Danny’s Kitchen & Deli
Sep05

Danny’s Kitchen & Deli

Veggy Malta visited Danny’s Kitchen & Deli in Qormi. To be quite honest I didn’t know what to expect when entering the place given that it is located on the main road (in front of Crosscraft). I associated the location more with a workers bar rather than a deli. I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance inside the restaurant could not be further away from my mental image. There I met up with JP Debono (chef and...

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Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann
Aug13

Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann

Veggy Malta went to Emma’s Kitchen in San Gwann and had a chat with Emma Warrington about the choice of plant based food (and vegetarian) there is on the food board. After all you would expect a good selection of vegan options with half the staff being vegan! Emma, an architect by profession, seems to have found her passion in the kitchen. (I don’t blame her… looking at the state of our country).  In October 2016 she...

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Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils
Aug08

Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils

Veggy Malta has a look at a new range of products on the island. They are Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils. Essential oils have been used by individuals for millennia both for healing purposes and for cosmetic ones. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In fact by distillation the oil and water parts are...

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Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi
Jun11

Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi

Veggy Malta tried out Healthy Habits at Swieqi. There I was greeted by Tania Cluett and Sharon Aquilina (owners of the shop). Tania comes from a personal training background. The experiences in personal training helped them develop the idea of a healthy fast food and take away. As she says, you don’t need to starve yourself to diet. Sharon on the other hand handles the cooking with Tania and prepares the menu. They point out...

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A board, the sea and a downward dog – three things in a fun hour of SUP Yoga
Apr20

A board, the sea and a downward dog – three things in a fun hour of SUP Yoga

I am not a yoga or sea person myself. That might sound strange coming from someone who has been a vegetarian for over 30 years and lives on an island obviously surrounded by water. SUP Yoga, combining Yoga & the Sea, is possibly the worst fit for someone like me. Yet the majority of islanders love the sea! So what is SUP Yoga. Whilst somewhat novel in Malta, Stand-Up Paddle boarding (SUP) started on the beaches in Hawaii in the...

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Ramla Bay Resort – a vegetarian and vegan friendly venue
Apr13

Ramla Bay Resort – a vegetarian and vegan friendly venue

Veggy Malta went to Ramla Bay Resort at the northern tip of the island just opposite the islands of Comino and Gozo. Ramla Bay Resort is a 4 star holiday resort and is one of Malta’s largest hotels. Although large, it actually is a vegan / vegetarian friendly hotel. Ramla Bay Hotel is the only Maltese hotel that is certified by Vegan Welcome, an association of vegan friendly hotels. Every meal served inside the hotel has a...

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A golden Ayurvedic Soup from Soul Food in Valletta
Mar30

A golden Ayurvedic Soup from Soul Food in Valletta

Veggy Malta went to Valletta to try out Soul Food and met up with Anna Martina. The restaurant is in Merchant’s Street just behind the Grand Master’s Palace. Certainly the shop is totally different from how I remember it 30 years ago, with Bertu there. Even Merchant’s Street has changed a lot. The removal of the open air market, the opening of is-Suq l-Antik, the various restaurants and shops have all contributed to...

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A healthy walk in the Mgarr countryside
Mar21

A healthy walk in the Mgarr countryside

UPDATED The Sunday’s walk and activities at Mgarr have been postponed due to bad weather to Saturday 7th April from 11.30hrs till 13.30hrs. Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419217998190554 ——————- We are all becoming more aware of the hazards of pesticides on and inside our food. Even locally there is a greater drive and awareness towards pesticide free and organic food and...

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Portobello mushroom pizza – vegan spelt pizza at Pash
Mar15

Portobello mushroom pizza – vegan spelt pizza at Pash

Veggy Malta tried out the spelt pizza at Pash restaurant. On Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays Pash is offering their range of spelt pizzas along with normal flour, wholemeal flour and gluten free. So lets start with, what is spelt? Spelt is an ancient grain with roots going back more than 6000 years in ancient Mesopotamia. It is very similar to wheat in appearance, but actually a distinct type of wheat. Like other ancient grains...

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The Grassy Hopper – a vegetarian restaurant or a vegan philosophy?
Mar02

The Grassy Hopper – a vegetarian restaurant or a vegan philosophy?

Veggy Malta met up with Yasmin Degiorgio, owner of The Grassy Hopper to see what was the inspiration behind this venue. So what kick started The Grassy Hopper? Yasmin had come back from abroad bringing with her all the experiences at vegetarian and vegan restaurants abroad. This inspired her to want to open a vegetarian restaurant in Malta and make vegetarian and vegan food more accessible. Yasmin is a vegetarian herself believing...

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Livwell at Naxxar – a safe heaven for whoever wants to eat gluten free
Feb28

Livwell at Naxxar – a safe heaven for whoever wants to eat gluten free

Veggy Malta went to Livwell in Naxxar and met up with Joselle Borg Meilak to understand why she opened a fully gluten free health and snack shop. Livwell is a quaint health and snack shop situated on the outer part of Naxxar just opposite Valyou Supermarket. The main distinguishing feature about Livwell is that it offers a safe and 100% gluten free environment. It certainly is a breath of fresh air for gluten intolerant individuals to...

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Le Bistro at Radisson Blu has a specific menu for vegetarians and vegans
Feb26

Le Bistro at Radisson Blu has a specific menu for vegetarians and vegans

Veggy Malta went to Le Bistro restaurant at Radisson Blu in San Giljan. Le Bistro have actually made the effort in creating a separate menu just for vegetarians and vegans. I would say that this is a win! There I met up with Ramon Muscat the Culinary Director. Ramon explained how 3 years ago the restaurant adopted a farm to fork philosophy which meant using fresh local and seasonal products as much as possible. Furthermore, this...

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Seed and Bean Pre-Valentine PROMO by Sattva
Feb08

Seed and Bean Pre-Valentine PROMO by Sattva

  Sattva is organising a pre-valentine promotion and tasting of the Seed and Bean vegan and vegetarian organic and fair trade chocolates. For the day, the chocolates shall be sold at a special price. There will also be tasting session. The event is taking place at Vincent’s Eco Farm in Mgarr on SUNDAY 11th February between 10am and 1pm. (It has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to bad weather). See you all...

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A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay
Jan24

A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay

Veggy Malta went to Naar in St. Julians to try out their vegetarian and vegan range. The menu is 30% vegetarian / vegan. Plus, any dish on the menu can be made to be gluten free. Mel, the General Manager and Head Chef of Naar, told me that vegetarians and vegans are in for a positive surprise in the new upcoming menu! I started with the Vegan Star Pizza. In fact I was curious. I wanted to see a pizza in the shape of a star! And a star...

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The Vegetarian Society of Malta Annual Lunch – great food for only €22
Jan11

The Vegetarian Society of Malta Annual Lunch – great food for only €22

The Vegetarian Society of Malta is organising it’s Annual Lunch, a much anticipated event for vegetarians, vegans and all. This year the lunch is being held at the Ramla Bay Resort (l/o Mellieha). It’s taking place on January 21 so pencil it in your diary. The cost for a scrumptious vegetarian and vegan lunch is only €22 for adults whilst children between 6 and 12 pay €10 (under 6 are free).  Payment is done on the day....

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