As more and more people adhere to healthy lifestyles and choose fresh, wholesome ingredients whenever possible, many restaurants in Port Elizabeth have stepped up to the plate. Although hard-pressed to find many places in the Bay solely dedicated to a vegetarian palette, there are plenty that cater generously to veggie lovers and those that seek organic, homemade and tasty food.
Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine
Prepare for a culinary trip into the depths of the East at Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine. Although most highly rated for the fabulous sushi dishes, Fushin also has many vegetarian options on its menu, ranging from the likes of miso soup, AgeDashi tofu and cold-pressed spinach rolls, to name but a few. The seasonal menu changes from time to time and the dishes look as good as they taste, with delicate artistic presentations that are nothing short of impressive. The service is fast and the atmosphere completely relaxed.
Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine, 5, Stanley on Bain, 15 Stanley St, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, +27 41 811 7874
There are plenty of options to tempt veggie lovers at Simply Asia, where egg noodles mingle happily with green curry, broccoli, bean sprouts and roasted chilli. The food is freshly prepared by native Thai chefs who know their lemongrass from their spring onions and cook up tasty stir-fries, red and green curries and a whole host of noodle dishes in a flash of steam. Try a pasta khi-moa or perhaps a phad-me phuket, filled with fresh flavours and herbs. There are a number of Simply Asia outlets throughout Port Elizabeth.
Simply Asia, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, +27 41 583 2657
Made naturally and served happily is the strapline of Kauai that promises to deliver the best seasonal ingredients wherever possible, free of GMOs with no additives, preservatives, artificial colours or flavourings. The eatery is perfect for a healthy breakfast or crunchy lunch wrap with wholesome ingredients such as oats, kale, almonds and chai seeds peppering the menu. Wash the healthy meal down with a chai latte or flu-fighter, consisting of mint tea, cayenne pepper, honey, lemon and ginger.
Kauai, Shop No 11A, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Main Rd, Walmer Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, +27 41 368 2399
Chosen First Fruits – Thand’Indalo Kitchen
For something completely different, try Thand’Indalo Kitchen, a vegetarian and vegan takeaway located in Motherwell township. The innovative kitchen aims to make ready-made vegetarian and vegan food accessible while also promoting health and creativity in the kitchen, and believes that food is one of the most entertaining laws of life. Thand’Indalo’s meals are all home-made and fresh and the kitchen also offers cooking demos, classes and sells vegetarian ingredients, such as tofu and kale bone.
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