(Image courtesy of Smith + Daughters).
We're not really Valentines' Day people (we're big on celebrating love 365 days of the year with some days of the week being more...*coughs nervously*....celebratory, than others) BUT it's a special day for many, and it often prompts thoughts of heading out to share a meal, staring lovingly into each others eyes + making future plans of riding into the sunset together. If you're looking for somewhere to eat for the yearly night out when love fills the air + affection is almost guaranteed - here are a few fave V-spots in Melbourne + Sydney to consider.
Absolute standout food on offer here. You will not believe it's vegan. Menu is super innovative + thoughtfully compiled. Shannon Martinez + Mo Wyse run this energetic superstar of a venue, and we love love love having lunch or dinner here.
There's a constant line to get into this cosy pizzeria. Service is fast, food is simple, Italian is spoken on the regular. Plenty of options in both vegan cheese + meat for pizza / pasta lovers. Make a booking, and get ready for a loud but molto friendly environment.
A warm + cosy pub setting, with a vegetarian menu + a great selection of vegan options alongside.If you can find yourselves a quiet corner for those picket fence + sunset chats, go for it - otherwise, ideal to experience this place with a group of loved up friends not doing the duo thing on VDay.
We must admit to not having visited here yet - but we've had it referred to us so many times it's worth a mention. They're pioneers in the vegan food space, having been operating since 1988 + their menu / environment looks pure heaven.
A peaceful vibe, fast service + amazing value in the meals - this place is not dark, moody + ready for romance, but it's tasty, friendly + love is felt in every dish of plant based goodness.
Intimate, cosy + traditional Italian - with the added twist of using zero animal products on the menu. Wood fired vera pizza Napoletana - gutsy move for an Italian restaurant. We're hungry just thinking about eating here. Go with your lover, go with your friends. Andiamo.
May your 14th February be full of passion, thoughtfulness, kissing, conversation, kindness + good energy.....or at the very least, may no dickheads ruin your day.