Wednesday, 20 July 2011

vegan goodies at the local iga

So my local IGA (located at 614 Sydney Road in Brunswick, opposite Tabet's) has recently seriously expanded its frozen mock meats range. Thanks to Lizbee for pointing this out to me one day, although returning there last night I noticed they have stuck a piece of paper to the door that says 'vegetarian meals!' to draw attention.

vegetarian meals here in the local iga

For those vegetarians amongst you, there's a couple of varieties of Quorn down the bottom. There's also a range of vegan mock meats, including some very fishy-tasting fish, the chicken nuggets that Lord of the Fries uses, and many other exciting things! There's even cheap tempeh in there.

I'm super pleased by the close proximity to my house of all this mock meat, and given my recent discovery that the range stocked by my usual supermarket is no longer vegan, I'm pleased that so much of it is vegan! More reporting on specific kinds to follow, once I try more of them.


JimKarnage said...

Hi there, as someone who lives very close to Vincent vegetarian, I'm no stranger to a lot of those products. Just thought I'd give a heads up on those bbq steak things on the 4th shelf down, far right. In the past the ingredient list has been entirely vegan but a couple of years ago it suddenly wasn't, I've seen them at both Vincents and KFL (check them out in Flemington and Footscray if you don't know them) at times where some of the packets will appear vegan and some won't. I steer clear of them now, it's a pity because they're really awesome.

Sarah said...

Wow, that is an amazing selection. My local IGA is lucky to have a packet of Sanitarium soy burgers. Great find!

Kelly said...

Hi Steph, thanks for this info - this supermarket is near me too, so I will have to check it out soon. Can you please tell me what your "usual" brand was - the one you said is no longer vegan? thanks, Kelly

Two fit and fun gals said...

i like quorn products!but what caught my attention wasthe chicken nuggets that lord of the fries uses - yum! i really miss chicken nuggets heaps and have not found a vego brand that fills my cravings :(