We started our night at the Boundary Street Markets. We had planned to get dinner there, but although there were a few vegan options none of them were particularly exciting (especially as Ashleigh is gluten free). I think there are less vegan options compared to the last time I went, which is a shame. However, they did have I Should Coco Ice Cream, and what better way to start dinner than with dessert? We both got the Cookie Wookie, which has warm GF chocolate chip cookie dough. Ashleigh got hers in a cup (they don't have GF cones) with caramel sauce, which is how it is originally meant to be. I don't like caramel sauce (too sweet!), so I asked for mine with chocolate sauce instead (and in a cone, of course). It was delicious! The bottom tip of the cone was packed with warm cookie dough. So good.
For our dinner, we decided to go to Vegerama at West End, which was on the way to the museum from the markets. Ashleigh got a Winter Shot (Ginger, turmeric, lemon, cayenne, $5) and I had the Liver Cleansing Juice (Carrot, apple, beetroot, ginger, turmeric, $8).
Ashleigh was feeling like something light, so she got the Mini Raw Tacos (Crisp corn and flax shells, shredded lettuce, Mexican spiced nut mince, salsa, guacamole, raw sour cream, $14.50) and a side of Kimchi ($3.50). She said the tacos were great (generous with the avocado), except for their sour cream. It was pretty much just solid coconut fat.
I tried the Linguine (Radicchio, shiitake & enoki mushrooms, vine ripened truss tomatoes, nut parmesan, $17), which was really nice. Though I wish it had a bit of freshness and crunch on the side.
Then it was on to the dinosaurs! It was a lot of fun. The animatronic dinosaurs weren't quite as realistic as when I went to the Jurassic World exhibit in Melbourne earlier this year, but there was also none of the unfortunate zoo/theme park associations with the set up. Here are some fun dinosaurs!
Afterwards, we went for a bit of a stroll around South Bank, to admire the river at night. I also passed two food trucks that had vegan options, which was cool.
Vegerama West End - Shop 2a 220 Melbourne St, West End, QLD - 07 3255 3388
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
It is the time of year at work where we are starting to clip kitties so they can keep cool over summer. It reminds me of when I had Gizmo clipped. She was a short haired cat, but with a very thick double coat. When we moved to Brisbane, the summer was rough for her. So she had a few years of getting clipped. She got so frisky when she didn't have all that fur in the heat! I miss her.