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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Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash
Nov27

Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash

Veggy Malta tried the Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash.  A good place for vegetarians and vegans with a number of products on the menu clearly labelled vegan or vegetarian. My burger was totally vegan! The menu describes the burger as a “Vegan black carbon bun, red sweet potatoes and red kidney beans burger with fresh parsley, onions, capsicums and gluten free oats, tomatoes lettuce, caramelised onions and shiso...

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A local mushroom cherve and hazelnut frangipane tart at Bacchus restaurant
Nov15

A local mushroom cherve and hazelnut frangipane tart at Bacchus restaurant

In an un-typical Maltese day, all cloudy and rainy, VeggyMalta went to Bacchus Restaurant in Mdina.  It is set inside the fortifications of Mdina, dating back to 1658, Bacchus restaurant is a dining experience both in terms of the food and the venue. As a first course I had Asparagus tempura served on wet polenta.  The asparagus is deep fried. One can taste the parmesan cheese in the background, giving the food an added touch.  Along...

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Baba Ganoush the place to eat falafel in Malta
Nov07

Baba Ganoush the place to eat falafel in Malta

Baba Ganoush can be described as the place in Malta to eat falafel. Located in Rabat, close to the church, Baba Ganoush is a place to go for vegetarians who love Lebanese and Mediterranean food.  Whether visiting during the day or the night, a walk around the streets of Rabat (and Mdina) should be part of the experience.  From outside, the restaurant is not so conspicuous and blends with the overall environment of this busy street....

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