Fresh, nutritious food is the game at Golden Lotus, cementing it as one of the best vegan venues in the inner-west. David Nguyen's Vietnamese eatery promises the authentic flavours of Saigon without any animal products. Beyond tofu, there is a few soy meat options available across the menu of family recipes. The stir frys, dumplings and noodle soups are all fragrant and filling.
The food is so tasty that even the most vehement meat-eaters will be placated. If they can look past the glowing pink "Veganism is magic" sign on the wall, that is. The set-up is cosy and familiar; the walls are bright green and tables are placed close together to give the place a buzzing, community atmosphere.