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Eating out: The Alley in Melbourne

Eating out: The Alley in Melbourne

Because I am very busy working full-time, looking after my puppies and household and going to the gym, I do treat myself going out for dinner once a week and getting lunch take out once or twice a week.

I have to admit I am very lucky working close to Melbourne CBD on St Kilda Road, where there are tons of vegetarian and vegan options!

One of them is this new vegan cafe: The Alley.

My oh my, this place is the most amazing new addition to Melbourne’s vegan lunch, dinner and take out options. I just cannot choose between these mouthwatering dishes. I am guilty of ordering a burger at 6pm, so I can pick this up after work and have it for dinner. My boyfriend has even tried one and he couldn’t even tell the difference with a normal ‘meat’ burger – and he even preferred this one over any meat burger, EVER!

You can simply order online for pick up, or visit them on 417 St Kilda Road in Melbourne (Mon/Tues : 8am-4pm, Wed/Thur/Fri: 8am-7pm). Closed on public holidays.

Can I add the chefs are just a bunch of sorcerers… I can keep talking about how you have to try their dishes, but I’ll just let some of their menu items speak for themselves… *drooling*

Mexican Taco Bowl with black bean chorizo, salsa fresca, cherry tomatoes, crispy taco strips, cos lettuce, lime wedge with a coconut yoghurt dressing

Spaghetti squash & meatballs roasted spaghetti squash with veggie meat balls in a Napoli sauce topped with cashew ricotta

Beet steak burger beetroot-black bean-tempeh burger with butter lettuce, tomato, onion, crispy shallots, sriracha aioli in a beet brioche bun

The Alley signature macro bowl quinoa medley, sauteed kale, roast sweet potato, adzuki beans, carrot ribbons, sesame seeds, crunchy nori flakes, pickled vegetables and a turmeric tahini dressing


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