Places to try Vegan food in Malta
Veganuary is done and dusted – but is it really? Veganuary is a charity-led campaign that supports vegans and people who want to try vegan food with a sort-of 31-day challenge usually occurring in January.
There are many reasons for one adopting a vegan diet, or lifestyle. It may be due to health reasons, care for the environment, animal rights issues – but this is not limited to only those who have strong belief in these areas.
Vegan food has been named “boring,” “tasteless” by many who have not attempted to get into vegan food fully. If you think vegans only eat lettuce, you’re mistaken! The rise of plant-based food has developed an astounding creative cuisine that is often full of flavour, texture and packed with nutrition.
When transitioning or switching to a vegan diet consider a well-planned diet and consult with a dietician as suggested by dietician Cynthia Sass in her 4 recommended steps to consider when turning vegan.
Martina from Food Therapy for a Conscious Living also gave us 5 tips to transition to a vegan diet earlier this month to help you ease into the new diet and lifestyle.
Are you ready to try some vegan dishes? Before trying at home get inspired with some vegan dishes from our favourite vegan spots in Malta.
For delicious vegan smoothies & juices | SANYA JUICE BAR
At Sanya quality of food is tops – their food menu is about 80% organic with clearly labelled organic items and ingredients – ensuring to bring you the cleanest food possible at the highest quality.
On the menu you will find a variety of vegan dishes and snacks such as raw granola, kale chips, toasties with vegan cheese, salads with home-grown sprouts and micro-greens, soups, curries and stews. The menu is complimented with a range of fresh, therapeutic juices, smoothies and tonics for the ultimate boost of nutrition. Let’s not forget the mouth-watering vegan desserts lovingly made by Theobroma Raw Cacao Collective – raw, gluten free and vegan!
Check out their specialities of the week for delicious freshness made with love.
Whilst you’re there – treat yourself to a therapeutic massage, join a yoga class and feel rejuvenated after using Sanya’s top-notch eco spa facilities.
Discover more at Sanya Eco Spa
For Asian influenced vegan bowls of goodness | EMMA’S KITCHEN
Situated in a cosy corner in San Gwann, Emma’s kitchen has a real home feel to it. The food is fresh, it’s healthy and it’s hearty! Their full vegan menu includes a popular Avo toast and Hummus toast, for breakfast, and for lunch – a Falafel pita, a Chipotle Pumpkin Soup, their signature Gochujang Mushroom dish with sticky rice, Tofu Udon Noodles, and also two salads (Falafel, and our colourful Buddha bowl).
Served’s absolute favourite is the Gochujang Mushroom – a bed of sticky rice, topped with sautéed Oyster, Shimeji and brown mushrooms, sesame edamame beans, scallion oil, and Emma’s Gochujang Sauce. The Tofu Udon Noodles is a close second favourite!
Bonus: Emma’s Kitchen also stocks vegan wines!
Check out Emma’s Kitchen vegan menu here
For mouth-watering vegan burgers and fries | FOAM & FORK
Foam & Fork’s quirky and fun attitude comes alive in their mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan dishes. Their belief – “food we eat is one of the foundations of how happy and fulfilling our lives can be.” Foam & Fork’s menu offers the right balance from wraps and salads, noodles and soups, and kick-ass burgers with hand-cut fries. You’ve got to try their popular Massa Inked Me burger…. Warning: May cause drool activation before it touches your lips!
Ingredients are carefully chosen, providing patrons with dishes with high quality carbs and low GMI foods, without refined sugars and starches. Dishes at Foam & Fork pack a punch with the use of ‘superfoods’ and ‘superherbs’. Another great spot to enjoy fresh, local and seasonal ingredients with veggies sourced from organic or pesticide free farmers, whenever possible. Foam & Fork use eco-friendly packaging that was sourced sustainably and that is 100% compostable.
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