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Mimi’s The Delicious Food Company

Posted on 11 November 2017

Quaint, shabby chic establishment in Observatory, Cape Town, with a relaxed atmosphere, offering an inclusive vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu. Their focus is on good quality meals at an affordable price. They are fully licensed.

Their vegan menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options such as Fruit Salad, Muesli, Vegan Breakfast, Gourmet Sandwiches and Wraps, Salad, Soups, Pastas, Lasagne, Curry, Dessert, Juices, Smoothies. Building your own meals and substitutions are allowed. Almond and soya milk available with hot drinks.

We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options for vegans. We do not use soya based meals as an option however we do offer soya milk as a substitute for cow’s milk. Our food is made on the premises which includes falafel and hummus which is all homemade as well as our onion marmalade this ensures that we know what products are used in the preparation and can assure that no animal products are used. We offer hot drinks and smoothies which are vegan. We allow our patrons to build their own meals and substitutions are allowed. Chickpea flour and coconut products are used in the preparation of our vegan meals. No preservatives are used in the preparation of our meals.

Open from 7 am to 9 pm Mon-Friday, 8.30 am to 4 pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly restaurants in Cape Town.


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Blue Bird Cafe, Cape Town

Posted on 4 November 2017

Blue Bird Cafe, Muizenberg, Cape TownBlue Bird Café at 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg, in collaboration with Ragamuffin Food is open from Saturday through Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm. This cozy restaurant offers a variety of food from burgers, pizzas, curries, wraps, salads, potjies and more. Daily specials are available on the boards in the restaurant. Their bar includes a large selection of local craft beer on tap, wine, spirits, cool drinks and kombucha.

Vegan options include: Onion bhaji with mild indian spices, Butternut and beetroot salad, Ethiopian red lentil curry, Chinese crispy tofu, Brinjal, chickpea and garlic potjie, Falafel burger, Paratha with banana ‘ice cream’ caramel sauce and sesame seeds.

OPENING TIMES:
SATURDAY – THURSDAY: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly cafes in Cape Town.


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Hang Ten Cafe, Muizenberg

Posted on 4 November 2017

Hang Ten Café is a very popular crêperie & coffee bar at Muizenberg’s beach front Surfers Corner, Cape Town.

Vegan options include:

1) The hippie brekkie – a stack of rocket, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, sunflower micro greens, fresh salsa, green vegan pesto & toasted seeds on toasted rye
2) The nutty bowl – home made toasted granola, fresh seasonal fruit, cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes and almond milk
3) Sweet vegan crepe – on rice flour base with date sauce, banana & toasted coconut flakes
4) Veganissimo crepe – on chickpea flour base with spinach, roasted Mediterranean veggies, green vegan pesto, toasted sesame seeds & micro greens
5) Vegan bringal burger – deep fried pringals (with chickpea flour) on a bun with greens, tomatoes and topped with onion relish & hummus and a side of sweet potato crisps
6) Vegan rottie with side salad
7) Powerballs – dates, seeds, dried fruits & some secret ingredients 😉
8) Raw cacao tubs – nutty base, avo-cacao cream, nutty cream and either topped with gojiberries or toasted sesame seeds

OPENING TIMES:
MONDAY / FRIDAY: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUNDAY / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS closed

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Health on Broadway, Durban North

Posted on 4 November 2017

A vibey health shop with a keen focus on nutrition and holistic wellbeing. They not only stock herbal and nutrition supplements but also gluten, sugar and wheat-free, and vegan food alternatives.

Also offers weekly organic vegetable boxes.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly stores in Durban.


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Vita AID mousse and protein shake

Posted on 30 September 2017

Vita AID vanilla mousseVita-Aid Vegan Mousse is a clean label, sugar free, quality product made from all-natural, gluten-free ingredients. It is available in 2 delicious flavours, Cocoa 160g and Vanilla 135g. It is light, low fat, vegan, low salt, high in fibre and is gluten free. The Vita-Aid Vegan Mousse is easy to put together, and gives you the choice of preparing either vegan or vegetarian mousse.

