Coffee Circus Qawra – a place to chill
Feb19

Coffee Circus Qawra – a place to chill

Veggy Malta went to visit Coffee Circus Qawra, or rather I could say I went to visit Gilbert and Alana in their new coffee shop. Whilst they still run around with their mobile coffee shops, they have parked themselves on the Qawra promenade. The shop has a warm feeling with lovely henna art, nicely painted chairs, art and a general feeling of homeliness. It is not one of those coffee shops that transmits the feel drink and leave, on...

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Fairtrade Café by Say It in Paola
Feb13

Fairtrade Café by Say It in Paola

Veggy Malta visited Fairtrade Café by Say It in Paola. Since I originally hail from Paola, I was curious to see see this shop that opened in October 2018. It is not in the square, or what was a square before all the trees were uprooted to make way for the new sun-baked pedestrian zone. You can find it in the road that takes you to Tarxien. At the top end of the Paola shopping zone. I want to emphasise that Fairtrade Café  is run by a...

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Balance Bowl in Gzira is more than just a vegan eatery
Feb09

Balance Bowl in Gzira is more than just a vegan eatery

Veggy Malta visited Balance Bowl, a vegan eatery on the strand in Gzira that welcomes everybody! I met up with Filiz and Ewelina, two of the girl power trio that run the place. The three friends (2 Poles and 1 Brit) all travelled to Malta in the past 5 years. They share a passion for food and thought of opening an eatery (originally in the UK), but (fortunately) choose to open shop here. Whilst Ewelina was busy in the kitchen I did...

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It looks, feels and tastes like a bloody beef burger!
Jan24

It looks, feels and tastes like a bloody beef burger!

Veggy Malta had already visited Le Bistro at the Radisson Blu in Paceville some months ago, yet this time we were invited to try out the new Beyond Burger. Let me be explicit, if you don’t like the taste of meat then don’t eat this burger and choose their vegan burger! The burger came well presented in a big bun, fries and sauce. Nothing special there, yet after tasting, if I wasn’t sure I asked for the vegan burger...

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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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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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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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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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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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Two Buoys Bistro – A Mediterranean restaurant with vegan and vegetarian choices
Dec26

Two Buoys Bistro – A Mediterranean restaurant with vegan and vegetarian choices

Veggy Malta went to Two Buoys Bistro in St Julians. Whilst Two Buoys Bistro define themselves as a Mediterranean restaurant, they do have an interesting vegan and vegetarian menu. The starter was vine leaves stuffed with bulgur wheat and roasted veg topped with tomato sauce and crispy polenta.  All the vegetables used are fresh. That includes the butternut squash, carrots, parsnips and celeriac, which were all part of the dish. Apart...

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