Global Vegetarian is fairly new on the scene in Melbourne, they only opened a few months ago and seem to be largely undiscovered by many in the veg/vegan community.
I stumbled across it by chance shortly after it opened when house hunting in the area but it’s taken till now to actually get around to eating there. My mother was down visiting for a few days so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it out.
The menu includes a huge selection of dishes from around the world (hence the name) including, southern indian curry, several spaghetti dishes, stir fries etc 99% of them being vegan. We decided on the veg tempura entrée to share. We got a bit of a shock when it came out as it was easily the size of a main and at just $8 pretty amazing value. There were a good selection og vegies in it, zucchini, carrot, cauliflower, mushroom and green beans. It was delicious but very filling, the vegies were cooked to perfection and the tempura batter was light and crunchy and not too greasy.
We ordered 2 mains to share, Curry fired rice and Rice vermicelli combination. They were gigantic aswell and although we were both pretty hungry struggled to finish them. You could quite easily share 2 mains between 3 people.
The curry fried rice was super tasty with a a big serving of chunky vegetables and tofu mixed through it. The rice vermicelli was also brilliant, the black bean sauce on it was one of the nicest I’ve ever had, not too salty or sweet and the dish wasn’t drowning in it either. All the mains cost $10.80 which I think is super good value for what you get. everything was fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection.
Although we felt as though our stomachs were about to explode from being so full we couldn’t leave without trying the dessert. None of the cakes are vegan, so after being informed our options were crumble or sticky rice pudding we settled on some crumble to share. It may not look that exciting in the picture but it was actually very good. Prunes made up the bottom layer followed by some apple then toasted coconut, then the topping was made from almond meal and coconut, it was served in tofu cream. Yum!
I’m definitely a convert to Global Vegetarian, it’s healthy, tasty, excellent value for money, has some great vegan options and the staff were very friendly. It’s some of the best food I’ve had since moving to Melbourne. They have a $5.50 lunch special too.
158 High st, Kew
Open Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat 11:30am-9pm, Wed 11:30-9pm