Vita-Aid™ Vegan Protein Shake with organic maca is a blend with brown rice protein, beet fibre and maca powder. It is free from animal by-products, gluten free, contains no soya protein and is non-GMO. Rice protein powder contains high amounts of several essential amino acids and is a hypoallergenic source of supplemental protein. Maca powder is an adaptogen so it adjusts to your body’s metabolism, working with your body for optimum results. Maca assists with building the immune system, increasing energy levels, athletic performance and memory. It has relatively high amounts of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fibre, calcium and magnesium. Vita-Aid™ Vegan Protein Shake with Organic Maca is ideal for adding to your breakfast, lunch or dinner smoothie. Vita-Aid™ Vegan Protein Shake is available in two flavours, Vanilla (300g & 600g) and Chocolate (300g & 600g).

Available in South Africa in November 2017.

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Nourish’d Café and Juicery, Cape Town

Posted on 30 September 2017

A trendy, planet loving juice bar and deli situated in a sunny spot at the top of Kloof Street. Their ambition is to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by being extremely conscious and aware of the quality of all their products and ingredients. They believe that living in harmony with nature is vitally important for our health, physical strength and spiritual balance.

Breakfast options:

• Overnight Oats:
– Gluten Free Oats soaked in homemade almond mylk, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit.
• Cocao Chia Pots:
– Organic chia seeds soaked in raw cocao powder, blended with banana and homemade almond mylk, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit.
– Organic chia seeds soaked in raw cocao powder, blended with banana and coconut milk, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit.
• Winter Warmer Oats:
– Warm gluten free oats, almond mylk, almond butter, organic raw cocao powder, maca powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit.
• Smoothie bowls:
– A variety of delicious smoothies to choose from, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit.
• Granola breakfast bowl:
– Tash’s homemade granola, topped with fresh fruit, served with homemade almond mylk.

Lunch options:

• Toasts:
– A variety of toast options on either sourdough, 100% rye or gluten free bread
• Gourmet Sandwiches
– A variety of 3 different gourmet sandwiches, on either sourdough, 100% rye or gluten free bread
• Smoothie bowls (people order this throughout the day)
– A variety of delicious smoothies to choose from, topped with Tash’s granola and fresh fruit

OPENING TIMES:
MONDAY / FRIDAY: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SUNDAY / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS closed

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly restaurants in Cape Town.


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Organica online store

Posted on 22 September 2017

Organica online storeOrganica is an online organic store designed to make it easy for you to make healthy lifestyle choices. Their aim is to assist you to make the right choices in the products that you give to your family and use in your home, which is why they stock a range of products that are completely free from any harmful chemicals or toxins.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly online stores in South Africa.


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The Bespoke Artichoke online store

Posted on 13 September 2017

The Bespoke ArtichokeThe Bespoke Artichoke is the go-to internet store for the vegan consumer in South Africa. They endeavour to make living ethically that much more convenient in South Africa for fellow vegans and have done the label-checking for customers. All featured body products are palm oil free, and their cruelty free status has been confirmed by either Beauty Without Cruelty or the Leaping Bunny Org.

They also have vegan apparel and accessories to help you wear your heart on your sleeve, and even one or two items for the home. They haven’t forgotten about the kids, and pets are also catered for.

They are so excited to be doing something that they love, and they look forward to growing and learning along the way.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly online stores in South Africa.


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Zang Chocolate

Posted on 3 September 2017

Zang ChocolateDesigned to give you a pick-me-up when you need it most. Each ZANG chocolate bar has the same caffeine content as a cup of coffee or a 250 ml energy drink, making ZANG the first chocolate in South Africa to bring this function to delight.

ZANG’s dark chocolate is dairy free and vegan friendly and comes in 2 sizes – regular and bite sized.

Available at most petrol station shops and Pick n Pay stores throughout the country.

Visit the Vegan SA website directory for more vegan chocolate in South Africa.


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Green Vine Eatery, Cape Town

Posted on 3 September 2017

Green Vine Eatery, Cape TownGreen Vine is located on the beautiful Silvermist Organic Wine Estate on Constantia Nek, surrounded by spectacular views, natural timber decks, rolling lawns, and the 12 Apostles mountain range. Open daily for delicious locally sourced food and wine tasting.

