We’ve been to the Vegie Bar in Fitzroy heaps of times, suffice to say we’re fans – if and when we’re in the area, and if we can find a car park!
I felt like having a smoothly as my main beverage this day, and when I spotted what I wanted, I had to do everything humanly possible, squinting at Hubby Bear, twisting in my seat, to not sing the Motley Crue song to our server,
Rat tailed Jimmy is a second hand hood
He deals out in Hollywood
Got a ’65 Chevy primered flames
Traded for some powdered goods
Jigsaw Jimmy he’s runnin’ a gang
But I hear he’s doin’ okay
Got a cozy little job sells the Mexican mob
Packages of candy cane
He’s the one they call Dr. Feelgood
You would be proud. I did NOT sing it when I ordered the Dr Feelgood Smoothie ($10.00), an almond milk banana concoction sweetened with honey. But, I did sing it to Hubby Bear after the server left the table. Ah, satisfaction at last! 🙂 LOL!
Hubby Bear ordered the Mexican Burrito ($17.50) which was busting with kidney beans, mushrooms, onions and spinach with melted cheese and a side of brown rice, guacamole, sour cream and corn chips. As a carnivore he’s enjoyed this dish’s flavours before, and since he was particularly hungry this day, ordered it again. The burrito might look small in the photo, but what you can’t see is the circumference which is big! A highly recommended dish if you have an appetite that can match it’s hefty size.
I had the Super Salad ($18.00) which had three cauliflower and quinoa ‘croquette’s lined up next to a smear of beetroot hommus and a fresh, crisp sugar-snap pea salad. The croquettes were very yummy, but not quite as crunchy as I would’ve expected a croquette to be. Perhaps the crispy kale pieces were there to make up for that textural challenge. Overall, a good dish but one I don’t think I’d order again.
In saying all that, out of the umpteen times we’ve been here, we’ve maybe come across a couple of dishes we weren’t true fans of. And that was more around personal preference rather than the actual dish itself. Service is basic and fast, dining room is busy and packed – with everything from tiny two-seater tables to a huge communal one – so not the place for a romantic first date, but perfect for a quick bite or leisurely catch-up with friends. If you’re a vegetarian, vegan or raw food lover, this is a must-try place if you’re anywhere near Melbourne!
Address: 380 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
Tip! Try the Rose Car park on Rose Street, on the opposite side of Brunswicl Street to the Vegie Bar to avoid a ticket and the continual pain and disappointment of circling like a vulture!