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Eating In


Home fried brunch

Michael's Super Soups
Broccoli soup with lemon-chive cream
Cauliflower dhal with panch phoran
Legume noodle soup 
Pumpkin, saffron & orange soup
Savoury harira soup
Sweet potato & red curry soup

Meals we make again and again

Tofu-skeptic? Try these.

And when it's time for dessert, she craves:
Alfajores
Apricot, walnut & lavender cake
Basbousa
Wattleseed & macadamia brownies



Eating out

Breakfast
We've covered the northside extensively, and enjoy AcusticoAddictAdmiral Cheng-Ho, Babka, BeatrixBrother AlecCarolinaCibi, Code Black, Dench, El MirageElceed, Fandango, GraceHumble RaysJackson DoddsKinesLucy Lockett, Lux FoundryMaddox, Mary MillerMerri ClanMilkwood, (deep breath!) a Minor Place, Mitte, Mixed Business, New Day Rising, Power PlantSeven SeedsSmall Axe KitchenSmall Block, Smith & DaughtersSugardoughSweet EvelynRay, True North, Twenty & Six Espresso, Wide Open Road, and Wolfhound on Brunswick.

Pizza
We both dig I Carusi and Kaprica; their pizzas probably offer the best value for money of all the ones we've tried. If you're willing to pay a few dollars more, we'd also recommend D.O.C., Leonardo's Pizza Palace and Pizza Meine Liebe. Vegans should get themselves to Green Acre PizzaRed Sparrow PizzaShop 225 and 113 Eatery. If you find yourself up in the Dandenongs, then Mad Raven Pizza Deluxe is well worth checking out.


Cheap eats (<$20pp)



Mid eats ($20-$45pp)

Bhang
Big Esso
Masti
Matcha Mylkbar
Mesob
The Moor's Head
Moroccan Soup Bar
Mukka
Ren Dao
Rice Paper Scissors
Rin Sura
Shu (twice)
Shakahari
Shop 225
Sichuan House
Small Axe Kitchen
Smith & Daughters
Theodore's
Vegie Kitchen
Warung Agus


Special occasions (>$45 pp)
Attica
Brae, Birregurra
Cutler & Co
Etta
Feast of Merit
Maha
Merrijig Inn, Port Fairy
Movida Next Door
O.MY Restaurant, Beaconsfield
Provenance, Beechworth
Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
Transformer


Exclusively Dessert
We love doing the rounds of our local ice cream shops, including Billy van Creamy, Luther's Scoops, Icecream Social, Beku Gelato and Gelateria Bico (all include vegan-friendly options!). Ratio Cocoa Roasters is a great chocolatier. We also like the vegan sweets at Cuppa TurcaMister Nice Guy's BakeshopGirls & BoysBlack Waffle and Tidbit Cakes. For something extra special, you can sneak into Cutler & Co late at night and just skip straight to their dessert menu.