Vegan options include: Flatbreads, Vegetable Parcels, Garden Salad, Rocket Bowl, Forest Pizza with dairy-free cheese, Woodlands Pizza (no cheese), Breakfast Forest Pizza with dairy-free cheese, The Constantia (Potato rosti with avo, mushrooms, herb pesto), Oh So Boho (Quinoa, seeds, rocket, roast veggies with herb pesto), Vegetables Parcels (Seasonal Veggie Spring Rolls & Bean Balls, Served with Homemade Beetroot Chutney), Roasted Aubergine served on a wrap or farm bread, Sides such as sweet potato fries, skinny fries, onion rings, caramelized onions, and marinated olives. Almond milk available.

Their new chef is currently working on a vegan friendly dessert menu. The Silvermist Organic Wine is vegan friendly.

Open daily for breakfast & all day delicious food.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly restaurants in Cape Town.


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Massimo’s of Hout Bay

Posted on 29 August 2017

Massimo's restaurant of Hout BayA family establishment at Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, run by Massimo (from Piemonte, northern Italy) and Tracy, his English wife. They are driven by a passion for good, wholesome food, sourced ethically where possible. Their aim is to leave a small footprint, so they recycle and re-use extensively. Their menu contains many initiatives supporting the local community, and customers are invited to ‘pay it forward’ by buying a virtual slice of pizza for someone in need.

They aim to provide a menu that demonstrates there are many Italian vegan choices without having to go too far from traditional foods. The separate vegan menu offers an array of tapas, pizzas, pastas, salads, and a chocolate ice-cream and sauce for dessert.

Open lunch and dinner, 7 days per week.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly restaurants in the Cape Peninsula.


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I am Superbar

Posted on 20 August 2017

I am Raw SuperbarSuperbar is a raw and wholefood product range of health bars with no artificial additives and a great source of protein and fibre. They taste great and are gluten, wheat and soy free. Just as nature intended, these bars are simple, raw and packed with super foods. Superbar is a complete, healthy snack that will nourish and sustain you whether you are working out or on the go.

These 100% nut and fruit bars come in 2 delicious flavours “I am Raw”(almond, cranberry and chia) and “I am Training” (cashews, cacao and Gojiberries).

Available online and at Checkers, Wellness Warehouse, Spar, PnP, Bootleggers Coffee Company, OuMeul Bakkery and various other health and sports stores.

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Adlife Soya Products

Posted on 5 August 2017

Adlife Soya ProductsAdlife Vegetarian Food is a producer of 13 types of vegan products converted from a combination of soy isolate, gluten and spices. These include shreds, sandwich slices, Burger patties, sausages, stir fry strips and mince. They are free from onion and garlic ingredients for those who are following a strict spiritual path. Also free from any added sugar, no artificial sweeteners and the like as well.

Available from Spice Emporium – Durban, Manilal Ratanjee – Durban, Tommy’s Vegetarian Food – Durban, Hypersinghs – Umzinto, Johannesburg – various outlets.

Visit the Vegan SA website directory for more veggie burger options in South Africa.


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PhytoPro Protein Powder

Posted on 2 August 2017

PhytoPro protein powdernPhyto Pro offers you the cleanest source of complete, non-allergenic, non-inflammatory, alkalising protein available. Their protein comes from non-GMO yellow peas, grown in Europe in an environmentally-friendly manner without chemical fertilisers and pesticides. The protein is extracted using only water which leaves it free from the acid, heavy metal and chemical residue found in other protein products. They build on this clean foundation by only using the finest plant-based vitamins, minerals, superfoods and other nutritional ingredients available.

Available at Dischem, Wellness Warehouse stores and leading health shops nationwide. Visit their website to find out more.

Visit the Vegan SA website directory for more health supplements in South Africa.


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GLÜKi Organics

Posted on 1 August 2017

GLÜKi OrganicsSouth Africa’s first internationally certified organic mother and baby body care range, is bringing soft, gentle and pure products to mothers and babies across the country.

All ingredients used are natural, organic and fully certified by ECOCERT France Greenlife, the world’s leading certification and regulatory body for organic cosmetics. Glüki Organics is also proudly vegan, Beauty without Cruelty and Phytotrade. ECOCERT prohibits the use of petrochemicals such as petroleum, paraffinum and mineral oil, parabens made from petrochemicals, sulphates (including sodium lauryl sulphate), and synthetic fragrances which are often included in baby and personal care products.

Available at pharmacies, BabysRus, Wellness Warehouse, Spar.

Visit the Vegan SA directory for more vegan-friendly baby and mother care products in South Africa.


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