Vegilicious, St Kilda
If I’ve ever wondered what human form a vegetarian restaurant would take, it definitely came in our server. Fun, unpredictable, loud and could have used a touch of salt. On a busy Friday night this quirky Balaclava spot had a definite boho vibe with an evening midsection featuring a belly dancing showing off her fantastic midriffs.
The menu at Vegilicious was large with plenty of options with a lean towards sharing options, without a meat substitute in sight. We went with the gigantic sharing platter which featured the chef’s selection of items, so was a bit of fun not knowing what would arrive. The dish consisted of a number of components from liquid, solid, fried and cold as featured below.
The hotter options were definitely the highlights with the crispy samosas and the cauliflowers highly satisfying and comforting and the okonomoyaki and skewers bringing a nice blend of flavours. Slightly random mix of food if anything. The soup, side leaves and rice paper rolls were a bit forgettable and could have done without.
For main, for those of who still with an appetite, of course myself being one of them I went with the raw pasta with avocado and pesto. I really enjoyed my first few bites but got a bit over it as the zucchini pasta wasn’t as enjoyable to eat being a bit too wet and lacking some depth of flavour. Probably should have been dried a little more as ended up being more of a salad than a pasta substitute. Addition of avocado overhead makes it a little even more unwieldy to eat.
Continuing on to dessert, I rather quite enjoyed the lactose free “ice-cream” which had a tasty coconut note though the raw cakes being only acceptable. The cocktails were nice but somehow varied between seperate orders.
Pro tip: note any favourites when ordering the shared platter.