If like me you get a craving every now and then to treat your body like a temple and just cram it full of wholesome, veggie goodness, to shun temptation that lurks around every corner then get thee to LivinGreens. You may already be a devotee of all things good for you, in which case you will probably already know about this brilliant spot. Or perhaps you are still searching for it, in which case – get thee to LivinGreens.
Perhaps you’re someone who is sceptical about vegetarian and vegan food, you may even be balking right at this moment at the suggestion of no meat in your meal and so to you I also say – get thee to LivinGreens.
LivinGreens in one fell swoop puts paid to non-believers by dishing up a wide selection of incredibly tasty, more-ish vegetarian and vegan food that is phenomenally good for you. Well Hallelujah! Because this food is good for you, tastes good for you, comes with a good for you price and that’s….well….GOOD! And this place even feels good against the backdrop of its little shop of goodness packed full of health foods.
So what kinda thing are we talking about here? We’re talking about interesting salads, super fresh sushi, hearty pasta dishes and some power-up juices.
We started our health kick off with the Avocado Salad ($7.50), a lovely, fresh and zingy medley of a whole lotta veggies and mashed avocado, and some peppermint and basil to give it a beautiful herby aftertaste.
The LivinGreens Lasagne ($8.50) is sooo tasty that as a self-confessed meat lover I really couldn’t have given two hoots about the fact that no meat was present. Delicious big-boy pieces of aubergine, sweet red pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots meshed into a satisfyingly squidgy texture with a nice little kick making this dish an absolute winner. I’ve got to say I’m now very curious as to whether the Shepherd’s Pie will also be this good!
The Mango Sushi Roll ($6.50) was fresh and zesty and put other vegetarian sushi to shame with it’s lively medley of mango, beetroot, sprouts, pea sprouts sooped up with a special sauce made fresh daily.
Second favourite here was the Spinach Herbal Spaghetti ($7.50), a satisfying dish of semolina spaghetti stir-fried with sauce made from spinach and herbs. So simply yet so tasty – it was like eating a wonderful spinach-sesame soba dish.
Make sure you get your full dose of goodness with their juices. Their ABC Juice a.k.a. apple, beetroot and carrot juice is one of the best I’ve tasted hand down – just the right thickness and great tasting. And the Apple & Wheatgrass feels like health in a glass. It’s actually pretty potent – in a good way – with a fantastic zing to it that leaves you feeling energised.
Eating at Livin Greens feels like checking yourself into a digestive retreat and not only that it’s great tasting and exceptional value for money. So if you want to be kind to yourself and your pocket it’s time to book yourself in for some LivinGreens.
LivinGreens is at 325 Beach Road, 199559, Tel: 6396 5523. Open Monday- Saturday 11am – 8.30pm.
Written by Ms Demeanor
Meal paid for by City Nomads