Eating right at Vegie Bar

This post goes back to a meal I had a couple of months ago now – where did the time go? Looking at the pictures I can remember exactly when these were from – the sun was shining and it was a couple of days before I started my new job (so we’re going back to mid-March here). The bear and I were wandering around Fitzroy picking up a few last things, and putting an order in for some reward-for-new-job boots at Vegan Wares.

At the time, I was in the middle of a detox and all the walking around was getting my tummy rumbling. I can start feeling hungry and hold onto that feeling for a while, but once I cross over my hunger threshold, I turn to grumpy VERY quickly. Luckily for us, we were just down from Vegie Bar and I knew I would be able to find something detox-suitable, while the bear could choose from a range of more substantial options.

ImageI ordered the colourful raw Living Stack, which consisted of layers of zucchini, carrot and tomato on top of a marinated mushroom, with a tomato beetroot puree. It had a fancy dehydrated slice of tomato on top, as well as some pretty micro-greens. I’m sure there were other things involved in the stack, but I can’t remember this far on. It was served with a great big green salad on the side, which was topped with some long cheesy kale chips. This was just what I needed – lots of vibrant and fresh ingredients. I loved the bold flavour of the puree in the stack, but I have to admit the marinated mushroom was a bit too much for me – I had to pass some of it on to the bear. I’m still working on pushing the boundaries of my mushroom eating. I have another threshold – the raw mushroom threshold, which I definitely crossed on this day. It’s one of those things that I need to keep working on.

ImageThe bear enjoyed a satay tofu wrap, which despite its anemic appearance in comparison to my colourful meal, packed a lot of flavour and he seemed satisfied. I even took a sneaky bite, just to make sure everything was in order. Confirmation acquired.


Bear also ordered a purifier juice – apple, carrot, celery and ginger, a combination that you can never really go wrong with. Despite declaring that I did not want a drink when we ordered, I thoroughly enjoyed drinking most of this one. Oops.

Another enjoyable meal at Vegie Bar, consistent with the last two visits I’ve made since being back in Melbourne. You can find the details of those trips here and here.

Vegie Bar

380 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Mon-Thurs – 11am – 10pm
Fri – 11am – 10.30pm
Sat – 9am – 10.30pm
Sun – 9am – 10pm


  1. I know…time seems to fly so quickly! I haven’t posted any vegan eats in Paris (since January), oh boy, I know how you feel, but it’s lovely to look back and see what you ate. Speaking of detox, how long were you on detox for? That Raw Living Stack looks yum, and I don’t like the marinated mushrooms either. I would go for the Purifier Juice…I like the name btw! I’ve to go visit Melbourne, soon…soon…soon. Thank you for the lovely review, keep it up!

    1. It is so easy to get into a backlog, right?!

      The detox I did was under the guidance of my naturopath – it went for six weeks in total, however the first two weeks were just preparing the stomach – using pre and probiotics. The second two weeks involved taking lots of herbal supplements. The final two weeks was a liver detox, and I had a protein rich herbal powder which on the first day replaced one meal, the second day two meals, and so on – all the way up to taking it five times a day which I stayed on for three or four days (just the powder), then back 4, 3, 2, 1. It was good and not too challenging – even though it is more effective to not eat much during the 3/4/5 stages, it is okay to have some fresh fruits or vegetables if you’re hungry.

  2. Your dish looked amazing and it would be something I would have ordered. We do eat with our eyes and that was stunning. PS I get grumpy quick too if I’m hungry ;o)

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