Firstly, let’s clear the air, and answer the question we’re all thinking; what is the pegan diet and what can you eat? The pegan diet is a cross between the paleo and vegan diet.
The popularised paleo diet, otherwise known as the caveman diet, allows you to only eat the same things as our Paleolithic ancestors would hunt or gather. All things locally sourced and seasonal, such as, nuts, fruits, vegetables and meats. In combination with the vegan diet, which doesn’t allow any consumption of animal products.
The two meet halfway to form a hybrid that allows you to consume the best of both worlds – low starch, low sugar, lots of plant foods and sustainable meat products.
Those looking to get a taste for the pegan diet whilst dining out, look no further as OpenTable has kindly rounded up six amazing restaurants to book!
Recognising a demand for vegetarian dining in Sydney, Yellow has created a 100% vegetarian menu with a focus on heirloom vegetables grown by local suppliers. Whether you prefer to brunch or dine – they have a dish to fulfill every pegan’s wish, with five and seven course vegan tasting menus.
Location: 57-59 Macleay St Potts Point, AU-NSW, 2011
Euphoria Cafe and Wellness, Melbourne
Euphoria is a home away from home for pegans – a place that nurtures you with great food, full-bodied coffee, a delightful assortment of treats and warm, rustic atmosphere. Nourish your body with affordable gourmet treats, such as their famous cauliflower stack made from roasted cauliflower, sautéed seasonal mushrooms, spinach, fetta, dukkah on a bed of creamy polenta.
Location: Melbourne, 734 Burke Road Camberwell, AU-VIC 3123
Don Tapa, Perth
Are you struggling to find a traditional taco Tuesday that meets your pegan needs? Spice things up at Don Tapa. A cultural melting pot of Peruvian wood fired grill, South American flavors and amazing WA produce to plate up a delicious surprise. Let your taste buds backpack through Peru, Argentina and Columbia! Their gluten-free and vegetarian, quinoa and black bean ensalada should not be missed.
Location: 1 James Street Fremantle, AU-WA 6160
Alibi Restaurant, Sydney
Chef Matthew Kennedy believes in the future of plant-based diets and has created a colorful and tasty menu with that in mind. Alibi now serves cuisine on five continents, including Australia. Their signature Zucchini Lasagna is both vegetarian and pegan friendly!
Location: 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, 2011, Sydney
Taboon in Robina, Brisbane serves modern Middle Eastern cuisine in a relaxed and contemporary setting. With a variety of pegan and vegetarian dishes, such as their falafel lunch bowl or their unmissable hummus and mushrooms with pita bread, perfect for sharing or to have all to yourself!
Location: 514 Christine Ave Robina, AU-QLD 4226
Malt Pier, Brisbane
Malt Pier is a contemporary cafe-bistro from the same team behind Malt Dining, situated on the waterfront, making it the perfect spot for soaking in stunning views whilst enjoying breakfast, lunch or afternoon drinks in the inner-city Newstead area. Malt Pier, offers a wide-range of pegan friendly dishes, such as their gluten-free and organic, crispy calamari salad, with papaya, red onion and fresh mint!
Location: 1 Newstead Terrace Newstead, AU-QLD 4006