Five-of-the-best mock foods
If you are looking to cut your meat intake but can’t resist the taste of a good roast, say no more: mock food is for you. Using vegetable-based proteins to replicate wholesome meat flavours, check out some tasty alternatives from these five local eateries.
Thai Veggie Hutt
A selection of freshlymade meals cater to all palates. The green curry and vegie bowl, as well as mock duck (made with gluten), chicken and sweet and sour pork (made from soy and vegetable products) are menu staples, while a range of stir fries change daily. Meals range in price from $7.80 to $11.80. Bank Arcade, Liverpool St Hobart
Vegan barbecue flavours rule the roost at this cosy eatery in the central city. Shitaki mushroom stems, soy protein and tofu are used to imitate the texture of an array of meats, including pork and seafood. Meals (priced from $8 to $12) are served with rice or noodles. Some of the mock meat meals on offer include stirfries, kebabs, marinated and barbecued mock meats, curries, stews, soups and noodle dishes. Bank Arcade, Liverpool St Hobart
Among the vegan burgers and salads on offer at this North Hobart venue are some less common meatfree alternatives. Veg egg consists of coconut-based ‘white’ and pumpkin ‘yolk’ and can be found in the kimchi fried rice ($23), spag bol ($21) or the veg bim bap (18). For a side try the cauliflower buffalo wings ($9.50) or veg bacon made using rice and smoky paprika ($2.50).
346 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Lauds Plant-Based Foods
Lauds’ ethos of using traditional techniques and keeping prices down have seen Dani Wheatley and Simon Paul’s business thrive. They craft plantbased products, primarily from nuts into cheeses, butter and fermented pastes. Their best sellers have been their range of cheeses, from Persianand Greek-style almond feta to aged cashew cheese. Prices range from $10-14.
77 Chapel St, Glenorchy