Sometimes, you’re just really in the mood for some greasy goodness. We get it, so we’ve rounded up ten meat-free options so good and greasy, you’ll find yourself crushing hard on (vegetarian) hot dogs and burgers.
1. Vegan Chicago Dog at Tippler’s Tap
These guys have an entire menu dedicated to vegan dude food, and trust us when we say, it is epic. We suggest you try their Vegan Chicago Dog, filled to the brim with a vegan hot dog, mustard, relish, tomato, cucumber and a sport pepper and celery salt. Yum.
2. Quattro Formaggi Pizza at Mister Paganini
When it comes to pizza, there’s nobody who does it quite like Mister Paganini. The Quattro Formaggi is the perfect blend of mozzarella, provolone, gorgonzola, ricotta and black pepper, to keep them greasy cravings at bay.
3. Pumpkin Tacos Mucho Mexicano
Pumpkin? Delicious! Pumpkin and Tacos combined? Revolutionary! Mucho Mexicano’s Pumpkin Taco’s combine haloumi, pepitas, pumpkin and sweet chipotle dressing, to make all of your junk food cravings come true.
4. Fun Guy Burger Brooklyn Depot
Pun intended, the ‘Fun Guy’ is certainly a fun spin on your classic beef-patty burg! Think: a freshly toasted soft milk bun filled with crumbed field mushroom, oak leaf lettuce, blue cheese sauce, caramalised onions, fresh tomato and a honey mustard aioli… need we say more?
5. Wok Braised Mushrooms at Tai Tai
Tai Tai are the masters of finger-lickin’ Asian food, minus the guilt! Tuck into their mouth-watering wok braised four mushrooms with pak choy, and wash it down with one of their teapot cocktails. You won’t regret it, trust us!
6. Vegan Burger at South Bank Beer Garden
All hail vegan burgers that taste just as good, if not better, than the OG burger! South Bank Beer Garden know a thing or two when it comes to serving up mouth-watering food, and this burger is no exception. Falafel, roasted mushrooms, sweet onion jam, lettuce and a beetroot salsa are combined to make this beauty!
7. Arancini Quattro Formaggi at Popolo
We never met a combination of cheeses we didn’t like, but four cheese arancini? Our plant-based tastebuds have never been more excited. Served with caramalised shallot aioli, there’s one thing we know for sure: Popolo know what’s up in the vegetarian hood.
8. Verduras Paella at Ole
All-hail the vegetarian Gods, because they had us in mind when coming up with Ole’s epic vegetarian paella creation. Packed with mushrooms, roasted capsicum, broccoli, green peas, cherry tomato, spinach and saffron rice, you’re guaranteed to leave with a full belly (and guilt-free).
9. Tinie Tempeh Bowl at SUKI
This bad boy is the full works, friendly for vegans too! Imagine this: delectable tempeh, mango lime chilli sauce, spinach, bean sprouts, beetroot, zucchini and corn, all in a delicious bowl ready to eat in the Parklands. Now quit imagining, and get to SUKI STAT.
10. Vegetarian Pide at Ahmet’s
We always love Turkish fare, especially when served from Ahmet’s. Get your hands on one of their pides (only $10 on Monday and Tuesday!) and you’ll be in for one cheesy, veggie-filled treat.