Any vegetarian or vegan can tell you just how difficult it can be to find affordable, convenient and delicious food to fit their diet. Laurie’s ticks all of those boxes, earning it a religious following in Bondi. The menu consistently features six hot dishes and five salads, which you can mix-and-match to either take away or dine in at one of the limited in-house tables. Hot options (which rarely vary) include lasagne, pasta, mild chickpea curry, Mexican beans, lentil casserole and roast veggies, while the salad list is comprised of cajun tofu, Persian rice, two green salads and a couscous salad. Everything is vegetarian, and all but two (the lasagne and pasta) are vegan. Other available dishes on the menu include vegetarian burgers, empanadas, pies, baked potatoes… the list goes on.
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