Vegan dining in Hobart, Tasmania: Veg Bar

By Midge Raymond on

Midge Raymond

Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.

We loved everything about Tasmania, including the beautiful city of Hobart, which for a small city of about a quarter million people, has amazing vegan offerings, including Veg Bar.

This clean, austere, inviting place is all plant-based. You order at the bar and help yourself to water at the water station.

The menu is extensive and includes vegan comfort food (like burgers, loaded fries, and an amazing assortment of sweets, including doughnuts), as well as healthier items like bowls and smoothies.

Not pictured is their cocktail menu and beer and wine list, which include inspiring cocktails and jugs of sangria and mojitos.

We had, of course, a big plate of fries, and with the garlic aioli they were especially awesome.

We also had the Classic Burger, which is a veggie patty on a yummy beetroot bun, with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese sauce, and spicy sriracha aioli.

It was clearly a “comfort food” day … instead of choosing a healthy bowl like the Gym Junkie (with broccoli, kale, sweet potato, avocado, roasted chickpeas, and brown rice), we went for the Mexicali Bowl, which also had healthy brown rice, chilli black beans, lettuce, and corn salsa — along with avocado crème, corn chips, and spicy chipotle mayo. It was divine.

We did not, unfortunately, save much room for sweets, but as you can see in the photo below, we should have (and you’d be wise to when you visit). I did manage to eat one doughnut hole, and it was so delicious that the next time I find myself in Hobart at Veg Bar, I will eat dessert first.

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Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.

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