentally friendly/toxic free home cleaning and personal care range. A little pricey but well worth the trip.
Go-Vita stores are also fantastic, the range a little less extensive then Sunnybrook but still great.
The Radical health store in Brunswick is a Vegan only store, they have a large range of products - ALL Vegan, no need to read labels, just pick up the products from the shelf with confidence!
Finally, the organic section at Queen Vic Market is the highlight of my week! Invest in a Nana trolley and make a day of it! haha!
I don't eat out too often, but usually have no trouble finding Vegan options these days which is great. I have had a long love affair with The Vegie Bar on Brunswick street - yummy! And Yong green food on Brunswick street serves the most amazing raw, green organic vegan menu! Enjoy!