I really love Vegan food, it’s always delicious, always fresh and even better it leaves me feeling light and not weighed down like I just ate a lump of cement. My good friend Dani of The Kitchen Thief first introduced me to Vegan food and REAL healthy eating a few years ago and It really has totally changed the way I eat. So, when Lexi ‘I make the best food ever’ Monzeglio from Whisking It, along with executive chef of Licorish Karel Jacobs, invited me to try out some dishes from her pop up restaurant at Licorish Bistro this weekend I practically started frothing!

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Book, book and book again!

The Harvest Pop-Up restaurant runs from today till Saturday, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Everything on the menu is Vegan, gluten-free and sugar free, so yay for all of our diets! According to the two lovely chefs bookings are going fast so be sure to book your table to avoid disappointment…and being forced to eat a soggy hamburger instead of their delicious food! You can call the restaurant to book here: 011 706 0991.

If you can’t make a booking never fear, they’re hosting another pop up in Pretoria in November and then every four months in Joburg after that so you’ll get your fix one way or another.

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What’s Good On The Menu?

Angie also came along for the ride and really enjoyed her food, and if Angie, lover of salami and steaks think’s Vegan food is good then you know you’re in for a treat! We tried out the lunch and breakfast menu and while we nearly popped we managed to dip into almost everything on the menu. Prices range from R80 to R165 and their portions are huge so all in all it’s great value for money.

By far my favourite dishes at the Harvest Pop-Up were the Smoothie Bowl and the Herbed Green Salad. The Smoothie Bowl literally tastes like you’re spooning summer into your mouth, it’s filled with baby spinach, celery, cucumber, mint, pineapple, avocado & frozen banana with a topping of chis seeds, dukkah & seasonal fruit.

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The Herbed Salad was a simple mix of fresh mint, basil, baby spinach, grilled asparagus, avocado, red onion and snow peas sprinkled with black sesame seeds and a lemon, chilli dressing.

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You should also try…

…well I feel like I could list almost everything on the menu but if the two meals above don’t take your fancy I’d really recommend the  Black Rice Shitake Bowl…yes black rice is a thing! Or I’d recommend the Middle Eastern Inspired Veggie Burger, the homemade bun and tomato relish are incredibly tasty. Angie also tried the Moroccan-Spiced Fry Up which I had a taste of and that was pretty great too especially the mushrooms!

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Let’s not forget their freshly pressed juices, I had a Beetroot, Grapefruit and Watermelon juice and Angie had a Carrot, Orange and Pineapple which looked pretty refreshing.

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Address: Nicolway Bryanston, Nicolway Shopping Centre, Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, 2191

Contact: 011 706 0991