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Vegan is Lekker: conscious fast food restaurant

While many have the perception that vegan food means carrot sticks and humus with a side dish of healthy, Lekker Vegan flips the tables on this common misconception. Usually vegan offerings at restaurants include the likes of uninspiring leafy salads, healthy Asian broths with exotic ingredients or expensive plant-based protein smoothies. Lekker Vegan, on the other hand, serves plant-based eaters the opportunity to indulge in their most guilty food pleasures – gourmet style.

Lekker Vegan wins restaurant of the year in the fast food department. On offer in their Harrington and Kloof Street restaurants is everything from simple comfort food such as toasties and greasy burgers, to healthier wrap options, to smaller sized snack options. Larger-than-life Gatsbys will be a fulfilling pick for the hungriest of herbivores, while a snacker may enjoy a plate of vegan nuggets, a chip roll or the classic side option of crispy potato chips. They have sweet potato chips too. Mmm… yum!

The best part of it all? Decadent vegan dessert options are plentiful. No more date balls and carob coated almonds. Think vegan soft serve, apple crumble pie and vegan chocolate cheese cake. Now that’s a great vegan dessert menu.

Lekker Vegan serves most of their menu items on simple boards or in typical fast food styled parcels so you can eat your way to tummy satisfaction while on the move. If you’re looking for a spot to settle for a while instead, there are ample seating options available to you – just take your pick. The fun, contemporary décor and upbeat atmosphere is sure to lift your spirits.

If you’re less interested in the space of a restaurant and are more drawn to the social side of life, there is no doubt that you will be feeling lekker at Lekker Vegan. Once you are met at the door with smiling faces and an occasional dance move from those who work at Lekker Vegan, you will be wondering why you didn’t pay them a visit earlier.

If you thought eating vegan meant ordering salads and sipping on fresh kale juices, a quick drive by at Lekker Vegan is sure to change your mind.

Address: Shop 11A1, Palmhof Shopping Center, 105 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Hours: Monday – Thursday, noon – 22h00; Friday – Saturday, noon – 23h30; Sunday, noon – 21h00

Contact: direct message Facebook (www.facebook.com/lekkervegan) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/lekkervegan/)

Website: www.lekkervegan.co.za

Note: They do not make table bookings or take phone-ins.

Try these 4 local restaurants – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

These days, people can see, hear and smell when a restaurant is inauthentic. It’s not only in their food and décor, but also in the finer detail. Everything from ingredients, to service to language used on the menu.

When we put together this list of must try restaurants in Green Point, we took all of that into account. In no particular order:

Lou Lous

10 Jarvis Street – Cape Quarter Square – Green Point

A smoky, highbrow English interior akin to an old school barber shop with lots of leather and moody lighting. There is also seating outside.

This restaurant serves carefully plated, elegant dishes at a reasonable price. The menu is diverse and interesting. Definitely worth your while.

What they have to say about themselves:

‘Fresh, seasonal ingredients are used, combining multiple cooking techniques and methods. The simplicity and serious flavour of our menu leaves our guests enticed

… home to Cape Town’s finest selection of whiskeys and single malts. Also, stockist of fine wines, champagnes and imported spirits.’

Mary Ann’s Emporium & Eatery

3 Park Street – Mouille Point.

A breath of fresh air to the Atlantic seaboard, Mary Ann’s menu is fresh and so is their décor. It is open plan with light wood tables in front and shelves at the back. The tables have an unexpected pop of colour on them in the form of a pineapple.

Although the offering is simple, there is a sense of transparency and the staff are willing and sweet. We enjoy the sea views and although Mouille Point is technically just out of our CID boundary, based on the freshly squeezed juices alone – we simply had to feature it.

What others had to say about them:

‘Most delicious food and products for body and soul’ – Elize de Wet, Facebook review

The Mess

Shop 110 – The Rockwell – Napier Street – Green Point

Don’t worry, the name is strictly metaphorical. This restaurant is anything but messy, although there is a distinctive, laid back vibe.

All glass, exposed brick and fairy lights, it is a millennial diner’s dream. Featuring things like soft shell crab and fromage blanc eton mess alongside simpler dishes like vegetable curry, makes this a well-balanced offering. Next time you are looking for somewhere nice to go for an evening out, this is a great option.

What they have to say about themselves:

The Mess was born from a vision to create a relaxed environment and friendly atmosphere, putting back a little of what life takes out.

Our menu emphasizes sharing plates of enjoyable food, complemented with discreet but attentive service amongst stylish surroundings.

Jason Bakery

83 Main Road – Green Point

In an age with gluten free, dairy free, fun free food, Jason Bakery keeps things old school. They are famous for their pastries and fill them with all sorts of custard and sugary goodness. There isn’t much to say but the fact that the gorgeous décor hasn’t even come to mind says a thousand words about the food.

Go!

 What they have to say about themselves:

Humble nothing. When it comes to true craftsmanship, a croissant is anything but…

That little mofo actually takes three days to make.

It doesn’t have to take three days but what sets Jason Bakery apart is an unwavering commitment to an authentic production process, one that has been 21 years in the making, and is filled with 100% pure butter and the finest stone-ground flour.

Enjoyed our choices? If not, we have a few more for you to try. Happy dining in Green Point!

GP/OKCID security report – January 2019

January has seen the rhythm of the city return to normal. The sunny weather helps and even gives motivation to see through a long day’s work for a weekend on the beach.

Don’t let the pleasantries of summer distract you from maintaining your safety. The most reported incident in the past month was motor vehicle break-ins, there were 7 reported. There were also 4 instances of robbery.

We want to encourage residents to be even more cautious of where your vehicle is parked, as well as to be more aware of not leaving items visible on the seats.

Make sure to be aware of your surroundings and check the doors and alarms systems before leaving the house.

A simple double check could save your possessions.

Please do contact us should there be suspicious criminal elements or activity in your area:

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)

082 214 3228

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)

082 217 1386

 

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