Today I thought I would start a new blog post series called 'Great Eats' where I talk about some of the restaurants I have eaten at recently. I will normally try to talk about restaurants that are completely, or almost completely, vegan, but will occasionally mention a standard restaurant if I discover that they have some cool vegan options.
The first place I want to talk about is a Vegetarian, buffet style restaurant on the Gold Coast called Govindas. Situated in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Govindas boasts a number of vegan options at incredibly decent prices. When visiting with my besties last weekend I picked up a medium size tub (the bottom tub pictured above) of rice, mixed vegetable curry, lentil dahl curry and cauliflower pakoras with chutney, and all for $11. I was very impressed and completely satisfied. I'd give Govindas a 9/10 for taste and price. If they had more vegan options, or all vegan options, I would absolutely give them a 10/10.
Not long after our lunch at Govindas, my friends and I decided to go to a cute little cafe in Mermaid Beach called BSKT Cafe. We went here solely because Google told us that they sold cocowhip icecream, and they didn't disappoint. Each of the tubs pictured above were $8 each, which isn't too bad considering that they were 1) healthy 2) vegan and 3) delicious! Now while I didn't check out the restaurant enough to give it a rating out of 10, I would happily give the cocowhip an 8/10. If the price was a little bit cheaper, I would give it a 9/10 based on taste.
Later that week I met up with a new vegetarian friend of mine that I made through work at a 100% vegan juice/snack bar in Kenmore called Charlie's Raw Squeeze. We originally came in for donuts, only to discover that they only stocked donuts on Saturday, so we instead bought a loaded banana nicecream and raw treat each. The nicecreams were $12 each, and the raw treats were discounted to $5 each. Sadly I wasn't a huge fan of the loaded nicecream. It was way too thick and banana tasting, and I couldn't finish it. Next time I think I will try their gelato. Their raw treats however were absolutely delicious. I got the cookies and cream and my friend got the mint pattie. So yum! Now for my rating. If there were more lunch options, particularly hot lunch options, and donuts available during the week as well, I would easily give this store a 10/10. As it stands though, I would have to give it an 8/10. Will definitely be going back on a Saturday though. ;)
Have any of you guys eaten at any of these restaurants before? How were your experiences?