Green in SA: Veghead eating options in Adelaide.

Good Life: Modern Organic Pizza

Whether it’s the succulent free-range chicken or organic roasted vegetables on top crispy wood oven bread, Good Life definitely changes the way you’d normally view pizzas. Plus it’s a great place to hang with mates over munchies and some wine.

Their Free-range Roasted Duck pizza is a massive hit. It’s topped with shitake mushrooms, spring onions and homemade ginger jam.

Good Life offers vegan pizzas too! Vegheads would love the delicious Swiss Brown Mushrooms pizza, marinated in organic balsamic vinegar and garnished with lemon aioli tang. Pizza prices range from $13.90 – $37.

Good Life opens from 12pm to 6pm on weekdays and 6pm to 9:30pm on weekends.

 

Bliss Organic Garden Café
Bliss is a 100% organic vegan cafe – completely stays away from meat, fish and dairy products. Some may think they’re radical but they certainly build a reputation for delicious vegan dishes.

Whether you’re a veghead or not, you’re bound to find something to suit your liking at Bliss. There’s also a variety of fair trade teas, coffee and freshly made organic smoothies to choose from.

They’re also the winner of Australia’s Favourite Vegan Eat Out 2010 as well as the I Love Food Awards 2010.

The café opens from 11am to 4pm on Monday till Thursday and 8am – 9pm on Fridays. Saturday hours run from 8am to 3pm and on Sundays, Bliss Organic hosts a range of cooking classes, movie screenings and forums.

 

 

 

Joy-Discovery Vegetarian Café
Feel like you’re in need of some greens? Want to check out a café with waitresses draped in saris? Then visit Joy-Discovery.

The café serves east-west vegetarian comfort foods through a variety of gluten free, vegan-friendly and dairy free dishes.

Besides the aromatic curries and yummy tempeh wraps, something to look forward to in the café is the Not Dog. It’s a vegan hot dog served with soy mayonnaise, grilled onion, tomato sauce and mustard in a sour dough roll.

Main course ranges from $9.50 – $16.

Also be sure to try out the Fair Trade organic East Timor coffee while you’re there!

Joy Discovery opens on Monday till Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

 

 

Zenhouse Yum Cha Restraurant
If you’re ever in need of a place to unwind and have dinner after a taxing day at work in the city, step into Zenhouse.

Zenhouse is a relaxing teahouse café-restaurant that specialises in creating authentic vegetarian food. They have scrumptious vegetarian versions of duck, chicken, pork, beef, mutton and seafood – tastes like real meat!

Besides that, the restaurant carries at least a hundred different types of teas from all over the globe, ranging from white teas, green teas, oolong teas, fruit, herbal, and ayur life series. Zenhouse promotes the idea of tranquillity of the mind, body and soul through tea drinking.

As majority of the dishes in Zenhouse derive from Chinese cuisine, there are various teas that work harmoniously in enhancing the flavour of each dish.

The opening hours on Monday are from 11.30am to 4.30pm. From Tuesday till Saturday, their hours vary from 11.30 am to 9pm. They’re also available on Sunday, from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

 

Eggless Desserts Café
Hinted in its name, Eggless is an egg free, vegan-friendly and lacto-vegetarian dessert café. They offer an array of Western and Asian-inspired deserts such as the Molten Green Tea & Chocolate Pudding. It’s a sticky Belgian chocolate centre, surrounded by warm green tea pudding, served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream – it’s like happiness slowly melting in your mouth!

Amongst the many great things about Eggless is that several of the desserts on the menu have vegan or lactose options available.

An interesting fact about Eggless is that their menu changes every month, which means that customers get to try something new and different. They can also vote for past desserts to bring those back on the menu.

Eggless is the perfect place to go to if you crave for desserts late at night, as the store only operates at night.

The café opens Wednesday till Thursday from 8pm to 11:30pm and 8pm to 12:30am on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s hours are from 7:30pm to 11 pm.