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Conscious Cravings Co.

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by Justine de Jonge (subscribe)
Justine de Jonge is a Melbourne freelance travel writer and blogger who loves travelling the vegan road. She also loves blogging about her vegan travels at www.fireandtea.com .
Published April 4th 2018
Artisan organic, plant-based food in coastal Moorooduc
Driving down the Moorooduc Highway towards the Mornington Peninsula, there's a stop where organic, plant-based food can be found. Travellers can make a veer-off at the roundabout to fill their road-trip-weary bellies and indulge in a meal at Conscious Cravings Co. This is an unassuming food stop in sparse surroundings, serving up a short order menu delivering healthy, plant-based vegan meals with a hint of luxuriousness.

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Spend lunch at Conscious Cravings Co. for artisan vegan food


The space is in a quaint, white-washed cottage style dwelling complete with floorboards. Timber benches out the front and a cosy back courtyard, furnished by beach chairs and timber tables, all welcome travellers to sit, eat and revive.

conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Sweet delights, all plant-based, gluten-free and FODMAP friendly


What greets travellers in a homely way is the tempting cake cabinet filled with homemade sweets and cakes, slices and fresh muffins. Friendly staff navigate those seeking a short-order meal and replenishing beverages to a table. The trick is to arrive early or late so as to beat the morning or early lunch rushes and securing a table is a breeze. Grabbing a stool at the front is a great way to experience Conscious Cravings Co.'s meals, especially if there's warm sun and a slight sea breeze in the air.

conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Tale a stool in the glorious sun


What makes for a satisfying light lunch is a serving of avocado on toast – diced bright green and yellow avocado on lightly toasted gluten-free bread, topped with big chunks of almond fetta and scattered with hemp seeds. A small slicing of chilli gives the dish a zing for the taste buds. To pair the meal, opt for a latte with a choice of Conscious Cravings Co.'s plant-milks on offer (the entire menu was made fully vegan in February this year). For more raw ingredients, there's a hearty bowl filled with freshly plumped quinoa, grilled cubes of tempeh, baby spinach, edamame beans, sweet capsicum and toasted nuts and seeds topped by a vessel of creamy peanut-y sauce.

conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Avocado on toast served with a soy latte


conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Bowls on offer are full of plant-based goodness


All meals are served on miniature chopping boards and gold-gilded cutlery, including the sweet treats that wait after such a deliciously luxe meal. After the meal has settled, choose from one of many raw, home-made slices. One that's a decadent close for lunch is the passionfruit slice, in a coconut crust.

conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Passionfruit slice to finish


conscious cravings co. vegan plant-based artisan food lunch brunch moorooduc mornington peninsula victoria australia
Or, try a gingery treat with a creamy turmeric filling


Or, a golden round of gingery biscuit with a turmeric cream centre works a treat (pardon the pun). There's no guilt involved and allergies are generously catered for; sugar-free, FODMAP and gluten-free friendly for those who need to be extra diligent with their food choices. Cravings are therefore fulfilled and travellers leave with a clear conscious, ready to return another day.
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Why? Artisan Organic, Plant-Based Food in Coastal Moorooduc
When: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm, Saturday 8.00am to 3.30pm, closed Sundays
Phone: 0409 742 695
Where: 8/475 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc, Victoria
Cost: Brunch menu items $9.00 to $14.50, lunch menu items $8.50 to $14.50, hot drinks $4.50 to $10.50, smoothies $10.50, cakes and savoury baked items as priced daily.
Your Comment
I've never come across turmeric cream before. is it sweet or savoury?
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11909) 102 days ago
A great find, Justine!
by Elaine (score: 3|5144) 105 days ago
Excellent!
by Phoebe Hackett (score: 2|104) 103 days ago
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