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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

Heart­food

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

Veg Bar

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

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