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Food in Australia

Traveling in Australia as a vegetarian can be a bit difficult, as some of the countries most popular foods include meat pies, beef and lamb. Barbequing is considered to be a national pastime. In larger towns and cities you’ll be able to find vegetarian options, and in popular tourist destinations such as Sydney, Melbourne and [...]

Traveling in Australia as a vegetarian can be a bit difficult, as some of the countries most popular foods include meat pies, beef and lamb. Barbequing is considered to be a national pastime. In larger towns and cities you’ll be able to find vegetarian options, and in popular tourist destinations such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, you’ll always find Vegetarian, Vegan restaurants, as well as Kosher and Halal foods.

Prices in Australia can be quite steep, but by buying and preparing your own food you will save a lot of money.

Don’t leave the country without trying the widely popular Vegemite; a dark brown paste made from yeast extract.

Vegemite on bread

Vegemite

Food in Australia

Australian food

Australia is known for its meat dishes

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  • hanna October 29, 2018, 1:32 pm

    I travelled to New York, Boston and Germany a couple of years ago and it wasnt until I got home one month later that I could find a gluten free, sugar free, dairy free vegetarian meal. The US was appalling for anything remotely unfranchised and healthy unless you paid a fortune to eat in a health food restaurant, and even then I couldnt be sure I was going to survive the meal. Germany and Sweden were much better and more conscious of the healthful aspects of food but I still found it difficult to find GF, fresh and non-allergenic foods that are easy to find here, especially at home where I have an organic vege garden. In part I think it’s knowing where to find outlets that serve up fresh food, being somewhere for only a few days at a time means you arent connected into the vibe and spirit of a place, so you dont have the inside info on where to go to get what you need. I live in a country town that grows fresh produce, wines and cheese so I know how I can tap into that to get what I want. I usually hunt for Vietnamese or other Asian cafes in cities, where I can usually get a decent cheap meal of vegetables even if I have to compromise my vegetarian purism by eating the meaty broth. At least i can hazard a guess it’s going to be good for me.

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