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7 Oct

Mamasita opens its doors at 5 PM on Saturdays.

I was attending a film at 6.30, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to head down and try Mamasita early – minus the famous crowds.

I turned up at 4.50 to be greeted by a line 15 deep. I was shocked – my supposed ingenious plan was not so genious at all.

Reluctantly I lined up. I felt like my 15 year old self lining up amongst sweaty teens to see the hottest touring US band.

But instead of the band, I was lining up to eat Mexican food.

Crazy? Perhaps. Worth it? Definitely.

The food was fab, I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ordered and found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, without being annoying.

There are heaps of veggo options and EVERYTHING is gluten free! Special mention for the soft taco and the corn.

Anyway enough of my blabbing – check out the pics.

'de Frijoles con nopales' - baked black beans, cactus, ‘pico de gallo’ & queso fresco

'de Champiñones' mushrooms, roasted corn, spinach, epazote & goat's cheese

'de Maíz' sweet corn, black beans, epazote, jalapeño salsa & queso fresco

'Elotes callejeros' street Style‛ chargrilled corn, queso, chipotle mayonnaise & lime

Tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa

Vegetarian options: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Decor/interior: 8/10
Service: 9/10

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Welcome to The Veg Food Diaries Melbourne!

20 May

I am an avid vegetarian. I am also an avid foodie.

Me in Thailand!

So when the I was told for the 47385th time how it was impossible to be passionate about food and simultaneously not eat meat, I decided to create this blog and prove them wrong.

Since my 5 years of being meat-free I have eaten the most amazing vegetarian dishes that would make even the most hardened carnivore weak at the knees.

There are so many options out there these days and I want the world to know about it.

With this blog I am going to document and review all of the restaurants I visit in relation to their vegetarian options – from fine dining, to cafes, to pizza bars to cheap eats – I’ll cover it all.

Whilst this blog is based in Melbourne, I am fortunate enough to travel quite frequently so expect reviews from around Australia and the globe!

I am also going to share some delicious recipes I have whipped up at home and  show you where the best veg food is hiding in the supermarket.

I hope this blog will be a refuge for all  of my veg-food loving friends who want great food, without the fuss.

Love The Veg Food Diaries Melbourne

Spanish Eggs @ El Burro

Ichi Ni Japanese

Pancakes @ Nosh